Macaw Money Slot Machine
Macaw Money slot machines are one of the latest live casino slots to be developed by Australian slot developer Aristocrat. The game is a clone of the popular ‘Birds of Pay’ slot and has a tropical theme. The Macaw, a long-tailed, colourful parrot, is the wild symbol and this is central to the whole game, as it plays a leading role in both of the bonus features.
This isn’t the most complicated game you’ll find on the casino floor, but it is certainly entertaining, especially when the macaws swoop in. The game isn’t as big on features as some in the casino, but there is plenty to keep you interested. The highlight of the game is certainly the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ which can appear at any time and make that big win much more achievable and this only improves if you can enter the free spins bonus.
How to Win on Macaw Money
Macaw Money is a straightforward slot that pays from left to right. Land three in a row and you’ll trigger a win. The symbols on the reels are a nice mix of tropical animals, including panthers, sloths, large eyed frogs, a monkey with its mouth gaping open, a dolphin and of course the Macaw itself. Alongside these themed symbols, you’ll also find a series of playing cards which feature on the majority of Aristocrat slots – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
During the base game, many of the symbols can appear stacked at times. This can make for some very big wins when the stacked symbols align from reel to reel and many of the win lines all pay out at once. You can fill all five reels with the same symbol at times and this will give you a mega payout, especially if the symbol is at the top end of the pay table.
The Macaw itself is the wild symbol and will substitute for every other symbol apart from the bonus one. This can come in especially useful in combination with the stacked reels, a single wild possibly enabling payouts on many win lines.
Macaw Money Features
The first feature in Macaw Money is a randomly allocated one. Occasionally, as you hit spin, fireworks will appear and the action moves to the screen above the game screen. Here you’ll see a flock of Macaws fly above the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ sign and swoop down onto the reels. This will effectively give the player a random number of extra wilds, giving much more opportunity of a win. Occasionally, you’ll also receive a re-spin where the wild symbols will remain in place, giving you double the opportunity for that big win.
Your second feature is a free spins bonus round. A free spins feature isn’t the most original idea, but here you have a couple of added extras to give it a boost. Firstly, the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ is still in place and during gameplay it seemed that this took place more often during the free spins, making them more valuable than usual.
However, on occasional free spins the fireworks will appear and instead of the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ you’ll find a multiplier attached to the spin. This can range from 2x to 20x, so it would obviously be a good time to grab that big win if you do grab that 20x multiplier. Occasionally you’ll have both the multiplier and the ‘Extra Bonus Wilds’ on the same spin and these offer the best possible big win opportunity.
Macaw Money Setup and Design
The setup of the game is exactly like the majority of other slots, with five reels, each reel three high. The game has a total of 30 win lines and each spin will cost a minimum of 60 credits, the minimum cost of a spin being 60 cents. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen players will find a volume setting, while a ‘game rules’ will tell you exactly how the features work and also display the pay table.
Macaw Money has a very colourful design, set against the backdrop of a mountain scene, with deep green foliage everywhere in the foreground, while waterfalls and rivers add a nice blue to the scene. The symbols on the reels are nicely designed and you’ll find some impressive animation when winning with the panther. The most impressive part of the design however is seen on the top screen, when the macaws swoop down and add those all-important wilds to the reels.