Don't we all just love reviving the memories of past summer holidays, which always seem to finish way too fast? This 5-reel, 20-payline video slot will put you right back on the beach, with warm sand beneath you and a soft sound of waves in the background, inviting you to dig for buried treasure. While collecting shells, starfish and pebbles, watch out for creatures of the ocean - they'll be your allies, helping you unearth the treasure chest and collect your 40,000 coins fortune.
Released back in 2012, Beach slot game is an adorable game developed by Net Entertainment that features an unconventional gameplay that sees regular icons get washed up on the shore rather than simply appearing on the reels the way we are used to seeing them. Meanwhile, Wild and Scatter symbols and the Free Waves make everything all the more enjoyable.
Even if minimalistic in terms of illustrations and sound effects, the game still exhibits a few nicely executed details to emphasise the beach theme, such as payline numbers written in sand and symbols being washed up on the shore, instead of appearing by the common spinning of reels mechanism. The base game symbol you're hoping to see many of is, not surprisingly, the Treasure Chest, paying 2,000 coins for five of a kind. Shells and the starfish will award you medium wins, while pebbles with 10 to Ace playing card symbols represent the least profitable items to collect.
How to play
Playing fixed 20 lines, you can pick from 1-10 bet levels and choose your coin value ranging from $0.01 to $1.00, staking between $0.20 and $200 per single spin.
The Wild icon, small pink crab riding a wooden plank, can appear on any of the reels except the 3rd one and will substitute for all other symbols except Scatter and Octopus Wild.
Scatter is depicted as the Message-in-the-bottle. Three or more Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on reels will activate from 8 to 24 Free Waves, though you’ll have to be extra patient to get a chance to benefit as there don’t seem to be that many Scatter icons on the reels.
However, once you do manage to land 3+, the ocean will continue washing the bottles up on the shore, giving you the possibility to re-trigger the feature.
Strategy & Tips
While playing the base game will not get you exceedingly rich, landing the special Wild might.
Octopus Wild appears on 3rd reel only and its specialty lies in the fact that, not only will it substitute for all symbols except Scatter and Wild, it also has the ability to swap any two symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 in order to create highest possible wins.
Plus all your Octopus Wild wins will get multiplied x2! And get this: if there is no suitable swap combination, the Octopus Wild waits patiently to the left of the reels, with the x2 symbol remaining in place while new waves are generated until a swap opportunity occurs.