Beach Slot from NetEnt
As you might have guessed from the title, this is a slot which is set upon a sandy beach. Unlike your usual slots however, here we have no reels as such, as all of the symbols will appear after being washed onto the beach – the spins instead being called ‘waves’.
You’ll find a variety of sea themed symbols appearing in the surf, including a treasure chest, a pearl within an oyster, a starfish and a couple of seashells, while a message in a bottle and a wooden sign are the two symbols which you’ll really want to land. Enter the bonus feature and you’ll find an octopus, who has found a unique way of giving you additional wins!
How to Win on the Beach Slot
As you might expect, the treasure chest is the highest paying symbol, worth 2,000 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. The pearl comes next, with a top payout of 1,000 coins, while the purple seashell, the starfish and the white seashell have a top payout of 750, 500 and 350 coins respectively. The standard symbols are completed by a bunch of rounded pebbles, each featuring one of the following playing card symbols – A, K, Q, J or 10.
A wooden ‘wild’ symbol will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter. This wooden sign features a small, bright pink crab and will only appear on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5.
The best symbol of all is the ‘octopus’ wild. This wild symbol only appears on reel 3, but when it does it will have a huge impact. First, any wins using the wild symbol will be the subject of a 2x multiplier. However, this isn’t the best of it, as the octopus has the ability to swap any 2 symbols and will do so to ensure the best possible win. Even better is the fact that if you land the octopus and even swapping symbols won’t give you a win, the octopus will hop off to the left and wait for a new wave and a new swap opportunity.
Beach Slot Free Spins Feature
The feature round is activated by the scatter symbol which is represented by the message in a bottle. If you manage to land three scatters you’ll find yourself with eight free waves (spins), but each additional scatter used in activating the feature will bring you an additional eight waves, making for a maximum of 24 free waves.
Each of these free spins has a huge additional bonus in the fact that the octopus wild will appear much more often than usual, meaning those swap wins will come along with regularity. These free spins can also be re-triggered by landing a series of scatter symbols again.
Unique Waves Design
The game has a real fun feel to it. All of the symbols are designed in a cartoon style, while the animation of the wave washing across the beach leaving all of the symbols is certainly an original idea. The game really comes to life visually when the octopus shows up and starts making those swaps, this certainly the standout symbol. Throughout the game you’ll hear the sound of the washing of the waves, this really adding to the theme.
20 Win Line Setup
This NetEnt designed slot effectively has five reels (even though they don’t act exactly like reels), each of these three rows high. The game a has set number of 20 win lines, making for a minimum spin cost of 20 credits, although you can set the bet level to any number between 1 and 10, meaning you can play for up to 200 credits. You’ll also set the coin value, which ranges from just 1c up to a dollar. The auto play option is a straightforward one, simply setting the number of spins from a selection ranging from 10 to 1,000.
It’s always nice to find a slot with a unique aspect and ‘Beach’ has exactly this. Having a wild with the ability to swap symbols around to ensure the biggest possible win is original, while the octopus symbol itself adds a nice amount of humor to the game. Aside from octopus wild, the game has a friendly feel, while the animation of the waves gives the game even more originality.