January 26 is Australia Day and so we look at some of the online pokies most popular at Australian Microgaming casinos.
No Worries would probably be the most popular video pokie because it reflects the carefree ethos. Typically Australian animals like wallaby, koala bear, platypus, wombat, kookaburra and Tasmanian Devil are the symbols. These are crafted in comic style with awesomely humorous win animations. The playing card icons look like boomerangs. The No Worries logo is the wild symbol. The free spins feature ends in an interesting way. You can obviously collect your winnings, but also have the options of playing the free spins again or settling for a mystery payout instead.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the country and one in which Australia has always excelled. In 2015 the ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted and won by Australia. The Cricket Star online pokie was released on this occasion and has remained popular since. There will be renewed traffic in this online pokie in view of the T20 World Cup in March 2016. Cricket Star is a 243 ways to win online pokie. The symbols include batsmen, bowlers, fielders, wicketkeeper, umpire and spectators that go into action during the win animations. The cricket ball is the scatter symbol and the Cricket Star logo is the wild symbol that can appear stacked on some reels. After payouts are made, the symbols in the winning combinations are replaced by new ones. If new winning combinations are formed then the process repeats. In the free spins feature consecutive wins in the same free spin are paid out with increasing multipliers.
Surfing is a popular activity in Australia and the Big Break video pokie is based on that. The actors are five monkeys that are the high paying symbols. The low paying symbols are mouth-watering fruits. The Big Break logo is the wild symbol. Another wild symbol Lucky Break appears on the right-most reel only and creates only right to left winning combinations. The Munky Wax logo is the scatter symbol and triggers 15 free spins that can be re-triggered. During the free spins the high paying symbols have to appear left to right but can be scattered on the reels. Surfs Up is the bonus game on the second screen. The five monkeys are displayed on the beach with their surf boards. You have to select one of the monkeys to win a bonus payout.