You’ll find an upbeat, bright and entertaining slot with MicroGaming’s Beach Babes. What you should not expect is too much bare flesh – this is a cartoon design! While you play a pop music soundtrack adds to the party feel. You will certainly be partying if you line up the best paying symbols!
There is a free spins game which can come with some big multipliers – up to 6x on your wins. With 10,000-coin wins possible in the base game, and large scatter wins too, you will find plenty of potential from this game.
Nothing too complex in the base game of Beach Babes slot. This is a regular 5-reel, 3 row grid, with 25 fixed win-lines. Your only option before you spin is how much to bet. A handy slider is provided for this, with 50c as the minimum amount. After that, you simply hit the spin button and enjoy the party.
Beach Babes logo symbols are where the big wins are at. These are wild symbols too. This means that they can replaced any of the regular (non-scatter) symbols to create extra wins. Any wins that involve a wild will be doubled compared to the amount on the pay table. 5 of these on a win line gets you a healthy 10,000 coins.
High paying symbols are the beach babes themselves. These are cartoon pictures of ladies in swimsuits, with different beach gear. The top regular symbol is a blonde holding a beach ball. This is worth 2000 coins for 5 of a kind. Next comes a dark-haired lady with a surf board, worth 1750. A redhead with sunglasses (1500) and a muscular life guard (1250) complete these. There is also a beach ball symbol, this is worth 1000 coins for 5 of a kind.
Lower paying symbols are the standard playing cards. These have each been decorated with a flower. Aces down to nines are in play.
Scatter symbols are common enough, though you will rarely find them with prizes as big as in this slot. These are represented by the cool box, filled with ice. If you get 5 of a kind, you will win 600 times your total bet amount on the triggering spin. There is then a big jump to the 20x prize for 4, 4x for 3 and 2x for just 2.
Scatters also trigger the free spins bonus round.
The number of free spins you receive depends on whether you hit 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the triggering spin. There are 20 spins for 3, 25 for 4 and 30 for the full 5.
When the free spins kick in, the party really gets started. While the layout of the reels is the same, all of your wins come with a 3x multiplier. If you get a win involving one or more of the wild (logo) symbols, this also has 2x on your win. Combined this means wins with wilds are worth a healthy 6x! You can retrigger this bonus with 3+ scatter symbols.
Another free slot in the MicroGaming range which gets the ‘not the latest graphics’ label. Again, for its time, the production qualify was high. The setting is a beach. You’ll see sand, sea, palm trees and a blue sky around the reels. Plain cream reels let the bold symbols stand out. The babes do stand out. All of them have bright white smiles, and of course perfect bodies. There are some short animations, for example an arm coming into the symbol and spinning the beach ball – or the ice box shaking.
Music will have you tapping your toes as you spin, at least at first. This is a pop tune. After a while it started to get a little repetitive. You’ll at least have a different, more upbeat tune to listen to when you trigger the free spins bonus game.
There are plenty of reasons to choose this slot, though the cartoon babes themselves are not really one of them! The main attractions for this slot older MicroGaming slot is the potential for big wins. You can get up to 600x your bet from the scatters – which is unusually high. The 3x multiplier during the free spins can combine with a 2x multiplier that the wilds have. With the potential for 6x wins, the free spins are where you’ll find the biggest pay-outs.