Pearl Bay Slots Game
There are a number of marine based games in the online casino industry, the majority of them featuring a variety of sharks, dolphins and various fish.
This High 5 Games slot takes a different approach, as the reels are crowded with three beautiful mermaids, one a red head, one a blonde and the other a brunette. You’ll also find a dark haired male on the reels, while you’ll also find an Angelfish, a clownfish and a Dory fish making an appearance.
The highlight of the slot is the free spins bonus round where you’ll find locked wilds and an ever increasing multiplier – the perfect storm!
Pearl Bay Slot Gameplay
Pearl Bay is a particularly eye catching slot which is set against the backdrop of the ocean floor, the blue of the sea dominating the screen. Both the mermaids and the male character are all very attractive, making the game high on eye candy, these symbols given a dreamlike quality when forming part of a win. The accompanying cast of fish looks good too, adding some nice additional color to the reels, while the sound of the slot is good, if not particularly thematic at times.
You’ll also notice that the game is slightly larger than your standard slot, each of the five reels showing four symbols as opposed to the usual three. You’ll find 40 pay lines at these oversized reels, these 40 set as the default amount. You can, however, choose to play just 30, 20, 10 or just 1 line. The minimum stake for each of these lines is just 1c, ranging all the way through to $10 per line.
To land a win, you’ll need to land three or more consecutive symbols in a row from left to right on one of the pay lines. The three mermaids are the top paying symbols at the game, with payouts of 1,200, 600 and 400 coins for landing the red head, the blonde and the brunette respectively five times in a row. The man pays 200 coins for the maximum five, while the three fish all pay 100 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing card letters A, K and Q, these being the lowest paying on the reels.
These wins are aided by the wild symbol which shows the title of the slot. Despite only appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4, this symbol is stacked at times, making for some very large wins on occasions, especially when stacked across more than one reel.
You’ll find several options available at the base game. The best of these perhaps is the auto play, which you can set to 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins while you sit back and admire the view. An unusual option is the ‘replay’ one which you’ll find as a feature at all of the High 5 Games range. Hit the button and you can watch any spin again – not so good if the spin is a losing one, but great when you have just hit that super large win. You’ll also find an info button which brings up the pay tables and the info on how you’ll land the following feature.
Pearl Bay Slot Feature
The ‘Free Games’ symbol is the final one on the reels and this is a scatter. Like the wild, this only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and if you can land three you’ll gain 6 free games. These free games differ from the base game in two ways. Firstly, every time a wild appears on the reels, it will remain in place as a sticky for the duration of the feature. Secondly, you’ll also find a new ‘Multiplier +1’ symbol which appears on reels 1 and 5. The multiplier starts at an impressive 10x anyway, but each time this symbol appears it will increase by one. At first you might have been disappointed with just 6 free spins, but the combination of the sticky wilds and this huge multiplier makes for a feature where the wins can often rack up quickly.
Pearl Bay Slot Conclusion
The base game of this marine based slot is a good solid one, which has the advantage of being particularly easy on the eye. However, the game only really comes to life during the free spins feature. Each spin during the feature could give you an amazing sized win, especially during the last couple of spins, where sticky wilds are everywhere and the multiplier is huge. This High 5 Games offering is ideal for those who enjoy higher variance games, where you might have to wait a little longer for a win, but when you do win, you might win big!