As well as being the perfect balance to online Blackjack and other table games, pokies are the heart and soul of any online casino, ours included!
They have long been the centre of almost every land-based casino, and they are the biggest group of online casino games that we offer at Mummys Gold.
With all that in mind, it’s just as well that Microgaming’s titles are especially renowned. Famous for smoothly functional Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and many other table games, pokies have always been the jewel in the Microgaming crown. And within that category, 5-reel games have always been the most lauded of all. Kiwi players can enjoy them in all their glory, right here!
Also known as video pokies, the 5-reel version of the game developed quite late down the line. All land-based games are now, technically the video version, because they all use computer screens rather than moving parts, and all online pokies have, of course, always been this way. However, the term remains reserved for those games that first used video technology to create more detailed and immersive games.
In other words, video pokies are quite different from classic games that are based on the designs of the very first slot machines. As well as featuring 5 reels instead of 3, they boast many more paylines, complicated themes, and more special features. Sounds good right?
Both types of reel spinning games are on offer in abundance at Mummys Gold New Zealand casino. The video versions are perfect for totally immersing yourself in the action once you’ve gotten familiar with the basics in the classic version of the games.
While 3-reel pokies have a maximum of 3 paylines, 5-reel games can have 100 or even more in a single game. In addition, some of our 5-reel pokies feature an innovative pay structure known as “Ways To Win”. In these games, rather than conventional paylines where symbols must appear in the right position on every reel at the same time, players are paid something for every icon that is on the right reel, in one of several different positions.
The more symbols in position at once, the more you will win. This creates a lot more payout possibilities, and can be really exciting! Playing Ways to Win games also means you never experience the frustration of a winning combination appearing on an inactivated payline.
The themes in the 5-reel pokies at Mummys Gold casino are literally limited only by the imaginations of Microgaming’s creative designers. We’ve got everything from Norse mythology in Thunderstruck and Arthurian legends in Avalon, to big-name blockbusters like Tomb Raider and tongue-in-cheek puns such as Cashanova and Bar Bar Black Sheep.
The background graphics, sound effects, animations and reel symbols all tie in with whatever the central idea of the game is, making them more entertaining and visually appealing. The special features are usually connected to the theme too; an important object could be the Wild or Scatter Symbol, such as Thor’s hammer in Thunderstruck.
Wild Symbols are able to substitute any regular reel icon to make up far more winning combinations, so that you stand to get paid out much more often. Scatter Symbols are so-called because they can appear anywhere on the reels and as long as a certain amount of them are seen at once, their reward will be triggered. This is usually a set of Free Spins, which allow you to win even more. Other Bonus Symbols and Bonus Rounds make our superb range of 5-reel games even more exciting and beneficial to you!
For phenomenal online pokies action, join the rest of New Zealand and give our 5-reel games a spin online!