Penguins, pandas and dolphins are the most common animals found in online pokies. Penguin themed slots are especially popular at Australian online casinos because the abode of penguins in Antarctica is not all that far off. This article reviews and recommends two penguin themed video pokies that are a lot of fun.
Penguin Vacation is a pokie from Playtech that can be played at online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino. The high paying symbols on the reels are papa, mama, boy and baby penguins. You also have a suitcase labelled for travelling and an ice lollipop with a fish frozen in it. The low paying symbols are playing card icons crafted in ice. The baby penguin is a stacked wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. It exhibits a fantastic win animation. The free spins feature is triggered when you land three or more fishing hole symbols anywhere on the reels. You start with 8 free spins and a 2x multiplier but can win more through a second screen pick objects game. By selecting two fishing holes for the penguin you can end up with up to 33 free spins and up to a 15x multiplier. The feature can be retriggered, but you get only 15 more free spins with the existing multiplier. Penguin Vacation has the standard Playtech gamble game.
Microgaming is the other popular software provider to Australian online casinos. It offers a video pokie at online casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas. Penguin Splash is actually a Rabcat Gaming product that has been co-opted on the Microgaming Quickfire platform. Visually it is even better than Penguin Vacation. The reels are set with a snowy landscape in the background and the cold sea in the foreground. On one side there are five penguins perched on an ice block that play a role in the online pokie. It is the whale that awards the top line payout of 20,000 coins, making Penguin Splash a high variance pokie. The other thematic symbols awarding line payouts are polar bear, walrus and seal. The low paying symbols are again the playing card icons crafted in ice. The fish is the wild symbol. Three or more penguins landing anywhere on the reels trigger the free spins feature. Some of the penguins dive down, awarding up to 25 free spins. If two or more penguins are left on the ice blocks then the payouts are doubled. Penguin Splash includes the standard Microgaming gamble game.