Gaming | 03 Aug 2015 | By Sun International

Top 5 Slot Machines to Play in South Africa

With thousands of games to choose from, have you ever wondered what Sun International’s most popular casino slot games are?

Unlike Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), Sun International’s Top 5 slot machines to play feature dragons, bats, pandas and koi fish in sometimes winning combinations.

If you want to play the most popular casino slot games, we highlight the top 5 slot machines in South Africa, and where you can get your game on:

1 88 Fortunes and 5 Treasures

At the following Sun International Casinos: Boardwalk, Carnival City, GrandWest, Sibaya, Time Square and Wild Coast Sun.

Also known as Du Fú Du Cái, which translates to ‘much luck’ or ‘good fortune’, 88 Fortunes is one of Sun International’s most popular level 4 progressive casino slot games. In 88 Fortunes, three or more scattered Asian gong symbols trigger 10 free games, while three or more red doors in 5 Treasures unlock six free games, which means that both sets of free games can be endlessly re-triggered for hours of gaming.

Best feature: In both games, the Lucky Fú bat symbol triggers the jackpot feature, where you’ll play 12 gold coins until you see three matching Du Fú baby symbols. Each baby symbol (there are four different ones) corresponds with one of the four different jackpot levels: the mini, minor, major and grand jackpot.

2 Wild Panda

At  Boardwalk, Carnival City, Carousel,  Flamingo, Golden Valley, GrandWest, Meropa, Sibaya, Sun City, Time Square and Windmill.

Featuring an adorable panda, this slot game uses Chinese symbolism such as the pagoda, koi fish, umbrella, lotus, ruan (guitar), golden Ching coins and bamboo in a 100-line game, where one credit buys two lines. Keep an eye out for the pagoda symbol, which pays 1 000 credits times your bet multiplier.

Best feature: Trigger the free games feature when you spell the word ‘panda’ across the first five reels. All the panda letters will change to the panda symbol, and you’ll score five free games.

3 China Shores

At The Boardwalk, Carnival City, Carousel, Flamingo, GrandWest, Sibaya, Sun City, Time Square and Wild Coast Sun.

The pandas are wild in this five-reel, 30-payline game. The cute bear can substitute for any of the game’s symbols, except the bonus Yin and Yang symbols that trigger free spins. Hit three, four, or five in a payline to get eight, 10, or 15 free spins respectively. Free games pay twice your linebet and are always played on maximum lines. Hit five Yin and Yang symbols in a line and you’ll win 100 times your linebet.

Best feature: If you’d prefer to swop your free games for a random credits reward, choose to play the Balance of Fortune option.

4 Sky Rider

At The Boardwalk, Carnival City, GrandWest, Sibaya, Sun City and Time Square

If you’re a fan of all things magical and mystical, Sky Rider Silver Treasures and Sky Rider Golden Amulet feature Celtic dragons that swoop in for near-miss experiences between wins.

Best feature: The stacked symbols, in the right combinations, mean big wins. When you hit three scatter symbols, the free-spin feature kicks in, giving you another chance to win.

5 Five Dragons

At Boardwalk, Carnival City, Carousel, Flamingo, Golden Valley, GrandWest, Meropa, Sibaya, Sun City, Time Square, Wild Coast Sun and Windmill.

As the game’s name suggests, there are five different dragons (white, red, black, yellow, blue, and the wild dragon – green), which get substituted to trigger free game play. Free games are won when any three or more scattered coins appear and wins (based on the relevant dragon substitute) are multiplied accordingly.

Best feature: What makes 5 Dragons such an exciting slots game is that it offers players 243 ways to win, meaning you have more ways to win greater amounts more often with free spins, wild symbols and jackpot bonuses.

Have you played any of these casino slot games? Tweet us and let us know which your favourite Sun International casino is, and give us your top five 5 slot machines to play.