Playtech Olympic Online Pokies For The Rio Games

July 29, 2016

 

The Rio Olympics start in exactly seven days and Australia has medal hopes in several sporting events like athletics, swimming, rowing, golf and sailing. While the athletes will surely raise their practice levels, you too can get in the mood through some excellent Olympics themed online pokies. Two such games from Playtech are recommended that can be played at online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.

The first of the online pokies is Golden Games. The Olympics environment is created by the stadium with a fireworks display as the game loads. Then the high paying symbols depict equipment used in athletics, tennis, basketball and weightlifting. The low paying symbols are not the usual playing card icons but are golden logos for sports like cycling, boxing, fencing, athletics and swimming. The symbol to get is the games logo. It is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payouts on its own. The discus thrower awards the scatter payouts. The win animations in Golden Games online pokie are generally good, but the discus thrower steals the show. The Olympic flame is the bonus symbol. When it lands on reels 1 and 5 in the same spin you are awarded 20 free spins. All payouts are doubled during the free spins and the feature can be retriggered any number of times. Last but not the least there is the Playtech gamble game in which you can try to double your winnings.

Wild Games online pokie has the bulldog, the cheetah and the hippopotamus as the Olympics participants. They also award the higher payouts. The other symbols on the reels are football, basketball and the playing card icons. The trophy is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payouts. Three or more Olympics medals of the same type trigger the Win A Medal bonus feature on the reels. You have to pick one of the medals and will be awarded a bonus payout. Each animal triggers its bonus feature when it appears stacked on the middle reel. The bulldog triggers the Freestyle Swim Bonus with 8 initial free spins but a provision for more to be awarded. The cheetah activates the 100M Dash Bonus. This feature also awards 8 free spins in which the bronze and silver medals become extra wilds and the gold medal becomes an extra expanding wild. The hippo triggers the Balance Beam Bonus that also awards 8 free spins but with a payout multiplier.