Amusing Online Pokies With Weird Characters

Amusing Online Pokies With Weird Characters
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Pokies have a lot of different themes. In fact, this is one of the reasons online pokies are so popular in Australia and around the world, as players can find almost any theme they like. Some of the most popular themes manage to add a few strange, yet wonderful, characters into the mix.

Fairytales are the perfect way into this weird and wonderful world. And better yet, many of us know the different fairytales these pokies are based on. Within each of these fairytales is a range of different creatures; some to marvel at, others to fear.

With such an array of creatures to choose from, pokie suppliers have leapt to this challenge. Nowadays, you can find a variety of different strange characters occupying the reels. Read on for some of the strangest creatures found in pokies.


Everyone loves a mermaid, whether it be Ariel or something a little more sinister. Mermaids are steeped in legend, arguably coming about because of tired sailors seeing manatees. The legend of mermaids is one that has persisted over time and through a vast number of countries.

However, they’re often associated with more negative things, such as shipwrecks. Nowadays though, with their appearance in a number of different pokies, their presence is a little more positive. For those looking for a game with mermaids, here are a few we recommend.

First up is Scientific Games’ Mermaid Queen. Set on a pirate ship, the mermaid is the scatter and offers up 15 free spins when three land on the reels. Other options include Mermaid’s Diamond from Play’n GO, as well as Mermaid’s Gold by Amatic.


No strange creature list would be complete without mentioning one of the creatures that features most prominently in folklore and legend around the world. Dragons have the distinction of appearing in almost every culture. So maybe there’s some truth to them?

Due to their dramatic presence, these fire-breathing behemoths are a common feature in pokies. Sometimes good, more often bad, dragons are one of the most exciting pokie options out there.

One of the more popular options is Dragon Wins by NextGen. This fun pokie has 5 reels and 40 paylines, with some cute baby dragons accompanying them. There are a ton of bonus modes, free spins, multipliers and more. Land that Dragon’s Fire feature and you’ll get 10x your wins.

Other worthy dragon pokies include Microgaming’s Dragon’s Myth, Double Dragons from Yggdrasil, as well as Dragon’s Luck Megaways from Red Tiger.


This mythical horse is a common feature in a number of slot games. Appearing in many myths, in modern times, finding a unicorn means finding something that doesn’t exist. Often an icon for innocence, purity and grace, killing one is seen as a sin.

For those who believe finding a unicorn is lucky, then there are a number of quality pokies with unicorns you can enjoy. One of the more unusual offerings is Vomiting Unicorns from Gluck Games. And yes, you guessed it, these unicorns do vomit. On top of each of the five reels is a unicorn. Whenever the reels spin, one unicorn dreams of their favourite food. If a symbol with that food lands on the reel under that unicorn, the reel becomes wild!

More pokies you can look out for with unicorns include Hercules and Pegasus by Pragmatic Play and Unicorn Grove from Genesis.


Mischievous, hard to find and toting a pot of gold, it’s unsurprising that leprechauns have a big place in online pokie slots. Often found in pokies with an Irish theme, leprechauns are a common feature. Usually represented as a short gnome-like creature dressed in green with red hair and a beard, leprechauns are the perfect cute character to add to a game.

There are, therefore, numerous leprechaun pokies to choose from. One of the most popular, and most lucrative, is Rainbow Riches by Barcrest. This slot has 5 reels and 20 paylines and is found the world over. It’s got a high RTP, a good hit frequency and, of course, features a leprechaun.

Some other exciting pokies with leprechauns include Pots’O Luck from NextGen, Irish Riches from Blueprint Gaming, and Irish Fortune, Irish Riches and Stumpy McDoodles from Microgaming.


Veering into the world of the creepy and macabre, we come to the werewolves. Originally found in European folklore, werewolves have now become a popular staple in young adult fiction. Flitting between being the good guys and the bad, having a werewolf on the reels doesn’t always mean things aren’t going to go your way.

One of our favourite werewolf-themed pokies is Blue Moon from Yggdrasil. This beautifully designed slot is tense and thrilling, and not just when you’re spinning the reels! There are a ton of features available, including wilds, multipliers and free spins, all of which serve to make this a compelling game.

More top werewolf slots include Night of the Werewolf from Merkur, Playtech’s Full Moon Fortunes and Vampires vs Werewolves from Amaya.


These are just some of the strangest creatures to be found , you can always find more. Fairies, gnomes and creatures from outer space can all be found in online pokies. Take a look today!

Remember you can always choose between going the real money route or playing them all free.

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