Hark back to the 1970s and that laid-back vibe at the coast. The Beach Boys are still rattling round the airwaves and VWs are aplenty. Booming have really hit on a popular theme here with Surfin’ Reels, as everybody loves surfing – those that surf, and those that dream of surfing.
Presented over the standard 5x3 setup with a modest 20 paylines, this slot can slip you a rather tidy range of wins. Expect up to 50x your stake for jackpot combinations, but incredibly you’ll find it can pay out up to roughly 150,000 EUR or Bitcoin equivalent per spin using its 4x multiplier, those volatile scatters and a gorgeous Wheel of Fortune feature.
The look and feel
The graphics on this thing are mind-blowing. Get introduced to the main man, a dude that looks like he was born in the sea. The range of symbols cover the typical surf stereotype, including surfboard wax, a pendant, along with the royals from the playing card deck that include VW vans and a range of cool surfboards. This is a truly up-to-date slot with a lovely retro edge.
The wild in the game substitutes for all other symbols to form wins, except the scatter. There is not other benefit from landing wilds as they don’t have multipliers or cash prizes independently.
The features of the game
Trigger the free spins using the scatter, this being the only purpose of the symbol in the game which is a shame. Landing only on reels 1, 3 and 5 this symbol acts solely as a trigger with no cash or multiplier rewards attached. Multiplier free spins are the only option here, and they can be effective.
You’ll then get the choice between the number of spins you want weighted against multipliers. The higher the number of free spins, the smaller the multiplier. Choose 12 free spins and a 2x multiplier, 8 free spins and a 3x multiplier or 6 free spins and a 4x multiplier. Free spins don’t retrigger within the feature as with many other slots.
Quick Hit Jackpot / Wheel of Fortune
Get these across the reels three to six times during play and receive a win, you’ll get 7x to 50x your total stake. The Wheel of Fortune symbol appearing randomly triggers a feature that has a range of multipliers, whichever you land on will multiply your round’s bet by this amount and can result in huge wins.
Surfin’ Reels is a great little slot, and It kept us busy for hours. The visual are so very nice, and the features – although initially appearing stingy – can result in some tasty wins. Those free spins multipliers can prove incredibly useful. But for just sheer surfing nostalgia this game rides on the swell like no other. Highly recommended.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring