|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.80 - 2000|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
There is nothing better than getting to spend a day at the beach. Leisurely basking in the sun, listening to the sound of the waves and watching the world go by as you relax with a cocktail in hand. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Well, the online slot game Sunset Beach by software provider Playtech is here to make you feel exactly like that. It has a brilliant backdrop displaying a sandy beach and the ocean stretching ahead, as far as the eye can see, and while the graphics in this title may not exactly be top notch, they are still of a decent standard. In addition, the symbols are so lively and colorful. They feature the lower value playing card icons on the one hand, and on the other, you have a beach ball, a cold soda can, that cocktail we mentioned just now, as well as three bikini models.
But even with all of that in mind, your attention will really be focused on the game’s layout. In a highly unusual manner, especially for this developer, there are actually 4 sets of reels in this game. All of them feature 5 reels and 3 rows and each one comes with a total of 20 paylines. Not to mention that once you hit spin, all 4 reel sets will spin simultaneously. The paylines are also fixed, by the way, most probably to avoid complicating matters, and the betting range is an amazingly wide one, albeit a pretty expensive one, too. The minimum bet is a total of 80p per spin whereas the maximum bet will set you back a whopping £2,000 per spin.
Wild Bikini Models
Another unique aspect of Sunset Beach is that it doesn’t have a designated Wild, but let’s back up a little before we get to why that is. Remember those three hot bikini models we mentioned earlier? They can appear anywhere on the screen, but on the middle reels 2, 3 and 4 they can appear stacked, and if any one of them happens to fully cover one of those reels it will turn into an Expanding Wild. Hence, while you don’t necessarily have Wilds on all reels, you will have fully Wild reels every now and then instead.
Needless to say, any Expanding Wild can substitute for any of the regular icons bar the Scatter. Thus, it can help complete winning combos. On top of that, Expanding Wilds that appear on a given set of reels will then be cloned onto the next machine as well.
As neat as the Expanding and Cloning Wilds are, the more attractive feature is nevertheless the Freespins Bonus. You will be able to trigger it by landing the Scatter on the middle reel of all 4 sets simultaneously. This will award you a total of 15 freespins, where all sets of reels participate just like in the base game.
If you land the Scatter on the middle reel of any of the reels sets during this bonus round you get to benefit from an additional 2 freespins, thus, you can keep winning extra freespins infinitely.
Sunset Beach does boast a different setup than what you are most likely used to, but it’s by no means a complicated one and you’ll get the hang of it as soon as you start playing. Despite the freespins being the main special feature, most of the action actually revolves around the Expanding Wilds. That’s also where you can expect to land the biggest wins.