|Info:||5 Reels, 20 Paylines|
|Max Coins:||20 Coins|
|Date Released:||November 23, 2006|
Slap on the sun cream and get ready to hit the beach, with this new 5 reel progressive jackpot slot from Playtech. Surfing, scuba diving, sand castles – and of course sun bathing feature prominently, and to add to the holiday theme, the slot also features an additional treasure style bonus game
Beach Life is a fixed credit 50 cents per pay line slot, with a maximum bet of $10 per spin. With such a relatively high cost per spin, it can dent your bank roll pretty quickly; however the slot does feature wild cards, scatter bonuses and the bonus game, which help to stretch out your cash. The sizzling sun is the wild card symbol and it can substitute for all symbols, with the exception of scatter bonuses and the treasure chest bonus game icon. 5 wild sun symbols on the 20th pay line, win the progressive jackpot, and max bet needs to be selected in order to ensure the 20th line is in play. 5 wild symbols on any other pay line pay 100,000 coins.
One of the best features of the slot is the sand castle scatter bonus, which is paid when 2 or more sand castles appear anywhere on the reels. The frequent appearance of the scatter bonus helps to offset the cost of each spin, and unlike many other slots you only need two symbols for a win. Your total bet is multiplied by 2 when 2 sandcastles appear, 5 when 3 sandcastles appear, 50 when 4 sand castles appear and 500 when all 5 sandcastles are present. The scatter bonus is paid in addition to normal wins.
Beach Life also features a bonus round, triggered when 3, 4 or 5 treasure chests appear consecutively on any active pay line, starting from the left hand most reel. You will receive as many prize picks as symbols which appear on the reels – i.e. 3 picks for 3 symbols, 4 picks for 4 symbols and 5 picks for 5 symbols. How much you win in the round depends on the choices you make – so choose well! The bonus round is accumulative, meaning all the prizes you win are added together to make up your total prize.
Beach Life has excellent graphics which compliment its bright summery theme, with some of the ice-cream reel symbols looking mouth wateringly delicious! Full auto play is available, and Beach Life can happily spin away in the background, pausing only for bonus rounds. The minimum progressive jackpot value is $50,000, or currency equivalent.
At present, Beach Life is only available in selected casinos, but keep an eye out for it appearing in your favourite Playtech casino soon. It will certainly bring a splash of summer, and perhaps even a splash of a jackpot direct to your desktop.