|Symbols||Sea shells, treasure chest, octopus|
Beach is an online slot game featuring five-reels, three rows and 20 paylines. It has a theme of everything to do with the tropical seashore. Developed by Net Entertainment they riff on the popular beach theme among slot games and includes features such as symbols washing serenely onto the shore, as well as a Free Wave bonus game involving scatter symbols, which regularly award free spins.
Look and feel
The game seeks to recreate the tranquility of a Caribbean holiday, with sun, sea, sand and symobls to match with treasure chests, starfish, conches, messages in a bottle, clams with pearls, seashells and pebbles. The reels wash up from left to right on different waves, sometimes all of them rolling up at once, or sometimes with a pause between reels, adding to a feeling of suspense, and replicating the natural random wash of the waves.
Unlike many online slot games, the waves wash upon the shore from above to gently reveal the symbols, while the soundtrack includes the sound of lapping waves and the call of tropical seabirds. A friendly pink cartoon octopus can appear on the game’s central reel and switch symbols around with its tentacles to create the most valuable win possible for the player.
Like the most the of NetEnt slots, Beach allows players to use adjustable buttons to customise both their bet level and their coin value. Bet levels range from 1-10 and the coin value ranges between £0.01-£1.00. The means Beach can be played at between £0.20 and £200 per spin.
An autoplay feature allows players to launch up to 1,000 spins at their chosen bet level and coin value, using a button located at the centre of the gameboard. This can be stopped at any time and will stop at the player’s given pre-set limit.
The Octopus Wild forms the centre of attention and is the main bonus feature in Beach. It assists the player by swapping symbols to create the highest paying combination and all wins with the octopus wild are multiplied by two.
The Scatter symbol is represented as a message in a bottle and when three or more of these appear anywhere on the columns you earn free spins. There are eight free waves, or spins, for three Scatters, 16 Free Waves for four Scatters, and 24 free waves if five Scatter symbols are landed at once.
Players can also retrigger the free waves feature indefinitely by landing three or more subsequent Scatters.