9 Oct

Royal Vegas Pokies Games Reviewed

Royal Vegas Casino is one of the industry’s most trusted online casinos, and one that has been keeping global gamblers happy for well over a decade. Backed by one of the biggest brands in online gambling and making use of the Microgaming software, there is a glut of great pokies and table games to play here. In this article we’ll take a look at the best of those pokies, all of which have been played extensively by ourselves.

The Dark Knight Rises

Video games based on successful films are rarely successful, simply because they are often rushed and turnout to be cheaply made and not very fun. The same can’t be sad for slots though, and The Dark Knight Rises is one of the best slots based on a popular film.

The positives here lie within the bonus rounds, of which there are a few. In one of these, Batman and Bane, the protagonist and antagonist of the film, appear on the screen and start fighting. You may have been cheering for the Caped Crusader in the film, but in this contest you’ll be hoping for an even fight, as free spins will be awarded for every punch one fighter lands, and multipliers will be awarded for every punch the other lands. Once the fight is over, the total is tallied and your free spins begin.

There is also an expanding wild feature, which appears whenever the wild symbol lands on the third reel. What’s more, there is a Symbol Scramble round which appears at random on a non-winning game. As the name suggests, this scrambles the symbols, finding the best possible combination and turning a lose into a big win.

Cricket Star

Although based on the game of cricket, which is very popular here in Australia, Cricket Star can be enjoyed by anyone who likes high paying slots. There are 243 ways to win here, including a wealth of paylines and a number of features. The graphics are basic, but the game is slick and moves very quickly. There are also some big paying symbols. What’s more, the Wild Reel feature can create as many as 40 wild symbols at once, which can generate some huge wins. There are also scatter symbols that generate instant wins, and a free spins round.

Cricket Star can be played for as little as $0.50 per spin, which admittedly is above what many small stake players will be willing to pay, and that goes all of the way up to $150 per spin.

Break Away

Another sport themed slot, this time focusing on ice hockey, Break Away is a rough and tumble slot with a Smashing Wild, which turns entire reels wild, and some other features as well. If you land at least three of the puck symbols then you will enter the free spins round, where as many as 25 free spins can be won with multipliers as high as 10x. There is also a stacked wild feature, where up to 40 wild symbols can appear, turning everything wild and returning a huge profit as a result.

Created in 2012, Break Away is a 5 reel slot with a low house edge that can be played for as little as $0.01 per line. The maximum bet is a huge 2430 coins, the value of which will depend on your stake.

Big Chef

Aimed at small stake players, Big Chef is a cookery themed slot with a minimum bet of just $0.15 per line and a maximum bet of just $3 per line. This 5 reel, 15 payline slot has three different features, including a very generous free spins round which sends players back to a high paying base game and gives them some extra wilds to play with. There is also a Rising Wild feature which will activate directly on the base game.

Big Chef is not a progressive jackpot slot, but it does have a sizable maximum win, with as much as 75,000 coins on offer.

Dr. Watts Up

This slot is set in a laboratory, which seems to be a popular theme with online slots and is one you can find on at least half a dozen other games. This 5 reel slot includes 243 ways to win and can be played for as little as $0.01 per line, with a maximum bet of $120. The best thing about this slot is, without a doubt, the free spins round. This is unlocked via the nucleus symbol and offers as much as 20 free spins, with one reel turning completely wild during each of those spins. The only downside about this feature is that you can not unlock anymore free spins once the round is active, so 20 is the maximum.

Dr. Watts Up also has a main bonus round, which is activated when you land the rat symbols on the first, third and fifth reels. In this game you simply select from some test tubes to reveal a hidden prize. After you select and see the result, you will be asked if you want to change your mind, but this is not advised on your first go, not until you get an idea of the amount you should be expecting.