Playtech has two video pokies in its portfolio titled Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne. These are not branded pokies because simply no one owns these legends. But the video pokies are as good as any branded pokie because they bring the yesteryear super stars to life on the reels. You can play Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne at Playtech powered Australian online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.
If you have not seen Marilyn Monroe movies, this online pokie will have you searching for them on Netflix. A smiling Marilyn is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. It also awards the top line payout of 10,000 coins. When you land a three high stack of this symbol on any reel it converts to the famous full length figure of Marilyn standing with her skirt billowing in an air draft. Two other close-up images of Monroe are also high paying symbols. You also have a magazine that carries a lead story of Monroe, an old fashioned camera and a star. The low paying symbols are playing card icons in shocking pink. The game logo awards scatter payouts and triggers the Backstage Bonus feature. You are initially awarded 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier. Then you select two pin-ups of the screen siren to win extra free spins or multipliers. You can win up to 45 free spins with a multiplier up to 10x. The free spins can be retriggered indefinitely. Marilyn Monroe is a 20 selectable paylines video pokie. The total bet limit per spin is sufficiently high to interest the high roller players at Australian online casinos.
John Wayne is the king of Westerns and this reflects in the graphics. The wild symbol is a full length colour image of Wayne. It also awards the top line payout of 5,000 coins. The other high paying symbols are sepia close ups from Wayne’s earlier movies. You also have thematic symbols like Wayne’s hat, red scarf and cowboy boots. The low paying symbols are again playing card icons. John Wayne was famous with the nick-name Duke. The online pokie touches upon this through the Duke’s Badge bonus feature on the reels. You choose one of the badge symbols to win a random bonus prize. In the John Wayne’s Ranch Bonus you start with 3 free spins and a multiplier of 1x. But first you play a bonus game in which you shoot at cans. Each hit can award more free spins, increase the multiplier or increase the number of cans to be hit.