Lightning Storm Big Red Aristocrat Pokies (Slot) Free & Real Play Guide

The Big Red game has an Australian theme so you will be seeing symbols of the kangaroo, crocodiles, dingoes, wild boars and other animals found in the Australian outback on the reels.

Big Red pokies has been around in casinos for many years now since 2003, so it is a real Aristocrat classic slot machine. So what could be better to theme it into a modern day Lightning Storm jackpot game.


Lightning Storm Big Red is a 5-reel and 5-payline social slot that can be played for free at Heart of Vegas, no real play is possible online at any casino. Not to worry, as a social game you can access this slot on Facebook.

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You either buy the game coins or you gather them for free on a daily basis, or you can win them also of course. Another super game in this series is the Fortune King Gold pokies machine.


There are four major symbols in the slot game that awards high coin prizes.

These are:

  • Crocodile
  • Wild boar
  • Eagle
  • Dingo

The wild in the game is the kangaroo and the scatter is the tree. There are five low-value symbol here from 9 to K that pay between 5x and 300x coins.


Here is the paytable for the base game high-value symbols.

Number of Appearance in a Pay Line SYMBOLS
Crocodile Wild Boar Eagle Dingo
5 1,250 1,000 600 400
4 600 250 150 100
3 150 100 50 25
2 12 10 3 2
1 2 2

All pays are expressed as multipliers that are applied to your bet per line. The betting window is between 15,000 and 30,000 per round. All lines are active so you will be betting on all of them for each round.

To win, you have to land at least two same symbols on any of the payline. Some symbols only require one. The slot only pays from left to right, including the scatter symbol. Only the biggest win is awarded per line.


Here are the features of the slot machine:

  • Wild – the wild is a substitute for all symbols except the scatter. The wild does not pay coins. In this game, it is the wild that triggers the free spins bonus. This can happen if the wild substitutes for a symbol and if it is randomly lit by the slot.
  • Scatter – the tree is the scatter symbol that triggers the free spins, but only inside the free spins.

Here is the payouts:

  • 5x – 50
  • 4x – 20
  • 3x – 5
  • 2x – 2

All scatter prizes are in multipliers against your total bet.

  • Free Spins – if the wild was used in a win and if that line is lit, you win five free spins. During the free spins, you can win more free games if a scatter symbol appears.
  • Lightning Storm – there are lighting symbols that attach to random symbols during a spin. If you trigger this feature, the reels with lightning will stay in place and you will get three re-spins. Only the reels with no lightning will re-spin. This features stops if you accumulate 15 lightning symbols or if you are out of re-spins.

  • Jackpots – there are three jackpots in the game. These are called minor, major, and grand. You will win any of these depending on the number of lightning symbols you collect. You need 13 for the minor, 14 for the major, and then 15 for the grand. The minor jackpot is fixed at 450k coins while the other two are progressive.


We will rate this slot with 8.6 out of 10 points in our guide. The game is great because of the jackpot prizes that can be won, but the wild does not pay out coins. Also, there are only five lines in the game so it is a tad difficult to land a combo.

However, it is good to note that there are symbols that require only one to win. All it takes is to land these symbols on the first reel, so overall it’s basic but fun.

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