Tue, Jul 17, 12:47am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:41pm
A Bird of Paradise Themed Pokie Where Extra Bonus Wilds Pay Big
This free Aristocrat designed pokie takes you on a trip to the tropics where you’ll find a range of animals on the reels. Alongside the colourful Macaw you’ll find a sloth, a monkey, a large-eyed frog and a dolphin, while a happy looking panther is a stand out symbol. If you’ve played ‘Birds of Pay’ you’ll find a familiar style of gaming, as Macaw Money is essentially a clone of that game, with a new location and a new set of symbols.
Why Give Macaw Money a Spin?
If you like bonus filled pokies, Macaw Money is certainly a game for you, offering the following array of features:
This game is all about the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ which can be won on any spin during both the base game and the free spins. The added bonus is signified by fireworks appearing before any spin, at which point you know that the excitement has started.
Look up to the top screen and you’ll see a series of Macaws appear, each of which will now swoop down onto the reels. The Macaw is the wild symbol, so you’re essentially adding a series of wilds onto the reels, making those mega wins more likely. These extra wilds are just the start in some cases too.
Some of the Macaw wilds will appear encircled within a gold star. This is a good sign, as you’ll know that these wilds will now also turn another position wild too, before the gold star is removed and it becomes a standard wild.
Occasionally you’ll land the ‘Sticky Wild Re-spin’ feature, which you might guess from the title, will give you a free re-spin with the wilds already in play remaining in place.
Other times you’ll land an immediate multiplier which will be applied to any win within the Extra Bonus Wilds feature. The multiplier ranges between 2x and 20x and can lead to incredible wins at times. The multipliers can work alongside any of the features listed above, so expect all out action.
Unlike most gambling machines that have a free spins bonus feature, this isn’t the overall highlight of the game – although it is a welcome addition. To win the free spins you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 blue Macaw eggs anywhere on the reels, winning you 8, 12 or 20 spins respectively. While the gameplay remains virtually the same during the feature, you will find that the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ feature is activated on a more regular basis.
Macaw Money is a five-reel pokie featuring 30 win-lines that pay from left to right.
The Macaw itself acts as the wild symbol and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. The wild is also the highest payer in the game, worth an impressive 1,500 coins for the maximum five in a row. The panther pays 500 coins, the sloth and the monkey each pay 250, while the frog and the dolphin are worth 150 coins. The lower end of the pay table is filled with the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Macaw Money has one of the more interesting backdrops in pokie gaming. At the forefront you’ll find a jungle / forest scene with a waterfall in a clearing to the left-hand side. In the distance there are mountains ranging up to the sky, while wispy clouds hang in the bright blue sky. The reels themselves continue the green of much of the backdrop, with the interesting cast of animals filling the reels. A high tempo, upbeat soundtrack plays alongside the game, with a distinctly tropical feel.
Macaw Money is one of those pokies where you can expect the unexpected. At first, the slot plays much like any other, but the game literally explodes into life when those fireworks burst at the bottom of the screen. At this point those wilds will come swooping down and can turn any spin into a big one. You might have added multipliers, sticky re-spins and gold starred Macaws too, all boosting your winning chances. With a free spins feature too, you could be flying high.