Sun Tide is the simplest of online pokies, far removed from the contemporary games with their ever increasing complexity. But it will attract a special kind of player at Australian online casinos. If you love the quaint charm of some of the earlier pokies and no frills spinning of the reels then Sun Tide is your game. The reels are set in the orange of the evening sky and there is relaxing music playing in the background punctuated by the sound of the waves. Only the special symbols have something to do with the theme. The wild symbol is an iconic representation of the sun. The scatter symbol shows a cruise ship in tranquil seas. The other symbols are taken from classic slots and crafted in bold bright colours. The high paying symbols are diamond, 7, bell and bar. The low paying symbols are orange, melon, lemon, strawberry and cherry.
The wild symbol plays an important role in Sun Tide online pokie. To start with it also awards the highest line payouts. It starts paying out from two-of-a-kind combinations on active paylines. The payout for five symbols is 10,000 times the line bet. During the base game the wild symbol can expand to cover the entire reel when it lands on reel 3. The scatter symbol awards scatter payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more land anywhere on the reels. The top scatter payout for five symbols is 100 times the total bet. Three or more scatter symbols trigger the free spins feature. You will be awarded 15 free spins irrespective of the number of scatter symbols in the trigger. There is no free spins multiplier. However, the wild symbol can expand on reels 2, 3 and 4. The free spins can be retriggered in the usual manner.
Sun Tide online pokie has five reels and three rows of symbols across the reels. You can enable up to 9 paylines, but pokies wisdom says to play with all paylines activated. You can also select to wager up to 5 coins per payline with the coin size varying from AU$0.01 to AU$2.00. The maximum line bet is AU$10 and the maximum total bet is $90. This is a fair range for most players at Australian online casinos, except the very high rollers. The top line payout works out to AU$100,000 but you can win up to AU$300,000 on a single spin on account of multiple lines paying at the same time.
Sun Tide is an ideal online pokie to put on Auto Play because there are no choices to be made once the betting parameters are set. The Auto Play feature gives you several options, including one in which the feature will run unless stopped manually. You can also customise the Auto Play feature. The online pokie also offers the regular Microgaming customisation options. You can set the game speed and the graphics quality to your liking. There is also an option to disable the audio, but avoid using it because the music track is really good.