Outback Downunder is powered by Novomatic and is a 5 reel slot which offers up to 243 ways to win. Playable from 50p to £50 per spin across all devices, you are taken to the Australian Outback where can benefit from a respin feature and free spins feature where you can get 5x wild wins.

Set in the Australian Outback, it has a clear blue sky as it’s backdrop and plain green reels – symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards as well as crocodiles, dingoes and lizards on the reels. You also have the explorer (who reminds me of Crocodile Dundee) – he’s the most valuable symbol giving you 80 times your stake for 5 across a payline.

The map of Australia is the wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter and the kangaroo sign – it only appears on the 3 middle reels.

Look out for the Kangaroo sign symbol as 2 of them on reels 1 and 2 will give you 1 times your stake and trigger the Respin feature – you will then see reel 3 respin. If the 2x or 3x appears, the original win is subject to that multiplier with reel 4 respinning.

Here, look out for 3x or 5x appearing as this will subject your wins to that multiplier – then, reel 5 will respin which will hopefully give you a 10x or 15x multiplier! So, you could win a whopping 225 times your total stake if you get the maximum multipliers (1x stake x 3x multiplier x 5x multiplier x 15x multiplier).

Outback Downunder also offers you a Free Games feature which is played when you get 3 Opal scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously – this will give you 10 free spins. During the feature, the wild can substitute to give you a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier. If you get 3 scatters again, you will receive a further 10 free spins taking your total to 20.

I quite like Outback Downunder – the graphics are typical Novomatic but the bonus features are innovative and can be highly rewarding. I’ve managed 90 times my stake in the Respin feature which is decent but the bigger wins will surely come in the Free Games feature due to the potential 5x multiplier on each free spin involving a wild.

I found it to be a medium to high variance offering – I also recommend you try Lightning Box Games’ Redroo which has an Aussie theme.