Added: April 5, 2018
The advent of commercial air travel has relegated train journeys to novels and movies. You will know of the Orient Express or the Hogwarts Express from fiction but may be remembering little else. Australian online casino players can get acquainted with train travel through two excellent online pokies. Brief reviews are given below.
All Aboard is a video pokie from the portfolio of Rival Gaming. It can be played at online casinos like Joe Fortune and Ignition Casino. In order to create a more realistic environment of rail travel, train related sounds have been added to the background audio. Rival Gaming uses only train related symbols in this online pokie and this enhances the value of the theme. The symbols are station master, lantern, water tank, rail crossing sign, box car and whistle. The usual special Rival Gaming special symbols are present. The engine is an expanding wild symbol. The win animation is awesome. The entire reel displays a rail track and the train moves across it. The engine driver Casey Jones is the scatter symbol. Casey Jones is not a randomly chosen name. Jones was an American engine driver who averted a major rail mishap at the cost of his life. Three scatter symbols award 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier, four scatter symbols award 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier and five scatter symbols award 40 free spins with a 5x multiplier. The bell bonus symbol activates a bonus game on the second screen. You keep selecting from the box cars on the screen for bonus credits until you find an empty one.
Loose Caboose is from the games supplier Realtime Gaming. It is live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go. The engineer is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payout of 5000 coins. The other high paying symbols are locomotive, conductor, passenger, ticket and purse. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The scatter symbol is the caboose and it triggers the Cash Train bonus game. The cash train will chug across the rows of the online pokie. Each compartment of the train will reveal a number of free spins, a payout multiplier or bonus symbols. You then get the total number of free spins at the total multiplier. The bonus symbols are additional wilds during the free spins. The feature can be retriggered. Loose Caboose also has the Realtime Gaming randomly triggered progressive jackpot.