The American tradition of spring break is somewhat of a mystery to us Brits. Our Easter holidays are boring, as the only beaches we have open at that time of the year are fake one in swimming pools. Oh, how we’d love to head to a hot coast, with hot girls and a load of cheap booze. Now, thanks to Microgaming’s Spring Break slot, we can.
Presented over the standard 5x3 with a measly 9 paylines, this aged slot suffers for want of an update, as well as clunky graphics and a dubious soundtrack. Theme related symbols seem positively massive by today’s standards and can feel a bit in-your-face. But the clichés will bring a wry smile to any gamers face, with symbols such as an ice lolly, some beers, tonnes of junk food, a few scantily clad sun-worshippers and a random surfer.
The wild comes in the form of the Spring Break logo and substitutes all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter, as well as doubling all wins it contributes to. The scatter is a beach Party symbol and it serves to trigger the free spins feature.
Plenty of bonuses in the spring
Beach Party Free Spins
The free spins feature stands alone here as the only feature possible, so there are high expectations resting upon it, like the spring break parties themselves. Trigger the spins by getting three or more of the beach party scatter symbols across the reels and receive a prize exclusive to scatter wins on top of the 15 free spins. During the free spins round all winds will be tripled, and the feature can be retriggered from within the round by getting three or more scatters.
If you’re a gambler you can hit the gamble button underneath the reels after each win. You’ll get the chance to double or quadruple your winnings, just guess the correct colour or suit of the next card to be drawn. Just be careful here and use it sparingly, you could end up losing the lot.
For an old slot Spring Break still has a pull to it, and some great winning potential. That small amount of paylines pales into insignificance when the free spins reboot and you bag a load more 3x wins. There is word that Microgaming are pulling this one soon though, so we suggest getting your skates on with this one and taking it out for one last spin before school start up for summer term.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring