The best poker machine to play is the one that you feel most comfortable with. It really depends on your playing style and bankroll, and you should do some research to see which games appeal to you most. However, to start you off, here are the ten most popular pokie games in Australia (both in regular bricks and mortar casinos and online). Most of them are also found at casinos internationally,
1. Queen of the Nile
Released as Golden Pyramids in early 1997 using Aristocrats new Mk5 series technology, Queen of the Nile is the most commonly popular game. It has an Egyptian theme, comes in 3, 9 and 20 line formats and offers a 15 free games bonus. Almost a decade after its launch it is still number one.
2. Indian Dreaming
Using Aristocrats “243 Way” configuration, Indian Dreaming was released in 1999. It offers a relatively unique experience as you do not have to line up symbols to win - symbols on adjacent reels win. Offers the chance to win 5, 10 or 20 free games with X3 and X5 multipliers added on the feature.
3. King Of The Nile
Clearly cashing in on the popularity of Queen of the Nile, Aristocrat released King of the Nile in 2002. The game only comes in the 20 line format. To give the game a point of difference you have the second chance option at the end of the free spins - play again, take the win or go for a mystery prize.
4. Mr Cashman
The Mr Cashman series brought bake some of the early games such as Jail Bird and Mystic Eyes and added a new twist. For an additional side bet you can have the chance at one of five randomly hit bonus games. These include free spins, instant prize, poker machine and random reel spin.
5. 50 Lions
The first 50 line video slot to be released. 50 Lions instantly looks different from all other games as 20 symbols are displayed on the screen instead of the normal 15. The game also has groups of the top paying lion symbol on each reel so it is possible to get a whole screen of the same symbol.
6. Show Me The Money
Released in 2000, Show Me The Money adds yet another twist to the free games feature. In this case you can choose from five options of spins and multiplier. These are 20 @ X2, 15 @ X3, 10 @ X5, 5 @ X10 and 3 @ X15. There is also a mystery prize for getting wilds on reels 1 and 5.
7. Super Bucks
Now in it’s fourth version release, the Super Bucks games are generally only found in denominations of 50 or higher. The fourth generation game offers the chance to choose between a range of free spin options. Any additional scatters during the free spins award between one and three extra games.
8. Where’s the Gold?
Adding yet another twist to the free game bonus feature. Where’s The Gold offers the chance to win up to 20 free games. When the bonus is activated you pick one of five characters. Then free spin amounts and symbols drop down the screen. Any symbols collected become wild on the free games.
9. Prize Fight
Now in it’s second release, Prize Fight is a boxing theme game that is only found in the higher denominations starting at $1. Three KO symbols on an active line award 5 free games with all wins tripled. The free game wins can only occur on the line that activated the bonus.
10. Penguin Pays
Most commonly found in the 9 line format, Penguin Pays offs something a little different from the usual bonus game. Landing an iceberg on reel one and a coin on reel five activates the bonus. The wild penguin then jumps to all 15 reel positions and pays for any combinations in completes.
All of the above game titles are trademarks owned and/or registered by Aristocrat (Aristocrat
Technologies Australia Pty Ltd) in Australia, the United States and/or other countries. The actual games are also copyright and/or patents of Aristocrat.