Spring break is that time of year where families and working people steer well clear of the beaches. For one week, these are the domain of students taking a ‘well earned’ break from their studies to enjoy the sun. This popular MicroGaming slot has symbols of sun, sea, sand, booze and food. You will even hear the ambient sounds of people partying around you while you spin.
The highlight game-play wise is a free spins bonus round. This has tripled wins, which can lead to some big hits. You will also find some bigger than normal scatter wins are possible.
This game has 9 win-lines, which is on the lower end for a 5-reel slot. It is an older design, part of the early generation of video slots. This does not take away from the enjoyable game-play – though you will notice that the design of the symbols is not the most modern.
You can spin for just 9 coins, or add a multiplier and play 5 coins for each line. The coin size is flexible enough to accommodate all bankrolls. Auto-play is available, this will stop when you trigger the free spins bonus game.
Logo symbols, which show a smiling, partying couple are the wild symbols. These substitute for everything other than the ‘beach party’ scatters. Any wins created with these wilds get double the prize on the pay table.
Wilds also have the biggest available line prize. This is 10,000 coins for 5 of a kind. 4 wilds get you a generous 2,000 coins, with 200 for 3 and 10 for just 2.
Higher paying symbols all contain people in various Spring Break activities. There are some in a car (750 coins for 5), a guy floating in a pool enjoying a beer (also 750 for 5), some ladies sunbathing (400), a sunset scene and a barbeque.
Smaller wins come from food and drink. Some food is American, others have a Mexican feel. You will find 3 bottles of beer among these winning symbols.
Scatter symbol say, ‘Beach Party’ and have a bonfire in the middle. These have a big prize if you hit 5 in view – a generous 500 times your total spin amount. You get 20x that spin for just 4, 5x for 3 and 2x your spin bet for 2 anywhere in view. These wins are in addition to any regular line wins you hit.
3 or more scatters triggers the free spins bonus game. I was expecting some party music for these. It turns out that the ambient sounds are slightly different, though the game is the same. Any wins during your 15 free spins are 3x the pay tables. Wild symbols still add 2x, so wins with wilds now become a valuable 6x win.
You can retrigger for 15 more spins with 3+ scatters during play.
MicroGaming obviously have some Spring Break experience – and have recreated the atmosphere in a cartoon style. The reels take up all the screen, so there is no space for background graphics. While the people are fun, the food symbols are the stand out designs. The sagging piece of pizza and over-stacked burger look good enough to eat!
Ambient sounds of the party are a clever touch. Many slots have a similar ‘track’, which recreates the sound of the casino floor. This time the distant sounds of partying can be heard, with the occasional louder voice. There are smaller touches, like a cheer going up from the guys when you do hit the free spins bonus round.
I’m not sure whether Spring break slots are aimed at those of an age to participate in Spring Break, or for those of us remembering that age! Either way this is an entertaining slot, which is enjoyable despite being an older game. There are some big wins available, with a 10,000-coin top prize even more generous when you consider you spin for just 9 coins. Wilds will double your wins reasonably often too.
The highlight is certainly the free spins bonus game. Here you get a 3x win multiplier and 15 free spins – a perfect time to hit one of the bigger wins and give your bankroll a welcome boost.