Slot machines, or pokies, are all the rage in Australia. As the online casino world has grown, the wealth of slot machines out there has expanded with it. There are now thousands of pokies with different themes, bonus games, and ways to play them. There is something to suit everyone. If you are a newcomer to playing pokies you may need some tips on how to get started. So here is an outline of two of the most popular slots in Australia right now and how to play them. It should become clear that there are many similarities with a few minor differences.
The Dark Knight
This slot machine is based on the hugely successful Dark Knight film directed by Christopher Nolan, and uses well known characters from the Batman universe. As the game opens the tense music from the film starts, which should serve to spark the player into vigilante mode, ready to save Gotham City.
This is a 5-reel slot with 243 ways to win. Players can play for high or low stakes, and there is an auto spin function, where the reels keep on spinning for a set amount of times, until a bonus feature is activated, or until the player presses stop. It features characters from the film including Batman, the Joker, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, and Commissioner Gordon. These symbols pay out wins, with Batman giving the highest return on the player’s stake. There is also a scatter symbol. 3, 4, or 5 of these in view will trigger 15 free spins with a 2X multiplier. A batman or Joker can appear at any time and award a random prize. These include extra wilds, wild reels, bonus multiplier value, held reels, and bonus free spins. The bat symbol is wild.
Along with all the in game features there are also four progressive jackpots. These accumulate from people playing the game all over the world. They include the Mega, Major, Minor, and Mini progressive jackpots.
This game is available to play at 32red, Pokies Stop, and Gaming Club, and as with all 32red pokies, players can play for free or with real money.
T2 Online Slot
This online pokie machine is based on the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Terminator 2, and features characters from the film including The Terminator, the T-1000, the T-800, John Connor, and Sarah Conner. It is also a 5-reel slot that has 243 different ways of paying. It also has an auto spin function, and players can select low or high stakes per spin. Free spins are activated by 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols.
The free spins round is the main feature of the game, and when it occurs, the game screen transforms and the music from the film starts playing. This gives a feeling of tense excitement. Players get 10 free spins with 1024 ways to win. The game keeps spinning in wins in this time and the player can sit back and watch his prize pot build up nicely. A lot of the symbols also start cut scenes that show clips from the film. This is a nice touch for fans of Terminator 2. The T-1000 can transform in to any other character to award the player the highest possible win.
Other features of the game include T-800 vision, which is like seeing through the eyes of the Terminator. When this is active players only need to land one scatter symbol to activate free spins. The T2 symbol is wild and can substitute for any of the other symbols.
This slot is also available to play for free or for real money, at sites like 32red, Gaming Club, and many others.
It must be said that there is no way of playing pokies with a strategy, you spin the reels and hope that wins come in. But what you can do is search out the machines with the best bonuses and features, and give yourself an advantage in that respect. Also it would be wise to set a target, and when you reach that target stop playing.
Once you start playing online pokies you will see there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Find the one that suits you and have a look at the instructions first. You will find it is not too dissimilar to the machines outlined here.