Caribbean Holidays Slot from Novomatic
This Novomatic designed slot will get you in the holiday spirit, featuring a number of symbols which are sure to transport you to the Caribbean. On the reels you’ll find a plane, dolphins, flamingoes, cocktails, sunny beaches, a life guard and a bikini clad surfer, while flowers surround all additional symbols.
The game features a bonus round where a large number of free spins can be won with a nice added multiplier too – while you’ll also find a bonus wheel where some welcome extra credits could be heading your way!
How to Win on Caribbean Holidays
The life guard is the symbol you might want to see above all others, this character appears much like the kind of life guard you might have seen in Bay Watch, complete with the red buoy. Landing five in a row (from left to right on a win line) pays 4,000 coins, while he also acts as the wild symbol, substituting for every other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. This wild has the added advantage of the fact that any wins are doubled. The surfer and the dolphin are both worth 1,000 coins, while the flamingo pays 800 coins. The cocktail and the beach scene are joined by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in completing the standard symbols.
Like on most Novomatic slots, you’ll have the chance to double up after any win with a gamble feature.
Free Spins and Wheel Bonus Game
The scatter symbol is the plane and this offers an immediate payout when appearing twice or more across any of the reels (with a top payout of 5,000 coins if appearing on all 5 reels). Land three or more of these scatters and you’ll enter the free spins bonus round. Three scatters wins you a very impressive 25 free spins, while each additional scatter will add another 10 to the total, making for a maximum of 45. Once again, as an additional bonus, every win during the feature is the subject to a 2x multiplier. This means that any win using the wild symbol will actually have a 4x multiplier in place, as you have the 2x multiplier for the wild joined by the 2x multiplier in the feature. If you want even more good news, you can re-trigger the feature, any more spins added to your total. The combination of this large number of spins and multipliers make for a feature which you’ll certainly strive land over and over.
When you look at the pay table you’ll see some wins have the letters +SG after them, accompanied by a number. When you land one of these, you’ll be taken to a wheel of fortune style wheel with many segments, the vast majority offer a win amount, although there are a handful of blank segments.
Design and Setup
In comparison to some of the more modern slots, Caribbean Holidays has something of a basic design. The reels are a plain mustard color, while the playing card symbols do seem to dominate a little. However, the life guard and the surfer characters do stand out, each offering some animation when forming part of a win line, the bikini clad surfer winking, while the camera zooms in on the life guard while a plane passes in the background. The accompanying sound is a little basic too, with no real nod to the Caribbean theme, which would have been a nice extra.
This five reel slot has a total of 20 win lines, although you can choose to play just 5 or 10. You’ll also choose your coin value. The auto play option is a good one, simply hit the button to start it and then hit it again to stop. During auto play, you can opt for the turbo option which sees the reels spin much faster than usual, allowing for much more rapid game play.
At first glance you might not be overly impressed with this Novomatic designed slot. The visuals do look a little dated and you might think that the slot doesn’t have too much about it. However, the combination of the free spins bonus feature which can lead to some amazing wins and the added bonus wheel makes for a really interesting slot. The game is something of a high variance one, so will appeal to those who don’t mind waiting a little longer than usual for an oversized win.