How to Play
Beach Life is a very simple to play and very easy to get into NZ online pokie. While the game itself does not offer a free spins feature like many others, it does offer plenty of other game-winning features that will most certainly add a great deal to your winning totals. Beach Life offers the following features:
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Coin Size: 0.25- 0.50
- Min Bet: $5.00
- Max Bet: $10.00
- Wild Symbol: Sun
- Scatter Symbol: Sandcastle
- Bonus Symbol: Treasure Chest
- Bonus: Progressive Jackpot
Beach Life presents 5 reels in 3 rows and 20 paylines which can be selected one at a time via the bet button. There are two basic coin sizes to choose from and between that and the flexible number of paylines per spin, Beach Life is suited to all sorts of playing budgets.
The game offers a nice variety of special game symbols which help to not only increase chances of winning per spin, they also help to increase winning totals when won. Here is how the game symbols work:
The sunshine icon in Beach Life is the game’s wild symbol and basically substitutes all other game symbols (with the exception of the game’s scatter symbol) to create more winning combinations, more often. The wild symbol is also responsible for the progressive jackpot pokie and getting 5 wild symbols across the 20th payline will trigger the progressive jackpot win. Getting 5 wild symbols on across any other paylines will also trigger a smaller jackpot total of 10,000 coins.
The sandcastle in Beach Life is the game’s scatter symbol and, while it does not offer free spins like scatters often do in other pokies, it does act as a multiplier for winning totals. The number of scatters you get on a winning spin (on an active payline) will determine the strength of your total multiplier:
- 2 scatters = 2x multiplier
- 3 scatters = 5x multiplier
- 4 scatters = 50x multiplier
- 5 scatters = 500x multiplier
The treasure chest in Beach Life represents the bonus game and getting three of these on a single payline will trigger the bonus game. The bonus game is an underwater world where you get to dive and pick two out of a possible fourteen treasure chests. The chests you pick will add that bonus amount to your winning totals.
Graphics and Sound
The Beach Life is exactly what you would expect from a pokie with this sort of theme, there are plenty of beach-related icons including palm trees, surfers, beach umbrellas, ice creams, beach girls and plenty more.
The graphics are fairly simple and are very reminiscent of more retro-themed slots and will most certainly appeal to fans of vintage and retro styles. Having said that, fans of more modern video slots might find the graphics to be a bit too simple. The sound however is not very good and can get quite annoying after a while. The sound quality is fairly poor and the sound effects quite average. There is a mute button included for silent play.
The Beach Life is not noted for its graphics or sound quality, it is most noted for its potentially massive progressive jackpot payday! This is one of the biggest jackpot games available in the industry and is certainly one of the biggest on offer from Playtech.
Beach Life is considered a high volatility game and pays out roughly every 130-140 days. While this is fairly long, the game does generally pay-out in excess of NZ$2 million and one of the highest recorded pay outs from this game was NZ$8 million in 2012. The faithful and diligent players will be rewarded and those looking for an easy payday should rather stick to lower volatility games with smaller jackpots.
Beach Life is not the sort of slot that offers a massive array of special features. Playtech focused their attention towards the big progressive payday and the only real special feature is the bonus round. The bonus round can be triggered by getting three or more treasure chest symbols on an active payline and choosing two treasure chests could quite dramatically affect your winning totals!