There’s obviously someone at slot developer NetEnt whose keyboard broke when they were thinking of names for their new slot.
Rather than come up with a snappy title for their sun, sea and sand-filled slot, Beach, they’ve just stopped at one word. Beach.
That’s it. No ‘Fun By the Seaside’, no ‘Beach Life’, not even a ‘Quick Dip in the Sea’. No – one word is all you get. Get over it. Well, what Beach lacks in words, it more than makes up for in atmosphere, animation and originality. Whisking you off to a paradise beach resort, the reels don’t just spin, they literally wash in with the tide in a flurry of sensuous animation!
On the Salty Reels…
It’s the first whiff of salty air NetEnt gives you, and from then on you’ll be hooked. A fun-looking slot with plenty of cartoony graphics, Beach offers a 5-reel, 20-payline experience with lots of starfish, treasure chests, shells and oysters, plus the familiar 10-through-Ace card symbols.
All the while you get the sounds of the sea in the background – waves crashing and seagulls swooping. Close your eyes and you could really be on the beach!
Additional Wilds Give Bonus Wins
So far, so summery. But what sets Beach apart from its seasonal rivals? Well, the game offers up not one, but two Wilds.
First up, the regular Wild symbol – appearing on Reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 – substitutes all symbols other than the scatter and – wait for it – a special Wild.
This additional Wild comes in the form of the smiling octopus. Appearing on Reel 3 only, he will reach out his purple tentacles and swap two adjacent symbols, giving you the chance to make even more winning combos.
Hit 24 ‘Waves’ In the Main Bonus
The scatter, meanwhile, is the message in a bottle. Get three or more of these on the reels and you’ll trigger anything from eight to 24 free ‘waves’ (not spins, mind!).
With a neat little twist on the Wild, and a potential jackpot of 40,000 coins, together with NetEnt’s trusted top-quality animation, you know you’re in good hands here.
For more watery fun, check out the charms of RTG’s sea-based slot, Mermaid Queen. For headline-grabbing progressive jackpots, however, Playtech’s Beach Life should be a must-have on your list of favourites as well as the popular TV show-themed Baywatch.
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