- Type : 5 Reel + 20 Lines
- Coin Sizes : 0.01 to 5.00
- Maximum Bet : 20 coins
- Jackpot : 5,000 coins
- Wild Symbol : Yes
- Bonus Features : Yes | Free Spins
- Multipliers : Yes
- Gamble : No
- Volatility : Medium
- Software By : RTG
Penguin Power Review
The Penguin Pays slot machine from Aristocrat was one of the most popular Pokies (Slot machines in Australia) for many years. There has yet to be a game with the same sliding wild feature to appear online. Penguin Power from RTG is about the closest you will get and although the bonus is different it also has some similarities with Aristocrat's famous game.
The first and most obvious similarity is the theme. Penguin Power has a winter theme with symbols such as penguins, igloos, seals and fish all appearing on the reels. The Baby Penguin symbol is wild and substitutes for everything but the scattered Igloo symbols.
The Baby Penguin only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and also doubles any winning combination that it is a part of. Of course there is no way to line up five Baby Penguins as they don't appear on the first and last reels. The top jackpot is 5,000 coins and is won by getting five penguins with at least one wild Baby Penguin as part of the winning combination.
The scattered Igloo symbols make up the second highest possible pay with five paying 200 times your total bet or 4,000 coins at max bet (20 coins per spin). After this the next highest pays are 2,000 coins for five seals with at least one wild and three ways to hit for 1,000 coins with either five fish, five eggs or four penguins all with at least one wild as part of the win.
The scattered Igloo symbols are also the bonus activators. Get three or more anywhere on the reels and you win a random amount of free spins which can be 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 free games. During the free spins additional wild Baby Penguin and Igloo symbols are added to the reels.
This is where the second similarity between Penguin Power and Penguin Pays comes up. If you get a Baby Penguin and an Igloo on reels 1 or 5 on the same horizontal line the Baby Penguin slides across the screen to reveal a bonus. This bonus can either be 2, 3, 5 or 10 additional free games or an instant win. Instant wins range from 5 to 100 times the triggering bet.
While Penguin Power is not exactly the same as Penguin Pays it does offer some big jackpots and the Penguin Slide Feature definitely adds a new way to win on the free spins. If you are a fan of the original game it is well worth checking out.