Surf’s Up Slot Review – Amaya Gaming Online Slot
Surf’s Up Slots takes you to an island paradise where you’ll be able to take to the waves with your surfboard, while enjoying the delights of the perfect holiday location. On the slot reels you’ll find the archetypal surfer dude, complete with a shock of blonde hair and wearing shades – who is joined by brunette and blonde haired ladies wearing flowers in their hair. The game is something of a basic one; however there is much variety with a high paying wild, a free spins bonus round and a bonus feature where the surfer will actually take to the waves.
How to Win on Surf’s Up
During the base game of this Amaya designed slot, all wins are paid from left to right. The highest paying symbol is the title logo, which pays out an impressive 10,000 coins when hitting the maximum 5 in a row, while hitting 4 in a row pays out 1,000 coins. This symbol is also the wild and will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the free spin, bonus and scatter symbols. An island scene and the surfer dude both pay 1,000 coins for landing 5 in a row, while blue and brown Tiki masks both pay 500 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards J, Q, K and A, these designed as stone boulders.
The game also has two scatter symbols, these represented by a shark and a stingray. Land 3, 4 or 5 of either anywhere across any of the reels and you’ll win 5x, 20x or 50x your total stake for each spin. However, you have the added bonus that a combination of three or more of the two scatter symbols will also pay out, with a maximum win of 15x your stake.
Surf’s Up Slot Bonus Games
The first bonus feature is a free spins one, although it would have to be said that this is a ‘mini’ feature. This is because you’ll only actually have 3 free spins. This feature is activated by landing the brunette lady on reel one and the blonde lady on reel 5. Despite the small number of spins, the 3x multiplier applied to each of these does make it worth winning and would make for a very good time to land that big win.
The final symbol is the ‘bonus’ one which shows the silhouette of a surfer against the backdrop of the waves. To enter the bonus round you’ll need to land three of these in a row on an active pay line. You’ll now be shown a screen showing three surfers on the ocean. Pick one and they will go on a run, which will now be judged. If you get two scores, the round is over, if you gain one score and one trophy you’ll advance to the next level and land two trophies and you’ll advance to the next level with all prizes doubled.
Design and Setup
Surf’s Up has a distinctive orange and brown design which signifies the sunset on the Paradise Island, palm trees illuminated in front of the large sun on the horizon. The backdrop is particularly eye catching, although unfortunately this is not matched by the design of the symbols on the reels, which are somewhat basic, with limited animation. The accompanying sound is a step up however, as each spin is greeted by the sound of island drums and the appropriate splashing of waves when landing a win.
Surf’s Up is a five reel slot with three symbols showing on each of the reels. There are 15 pay lines in total and this number is set, however you can choose to play up to 10 coins per line. The coin value for each of these credit ranges from just 1c through to 25c. The game has an auto play option where you’ll manually set the number of spins using the up and down buttons, although as a handy hint, if you click down from zero spins you’ll automatically taken to 99!
Surf’s Up isn’t a slot that will particularly blow you away when you first enter, as the graphics are a little too basic in comparison to some slots found online today. However, there is enough going on in the game to keep you entertained. The high paying wild and the scatter symbols add some nice variety to the base game, while both of the additional bonus games, although not groundbreaking, add nice elements to the slot. All in all this makes for a game that might just be ideal if you’re feeling in the holiday spirit!