Beach Life slot review
When you talk about slots that can change a player's life you instantly think of the likes of Microgaming's Mega Moolah jackpot slot or NetEnt's epic Mega Fortune slot. Beach Life is Playtech's entry into the arena of millionaire-makers.
On the Reels...
This 5 reel, 20 payline slot has long been a firm favourite with slots players the world over and has been considered as one of developer Playtech's flagship titles. The theme is all about the sun, sea, and sand. There is also the small matter of a multi-million pound progressive jackpot attached to the slot with an average payout of nearly £2 million. That is certainly not to be sniffed at.
Symbols on the reels really emphasize the summer fun feel to this slot. There are ice creams, lollipops, scuba divers, sun bathing sexy ladies, and hot surfer dudes who will no doubt make you feel very insecure about your own body leading up to your next trip to the beach. But hey, that's the beach life isn't it!
The Sun has Gone Wild!
The sun glasses wearing sun is the Wild on this slot. It will substitute for all other symbols, except for the sand castle Scatters and treasure chest Bonus symbols, to complete any potential winning combinations that appear on the reels on each spin.
Scatters... but No Free Spins?
The Scatters are usually renowned for being the key to triggering a free spins bonus round but unfortunately, there is no free spins bonus round on Beach Life. If you hit five Scatters on this slot then you will be rewarded with a 500x your bet win.
Find the Treasure to Win Prizes
If you manage to hit three or more of the treasure chest Bonus symbols across the reels then you will trigger the bonus feature on this slot. It is essentially a Pick'em Bonus where you must pick from a selection of treasure chests to reveal different prizes. The number of picks you have depends on the number of Bonus symbols you needed to trigger the bonus feature. So if you triggered with three Bonus symbols, you get three picks. If you triggered with four Bonus symbols, you receive four picks. If you triggered with five Bonus symbols, you will earn five picks.
Become an Instant Millionaire!
Of course, Beach Life is all about the progressive jackpot. The rest of this slot is just going through the motions. This is not the easiest progressive jackpot to win but it is possible. In order to trigger the progressive jackpot you must hit five Wilds on the 20th payline. Sound simple enough? Yeah, thought not. The 20th payline runs from the top left symbol on reel 1, through the bottom symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, before finally ending on the top right symbol on reel 5.
Beach Life is an iconic slot that has hit the headlines on a number of occasions for its big wins. However, without its progressive jackpot this would just be another run-of-the-mill slot with little to offer. It lives and dies by its progressive jackpot. You could potentially win huge sums if you hit the jackpot at the right time but due to needing to hit five Wilds on the 20th payline it can prove to be a very painstaking slot to play at the best of times.