When I first saw the name of Blue Guru Games, interestingly titled Aussies Vs Emus slot game, I immediately thought it was a jokey made-up theme. However, a few seconds of digging on Google quickly meant a new slot had once again educated me. There was indeed a war between Aussies and Emus back in 1932. The Australian Military came out on the losing side after trying to rid the species from the Campion district within the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Well, that war has now become the theme of a 7-reel and 7-row cluster pays slot with a 96.1% RTP and a 16,239x max win.
Like many of you, I love a unique theme, as it is often difficult to separate some slots from others - especially if you’ve played as many as me over the years. However, I was equally impressed with the game mechanics and the many base game and free spins bonus modifiers that can occur. There are instant win prizes, symbol reveals, exploding reveal symbols, and two wild symbols. That’s before I even talk about a free spins bonus with a global multiplier, low-paying symbol removals, and more.
Whether on the side of the Emus or even the Aussies, you just have to check out this new slot from Blue Guru Gaming, as I guarantee it will put a smile on your face. Try out our Aussies Vs Emu slot demo; it's free to play below.
aussies vs emus slot theme, stakes, pays & symbols
Aussies Vs Emus paytable
We've reviewed a few Blue Guru Games slots now, and it's fair to say the developer enjoys using unique themes. Aussies Vs Emus is the best yet, but the iGaming studio has used plenty of other interesting ones. Their Napoleon Vs Rabbits slot, for example, is another man against 'Beast' tale, while the Leprechaun Heist slot is a different take on how those sneaky little Leprechauns got their tiny hands on those big juicy pots of gold.
Quirky themes help attract players to online slots, but the payouts and bonus features usually determine if those players stick around for long. I'll dive into the special features in a bit, but for now, let's take a closer look at the payouts. Well, the Tomato symbol, and its 1,000x bet payout for a 40+ cluster, is the one you will want to see the most. The Onion, Pumpkin, and Cabbage also deliver solid wins of 750x, 500x, and 400x, and even the low-paying symbols offer enticing payouts, with the Spade and Heart symbols paying 200x and the Diamonds and Clubs returning 100x.
As for the possible wagers you can place when spinning the reels on the Aussies Vs Emus slot game, these start at a minimum of €0.10, rising to a maximum of €50. Punters shouldn't have any problems finding a bet to play at within this range that is comparable to their bankroll.
aussies vs emus slot base game
Aussies Vs Emus base game
Aussies Vs Emus is a cluster pays slot, and as many of you will know, that means no paylines. Instead, winning combinations occur when clusters of 5 or more matching symbols are connected vertically or horizontally anywhere within the 7x7 reel layout of the game. Accompanying the cluster pays element of the game is the cascading reels mechanic, which removes winning symbols from the reels, allowing new symbols to fall into play.
The base game has two distinct wild symbols – the Aussie Wild and the Golden Aussie Wild. Both symbols are substitutes for any standard pay symbol, and every spin ensures the appearance of either symbol.
When either of the above wild symbols lands on the reels simultaneously with the Emu symbol, the Emu Charge feature kicks into action. The Emu makes a direct path towards the poor Aussie, converting all symbols in its path into Mystery Wheat symbols. Each of these Wheat symbols then reveals the same type of regular-paying symbol. If the Golden Aussie Wild symbol lands as part of the Emu Charge feature, the Emu first runs to any Dynamite Mystery Boxes before going to the wild symbol.
dynamite Mystery boxes
If Dynamite Mystery Boxes are in the path of destruction or adjacent to a path of destruction of any Emu symbol, they explode, converting symbols around them into Wheat reveal symbols. The symbols also explode if they are adjacent to any winning clusters. The Dynamite Mystery Boxes sometimes cause additional explosions around the reels.
instant Coins feature
When landing the Golden Aussie Wild and an Emu on the same spin, there is a chance to trigger the Instant Prize Coins feature. This gives Mystery Dynamite Boxes the chance to spawn different symbols. Instant Prize Coins can appear with instant prizes of 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 25x, 50x, 100x, or 250x the stake. The Collector symbols collect all the above values, and the Instant Prize Symbols vanish so more Instant Prizes can land. Finally, the Multiplier symbol will multiply the value of the Instant Prize Coins by 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x. It also converts the Collector symbol into an Instant Prize Coin.
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Aussies Vs Emus free spins feature
To the side of the reels is a collection meter. Each time a Dynamite Mystery Box explodes, one box is added to the meter. After three Dynamite Mystery Boxes have exploded in one series of spins, the meter will be filled, and you'll trigger the free spins bonus.
free spins feature
You receive at least 8 free spins when the free spins bonus is triggered. That increases by 1+ for each additional Dynamite Mystery Box explosion that occurs before the start of the feature. During the bonus, a meter to the right of the reels collects Dynamite Mystery Boxes as they explode. Each collection gives you an additional free spin, while every three collected increases a global win multiplier by 1x and removes a low-paying symbol from the reels. That global multiplier value only applies to Instant Prize Coin rewards.
You can get straight into the exciting free spins bonus by using the Aussies Vs Emus buy bonus feature. It will set you back 100x your current bet but will guarantee the bonus triggers on that spin.
Hilarious theme and impressive graphics.
Great mix of modifiers and bonus features.
There is no sequel yet!
aussies vs emus slot review final thoughts
A few of my friends are Aussie, so it’s always nice to have another reason to poke some fun at them. But as for the game itself and the theme, it’s hard not to love it, with the mechanics and features behind it making the overall package even more impressive. The base game always offers something thanks to reel modifiers, wild symbols, and random prizes, and, of course, the mayhem proves even more lucrative once you trigger the superb free spins bonus, which also features each base game modifier. Overall, I loved it cobber, so much so I'm going to throw a couple more shrimps on the barbie. Admit it, you said that in an Aussie accent, didn't you?