Pacific Paradise Slot Game
Pacific Paradise is a slot set beneath the waves of the ocean featuring a selection of brightly colored fish. The game is excellent graphically, but that is not the only eye catching aspect – as the format is a very different to your normal game. First, the reels have uneven numbers of symbols on each giving the slot something of a diamond shape, while the reels actually spin upwards, which is not something you generally see elsewhere. The highlight of the slot is the free spins bonus round, while you’ll also find that some symbols contain two fish, which will enable double the number of winning combinations.
How to Win on IGT’s Slots Machine Pacific Paradise
You won’t find the usual pay lines at Pacific Paradise as instead you’ll enjoy the all-ways system of winning. This means that you’ll win when landing symbols on three or more consecutive reels, regardless of the position on the reels. In fact this slot is even better in the fact that you will win from both left to right and from right to left – for a total of 720 ways to win.
Not being a fisherman, I couldn’t tell you the names of all of the fish, but the yellow colored fish with the large spot is the highest paying at the game, worth 100 coins for hitting 5 in a row. The other swimmers pay between 75 and 60 coins for the maximum five, the most eye catching of which is the clownfish (made famous in the Disney film ‘Finding Nemo’). Occasionally a symbol will show two fish in one and these will count as two within the column, doubling the number of winning combinations and therefore acting effectively as a 2x multiplier.
The wild symbol shows the title of the slot and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels. This wild only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4; however on occasions you’ll find it stacked, enabling many additional wins. Perhaps unusually, you’ll find a scatter symbol with a simple cash payout as opposed to landing a feature. This is represented by a school of fish and landing 3, 4 or 5 across any of the reels wins a payout of 3x, 20x and 50x your total stake respectively.
The highlight of the slot is the free spins feature which is activated when landing the jellyfish symbol on all 5 reels. During the feature you’ll gain 10 free spins and each spin will see many additional wilds appearing on the reels. During the free spins, an additional five jellyfish will see an extra 10 spins added to your total.
How the Pacific Paradise Slot Works
Despite having 720 ways to win, you’ll not have to pay for each individual chance as you might when playing a game with a set number of lines. A single spin has a total cost of 60 credits, so you’ll choose an appropriate coin value, which start at just $0.01, making for a minimum total stake of $0.60.
You can play each spin independently, but the auto spin option is handy in the fact that you can the slot running for 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins without interruption, as you admire the impressive graphics of the game.
The game is set against the backdrop of the ocean floor, large rocks found either side of the reels. If you look closely you’ll notice that the fish actually bob up and down on the reels when stationary, giving the game a particularly nice feel. This is added to by the bubbles which slowly rise to the surface throughout and winning symbols spinning and creating even more bubbles. Occasionally a slow moving jellyfish will move towards the top of the screen too and all of this makes for something of a visual delight. The accompanying sound is excellent too, as a gentle xylophone tune plays along which is interspersed with the sound of bubbles, the rippling of the sea and even an electrifying sound every time one of the jellyfish lands on the reels. There are many slots where you’ll be thankful for the ‘mute’ option which you can find here, but I doubt you’ll want to use it.
Pacific Paradise is something of a hidden gem. The combination of the unique gameplay and the excellent sound and visuals makes for a slot which will quickly grow on you, despite only having a pretty standard free spins round as a feature. This slot will appeal most to those who enjoy lower variance games where the wins might not be huge, but they will certainly come your way on a regular basis. If you want to play an ocean themed slot, this one should be very near the top of your list.