Aristocrats Australian Outback-themed game that features plenty of bonuses to match the fun theme Big Red. Thanks to the generous prize-giving five payline set up, players maximize their chances to win with every spin.
This game is thoroughly enjoyed by locals as well as Aussie fans, in various clubs and casinos.
Theme and symbols
The game’s Australian theme supports symbols that include some of their best-known creatures such as; Dingos, Boars, Kangaroos, Eagles, and Crocodiles. The Australian outback life is depicted extremely well by this game. Big Red is unique as not many pokies are based in Australia.
The graphics throughout the game are very well rendered. The art style is realistic and the overall appearance and aesthetic of the game are rather pleasing to the eye. The theme is also promoted by the soundtrack that plays different noises relating to different features that you win on.
The game’s most powerful symbols are the Kangaroo, the Eucalyptus tree, and the Crocodiles. Pigs, Eagles, and Dingos come next.
- Minimum bet – $0.50
- The wild Kangaroo symbol can only land on reels 3, 4 and 5
- The Tree scatter symbol doesn’t pay anything unless you are using the Free Spins feature
- The wild Kangaroo symbol appearing on any line will activate the Free Spins
- There may be a 2x multiplier in the Free Spins feature
- An additional gamble feature gives players a chance to double their winnings
How to play
Despite the control buttons being slightly different, the live and online versions of Big Red are the same.
When playing live, you’ll get to choose from 1 to 5 paylines by hitting a specified button for each. Online games only feature plus and minus buttons. You are able to play any number of lines and decide on the coin amount for each. On top of these options, there is also a multiplier. This allows you to bet between 1 and 12 times the combined lines and coin amount.
The top standard symbol is the crocodile, this gives you 1250 coins for 5 symbols on a line. Included for the smaller payouts are the standard playing card symbols which can be found on all Aristocrat slots.
The two special symbols include the Eucalyptus tree and the Kangaroo. The Eucalyptus is the scatter symbol and it pays from 2 of a kind anywhere on the screen. The kangaroo is the symbol everyone hopes to see, as it is the wild symbol. It also triggers the bonus feature when involved in any winning combinations.
The big advantage to playing across 5 win lines as opposed to the standard 25+, is that it is significantly easier to spot a winning combination and you are no longer left guessing.
Free spins and bonuses
In a standard pokies game, the scatter or wild symbol must appear three or more times to trigger the free spins round. Big Reds’ bonus game is triggered when the Kangaroo symbol substitutes to create a winning combination. As it is much easier to trigger the bonus game, players will only win 5 free spins. The bonus spins will eventually add up as the bonus rounds are triggered regularly.
The player receives an increased payout from the scatter symbol during this round. The scatter helps to re-trigger the free spins. The player wins more bonus spins from just one scatter and there is the potential to accumulate very generous bonus prizes throughout the game.
Return to player
The ‘return to player is also often referred to as the payout percentage. This alerts players as to how much money is paid out in prizes, for every $100 put into the game. Big red is a higher volatility game, and the return to the player is 97.04%. This specific slot machine pays out prizes more regularly than the average online pokie. However, the prizes are less generous.