While we’re big fans of just about every game that Aristocrat has ever released, it is fair to say that some games stand out more than others. While our full selection is truly extensive and exhaustive, players may well be interested in some of the biggest and best games right off the bat. The following games are bona fide classics and represent the perfect place to start for new Aristocrat fans and the best selection for long-term players. As with all of our games, we’ve got the full lowdown on exactly what to expect from each and every one of the games, together with your very best online and mobile options!
Queen of the Nile
Given that our list is based on popularity, the first choice practically picks itself. In our opinion, Queen of the Nile is the most important Aristocrat poker machine release of all time and even though it initially landed on casino floors back in 1997, it continues to be a classic that isn’t hard to find throughout the country. Twenty lines, an iconic theme and a truly lucrative free spins round make for one of the best all-rounders that Australia has ever produced.
Queen of the Nile 2
When you’re onto a good thing, there is no harm at all in capitalising on it and Aristocrat has managed to turn the Nile series into a franchise in its own right. Prior to the launch of such games as King of the Nile and Love on the Nile, Queen of the Nile 2 managed to take all of the magic of the first game to the very next level, with more lines and even bigger wins in the free spins bonus round.
If the Egyptian poker machine theme is the most popular, then Asia is definitely responsible for the largest sheer number of games. Of these, 5 Dragons is certainly up there among the best. The number in the name refers to the number of reels and certainly not the number of lines – this was one of the very first Reel Power games to hit casino floors and continues to be an excellent example of the 243 ways to win betting format that persists to this day.
Choy Sun Doa
Falling into the same visual category as 5 Dragons and even sharing some of the very same symbols is Choy Sun Doa, which we would probably rank as our favourite Asian themed Aristocrat poker machine of all. The comparisons to 5 Dragons continue as Reel Power makes another appearance, allowing players to put together truly impressive winning combinations on virtually every spin, and the bonus rounds are certainly nothing to ignore either!
Of all of the games that we feature here on the site, Buffalo is perhaps the easiest one to find when you set foot in one of Australia’s premier land based casinos. The Xtra Reel Power system debuted with this game and that instantly makes it one of the biggest pokies around with a massive 1,024 ways to win on every single spin. Players can make the most of these lines with a massive free spins round and even stacked symbols too.
While Aristocrat is perhaps not responsible for quite as many underwater themed poker machines as other notable developers, Dolphin Treasure is definitely one of the all-time classics in that particular genre. It’s rather simple by modern standards but if you’re a fan of accessible games with all of the Aristocrat hallmarks then this is most definitely one to check out – along with our online and mobile app alternative versions of course!
Aristocrat may well be the biggest Australian poker machine developer but their expertise spans the globe with games based on all manner of different countries. We’ve got the British themed Big Ben and other similar games, but as far as we’re concerned, the Mexican themed More Chilli poker machine is the one to play. Bright colours, 25 lines and bold features come together to make for one of our all-time favourites and this one isn’t all that difficult to find in clubs throughout Australia either.
Our selection of the top eight Aristocrat poker machines is rounded off by Big Red, which continues to make its mark on Aristocrat’s multi-game cabinets in clubs and casinos around the world. The game ushered in a new era of even better visuals, all while retaining some classic elements, most notably the use of just five win lines. There are larger versions of the game available now, however, and you can often decide on your preferred betting system within the game itself.
These games rank not only among our own favourites but also represent some of the biggest and best releases of all time, so if you’d like to find out more about what they each have to offer, be sure to check out our features on each and every game. As noted, they have everything from placing your bets and making the most of the various features to getting your hands on the best alternatives from the likes of Microgaming and NetEnt for top quality online and mobile app play.