Beach is an invigorating online video slot game from Net Entertainment that has been released on September 2012. This online video slot machine game has 5 reels and 20 pay lines. The theme of Beach is somewhat inspired by the Disney-animated film The Little Mermaid, but instead of being underwater, the setting is of course, along the shore of a beach.
Beach is quite a one-of-a-kind yet entertaining online video slot game because of its “Waves”. Instead of the usual spinning action when you hit the reels, the symbols come out like they have been washed up on the shore by the waves. Most online slot players say that they find this effect rather “fun and refreshing”.
Several online slot game players who naturally love to take walks along the beach consider Beach to be the online video slots game that suits them perfectly. The game is more like you are trying to collect cute shells and other interesting stuff that may be of value, just like what most people do when picking up items being washed up along the shorelines in the real world. This game can reward you with up to 24 free waves (or spins) when you hit 3 or more Scatter symbols.
What most people like about Net Entertainment is that they allow players to experience playing on their slot machine games, without the need to download any software. If you love spending your summer vacation by the beach and picking up shells being washed up on shore, then you will surely love playing at Beach online video slots because it has special features such as unique “wave” animation that washes symbols up to the shore, Free Waves (free spins), a maximum coin jackpot of 20,000, a maximum cash jackpot of $40,000, and last but not least, it has two different types of Wild Symbols: the first one is a standard Wild symbol, and the second one is the amazingly cute and clever Octopus Wild that helps slot players win the highest possible combination by swapping symbols on the columns. Another fun thing is that all wins with the Octopus Wild symbol are multiplied by 2!
Graphics & Sound
Simple yet sophisticated graphics and jovial sounds are Net Entertainment’s signature qualities when it comes to their online slots games. As its name implies, Beach online slots game has a background of a beach shoreline, complete with shells, pebbles, oysters, crabs, starfishes, and a whole lot of sand and waves! The symbols are drawn adequately and you will be able to play for hours in this slot game without straining your eyes. The overall graphic design of Beach displays many different colors such as blue, green, pink, orange, gray, purple and many more.
The brightly-colored shells and other items that you usually see along beach shores are nicely matched by the background sound effects such as the sound of waves as it crashes on the beach and the constant chirping of sea birds. When you spin the reels (or in this game, activate the waves), you will hear the groovy music from the song “Under the Sea” (of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid) whenever you manage to get a winning combination!
The regular symbols are the card deck symbols which are 9, 10, J, Q, K and Ace and they are easily distinguished because they appear like small pebbles in this game. The other symbols are the Treasure Chest, Oyster Shell, Conch Shell, Starfish and the Clam Shell.
A unique twist in this Beach slots game is the Wild Symbols – there are actually two Wild Symbols! The first Wild Symbol is the Driftwood symbol (with a small crab that looks like Sebastian in The Little Mermaid). Its role is a standard Wild Symbol which means it acts as a substitute for all other symbols (to complete winning combinations). It appears on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th reels (or columns). As for the second Wild Symbol, for sure you will always be on the lookout for that cute Octopus Wild symbol because it has a clever ability of swapping the positions of any two symbols on adjacent positions on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th columns (except for its own position) in order to obtain the highest possible total win! All Octopus Wild wins are multiplied by 2! Moreover, if there is no suitable swap combination, the Octopus Wild will go and wait on the left side of the reels (columns). The 2x symbol stays in place and new waves will be generated until a successful swap opportunity takes place.
The Scatter Symbol is the Message in a Bottle symbol. If you hit 3 or more of this scatter symbol, you will activate the Free Waves (Spin) bonus game where you can win up to 24 free waves (spins).
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
The Bonus Feature is activated when you hit 3 or more Scatter Symbols (Message in a Bottle) and you are awarded extra Free Spins, or in this case, Free Waves! If you manage to hit 3 Scatter Symbols, you will be awarded 8 Free Waves. If you hit 4, you are awarded 16 Free Waves. If you hit 5, you are awarded 24 Free Waves!
When Beach Bonus Feature game is over, you are then returned to the regular Beach slot game and your Free Waves (Spin) wins are added to your win total.
Please take note that if you manage to win Free Waves while the Octopus Wild is waiting for a swap opportunity, the Free Waves Bonus Feature game will begin immediately. When the Free Waves Bonus Feature game is over, the Octopus Wild continues to wait until a swap is done.
Beach has 5 reels where you may bet on 20 pay lines. The minimum bet for coins is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 1 per line.
Don’t you think it’s more fun playing online video slots when there’s an Autoplay function? A lot of online players think so, too. If you want to play the Beach video slot game automatically, simply click on the button marked Auto (Autoplay function) and select the number of spins ( in the game, it’s indicated Number of Waves) that you would want to play automatically. You can also use the Advanced Settings and Stop Autoplay: on any win, if Free Waves is won, if a single win exceeds an amount you have specified, or if your cash increases or decreased by an amount you have specified. After you have customized the Autoplay function according to your preferences, just press the Start button, sit back and relax while the slot game will play for you and win you some great prizes automatically!