At Online Pokies Pro we’re always on the lookout for interesting pokies categories. And similarly, we’re always on the lookout for the leading pokies games in any given category. Cartoon themed, superhero themed, magic-themed, and even treasure themed pokies are just a few of the many topics we’ve covered. And now it’s time to move on to our favorite food-related games.
With so many foods out there – and so many of us simply loving food, grub, fare, fodder, chow or whatever you want to call it – this genre makes for a pretty wide-ranging category with a huge amount of potential. In fact, in doing our research, we found it might even be underutilized with so much potential and not nearly the level of prevalence we’d have expected to encounter. Still, there is plenty from which to choose, and when it comes to food-related slots, there are some pretty tasty delights being served up by online casinos.
Some of these games are what you might expect. To others, we would definitely say, “hats off to your creativity”. And all are worthy for their own reasons. In other words, with interesting twists on the theme, excellent gameplay, good bonus potential and of course great graphics, we bring you our top ten picks in terms of food-related pokies games.
1. Win Sum Dim Sum (Microgaming)
This game has been particularly popular for quite some time now, which may seem a bit surprising. That’s because the truth is told, it is certainly not near the best pokies machine on the market, and not even the best in the food-related domain. Yet perhaps there is something in its very name, Win Sum Dim Sum, that destined it for success; it certainly helped generate interest on its own. This, we actually assume is part of the appeal, but there is also some decent play backing it up. So if you’ve yet to try this 5 reel, 9 pay line pokies machine what should you expect? Well a whole lot of Chinese dumplings for starters, since that’s what dim sum essentially are. More specifically these Cantonese delicacies are the main animated symbols. There is also a teapot as the scatter symbol and the title of the game as the wild. If you want to get started for free you can. Or you can make minuscule bets of just $0.01 if you prefer, with a max coin size of $0.50 and a max payout of 100 coins. As for the bonus round, it has 15 free spins that can be retriggered, but no multiplier here. Bottom line, it is not the biggest betting or paying game. But in that, it does stay faithful to its very name, which after all is Win Sum Dim Sum, emphasis on the “some”.
2. Sushi Bar (BetSoft Gaming)
Everybody loves sushi and so it makes sense that everybody loves Sushi Bar pokies from BetSoft Gaming. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. Not everybody enjoys raw fish or seaweed. And perhaps people are simply fond of this game. Either way, we like them both, which is why Sushi Bar gets an honorable spot on our top 10 food pokies games list. So what is it that rates it so high with us? Well first of all, as alluded to, we love how BetSoft brings this trendy food to life on the reels with a unique spin, set in an elegant, upscale Japanese restaurant with vivid symbols and 3D animation that brings the whole game to life. Plus, there’s relaxing ambiance music to complete the scene, immersing us in a totally authentic, yet entertaining experience. While all that is nice, and certainly lends immediate appeal, it’s not beauty alone that makes this game such a winner in our books. For example, there are plenty of free spins and multipliers worked in courtesy of the soy sauce bottle and traditional fan symbol. As for the max payout, with a wager of $0.50 per line, you can walk away from $5000 richer in a single spin. Do the math and that works out to quite a few fine sushi dinners on the house, for you and your friends.
3. Mamma Mia (BetSoft Gaming)
BetSoft Gaming does such fantastic graphics, that we had to quickly follow up on Sushi Bar with another one of its food pokies delights – and that is the absolutely visually tantalizing Mamma Mia game. Again the 3D nature of the animation really manages to bring the action to life, across 5 reels and 30 paylines. So what’s the action about here? Well if you haven’t guessed it by now, Mamma Mia is all about Italian cuisine, with the plump chef serving up reels loaded with delicious dishes like pizza and spaghetti as well as the de rigueur red wine. Plus, you’ve got ambiance building symbols like newspapers, menus, cooking pots and chopping boards worked in. In other words, you’re meant to feel like you’ve stepped into a virtual Italian restaurant, where instead of actually eating you can win the Pizza Free Spins (unlocked by 3 pizza symbols), Click Me Bonus Game (activated by 3 scatters), or the Critic Bonus Game (activated by a least 3 critic notes). If we were to summarise all that on one foot we’d say: Mamma Mia does a great job at creating a visual feast and closes the deal by creating a lot of winning opportunities as well.
4. Ninja Chef (iSoftBet)
Apparently, there is something about Asian foods that translates well into pokies machines because next on our list is another such game. This time it’s with a twist courtesy of Ninja Chef from iSoftBet software. A 30 pay line video pokies, its lethal, black-clad little ninja with a samurai sword strapped to his back and a white chef’s hat perched on his head, is actually rather adorable when you get down to it. And more importantly, it’s potentially rewarding as he slices up the sushi on offer. So what types of symbols are this pokies serving up? You’ve got soup, seafood, sushi, lobster, and fish as well as a succulent steak. The big feature here is the Ninja Chef Bonus Round. It’s essentially an arcade-style game in which menu items are seen flying through the air and you need to slice them in half to pick up prizes like 15 free spins for a fish, 8 free spins with a 3X multiplier in exchange for 3 sliced steaks, and 5 free spins played with a 6X multiplier for 3 sliced sushi. Other than that the gameplay is fairly standard, though certainly fun, which in our opinion means foodies and fight lovers alike will certainly enjoy this game.
5. Fruit Cake (Big Time Gaming)
The term fruit cake doesn’t always have the best connotations, nor does a fruit cake itself make for the most tempting gift. And yet, it continues to play a role in our lives. And thanks to the developers at Big Time Gaming, it has also found its place in the world of online casinos, ranking high in our assessment of food-related games. This version is actually nothing like that fruit cake you might get (or give) on Christmas. It’s actually far more delectable than that, with a stunning pink sugary, stylish tiered cake as its centerpiece. To top that off, there is literally white, snowy icing dripping down from the reels as the sweet action unfolds. Your job here is to help the crazy little Pacman lookalike of a chef create his cakes, which for some reason requires retro fruits like lemons, grapes, melons, and cherries. There are wild chefs, scattered fruit cakes, and a free spin bonus that can be retriggered endlessly. Basically, it is a charming rendition of a classic pokies fruit game with some nice little twists, and a well recommended treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, any time of the week.
6. Sushi Cat (Eyecon)
Believe it or not, we’re back to the sushi games, which you may be noticing feature quite prominently in our best of food-related pokies list. But what can we do? The developers seem to be really keen on this theme. So here we have Sushi Cat slots. Admittedly, it’s a tad bit weird, for who on earth thinks of sushi and cats in combination? Yet this oddness is more or less why we think it works. After all, we are partially in search of the unique. And Sushi Cat certainly gives us that with its 3D chef slicing up the sushi for his customers, the two cats, sitting in a rather cute kitchen as they wait to dine on both sides of the reels. Winning combinations include sushi sauces, sushi dishes, a sushi roll, green fish, blue fish, orange crab, and more. Five red octopus by the chopping board is your top payer with 250,000 coins. 3 sushi cat icons trigger free games, and two scatters of either the sushi cat or sushi train trigger the fun features, including the rather original karaoke game. Appealing, engaging and completely distinct, Sushi Cat manages to carve itself a deserved place in our top 10 list.
7. Big Chef Online Slot
Do you know the shows Master Chef or Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay? Okay, this isn’t quite either one of those, but it is inspired by the genre. That means you have a kitchen backdrop, chef, and some pretty incredible meals being served up along the reels by way of competition in this 5 reel, 15 pay line video pokies game cooked up by the developers at Microgaming. While the gameplay is excellent overall and we do enjoy the graphics – like a stunning stuffed turkey, juicy lobster, succulent steak, and delicious crème brûlée – there are two clear standouts here. The first is the feature that includes something called rising wilds, which help you win tremendous prizes by both expanding and holding their place on the reels. The other is the potential payout, which in this case is a fantastic max prize of 10,000X your bet. With big prizes, an engrossing theme, and a lot of fun wrapped into one, Big Chef pokies are definitely a game you can sink your teeth into.
8. Road Trip (Saucify)
As reviewers, one of our jobs is to find your games off the beaten track. And this means hunting down all of the best games, even from lesser known software providers. As such, we’re proud to have discovered the Road Trip gem created by a somewhat lesser known developer, Saucify which specializes in 3D style games. The action here takes place as you drive along the famous Route 66 running from Chicago through California. Here you take the journey in a red Dodge, and stop for different refreshments typical to the route along the way like a juicy hamburger, pancakes smothered in syrup, ice cream, a frothy cold beer, and needless to say coffee and donuts. The features are fairly limited, with an expanding wild being the main standout. But the animation is great, and we love the Road Trip theme, as well as the good eats, good vibes spirit it embodies.
9. Picnic Panic (Amaya Gaming)
Next up on our top 10 food-related online pokies roster is Picnic Panic from Amaya Gaming. Here the invading ants are a welcoming thing, even if the picnicking couple is trying desperately to ward them off. The ant with the sunglasses serves as the wild to replace other symbols and form winning combinations. The sneaky looking ant serves as the scatter symbol and activates a bonus game stocked with multipliers when you land 3, or free spins mode when it lands on reels one and five. Then there’s the fruit, cake, picnic baskets, crisps and bottles of pop that they’re aiming to take away to bring you winnings. The cartoon-like animation is great, the 7500 jackpot stellar, and the overall experience grade A.
10. What’s Cooking (Playtech)
Wondering what’s next on our top ten list? Well, that’s a piece of cake! We’ve got the What’s Cooking game from Playtech rounding out the ranks. Another chef starring game, this one is all about cooking up mouth-watering delights with basic ingredients (i.e. symbols) like stoves, sauces, recipe books, boiling water, steaks, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes to culminate in a delectable wine. In addition to regular gameplay with 30 paylines, What’s Cooking is also what’s known as a Dollar Ball Slots, which means it features a side game with a lottery like style, and a progressive jackpot up for grabs.
The titles listed above are only ten of the best food-themed pokies games we’ve tried. There are dozens if not hundreds more to choose from, so certainly don’t feel limited by our list. Even more tempting, keep in mind that most online pokies these days are available in free play mode, which means you can sniff out the competition yourself, to find something that best suits your palate, risk-free. After that, it’s best to treat yourself to some real money wagers, because that’s how you’ll get a real taste of the winnings. And cash, as we all know, makes for the best dish of all, no matter your preferred cuisine. In other words, bon appétit and enjoy this flavourful world!