A Steam Punk Genre Microgaming Online Pokie
December 9, 2016
Steam Punk is a genre inspired by the Victorian era science fiction. In the literary field the main exponent was H.G. Wells. Steam punk creates a retro-futuristic society that integrates forward looking fantasy with old age technology icons. Microgaming brought this genre to online casinos with the online pokie Steam Punk Heroes in 2012. This video pokie is live at online casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Spin Palace.
Steam Punk Heroes online pokie is in the standard 5×3 format. The reels are set in an ornate metallic structure looking somewhat rusted with age. The steamy background depicts pipes and other factory structures. The background music is harsh and metallic and if you are not a fan of this soundtrack you can disable the audio from the Options menu. But keep it going for a while to get the feel of the genre.
The steam punk styling is carried to the graphics of the symbols as well. The Wild logo is the wild symbol. It doubles payouts when substitutes in winning combinations. The Wild logo also awards line payouts. These start from two like symbols aligned from left to right on active paylines. The top payout is 2,000 times the line bet. The game logo is the scatter symbol. It awards payouts multiplied by the total bet, when two or more appear anywhere on the reels. The top payout for five scatter symbols is 50 times the total bet. The high paying symbols include steam punk lady, lion and air carriage. The usual playing card icons constitute the low paying symbols. The win animations are interesting. The lady takes aim with her pistol, the lion roars and some of the low paying icons get enveloped in steam.
There is only one bonus feature in Steam Punk Heroes and it gets triggered when three or more scatter symbols land on the reels. You are taken to a second screen that displays two gears. The right gear indicates the number of free spins awarded. The left gear is for the payout multiplier. When you pull the handle the gears start rotating. They automatically stop to indicate the number of free spins and multiplier. The free spins can be retriggered and you go through the full procedure as before.
Steam Punk Heroes has 25 selectable paylines. You can wager 10 coins per payline with a maximum denomination of AU$0.20. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$50.