Can a slot game leave you with a sense of peace and tranquility? It hardly seems likely, but 5 columns, 3 rows and 20 lines add up to a lot of relaxing fun under the sun when you play Net Entertainment’s Beach slots game. Symbols smoothly wash ashore via an all-new animated wave feature that is quite unique in the video gaming world. As you’re imagining yourself sitting in the sun with your toes in the sand, hope for the Octopus Wild to wash ashore so that you can swap two symbols on the columns and achieve the highest possible wins. Do all of this on Linux, Mac, Windows , iOS or Android platforms—the choice is yours.
These visually unique graphics are unlike most online slots games in that each spin rolls down an ocean wave that plants the symbols onto the sand like seashells washing ashore—complete with rushing wave sound effects. Sometimes all the symbols fall gently in one solid swoop; other times they roll ashore with an exciting pause between two separate waves, much like the variation in wave sizes at the actual seaside. Symbols include various colorful seashells, a starfish, an oyster with a pearl inside, and shiny stones. Playlines appear as lines drawn in the sand.
The background sounds carry you straight to the sea with mesmerizing ocean waves hissing, punctuated by the occasional chatter and squawking of sea birds. The tropical theme continues as cheery, steel-drum party music plays when big wins occur.
There are two Wild icons in this game: one appears as a piece of driftwood with the word “Wild” engraved into it and a little pink crab sitting on top. This Wild symbol works as most wilds do, substituting for any symbol needed to complete a payline. However, the Octopus Wild is the big player on the Beach, helping you achieve the highest possible win by swapping two symbols on the columns. Appearing only on the third reel, it can also substitute for other symbols in completing a payline, but any wins that occur with the Octopus come with a 2x multiplier.
This game doesn’t feature a separate bonus game, but there are plenty of other features and a jackpot to keep play interesting. The Scatter symbol features a message in a bottle and when three or more of these appear anywhere on the columns you earn the following: eight Free Waves for three Scatters, sixteen Free Waves for four Scatters, and twenty-four Free Waves if you’re lucky enough to land five Scatter symbols all at once.
The non-progressive jackpot, represented by the treasure chest symbol, pays out 2,000 coins on the first betting level. If 10 coins per line are wagered, it pays out 20,000 coins. Pair this with the octopus wild for automatic doubling to the top prize of 40,000 coins.
Players will enjoy flexibility for every single spin due to the wide range of betting combinations offered while playing at the Beach. It features 20 bet lines, 10 bet levels, and coin values of .01, .02, .05, .10, .20, .50 and 1.00, for a maximum bet at any one time of 200.00.
The relaxing vibe of this game would be ruined if it was difficult to play; thankfully, that is not the case. Like all Net Entertainment video slot games, the graphics are clearly designed and move smoothly. Novices and experts alike will appreciate how easy it is to keep your eye on your credits, current bet, and current balance at all times. Click into the advanced autoplay mode and the game will play anywhere from 10 to 1,000 rounds automatically, stopping when your own pre-set limits have been reached.
The Beach is fully compatible with computer and laptop operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Innovative and exciting casino gaming has been the hallmark of Net Entertainment ever since its small start in 1996 branching off from a Swedish offline casino operator. Now a globally-represented company with over 500 full-time employees, NetEnt strives to bring its customers the best in online casino gaming while reflecting emerging trends. With its award-winning CasinoModule complete gaming system, Net Entertainment secured a global position in the world of video casino gaming.