Australia-themed pokies are a great deal of fun (even for non-Aussies) with their kangaroos and boomerangs, Ayers Rock and Jackaroos. The creatures and characters from down under hold a special place in our hearts and often bring a smile to our faces as they elicit fond memories.
These five online pokies that have themes centred around Australia are an excellent way to chase the blues away as the red sands and cultural imagery keeps you enthralled.
1. Big Red by Aristocrat
This high volatility game with its distinct Outback setting will have you placing your bets for big wins. With kangaroo, crocodile, dingo, boar and eagle symbols, you will feel like you have taken a trip to Australia with an original score and sound effects.
With a theoretical RTP of 97.04%, which is higher than the industry norm, the play area has a 3-rows and 5-reels set up. You’re offered the option to activate anywhere from 1-5 rows during each spin, which then affects your stake as your minimum bet of 20 credits is multiplied by each active line.
The tree icon is your bonus Scatter which can appear anywhere on the active reels, while the Kangaroo is your Wild and needs to appear on reels 2, 3 or 4 to trigger any bonus features. When the Wild appears, it can substitute for any symbol except for the Scatter, which helps you line up winning combinations.
Land one or more Kangaroo Wild on an active payline and unlock five free spins and a 2x multiplier during the round. Retrigger the round by landing further scatters, again and again, to trigger up to 255 free spins to unleash the potential of winning a life-changing cash prize.
2. Red Sands by Real Time Gaming
Themed around the rich and rewarding red sands found near Ayers Rock you can win thousands of dollars if you trigger the progressive jackpot for as little as just $0.01 per spin.
While the jackpot triggers at random, landing five Wild Kangaroos can potentially unlock up to 5,000 coins, spotting hedgehogs, mice and Koala bears, earns you between 500 and 1,500 coins respectively. With 3 rows and 5 reels, the play area spins at medium volatility and offers a nice mix of large and small wins, while the theoretical RTP of 95% is slightly lower than the industry average.
The biggest drawcard is that you can activate anywhere from 1-20 pay lines and pay between just 0.01 – 5 coins per spin. Activating every line at the minimum bet of 0.01 will have you spending 0.2 coins each time you set the reels spinning which means that you are all set for hours of fun, no matter how small your bankroll.
Scattered Moonscapes unlock the multipliers with two on an active payline awarding a 2x multiplier. Three will trigger a 4x multiplier, four scores you a 10x multiplier, and five symbols lands you a 50x multiplier. Just landing two symbols also triggers a re-spin feature and, when Moonscapes appear, could send the reels spinning for up to 10 free spins!
3. Boomerang Bonanza by Booming Games
This 4-reel, 4-row slot with its pull-lever feel that will take you back to the days of the one-armed bandit has symbols set against an Outback backdrop filled with Ayers Rock, bush, shrubs and a 4×4. A beautiful cowgirl and handsome ranch hand brighten up the reels including playing card symbols ranging between 10 and Ace, A Kangaroo Wild and Boomerang Scatter.
With an RTP of 96.12%, this medium volatility slot will have you engaged for hours as you trigger bonus features and rake in fairly frequent wins. The fixed paylines give you the chance to adjust your bet between 0.01 and 5 credits per spin to score as much as 1,000x your stake as you land winning combinations.
In addition to the usual free spins bonus round triggered by landing three or more Scatters, the Rotation Bonus gets activated with the appearance of 2 or more special bonus rotation symbols appearing on the reels. This will cause the play area to rotate 90 degrees for winning combinations to be counted from another angle before being added to your total.
4. Redroo by Lightning Box Games
This kanga themed pokie offers you 1,024 ways to win for a chance at landing the 800x coin bet multiplier. With bet levels that are slightly higher than the ones mentioned above, players can choose to spend between 0.40 and 280 credits per spin. Winning is easy as they match just two symbols in an active pay line to reap the rewards.
Made up of symbols featuring colourful birds, a grumpy kangaroo and a few friendly locals, this medium to high volatility game has an RTP of 95.30% and offers a range of symbols for you to match up. Land 3, 4 or 5 Australia symbols to unlock 8, 15 or 20 free spins and, if you retrigger the round, you could generate a multiplier that will multiply your wins by as much as 27x.
5. Kangaliens by Booongo
Kangaliens is a humorous pokie that will appeal to players who enjoy sci-fi and funny stories about aliens. Join the Kangaroos in their fight to protect Earth from the invading aliens in this 5-reel, 5-row play area that features 25 paylines.
The angry alien is your Wild and can substitute for any other symbol to make up a winning combination when landing on the reels. Place your bets of between 0.01 to 5 coins per spin as you work the reels for a chance to win up to $62,500 by landing 5x alien Wilds and triggering the max multiplier as you spin the reels with the maximum bet.
With an RTP of around 95.9%, this online pokie plays at medium volatility offering players the chance to unlock bonus features like ten free spins for lining up three scatters and triggering a random multiplier as you play. Given that the multiplier can reach as much as 500x, your winnings could well be out of this world.