Nothing can beat the joys of the summer holidays, especially the long, hot summers we enjoyed as children. This MicroGaming designed slot takes an idyllic look at the summer, featuring families enjoying their time in the sun. On the reels you have an elderly couple on a pedal boat, a father and son fishing, a boy and a girl jumping into a lake and many other such images.
One of the highlights of the game is the stacked wilds which appear on all five reels, ensuring a win is never far away. A free spins bonus round with a generous number of spins and added multipliers is sure to impress too.
Summer Holiday is a five-reel slot, with each reel showing four symbols when the spinning comes to a stop. This setup is lightly larger than your average slot, meaning the game can offer a total of 100 win-lines.
A look at the pay table shows you that the elderly couple on the Pedal boat is the highest paying symbol. Land this symbol five times in a row and you’ll win 400 coins. The father and son fishing are next on the pay table and pays 300 coins. A young mum riding a bicycle with her infant child on the back has a top prize of 200 coins, while the children jumping into the lake pay 150 coins.
Other symbols in the game are a pair of dogs fighting over a frisbee and a whole host of picnic food. If you like ham, cheese, fruit, bread and soft drinks, you’ll be more than satisfied with the selection. All the symbols in the game relate to the theme, which makes for a nice change from the ‘filler’ playing cards found at most slots.
The wild symbol shows the title of the slot in bright summery oranges and yellows. This symbol is stacked on all five reels, making wins that much easier to come by. You might have noticed that the pay-outs listed above are low in comparison to many other slots, but these stacked wilds ensure frequent wins.
The wild is also the highest paying in the game. Land five wilds in a row on one of the 100 win-lines and you’ll pick up a win of 750 coins. Being stacked, there is every chance that you’ll land one of those multiple wins, where a number of lines all pay out. The dream scenario will see all five reels stacked with the wild symbol completely. If this does occur, all 100 win-lines will pay out the 750-coin prize!
A very colourful duck acts as the scatter symbol. You’ll win immediate prizes of 1x, 3x, 10x and 200x times your total stake when landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 respectively anywhere across the reels.
You’ll enter the free spins feature when you hit three or more scatters. 15 free spins await if you enter the feature with 3 ducks, with 5 spins added for each additional duck (to a maximum of 25 free spins). During your free spins, any win will be multiplied by three, which always makes for a decent feature. The free spins can be retriggered too – land three more ducks and 15 spins will be added to your existing total.
The backdrop to this MicroGaming designed slot shows the edge of a lake on a hot summer’s day, with the lake blue and welcoming. All the symbols have a calmness about the design – there is no rushing around on this holiday. All members of the family are included, and they certainly won’t go hungry.
All symbols have a transparent background, ensuring the lake remains in view. The wild symbol, the only symbol you wouldn’t call calm, has some impressive animation when you land a win. The sound in the game is simple but effective.
Summer Holiday is a fun slot which will transport you to a perfect summer, whatever time of year you are playing it. The symbols will all place a smile on your face, while adding a nice amount of colour to the overall experience. The gameplay is certainly interesting. With 100 win-lines and the stacked wilds, you’ll never wait more than a few spins for a win. No, the pay-outs aren’t large, but if you like smaller and more frequent pay-outs, the gameplay will appeal. This is a calm and pleasing slot, which is sure to lower your blood pressure.