No spins and no reels in the conventional sense. How this could be so? Open the Beach pokie and see for yourself. This is a beautiful game that evokes memories of summer vacations, soft white sand, clear water and a peaceful sound of tide. A funny octopus adds fun when it is washed ashore with the symbols, and it swaps symbols to strike you with excellent wins. Better yet, find five treasure chests, bag a $20,000 jackpot and set off on a trip to sandy beaches out there.
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The concept of spinning does not apply to Beach because symbols do not rotate the way they do in traditional 5-reelers. Imagine a sandy beach and waves coming to shore – this is the animated background picture where the pokie action takes place. You click a big green button and the initially set symbols just disappear. Then in a moment a wave comes rolling up to shore and then recedes leaving 15 things brought from the sea bottom. The things that were once underwater and are now pokie symbols include smooth polished stones marked with playing card denominations from 10 to Ace, multi colored shells, a starfish and a treasure chest. The pokie mechanic is not based on spinning, that is why a game round, which is traditionally called a “spin”, is referred to as a “wave” in this pokie, for example, “free waves”.
Bet amounts and payouts
The pokie has 20 fixed paylines. Coins are available in seven sizes: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50 and $1.00. Another option, titled as Level, changes the number of coins per line in the range of 1 to 10. With this in view, the minimum and maximum bets in the pokie are $0.20 and $200 with all paylines activated.
Ten regular symbols complete combinations when three or more of the same occur on a payline. Sea pebbles are the lowest-paying icons (x5 to x125), while themed symbols award higher. The top three payers are a pink shell ($7500), shell with a pearl ($10,000) and treasure chest ($20,000).
Two wild symbols
The pokie features two wild symbols. One of them, a flat piece of wood with a funny crab on it, is a regular wild that substitutes for all symbols. It appears on all reels, except for the central reel, but it cannot create its own combos. The second wild is an animated octopus that lands on reel 3 only. It also substitutes for pictures and has an extra ability. Once stopped on its position, the octopus looks around and swaps two nearest symbols to create a combination that would provide the highest possible win with respect to other symbols on the reels. All wins with the octopus are multiplied by x2.
A bottle with a piece of paper inside is a scatter. It provides no surprises and acts much like scatters do in many other pokies. Three or more bottles found in any position activate free waves (free spins). The number of bonus waves is 8, 16 or 24, depending on the number of scatters.
Beach is an eye-catching pokie based on a creative non-spinning concept. Features include a symbol swap, wild multiplier and free waves (aka, free spins). This is a medium-variance pokie with the max payout of $20,000.