Lady of Egypt

Lady of Egypt Basic Information:

The ancient Egyptians were, in many cases, far ahead of their time. This is a group of people with engineering and mathematical insight which sits far superior to what many of us understand today. The most famous remaining part of their legacy are the pyramids, these massive structures built as tombs for the Egyptian Kings and Queen. Does the Lady of Egypt measure up to the pharaohs of old, or would this lady be better off setting off down the Nile? Read our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at WMS. Based out of Chicago, USA, WMS gaming has its base in the world of physical gambling. These guys entered the pokie world in 1994, and since then have built up a popular organisation in a very competitive industry. Not content with their success in the world of physical gambling, WMS now takes aim on the world of digital gambling. This pokie was released on the 21st of February, 2017.

The WMS system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from WMS.

Lady of Egypt Main Game Screen

Lady of Egypt comes with a total of 9 paylines over 9 reels in a 3×3 + 3×6 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.35
  • The maximum coins bet are 175.00
  • Minimum coin size is 0.01
  • Maximum coins size is 5.00
  • The return to player offered by this game is 96.08%, which is around average.

Options

The main options screen from Lady of Egypt is accessed by clicking the arrows towards the lower left of the main game screen. From here the player can access three different buttons – betting, payline and options. The options button comes with one option – the ability to mute all noise.

The paylines information button, when clicked, gives the player a list of the paylines, symbols and bonus structure, with images.

The bet button comes with simple + and – icons. Clicking on these will change the bet, from the minimum to the maximum.

Additional Game Options and Buttons

These are the options which are changed from the main game screen itself.

  • Information

The help section, opened when the small ‘i' icon on the top-left of the screen brings the user to a page which lists various game rules in text only form.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Background:

The Lady of Egypt appears to be based off the concept of a female pharaoh. Although these were less common than their male counterparts, such leadership did occasionally occur within ancient Egyptian culture.

The first of these leaders is thought to be Sobekneferu, who governed Egypt from 1806 to 1802 BC.

Other Features and Bonuses

Lady of Egypt comes with the expanded pay feature. This becomes active whenever the left 3×3 reels become filled entirely with the same symbol. When this occurs they will expand and offer a massively increased payout.

This game also comes with a speed spins multiplier. This feature is active on the 3×3 reels. Any wins here will increase the multiplier from this game, starting from 1x to a maximum of 5x.

Speaking of multipliers, we also have the 10th reel multiplier. This feature makes it possible for the player to gain a massive bonus if the second set of reels gain a complete combination and there is multiplier value to the right of these, in the centre of the 3 reel spots.
Lady of Egypt WildThe wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the above gemmed wild icon. This can appear in all game modes and can substitute for any symbol except the bonus. These appear on reels 2,4,6 and 8 only.

Lady of Egypt Bonus

The bonus scatter symbol in this game appears as the above gold scarab coin. Gaining at least 3 of these in a single spin gives the player access to the free spins bonus game. These do not need to appear on an active payline in order to generate a win. Bonuses in this are reached through the following contributions:

  • 3 symbols give 8 free spins when gathered
  • 4 symbols give 10x the total bet and 12 free spins when gathered
  • 5 symbols give 25x total bet and 16 free spins when gathered
  • 6 or more symbols give 50x total bet and 300 free spins when gathered

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game from Lady of Egypt is accessed when the player manages to gain at least 3 scatter symbols in a single spin. During this free spins game the player is given wild symbols on 2-4 reels, for an increased payout. The amount of money which is used as a base bet in this game is the game as the money which was wagered when in the round in which the bonus game was activated.

How to Play:

Basic play for Lady of Egypt is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Overall Design and Usability:

When it comes to the design of Lady of Egypt there is a little bit of back and forth. While the game itself appears to use assets directly lifted from the likes of google image search (they aren't, but they have that look), the game appears to place these parts together in such a way which gives a greater impression of quality than it should. The general look here includes many pieces from ancient Egypt, including mainly decorations and jewellery. This extends to the background, which uses a shot of the pyramids at night to contribute to the relaxing dark orange and black of the main game. Unfortunately the reels here are a little bit choppy in their animation, which does little to aid the effect.

In terms of usability, this is a game which is need of some real improvement. The game itself appeared mostly reliable during our testing process, though we did have some weird errors pop up which required some restarts. The buttons themselves all work perfectly when used. The remaining issues relate to the lack of options offered by the game. The big two here are the lack of autoplay and the lack of graphics options. The lack of autoplay is a problem because experienced players often rely on this to cut down on wasted time, yet Lady of Egypt does not offer any form of autoplay. Lack of graphics options is a problem in that it means players on older or less powerful devices might not be able to get in on the action.

Where to find it:

WMS may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the WMS framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

A game which has a strong base, but which falters when all is said and done. The real problems here come down to a small bonus structure, combined with a lack of proper options which can be used to control the game as veteran or intermediate players like – because of this we can only really feel happy in recommending this pokie to newer players, or those interested in the theme. Otherwise you should note that there are a lot better choices out there,

2.4/5 Stars

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Bruce Lee Dragon’s Tale

Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale Basic Information:

If you are setting out to make a pokie then it would make sense to first pick a relatable theme. Perhaps something visually striking, or otherwise well suited to the world of gambling. Maybe a famous gambler from history. Or, alternatively, we could pick a famous martial arts movie star. Is Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale a genuine attempt of fans to create something which really brings the Bruce Lee attitude to the modern pokie, or is this merely an attempt to cash in on nostalgia? Read our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at WMS. Based out of Chicago, USA, WMS gaming has its base in the world of physical gambling. These guys entered the pokie world in 1994, and since then have built up a popular organisation in a very competitive industry. Not content with their success in the world of physical gambling, WMS now takes aim on the world of digital gambling. This pokie was released on the 22nd of October, 2013.

The WMS system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from WMS.

Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale Main Game Screen

Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale comes with a total of 80 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 + (3×5)x3 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.40
  • The maximum coins bet are 80.00
  • Minimum coin size is 0.01
  • Maximum coins size is 2.00
  • The return to player offered by this game is 95.9%, which is around average.

Options

The main options screen from Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale is accessed by clicking the option button located on the toolbar at the top of the main game screen. While this is simply labelled options, in reality it deals exclusively with the options related to the autoplay function stopping rules. When this is clicked it brings the player to another screen with 3 separate sections. These are as follows:

  • Duration

In this section the player is able to choose when the autoplay function stops, based on duration. This includes when an entered amount of games have passed, when an entered amount of time has passed, or when the player has wagered an entered amount of coins.

  • Balance

This section relates to stopping rules related to overall balance. There are two possible stopping rules here. The first stops autoplay when the player's balance has increased by an entered amount. The second is when the place balance has increased by an entered amount.

  • Single Outcome

In this section the stopping rules are related to single rare outcomes. The first of these is stopping autoplay when a single win meets or exceeds an entered amount. The second is when any big win is awarded.

Additional Game Options and Buttons

These are the options which are changed from the main game screen itself.

  • Sound

This is found up the top-right of the main game screen. When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information, Help and Paylines

These are found in two separate ways. The paylines information button is located to the lower left of the main game screen. When opened, this gives the player a list of the paylines, symbols and bonus structure, with images. The help section, opened when the small question-mark icon on the top of the screen is clicked, brings the user to a page which lists various game rules in text only form.

  • Bet

Here the game comes with a simple + and – icons. Clicking on these will change the bet, from the minimum to the maximum.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

  • Autoplay

When this button is clicked it starts the autoplay function. This then operates according to the rules which have been set in the autoplay options section.

 

Background:

 

Lee Jun-fan, more commonly known as Bruce Lee, is one of the greatest martial artist film stars in the history of cinema. From 1950-1973, Lee became a massively popular force in the world of martial arts films.

Known for his incredibly fit body and moves which seemed to break the barriers of time and space, Lee became a household name and effectively the driving force of this type of cinema in the west. His work and legacy directly led to the notable careers of other famous martial arts actors, such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Jet Li.

He was also an actor with a strong background in actual martial arts, not just film martial arts. This included the form of martial arts philosophy invented by Lee, which would become known as Jeet Kune Do, or The Way of the Intercepting Fist.

While the official (and real story) is that Lee died of complications relating to painkillers, his legacy was so strong that various conspiracy theories painted him as assassinated by or adopted into various secret societies.

Other Features and Bonuses

Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale comes with the duplicate reels feature. With this feature the largest set of slots are used as the base. Any bonus or wild symbols which appear on the main set of reels will be carried over to the other 3 set of reels before they come to a rest. This means that, depending on the luck of the first reels, addition wins on the other reels can become much easier.

Bruce Lee Wild

The wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the above Bruce Lee symbol. This can appear on all reels and can substitute for any symbol except the bonus scatter.

 

Bruce Lee Bonus

The bonus scatter symbol in this game comes in the form of the above yin-yang icon. These do not need to appear on active paylines in order to generate a payout. When 3 or more of these are gathered in a single spin, on a single set of reels, the player gains access to the free spins bonus game. These are given out in the following quantities:

  • 3 symbols gives 10 free spins when collected
  • 4 symbols give 1x total bet and 10 free spins when collected
  • 5 symbols give 2x total bet and 10 free spins when collected

 

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game from Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale is accessed when the player manages to gain at least 3 scatter bonus symbols on a single reel set, in a single spin. These can also give out additional bonuses to those above when these occur on more than a single reel set. This occurs in the following quantities:

  • 2 active reel sets triggered gives 10 free spins with a 6x multiplier
  • 3 active reel sets triggered gives 10 free spins with a 9x multiplier
  • 4 active reel sets triggered gives 10 free spins with a 12x multiplier

 

How to Play:

Basic play for Bruce Lee Dragon's Tale is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the options button toward the top of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set ending rules which can be used to stop these auto spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

When it comes to the design of this game there has obviously been a lot of attention payed to Bruce Lee and his legacy. The symbols here are where most of this comes across. These include the famed Dragons Tail nun-chucks, as well as Lee himself in various iconic poses. The frame of the game, and the options buttons, do not maintain this level of quality or attention, but they still manage a perfectly serviceable job. The frame here is mostly derived from the red and architecture of tradition Chinese structures, which is fair enough.

In terms of usability, this is a game which performs in the upper tiers of modern online pokies, though there is room for improvement. While testing this game we saw zero problems with reliability, and the game itself was fast to respond and load. Also impressive are the autoplay rules, which are a step above what most pokie software developers bring to the table. Good marks for WMS, here. The only area where we really see room for improvement would be the inclusion of graphics options so that player's on older or less powerful devices can get in on the action.

Where to find it:

WMS may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the WMS framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

More than a common attempt to capitalise on popular culture, this manages to be a pokie which sets up on the top shelf. While the bonus structure of this game might be towards the low end, the multiple reels and duplicate reels feature help add something uncommon which somehow manages to appeal as more than a mere sum of its parts. If you're a fan of Lee, martial arts, or interesting pokie then we absolutely recommend getting in on this one.

4.0/5 Stars

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Electric Sam

Electric Sam General Information:

Sam is back, and he is at it again. Sam has had many attempts in his life to create wealth of pokie games, some of them (Sam on the Beach) actually do quite well. In this pokie Sam aims to find his fortune by messing with electricity. Is this a good idea, or should magical monster men leave electricity to the electricians? Keep reading out review to find out…

Electric Sam was designed and developed by ELK and was released on the 16th of January, 2014. This team is a group of people with a different focus than many other slot game providers. Rather than simply focus on releasing a great quantity, ELK stick to fewer releases of something different.

As is standard with games offered by the ELK software system, this game will work with most flash enabled devices. This includes desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. It should be noted that ELK do tend to target mobile devices, so if you're looking for pokies on your phone or tablet then check them out.

Electric Sam Main Game Screen

Electric Sam comes with a total of 99 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 layout.

  • The minimum bet sits at 0.25
  • The maximum bet sits at 100
  • The return to player offered by this game sits at just under 96.3%, which approaches the high end of average.

BASIC OPTIONS

In order to enter the options menu in Electric Sam the player must first click the three horizontal lines towards the upper-left of the main game screen. When this is clicked they must then choose the settings button. The offered options are as follows:

  • Sound On

This allows the player to mute all sounds from the game.

  • Reality Check Interval

This setting changes the amount of time which will have to had passed before the game reminds the player of their time spent.

OTHER HELPFUL ADDITIONS

Electric Sam comes with some interesting and powerful options thanks to the workers at ELK. By clicking the currency button down the bottom left of the main game screen the player can adjust the automatic betting strategy. This is split between regular and four other potential options. Changing between these pages is accomplished by clicking the left and right buttons on the left and right sides of the screen. The details of these pages are as follows:

NO STRATEGY

When this is selected the player need only choose their total bet from a 3×4 table of total bets. Once this is selected this betting amount will remain constant until changed manually.

LEVELLER

When this page is accessed the player is given access to a range of bets in a 3×4 table. A selected bet will automatically raise after 5 consecutive losses, the idea being to recoup losses. This can occur twice, with the maximum bet amount being ten times as great as the starting bet. This strategy resets after a win.

BOOSTER

Another page where the players are given access to a range of bets in a 3×4 table. In this strategy the bet level will jump up 1 level after a loss, up to a maximum of 4 levels. This means a maximum bet of ten times the initial wager. This strategy resets after a win.

JUMPER

Yet another page where the players are given access to a range of bets in a 3×4 table. In this strategy the play's bet will raise 1 level for each winning spin, up to a maximum of 4 levels higher. This is equal to ten times the player's initial bet. This strategy resets after a loss.

The autospin in this game is accessed by holding the spin button. This offers the player 4 options for spin quantities. These are 10x, 25x, 50x and 100x.

Also on offer is general game information which can be accessed by clicking on the three horizontal lines which indicate the options menu. When in this screen the player can choose to simply click the given left and right arrows in order to switch between payouts and payline information, or they can click into the rules screen. When this is clicked the game brings up the basic game rules as well as a general explanation of some of the gambling strategies which the game has on offer.

Background:

So, what is Sam and why is he messing with electricity? The short answer is we don't know. The answer is that he is some sort of Elf-man-monster, and he is in dire want of lighting up a party he is throwing. Whether or not he is qualified to work on this sort of thing is another question entirely.

Other Features and Bonuses

Electric Sam Wild

The wild symbol in Electric Sam appears as the above Electric Sam billboard. This can appear on all reels and can substitute for all symbols except for the free spins.

Electric Sam Free Spins

The free spins symbol in this game appears as the above golden bell. Gaining at least 3 of these in a single spin gives the player access to the free spins bonus game. These generate wins in the following quantities:

  • 3 of these give 5 free spins when gathered
  • 4 of these give 10 free spins when gathered
  • 5 of these give 15 free spins when gathered

BONUS GAME

The free spins bonus game in Electric Sam is triggered when 3 or more bonus symbols are gathered in a single spin. When this is achieved the player is brought to the free spins game. The amount of money used as a basis for these free spins is the amount which was wagered in the round in which the free spins were won.

This free spins game also comes with 3 additional features which work off of the Sam, Sandra and Maggie symbols.

The Sam Wild Features activates when 3 or more Sam symbols hit. When this happens Sam will go electric, replacing one random symbol with a sticky wild which remains on the reels for the rest of the spins.

The Sandra Multiplier Feature becomes active when 3 or more Sandra symbols gits during free spins. When this occurs the player will be gifted additional prize score multipliers.

The Imploding Symbols Feature is won when the player manages to gain 3 Maggie symbols in a single spin. When this occurs Maggie will set off a chain of imploding symbols. This removes them from the reels, creating additional chances for dropping symbols to create further combinations.

How to Play:

Placing your bets in Electric Sam is quite simple, regardless of player level. Simply click the coins button on the lower-left of the main game page and select a strategy. The simplest of these is the no strategy selection, where the player simply chooses their total bet and clicks spin.

From here the player can choose to click through and change their strategy and activate autospins by holding down the autospin button which can be accessed from the betting and the main page. If autospin is not selected the player only needs to hit spin.

Overall Design and Usability:

Electric Sam is one of the rare pokies which manages to use a great number of bright colours without being overwhelming, or appearing tacky. The general theme here is a party, so it makes sense to include bright lights and decorations. These cover the entire spectrum, and do a great job of building this bizarre atmosphere. This quality is not confined to the symbols themselves, as both the backgrounds and the animations share an obviously high amount of effort and quality. Great work by ELK on this front.

When it comes to usability, this is a game which runs the gambit from average to great. On the average side of things we have a lack of options when it comes to both graphics and general mechanics. This can be a problem in that it might hold back users on older or less powerful devices. On the positive side we have the famous ELK betting system. This automated system is two steps above the autoplay functions which most pokies include, so we have to credit ELK for again including it here. In terms of speed and reliability this is a game which performs extremely well, with no issues arising at all during our testing process.

Where to find it:

If you already are into mobile gambling then you might already have a favorite site in mind. If this is the case then check around, Sam on the Beach might already be on offer, if it is not, or you want a more direct list, then check out our reviews below. Each of these offer the game by ELK, and by taking a look at our reviews you can easily find a site which works for you!

Rating:

Usually games which are created with an obvious appeal towards the mobile market tend to be a bit simpler than their desktop counterparts. Not so in the case of Electric Sam. This is a pokie which can stand tall among the rest of the pokies as one with some great bonuses, and an appealing game structure. I still can't say that I understand exactly what Sam is, or why he terrifies me so, but if this is the level of quality which ELK bring to the table with his games then you can bet we here at CasinoPokies24 will be keeping an eye out for his next adventure.

4.0/5 Stars

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Robocop

Robocop Basic Information:

The police force are there to protect and serve, at least that's what they're supposed to be there for. Robots, similarly, are also here to serve, though they do struggle a little bit on the whole protecting front. Where, then, does that leave robocops? Well, if the films are any indication, they are there to help us shoot rapists in the junk and fight off larger robots. Does this helpful attitude extend to pokies,  or is Robocop more of a robo-twat? Keep reading our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at Playtech. While not the biggest name in the business, Playtech still has a strong place within the pokie community. Since 1999 Playtech have established they have the talent to deliver quality, covering a wide range of electronic casino games.  This game was released on the 17th of May, 2017.

The Playtech system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Playtech.

Robocop Main Game Screen

Robocop comes with a total of 25 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.

  • The minimum coins bet is 0.25
  • The maximum coins bet is 25.00
  • Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
  • Maximum coins size sits at 1.00
  • The return to player offered by this game is 96.24%, which is towards the high end of average.

Options

By clicking on the gear icon towards the upper right of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a menu with 3 different sections. These are as follows:

 General Settings
  • Skip Intro Video

This option toggles the opening video from playing the next time that the player enters the game.

  • Don't show splash screen

This toggle turns off the simple screen when shows up when the game is initially loaded.

Audio Settings
  • Slider

A simple slider which allows the user to change the overall volume level.

  • Game Sounds

This option, when toggled, simply mutes or unmutes all game sound.

Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50 or 99 autospins, or allow the spins to continue until a feature is won.

The game also comes with a turbo button towards the lower right of the game screen. This toggles works as a simple way to enable quickspin – the speeding up of the reels spinning process.

Other Helpful Additions

Robocop also comes with an info help button. This button opens a page which details all of the symbol worth, the bonus symbols and payline information.

The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the upper right of the game main screen.

Background:

From the original film of 1987, the concept of Robocop has gone on to become a powerful and massively profitable franchise.

Written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, and directed by Paul Verhoeven, Robocop follow the story of Alex Murphy. At the beginning of the film Murphy has a really bad day, and ends up with far more lead in his body than is recommended. Instead of leaving him to die, the Detroit Police Department, in conjunction with Omni Consumer Products, use him as a base for their cybernetic implants. This turns hims from regular cop into Robocop.

While revenge is a big part of this story, there are also some important questions raised. Questions like what does it mean to be human, and is there a threshold where humanity becomes something else?

Other Features and Bonuses

Robocop comes with four different features which can be randomly triggered on any spin within the main game. These are as follows:

  • Shootout Spin

When this feature is activated additional wild symbols will be placed on the reels. These can be dispersed on several random positions.

  • Robot Attack Spin

When this feature activates a big wild ED-209 symbol will be added to the reels.

  • Line-up Spin

When this feature is active each winning line will be enhanced with 2 different multipliers for than win.

  • OCP Bonus

When this is won the player will gain access to the OCP Bonus Game

Robocop Wild

The wild symbol in Robocop comes in the form of the above wild icon. These can appear on all reels and can substitute for any symbol except the bonus.

Robocop Bonus

The bonus symbol in Robocop appears as the above Detroit police badge. When three of these are gained, over reels 1,3 and 5, the player will gain their selection of one of the above listed random features. In addition to working with the above rules, bonuses which are activated in this manner also gain access to additional free spins in the following quantities:

  • Robot Attack gives 5 free spins
  • Shootout gives 10 free spins
  • Line-up gives 15 free spins
  • OCP comes with a 5x prize multiplier, rather than free spins

Bonus Games

The bonus game in Robocop comes in the form of the OCP bonus. The regular form of this game is accessed when the player wins the random feature. The mega bonus version of this is activated when the player selects it after winning 3 bonus symbols in a single spin.

When in these games the player is brought to a new screen where they are presented a 3×5 list of symbols. From here the player must choose the shown boxes in an attempt to create a winning match of three identical symbols. The player can also win 2x score multipliers in this game. Once 3 of one type of symbol are collected the game will end.

If the version of this is the one accessed through the bonus selection screen the game will come with an additional 5x prize multiplier.

How to Play:

Basic play for Robocop is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins.

Overall Design and Usability:

The first Robocop film was released in 1987, and was set in the year 2029. This means that the entire film had that classic retro-futuristic look which was so popular at the time. While these original designs looked great, the nature of the films grittiness means that they might not have translated well into a pokie which is supposed to be attractive. This is one of the reasons why Robocop the pokie impresses so much – it managed to create a very attractive pokie using gritty and grimy aspects of the film. A lot of credit has to go to the design team here. Symbols, animations and background all work together flawlessly to create the look of a Detroit night, and to represent the film as a whole.

When it comes to usability the game still performs well, though there is still room for improvement. The game itself runs very well, with all buttons being responsive and with zero issues regarding reliability showing up in our testing process. The issue here stems for the lack of options. This game is modern and attractive, thus graphics options would be very helpful to users who are playing from older or less powerful hardware. This issue also extends to the autoplay function, which does the basic job fine but could also use some additional levels of customisation.

Where to find it:

Playtech may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Playtech framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

A great looking game which is more than just a nostalgia trip. Playtech are some of the best when it comes to licensed games, and this one is no different. Combine this with a solid bonus structure and you end up with a pokie which is a lot of fun for many users, not just those who care about the theme. While we can't say that the game will keep you entertained as long as some of the other pokies on the market, we can say that you'll likely enjoy the time you spend with this Playtech creation.

4.1/5 Stars

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Persian Fortune

Persian Fortune Basic Information:

Part of all of our gambling involves our will to win. We all enter with the wish that this time we will find our fortune. Persian Fortune seems to understand this. While most of us haven't been to Persia, because the empire hasn't existed since the late 70's at the latest, we can at least dream of getting in on the wealth and style of the Persian culture. Will this game prove to be a portal to wealth, or are we more likely to suffer Persian misfortune? Read our review to find out…

Software

This pokie was created by the developers at Red Tiger. Another team created by group of industry veterans. Red Tiger was founded in 2014 and comes with a focus on pokies. This team claims a proven track record in Europe and Asian, and now they aim to bring this success to the rest of the world.Red Tiger boasts a growing team of psychologists, mathematicians, graphic designers, software developers, audio engineers, gambling experts, QAs, account managers and secret magicians who work together to bring a continuously improving player experience. This game was released on the 20th of October, 2016.

Basic Information

The Red Tiger system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Red Tiger.

Persian Fortune main game screen

Persian Fortune comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.20
  • The maximum coins bet are 500.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 95.2%, which is on the lower end of average

Options

Persian Fortune is typical of a Red Tiger game in that nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

This is found up the top-right of the main game screen. When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information, Help and Paylines

These are found when the player clicks the three horizontal bars to the top-right of the main game screen. This then opens a tab where the player can enter the pays or help screen. While the help screen will offer a simple list of game rules the pay section comes with a list of symbol worth and bonus structures. The pay section can also be accessed when clicking the small PAYS button to the bottom right  of the main game screen.

  • Bet

Here the game comes with a simple + and – icons. Clicking on these will change the bet, from the minimum to the maximum.

  • News

This is accessed when clicking the small world icon at the top right of the main game screen. When this is opened the player is given access to recent and important news from Red Tiger.

  • Full-screen

This option is also located to the top right of the main game screen. When this is clicked the game will enter full-screen mode. Note that this mode can offer increased performance on certain devices.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Autoplay

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the auto button on the lower left of the main game screen. While in this section the player can select the total amount of spins to play out from a drop-down box. The player can also set a loss limit via another drop-down box.

Additionally, the player can click the more autoplay settings button to reveal a set of more advanced rules. This gives the player the ability to stop if a single win exceeds a selected amount, if a single jackpot is won, or when a bonus feature is won.

Background:

What we call the Persian Empire was in fact a collection of imperial dynasties which were centred around what we now call Iran. This was one of the longest lasting empires in history. Generally this was thought to have started around 550 BC with the Achaemenid Empire, and was ended around 1979 with the Pahlavi dynasty.

It was within this empire that many important components of our modern society originated. Included in this are early methods of refrigeration. This is especially important because it was within ancient Persia that the basics of distilling alcohol were discovered. Ever tried keeping beer in the sun? Yeah, those Persians were far ahead of their time.

In fact, ancient Persia was known to be an enormous and intellectual culture, with a heavy emphasis on mathematics and learning in general. Alexander the Great even took it upon himself to burn down vast libraries in Persia, destroying much of their ancient knowledge and establishing himself as a bit of a knob.

 

Other Features and Bonuses

Persian Fortune comes with the falling reels feature and the chain reaction feature. With the falling reels feature any symbols which create a winning combination when the reels have come to a rest disappear from the reels. Following this, more symbols will drop in from above, taking the empty spaces. This process will continue until no more wins are possible. For each consecutive drop the chain reaction feature will increase. This is a multiplier which starts at 1x and increases to 2x,3x,5x,6x and finally 8x at maximum.

 

With the mega feature any symbol may land as a 2×2 or 3×3 symbol, making it easier to create winning combinations.

The magic wild feature also can be randomly activated within the main game. When this occurs a random symbol will be highlighted with a magical frame effect. If this highlighted symbol then becomes part of a win it will transform into a new wild somewhere randomly on the reels during the next spin.

Persian Fortune wild symbol

The wild symbol in Persian Fortune comes in the form of the above Persian woman icon. This can appear on any reel. It can also substitute for any symbol except the bonus symbol.

Persian Fortune bonus symbol

The bonus symbol in this game comes in the form of the above jewelled treasure chest. When at least three of these appear in a single spin the player is given access to the magic carpet bonus game.

Bonus Games

 

The magic carpet bonus game is accessed when the player gains a minimum of 3 bonus symbols in a single spin. These do not need to appear on the same or an active payline in order to generate a win. When these are gathered the player will be brought to a screen with 3 magic carpets. Here the player must click on one which will randomly reveal one of three different pick amounts for the next stage of the game.

Persian Fortune gems

Once within this next stage of the game the player will be greeted by two rows of 7 cards, as seen above. They will have the amount of uncovered clicks to flip these cards. Each of these cards hides behind it a coloured gem. Once collected these gems will fill an empty spot at the top of the game page. As soon as all three of one of these gem colours is found the game will end, and the player will be given a payout equal to their bet multiplied by the gem amount.

How to Play:

Basic play for Persian Fortune is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set ending rules which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

The design of Persian Fortune is one with a heavy focus on the colour and wealth of the heights of the Persian Empire. This means plenty of bright coloured symbols, set against the deep blue of the dark Persian night. While we are usually a big fan of the more colourful pokies out there, Persian Fortune does appear to clash slightly more often than not. That is not to say the look is poor or of low quality, it is neither, but it doesn't quite work as well as it could. This is a little disappointing as other games from Red Tiger have shown us that they can do colour very well.

When it comes to usability, Persian Fortune is a game which does exactly like most Red Tiger games – mostly very well. The game itself here is fast and responsive, with no issues arising at all with reliability arising in our testing procedure. The only areas where this game might be considered lacking is through its lack of graphics options, and its less than entirely helpful help section. The graphics options may prove to be a problem because players on older or less powerful devices might have trouble running the game properly without them. The help section suffers from the same problem many Red Tiger games do, in that it doesn't actually list how the entirely of the game's bonus structure works. No need to worry, however, we already figured this out for our readers.

Where to find it:

Red Tiger may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Red Tiger framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

A game which lands somewhere in the middle of the well produced pack. Persian Fortune is a pokie which does well, but does no excel in any one area. A player's appreciation of this pokie will likely come down to their personal taste and enjoyment of the theme, as it does little else that could be considered unique. Certainly not a bad pokie, by any means, and one which we could happily recommend to fans of colourful games, just don't go in expecting this to be one of those pokies which becomes a mainstay in your playing sessions.

3.9/5 Stars

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Lucky Halloween

Lucky Halloween Basic Information:

For those of us who don't live in the good old United States, Halloween does not hold a huge importance in our lives. Not to say that we can't appreciate the holiday, as we in Aus and NZ love dressing up as monsters and sexy witches and sexy monsters as much as anyone else, and we're sure it's the same case in most countries. To us, lucky Halloween is going around to somebodies house and seeing they care enough about the holiday to give us free lollies.Is this Lucky Halloween the type that ends up pleasantly surprising us, or can we expect more? Keep reading our review to find out.

Software

This pokie was created by the developers at Red Tiger. Another team created by group of industry veterans. Red Tiger was founded in 2014 and comes with a focus on pokies. This team claims a proven track record in Europe and Asian, and now they aim to bring this success to the rest of the world.Red Tiger boasts a growing team of psychologists, mathematicians, graphic designers, software developers, audio engineers, gambling experts, QAs, account managers and secret magicians who work together to bring a continuously improving player experience. This game was released on the 20th of October, 2016.

Basic Information

The Red Tiger system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Red Tiger.

Lucky Halloween main game screen

Lucky Halloween comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.20
  • The maximum coins bet are 500.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 95%, which is on the lower end of average

Options

Lucky Halloween is typical of a Red Tiger game in that nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

This is found up the top-right of the main game screen. When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information, Help and Paylines

These are found when the player clicks the three horizontal bars to the top-right of the main game screen. This then opens a tab where the player can enter the pays or help screen. While the help screen will offer a simple list of game rules the pay section comes with a list of symbol worth and bonus structures. The pay section can also be accessed when clicking the small PAYS button to the bottom right  of the main game screen.

  • Bet

Here the game comes with a simple + and – icons. Clicking on these will change the bet, from the minimum to the maximum.

  • News

This is accessed when clicking the small world icon at the top right of the main game screen. When this is opened the player is given access to recent and important news from Red Tiger.

  • Full-screen

This option is also located to the top right of the main game screen. When this is clicked the game will enter full-screen mode. Note that this mode can offer increased performance on certain devices.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Autoplay

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the auto button on the lower left of the main game screen. While in this section the player can select the total amount of spins to play out from a drop-down box. The player can also set a loss limit via another drop-down box.

Additionally, the player can click the more autoplay settings button to reveal a set of more advanced rules. This gives the player the ability to stop if a single win exceeds a selected amount, if a single jackpot is won, or when a bonus feature is won.

Background:

Halloween in its original form is thought to have been influenced from the customs and beliefs of Celtic speaking countries. The day itself was marked as the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Obviously this makes the original intent not so accurate for those of us in the southern hemisphere.

This is also seen as the time where the boundary between this world and the otherworld thinned. Yes, apparently demons, beast and boogins are polite enough to obey the rules and time-frame set by a nation of olden Celts.

During this time spirits and fairies travel into our world, hiding car keys, causing your food to go off before the use-by date and otherwise being a bunch of knobs.

This holiday ended up being incredibly popular, spreading over the world and mutating into the version we see today.

Other Features and Bonuses

This game comes with a collection of 4 different Pumpkin Biker Features, these are activated randomly during the main game. The details for these are as follows:

The special reels feature removes all the low paying symbols from the reels for that spin. This allows greater wins than which would usually be available.

Lucky Halloween Mega Wild

The mega wild feature brings with it a 3×3 wild symbol. This will remain in place for that spin only.

Lucky Halloween Pumpkin Tree

When the pumpkin tree feature activates the player is given a bonus multiplier for that spin. This can sit at anywhere between 2x-20x.

Lucky Halloween Random Wilds

The random wild feature in this game brings extra wild symbols onto the board.

Lucky Halloween Wild

The wild symbol in Lucky Halloween comes as the above jack-o-lantern. This can substitute for any symbol except the free spins and bonus symbols.

Lucky Halloween Free Spins

The free spins symbol in this game appears as above golden pot of gems. Gaining at least 3 of these over all reels in a single spin gives the player access to the free spins bonus game.

Lucky Halloween Bonus

The bonus symbol in this game appears as the above tower set against the moon. Gaining at least 3 of these anywhere on a single spin activates the full moon bonus.

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game in Lucky Halloween is accessed when the player gains at least 3 free spin symbols in a single spin. When these are gained the player will gain access to the another screen with several bowls available. Clicking on one of these will randomly reveal the amount of free spins which the player will be able to use.

When the player gains at least 3 bonus symbols in one spin they gain access to the full moon bonus game. In this game a special set of reels appear. During this game new symbols are introduced which can massively increase the bet win multiplier. These top out at 800x the player's bet.

 

How to Play:

Basic play for Lucky Halloween is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set ending rules which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

When it comes to design, Lucky Halloween is a game which sticks closely to its theme. This meant the blues and purples of an atmospheric night plus the colour and wonder you might expect with the costumes, candy and magic of the holiday. While the colours in use here could easily clash, Red Tiger have done a great job in fitting these together in such a way that is not only attractive, but well suited to the theme. This extends to the animations and background of the game, which are of similarly high quality.

In terms of usability, Lucky Halloween is a game which performs very well. Here we have most of the base options which the players have grown to expect, including a robust autoplay section. The game itself also appears fast to respond and is fully reliable, at least it was during our testing process. There are only two areas where this game might be problematic. The first is that the game does not come with any graphics options, which can be a major pain for those on older or less powerful devices. The second is that the game is not entirely open with all of its rules. Finding out the bonus structure was not entirely possible from the game itself, nor from the official Red Tiger website. Instead, we had to keep our free play version running until we were lucky enough to hit all the different bonus structures.

Where to find it:

Red Tiger may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Red Tiger framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

Not the most original of themes, but one which is expertly crafted. Lucky Halloween brings with it a great look, a system which works very well, and a large and generous bonus structure. While this was a game which was crafted and released to stick to the holiday itself it should be noted that Lucky Halloween is far better than a mere cash-in. A great pokie for beginners and veterans alike, even if you don't care for the holiday on which this is based.

4.5/5 Stars

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Ten Elements

Ten Elements Basic Information:

I never ended up understanding a lot about chemistry. Even I know, however, that there are considerably more than ten elements. Then again I'm speaking from a position of western science. Maybe this game is based off the world of Pokemon or, more likely, off traditional eastern culture. Is this is a case of scientific simplification for the sake of a pokie, or is Ten Elements yet another game which makes this reviewer look like a over-analysing dork? Keep reading our review to find out…

Software

This pokie was created by the developers at Red Tiger. Another team created by group of industry veterans. Red Tiger was founded in 2014 and comes with a focus on pokies. This team claims a proven track record in Europe and Asian, and now they aim to bring this success to the rest of the world.Red Tiger boasts a growing team of psychologists, mathematicians, graphic designers, software developers, audio engineers, gambling experts, QAs, account managers and secret magicians who work together to bring a continuously improving player experience. This game was released on the 5th of May, 2017.

Basic Information

The Red Tiger system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Red Tiger.

Ten Elements main game screen

Ten Elements comes with a total of 40 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×4 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.20
  • The maximum coins bet are 500.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 95.47%, which is on the lower end of average

Options

Ten Elements is typical of a Red Tiger game in that nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

This is found up the top-right of the main game screen. When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information, Help and Paylines

These are found when the player clicks the three horizontal bars to the top-right of the main game screen. This then opens a tab where the player can enter the pays or help screen. While the help screen will offer a simple list of game rules the pay section comes with a list of symbol worth and bonus structures. The pay section can also be accessed when clicking the small PAYS button to the bottom right  of the main game screen.

  • Bet

Here the game comes with a simple + and – icons. Clicking on these will change the bet, from the minimum to the maximum.

  • News

This is accessed when clicking the small world icon at the top right of the main game screen. When this is opened the player is given access to recent and important news from Red Tiger.

  • Full-screen

This option is also located to the top right of the main game screen. When this is clicked the game will enter full-screen mode. Note that this mode can offer increased performance on certain devices.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Autoplay

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the auto button on the lower left of the main game screen. While in this section the player can select the total amount of spins to play out from a drop-down box. The player can also set a loss limit via another drop-down box.

Additionally, the player can click the more autoplay settings button to reveal a set of more advanced rules. This gives the player the ability to stop if a single win exceeds a selected amount, if a single jackpot is won, or when a bonus feature is won.

Background:

Ten elements is a bit of an oddity in that it seems to reference portions of actual Asian history, yet it doesn't seem to care much for accuracy, as least as far as we can tell.

The closest we have to this, at least as far as our research turned up, was the 5 elements of ancient China.

 

Other Features and Bonuses

Ten Elements ten wilds

Ten elements comes with a total of ten different wild symbols. These are shown in the above image. These can appear on any spin and can create their own combinations with a maximum win of 1000x the current bet. The wilds here also come in a variety of different shapes, from standard 1×1 symbols to a maximum of a 4×4 wild.

Ten Elements free spins

 

The free spins symbol in Ten Elements comes in the form of the above lady icon. When three of these are won, on reels 1,3 and 5, the player is given access to the free spins bonus game.

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game in Ten Elements is accessed when the player gains 3 free spin symbols in a single spin. These do not need to appear on an active payline in order to generate a win. This comes with a total of ten free spins. Each of these spins comes with a different weapon acting as the wild. On the tenth spin of this game the player will have a 100% chance getting a 4×4 wild on the reels for an increased win.

How to Play:

Basic play for Ten Elements is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set ending rules which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

The design of Ten Elements is one of bright and light colours, mostly consisting of pinks, whites and purples. Combining this with an Asian inspired aesthetic creates one of the prettiest looking pokies which we here at CasinoPokies24 have yet reviewed. It's not just the colour here which sets this game apart, as the symbols, background and animations all work together to create an especially elegant look and feel.

When it comes to usability, Ten Elements performs just as most other creations from Red Tiger, for better or worse. Mostly this is the former, as the game runs and responds very well, with no problems with reliability arising during our entire testing process. The only issues here come from the lack of graphical options and the somewhat lacking help sections. The graphics options can be a problem because these allow players on older or less powerful devices to get in on the play, so here they might be left out in the cold. The help section suffers in that it does not actually detail all of the different bonus structures in the game. Luckily for you guys we do that for you!

Where to find it:

Red Tiger may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Red Tiger framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

One of the prettiest games which we have reviewed, yet one that is ultimately quite shallow. While we can still absolutely recommend this game for newer players or those who like the general theme, the game itself does not offer a bonus system robust enough to hold the attention of players for long. What is here is of high quality, of that there is no question, its just that there isn't quite enough of it to make this one of our highly recommended pokies.

3.9/5 Stars

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Zoom

Zoom Basic Information:

Here at CasinoPokier24 we have seen designs for pokies which run the gambit from being inspired from actual historical figures to gaining themes based off future science fiction. Games such as this, games that appear to be based of onomatopoeia are much rarer, as you might expect. Should you Zoom towards this game, or is this a theme worth passing by? Read our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at ThunderKick. Based out of Sweden, Thunderkick are one of the newcomers to the world of online gambling. Starting in 2012, Thunderkick have made it their goal to create games which enhance the the overall player experience of online casinos.These developers claim a focus on quantity, and claim they easily have the skill and vision to match their goals. This game was released on the 20th of July, 2016.

The ThunderKick system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from ThunderKick.

Zoom main game screen

Zoom comes with a total of 64 paylines over 5 reels in a 6×4 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.10
  • The maximum coins bet are 100.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 96.2%, which is around average.

Options

Zoom is typical of a ThunderKick game in that it does not offer a separate options screen. Instead, nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information

This option is the 3×3 dot formation button which is located on the lower left of the main game screen. Clicking on this brings up a tab with a cup and a page symbol. Clicking the page will bring the player to a simple list of game rules. By clicking on the cup players will enter a page which details the different symbols, paylines and bonuses.

  • Bet

Clicking on this button brings up a screen where the player can select their bet from a list of 14 different amounts. This is also accomplished by clicking on the ‘1' chip on the play bar.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the smaller spin button the left of the main spin button. When this is clicked the player will be brought to a new screen. On this screen the player is able to select from 10 different autospin quantities. The player can also toggle an option which, when active, stops the autoplays when a feature is won.

Background:

Zoom has no apparent basis in any other property. Instead, the aim here seem to be a combination of the simplicity of classic slot games with the features which appear in modern pokies.

Other Features and Bonuses

Zoom wild symbol

The wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the above simply wild icon. This can substitute for any symbol except the zoom symbol.

Zoom zoom symbol

The expanding scatter symbol in Zoom comes in the form of the above zoom icon. This symbol expands into a massive symbol and triggers a respin.

Important to note for the expanding scatter symbol is the division of the reels. If you take a close look at the reels you will notice that they are separated into grids of 2×2. These are the grid section which will be filled if the expanding scatter symbols land within them.

Bonus Games

The respin bonus game in Zoom is accessed when the player gains the zoom scatter symbol. Once this symbol appears and lands on a reel it will expand and trigger a respin.

How to Play:

Basic play for Zoom is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set the ending rule which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

ThunderKick games often include a degree of simplicity in their designs, though few are as simple as Zoom. This is by design, as Zoom is a pokie which has been built from the ground up to appear to both new players and those among us who only have experience playing the simpler real machine pokies. It achieves this look through a clean layout. That is not to say the appearance is poor, in any way, in fact this is a great looking pokie in every area. From background to symbols and animations, the look here is colourful though simple and well defined. This isn't a simple look to pull off, yet ThunderKick have made it look easy.

When it comes to usability, Zoom carries over the simplistic nature of its design. The features included in this game work very well with this design, creating a feel which is even in looks and use. In fact, the only area where we have a problem with this game's usability is the common problem which we have with many pokies – the lack of graphical options. This is because many pokie players are doing so from mobile, older or less powerful devices. These can have issues working with some of the better looking games, so these graphics options would have been a very welcome addition. That said, the rest of the game appears both very reliable and responsive, with no issues arising whatsoever during our testing process.

Where to find it:

ThunderKick may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the ThunderKick framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

A difficult pokie to rate, given what it is going for. This is a very simple game which does not offer much in the way of a complicated bonus structure, but that is entirely by design, so we can hardly fault it for that. This is a pokie which would work best as a stopover for either new players, or those players who come from the work of more simplistic real life pokies. A nice a clean design works together with a reliable game to make Zoom the type of pokie which is perfect for those testing the water. Just note that if you are an intermediate or advanced player then this pokie probably does not offer enough to keep your engaged for long.

4.0/5 Stars

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The Rift

The Rift Basic Information:

There is a saying in my family: don't go into any portals you find in filthy backalleys. Whether or not this was literal, the words have always stuck with me. So, then, what I am I to do with a game called The Rift, which deals with just that? Fear not! I will stand by to deliver as best I can. Is this pokie an adventure worth taking, or is this likely to result in a beating or a mysterious rash? Read our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at ThunderKick. Based out of Sweden, Thunderkick are one of the newcomers to the world of online gambling. Starting in 2012, Thunderkick have made it their goal to create games which enhance the the overall player experience of online casinos.These developers claim a focus on quantity, and claim they easily have the skill and vision to match their goals. This game was released on the 4th of May, 2016.

The ThunderKick system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from ThunderKick.

The Rift main game screen

The Rift comes with a total of 17 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.10
  • The maximum coins bet are 100.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 96.3%, which is around average.

Options

The Rift is typical of a ThunderKick game in that it does not offer a separate options screen. Instead, nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information

This option is the 3×3 dot formation button which is located on the lower left of the main game screen. Clicking on this brings up a tab with a cup and a page symbol. Clicking the page will bring the player to a simple list of game rules. By clicking on the cup players will enter a page which details the different symbols, paylines and bonuses.

  • Bet

Clicking on this button brings up a screen where the player can select their bet from a list of 14 different amounts. This is also accomplished by clicking on the ‘1' chip on the play bar.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the smaller spin button the left of the main spin button. When this is clicked the player will be brought to a new screen. On this screen the player is able to select from 10 different autospin quantities. The player can also toggle an option which, when active, stops the autoplays when a feature is won.

Background:

The Rift does not appear to based off of any pre-existing property. The story given here is that a mysterious rift has appeared in a murky back alley of a town. This rift feeds on the energy of the all of the world's magical artefacts. Can you, as the player, collect all of these items before they are sucked through the rift?

Other Features and Bonuses

 

The Rift wild symbol

The sticky wild scatter symbol in this game comes in the form of the above icon. This can substitute for any symbol except for the bonus. These can also appear in both the main game and within the two bonus games.

The Rift bonus symbol

The bonus symbol in The Rift comes in the form of the above rift icon. Gaining a minimum of 3 of these in a single spin gives the player access to the free spins bonus game. These payout in the following quantities:

  • 2 bonus symbols give 1 rift spins when gathered
  • 3 bonus symbols give 10 free spins when gathered
  • 4 bonus symbols give 15 free spins when gathered
  • 5 bonus symbols give 20 free spins when gathered

 

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game in The Rift is accessed when the player gains at least 3 bonus symbol in a single spin.

The Rift wheel

The above image represents the rift seal which appears in the bonus game. This seal will fill a single circle for each bonus symbol which appears in the bonus game. Every third step in this game will grant the player an additional 2 free spins and a 1 more sticky wild to every remaining spin of the current bonus game.

When a rift spin is triggered, any wild not appearing on a winning payline will become a stick wild. In addition, 1-3 more sticky wilds will be random placed on the reels.

How to Play:

Basic play for The Rift is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set ending rule which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

The design for The Rift is a little bit of an odd one. This is a game which effectively ties together both simplicity and detail in an a single pokie. What I mean by this is that while the symbols and background of this game are highly detailed, the layout itself is quite simple. This works better than it has any right to, effectively demonstrating the level of work which ThunderKick can bring to their creations. This includes use of animations for both the symbols and the background. The animations of these symbols, and their colour, work very well set against the dark background of the alley in with this pokie takes place.

In terms of usability, this is a pokie which covers most of the bases which we have grown to expect. The game itself runs very well, and we had no problems with response or reliability arise during our testing process. The only problem here is a common one, which is the lack of graphical options. While The Rift is not strictly very new, it is quite pretty. This means that players on older or less powerful devices might have a little bit of trouble getting in on the action.

Where to find it:

ThunderKick may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the ThunderKick framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

Another game which illustrates just why ThunderKick have made such a strong name for themselves. This is not a game which aims to be a game changer, it only aims to be a great quality but ultimately simple effort, and in that it succeeds completely. The Rift is the type of pokie we can absolutely recommend for newer to intermediate players, or those interested in the colourful and unique. This isn't the type of pokie which will hold a player's attention for a long time, but the time you do spend will likely be time enjoyed.

4.1/5 Stars

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Birds on a Wire

Birds on a Wire Basic Information:

Ever wonder what the world would look like if power lines actually electrocuted the bird which land on them? No? Me either. Still, you aren't going to find as odd of a theme for a pokie game than that of Birds on a Wire. Despite looking more like pinatas than birds these flying creatures appear to have no trouble getting around. Does this absurd combination make for a good pokie, or is this a game an attempt to throw random components together? Keep reading our review to find out…

This pokie was created by the developers at ThunderKick. Based out of Sweden, Thunderkick are one of the newcomers to the world of online gambling. Starting in 2012, Thunderkick have made it their goal to create games which enhance the the overall player experience of online casinos.These developers claim a focus on quantity, and claim they easily have the skill and vision to match their goals. This game was released on the 15th of April, 2014.

The ThunderKick system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from ThunderKick.

Birds on a Wire main game screen

Birds on a Wire comes with a total of 17 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×3 formation

  • The minimum coins bet are 0.10
  • The maximum coins bet are 100.00
  • Minimum coin size is static.
  • Maximum coins size is static.
  • The return to player offered by this game is 96.0%, which is around average.

Options

Birds on a Wire is typical of a ThunderKick game in that it does not offer a separate options screen. Instead, nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:

  • Sound

When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.

  • Information

This option is the 3×3 dot formation button which is located on the lower left of the main game screen. Clicking on this brings up a tab with a cup and a page symbol. Clicking the page will bring the player to a simple list of game rules. By clicking on the cup players will enter a page which details the different symbols, paylines and bonuses.

  • Bet

Clicking on this button brings up a screen where the player can select their bet from a list of 14 different amounts. This is also accomplished by clicking on the ‘1' chip on the play bar.

  • Spin

The button used to spin.

Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the smaller spin button the left of the main spin button. When this is clicked the player will be brought to a new screen. On this screen the player is able to select from 10 different autospin quantities. The player can also toggle an option which, when active, stops the autoplays when a feature is won.

Background:

Birds on a Wire does not appear to based off of any pre-existing property. The story given here is that the high voltage generator has gone bananas. I guess it's up to the birds to find a place to rest while actively avoiding being electrocuted, an experience I'm sure many of us can relate to.

Other Features and Bonuses

The dropping symbols feature in Birds on a Wire is constantly active. With this feature any matches are removed from the reels. Following this, additional symbols will fall from above, potentially creating new matches. This process will repeat until there are no longer winning combinations available.

The high voltage multiplier feature also remains active through the entire game. With this feature each symbol drop, via the above feature, will increase the score multiplier to 2x,3x and finally 5x. In  the bonus game these levels extend to 4x,8x,12x and 20x

The wild scatter symbol in this game comes in the form of the above princess wild. This wild can only appear on reel 2,3 and 4 in both the base game and the free spins game. This symbol acts as both a wild and a scatter, and substitutes for all other symbols.

Birds on a Wire bonus symbol

The bonus symbol in Birds on a Wire comes in the form of the above cat in a box. Gaining at least three of these in a single spin gives the player a minimum of 10 free spins.

Birds on a Wire wild symbol

The wild symbol in Birds on a Wire comes in the form of the above fat black bird. These can appear over all reels and can substitute for any symbol except the bonus.

Bonus Games

The free spins bonus game in Birds on a Wire is accessed when the player gains at least 3 bonus symbol in a single spin. Additional spins can be gained at a rate of +2 per additional bonus symbol. The maximum free spin quantity is 34.

The free spins bonus game also comes with the inwinity spin feature. This feature is activated at the end of the free spins. On the last spin the game will continue to spin until one final win is scored.

How to Play:

Basic play for Birds on a Wire is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.

Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set ending rule which can be used to stop these free spins.

Overall Design and Usability:

Simplicity is the name of the game here. Well, no, Birds on a Wire is the name of the game, but stick with me here. This is a game which goes for a basic and stylised look. This can be difficult to pull off, yet ThunderKick have managed to pull off this look expertly. The design here makes the game look as if it were cut from animated crepe paper, with light and colourful characters and backgrounds. Everything here works, and we have to give credit to ThunderKick for their work.

When it comes to usability there is a problem which is quite common with online pokies, but this is more minor than usual. This problem is one of graphical options – as in this game has none. This is a problem because a lack of these options can cause players on older or less powerful devices to not be able to get in on the action. Fortunately the game runs very well, so there should be a minimum of players hampered by this problem. Everything else runs and responds very well, with no additional problems related to reliability arising during our testing process.

Where to find it:

ThunderKick may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the ThunderKick framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!

Rating:

A nice looking, fun to play game from ThunderKick. While pokies with unusual themes are not uncommon, not many of them manage to work as well as Birds on a Wire does. Combine a solid look with a simple but also solid bonus system and we are left with a game which will be a great fit for many players. Just note that this game might not hold the attention of veteran players for long, but everyone else should be able to find something to like within this game.

4.2/5 Stars

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