Beach from NetEnt
NetEnt seems to have put a decent amount of effort into making a nice online slot, and then given up at naming it properly. Beach is all the title that this slot gets. Beach is a pretty cartoon style online slot with five reels and twenty paylines. The paylines are fixed, meaning you have to play with all twenty of them, but the coin value for each line ranges from 1 to 10. This makes this a nice slot for all budgets. Player wise, it will appeal to all experience levels too, as although Beach des not have a progressive jackpot it does have a pretty large standing one. The slot does not have huge amounts of special features, offering only a wild symbol and some free spins. This makes it a simple slot to play and understand which is great for beginners.
Although NetEnt seems to have fallen short at the naming of the slot, the graphics and overall feel can happily hold their own amongst other online slots. All graphics are done in a cartoon style, but are nicely drawn and not too simplistic. The colours are bright, with lots of blues and yellows giving the player that beach day feel. Beach is an animated slot too, where instead of your reels spinning like in other slots, they change as you click the button by being washed away with the tide. The back ground track to Beach is a kind of ambient beach sound, with no plinky music which may drive you insane.
Most of the symbols in Beach are theme based, except for the very bottom ones that are taken from a deck of cards. These have had work done to them however, and have been made to look like they are created out of smooth beach pebbles. Each pebble has the letter or number etched into it and fit in nicely with the theme. The rest of the symbols are done in cartoon style, all bright colours and crisp lines. They come directly from the beach theme and there are things like an oyster with a pearl in it, a shellfish, a starfish and a seashell. The best paying icon in the game is the treasure chest. Five of these in a row on a payline can get you up to 2000 coins.
Beach has some special symbols included in the game play too. A piece of wood with the word wild on it appears on reels one, two, four and five, and can replace any other symbol in the game except for the scatter and the octopus. The scatter is a glass bottle and launches the free spins round.
Beach Special Features
The first feature is the free spins round. This is launched by finding three to five bottle scatters anywhere on the reels. The amount of spins, or in this game’s case free waves, that you will receive will be determined by the amount of bottles that you find on the beach.
The second notable feature is another wild symbol. This is a very happy looking purple octopus that only appears on the third reel. This guy works like a normal wild, and can replace any other symbol except for the regular wild and the scatter. He also replaces any adjacent symbols on reels two and four as well as his own, and awards any spin that he is a part of with a 2x multiplier.