Aussies VS Emus Slot Review

The Great Emu War was a wildlife management scheme in Australia, undertaken by the military in 1932. After countless reports from concerned citizens, the scheme was put in place to reduce the overwhelming number of Emus running amok and destroying crops.

After many unsuccessful attempts to control the Emu population, Royal Australian Artillery soldiers were called in to help, leading the media to use the term ‘Emu War’ when referring to the operation.

For those not in tune with history, you may think that Blue Guru Games are pulling your leg, but after a quick Google search, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Great Emu War.

Relax Gaming partner Blue Guru Games’ Aussies VS Emus takes on the Emus perspective in a comical twist that sees the Emus take out the Aussies in a final victory!

Aussies VS Emus Base Game

Aussies VS Emus Base Game and Features

Aussies VS Emus is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 5 or more of the same symbol type land Horizontally or Vertically to each other across the grid.

Aussies VS Emus can be played for as little as £.€.010 per spin up to a maximum bet of £.€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.10% and a max win cap of 16,239x.

High-paying symbols fall to a selection of vegetables, starting with Tomatoes, Onions, Pumpkins, and Lettuce. Low-paying symbols can be seen as Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning clusters will be removed from the grid, making room for new symbols to drop in from above via a Cascade Feature. This continues until no more wins are formed.

During gameplay, Aussie Wilds or Golden  Aussie Wilds can land randomly across the grid, substituting for all other symbols except Dynamite. 1 Aussie Wild or Golden Wild is guaranteed to land during each base game spin.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 16,239x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 14/12/2023
RTP 96.10%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.10

Emu Symbols & Emu Charge Feature

Special Emu symbols that land in combination with an Aussie Wild or Golden Aussie Wild will trigger the Emu Charge Feature. Once active, the Emu will create a path toward the Aussie Wild or Golden Aussie Wild, leaving behind Mystery Wheat along its route.

Mystery Wheat paths that run through or adjacent to Dynamite boxes will cause the Dynamite to explode and reveal additional Mystery Wheat.

When an Emu symbol lands with a Golden Aussie Wild, it will first travel to any Dynamite boxes on the grid before approaching the Golden Aussie Wild.

Mystery Wheat will always reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol on the grid during both the base game and Free Spins round. Certain Dynamite mystery boxes can contain additional explosions that will create extra Mystery symbols in new areas on the grid.

Instant Prize Coin Feature

The Instant Prize Coin Feature can be triggered at random when an Emu symbol and Golden Aussie Wild land on the grid at the same time. Once active, the following symbols can land.

  • Instant Prizes – Between 1x and 250x your bet.
  • Collector – Collects the values of all Instant Prize Coins in view and removes them from the grid. After collection, each position will respin for additional Instant Prize Coins to land.
  • Multiplier – Special Multiplier symbols that land will multiply the value of all present Instant Prize Coins by x2, x3, x5, or x10, transforming the Multiplier symbol into an Instant Prize Coin.

ussies VS Emus Instant Prize Coins

Aussies VS Emus Free Spins

Exploding 3 or more Dynamite Mystery Boxes in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 8 Free Spins. Additional Dynamite boxes that explode before Free Spins is triggered will award an additional +1 Free Spin per explosion. Extra exploding Dynamite symbols will be added to the Symbol Remover Meter.

During Free Spins, every 3 Dynamite boxes collected will remove 1 Low-paying symbol from the Mystery Wheat feature, increasing the Global Win Multiplier by +x1, and awarding +1 Free Spin. The Global Win Multiplier is only applied to Instant Prize Coins.

Aussies VS Emus Free Spins

Aussies VS Emus Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Blue Guru Games has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.12%)

Aussies VS Emus: Our Verdict

After a number of stinkers from Blue Guru Games, it’s great to see them finally showing their talents in both design and gameplay. Terracotta Army was the first of their releases that wowed us with more than its good looks, but did Aussies VS Emus do the same?

Aussies VS Emus is the full package, entwined with a little bit of Australian history, giving the theme plenty of meaning. Alongside the great design and graphics is a mix of interesting features, played on a 7×7 grid and a Cluster Pays mechanic.

The Instant Prize Coin Feature gives a feel of Razor Shark, with Multipliers and Collectors that enhance its potential, along with Mystery Wheat that reveals the same High or Low-paying symbols, potentially leading to even bigger hits if they connect with their own symbol type on the grid.

The Free Spins round brings forth a Symbol Remover Meter that eliminates 1 Low-paying symbol each time 3 Dynamite symbols are collected. This will also boost the Global Win Multiplier by +x1, pushing you closer to the generous max win cap of 16,239x.

All in all, Aussies VS Emus might not be your fight if you’re not Australian but join the fight anyway because it’s definitely worth a spin!