Beach Life Slot is a Playtech progressive jackpot slot game that has been around since 2006. It is one of Playtech’s most popular slots game in South Africa and around the world because of its colourful seaside theme and also because it is known to pay out massive progressive jackpot prizes running into the millions.
Beach Life Slot has 5 reels, 20 paylines, a scatter, a wild symbol, and a fun bonus round. The game is simple to understand and lots of fun to play.
How to Play Beach Life Slots
This 5-reel slots game has a set coin value of $0.50 or the Rand equivalent, so if you’re playing all 20 paylines you’ll be betting $10 (or ZAR equivalent) per spin. You can activate as many of the 20 paylines as you wish. You’ll do this by clicking on the Bet button, and each time you click on it an extra payline will be activated. You can also activate paylines by clicking on the coloured numbers on the left and right hand side of your screen. If you activate a payline greater than number 1, you’ll automatically activate all the lower ones too.
You’ll then press Spin to start the game. You can opt to Bet Max instead, which will bet the maximum amount using all paylines and will also automatically spin the reels.
You can see the diagrams of the paylines at the bottom of the paytable but these are some of the main ones:
- Payline 1 – This payline runs horizontally across the middle of the reels.
- Payline 2 – This payline runs horizontally across the top row of the reels.
- Payline 3 – This runs horizontally across the bottom row of the reels.
These are the special symbols:
- Sun – The most important symbol of the game. The sun unlocks the progressive jackpot and is the wild symbol. As the wild it will stand in for all other symbols, except for the scatter and the bonus symbol.
- Sandcastle – This scatter symbol will pay you out multiples of your total bet if you land at least 2 sandcastles scattered anywhere on the reels. Five scatters will earn you 500x your bet.
- Treasure chest – This is the bonus symbol. 3-5 of these on the paylines will activate the bonus round.
The regular symbols include a scuba diver, sun-tanner, a surfer dude, and 5 different kinds of ice-creams. Are any of these going to be ‘lollies to make you jolly’? All symbols pay from left to right, except for the scatter.
Graphics & Sounds
Imagine lying on the soft white sand of Clifton beach with the majestic Lion’s Head behind you, the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean sparkling in front of you, and the hot African sun beating down on you. There’s nowhere else you would want to be. Unless you’re logged in to your online casino account playing Beach Life Slot that is. Let’s face it, we can’t be beach bums all year round, where’s the money in that? So let’s save that for the December holidays and rather enjoy a relaxing beach atmosphere at Beach Life Slot all year round while earning oodles of Rands at the same time.
You’ll almost feel like you’re back in Cape Town, Umhlanga or Plett when you play this slots game, because the background is of a beautiful seaside scene. Filled with lots of bright colours and fun music, Beach Life Slot is the perfect getaway spot, but the beauty is that you don’t even need to leave your couch to enjoy it, never mind worry about slapping on the suntan lotion.
This game has a massive progressive jackpot that keeps on growing as players all over the world in all of the Playtech casinos place bets on the game. The biggest payout of all time on this game was in February 2012 when a lucky winner won an incredible $8,211,861. A lucky South African player won R81,120 in March 2013 playing Beach Life Slot at Casino Tropez. This jackpot is known to be paid out on average every 247 days.
The wild symbol, which is the sun, is the symbol that unlocks the progressive jackpot. Land 5 suns on the activated 20th payline during regular play after having Bet Max and you’ll win the progressive jackpot. Five suns on any other payline will earn you 100,000 coins. Because Beach Life Slot has the potential to pay out such huge jackpots running into the millions, it is considered to be a slots game with high volatility.
Beach Life Slots Special Features
Aside from the progressive jackpot, the next best feature of Beach Life Slot is the bonus round. You’ll need 3-5 treasure chests to land on any active payline to start the bonus round, where you’ll get to choose treasure chests to win cash prizes. You can choose as many chests as bonus symbols that you landed to activate the bonus round.