Play Desert Raider

Hold on to your Akubras, Fair Go punters – we're going on a treasure hunting adventure to the sandy, windswept country of Egypt. Join us by playing this hot-to-trot 20-payline pokie and pursue priceless free games, magical morphing symbols and more!

Game Details

Launch date: 14th September 2022 

  • Volatility: High
  • Reels: 5
  • Top award: 50,000-coins
  • Substitute: Desert Raider
  • Scatter: Book of the Dead
  • Jackpot: Game without jackpots
  • Paylines: 20-fixed paylines
  • Bonus rounds: Yes
  • Bonus type: Free games, morphing symbols
  • Platforms: Mobile, Instant Play


If you thought Indiana Jones was brave roaming around ancient temples, dodging arrows and avoiding traps, then Desert Raider will have you on the edge of your seat. This is one pokie where anything goes – and our bold Desert Raider hero knows no fear as he sets out to uncover long-lost treasures.

But be warned, loyal Fair Go punter, this action-packed pokie is full of surprises and flush with booby traps that could see you perish. So you'll need to have your wits about you if you're going to make it out of Desert Raider alive (and with a pocket full of cash)!

Luckily for you, we've got your back. So read on for our top tips on how to make the most of Desert Raider. In this game guide, we discuss all the best features of Desert Raider, talk about the bonus round and provide you with a new game freebie.

Are you ready to take on Desert Raider? Then let's get started!


If you ask us, it's about time we got a pokie that actually took us somewhere other than the farm, the jungle or outer space. And with 20-paylines of pokie thrills and plenty of opportunities to boost your bankroll, Desert Raider has definitely piqued our curiosity.

Members will be stoked to know that Desert Raider is a straightforward pokie that's perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. Simply set your coin value or bet level, hit spin and watch as our Desert Raider hero sets out on his quest for treasure.

There's high-volatility gameplay and a 50,000-coin top award. The gameboard is also a standard 5x3 layout, which means it has 5 columns and 3 rows. Available to play on mobile, desktop and tablet devices, it also boasts a very nifty free games bonus round that'll help you on your way to uncovering Desert Raider's buried riches.

As for the actual feel of the game, it's a very refreshing change of scenery. The Egyptian treasure-hunter theme is very cool and the main character is a swashbuckling adventurer in the same vein as our favourite tomb-raiding archaeologist, Indiana Jones.



Because Desert Raider takes place deep within a mysterious Egyptian pyramid, all the symbols are suitably themed.

There's the Desert Raider himself, of course, who acts as the in-game wild and expands to cover the entire reel before payouts. Then we have a bizarre, scattered Book of the Dead, which pays when it appears anywhere on the gameboard and activates the free games bonus round.

Finally, we have the basic high and low-paying symbols – these come in the form of Egyptian talismans, hieroglyphics, jade statuettes, evil eyes and scarab beetles plus playing card suites.

Bonus rounds

When it comes to Desert Raider bonus rounds, there's only one on offer. However, rather than let this bum you out... look on the bright side! With one bonus round to trigger, you can bet your bottom dollar that it's going to be a real humdinger.

Free Games With Special Morphing Symbol

The Free Games With Special Morphing Symbol bonus round is triggered when 3 or more scatter symbols appear anywhere on the gameboard, with 3 scatter symbols triggering 10 free spins, 4 scatters triggering 12 free spins and 5 scatters triggering 14 free spins.

No matter how many free spins you start with, the game first chooses a symbol to act as a Special Morphing Symbol. This can be any of the in-game symbols and it's chosen at random. Its role is to help you win more, but if the game chooses the Desert Raider wild as the Special Morphing Symbol, it'll stay on reel 3 during free spins.

If another Special Morphing Symbol appears on any other reel, all other symbols on that reel will also transform into the Special Morphing Symbol for possible additional payouts. Essentially, this means that you'll be hoping for the Desert Raider wild to become the Special Morphing Symbol, given that it offers the best chance of a big win.

Last but not least, 5 extra spins can be activated whenever any 3 scatter symbols appear anywhere on the gameboard during this round. Also, all free spins are played at the bet amount of the triggering spin – this cannot be changed, so choose your bet wisely!


Where to play?

A flight to, well, anywhere at the moment is very expensive. Fortunately, for all you punters with a bad case of Egyptomania, we've got the cure!

Play Desert Raider at Fair Go Casino and dig up some serious cash without leaving home. Not only does this new pokie have awesome graphics, compelling gameplay and a stellar bonus round – it's also available to play on mobile, desktop and tablet devices. So what are you waiting for? Go Desert Raider-ing today!

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*Max. cashout for this bonus is $180. The bonus expires on 30th September. General T&C applies.

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