About Beach Life
Beach Life is a simple and annoyingly colorful Playtech slot released way back in 2006, that offers a big progressive jackpot as well as a rewarding bonus round.
The game had a small upgrade in 2013 that made it mobile-friendly.
Introduction, including RTP and variance
Beach Life has among the lowest theoretical payout percentages among Playtech slots, and the RTP stands at 93.25%. But the theoretical payout isn’t important here, everyone is aware it’s a losing game, but they want the progressive jackpot which averages around €2,500,000 and makes Beach Life one of the most popular Playtech slots.
As a consolation prize, the paytable offers a 100,000 coin win. Variance is, of course, incredibly high as this game is being played to win the jackpot.
Gameplay and Pay Table
The game has 20 paylines on a 3×5 reel set, and a total of eight symbols plus a Bonus Scatter, a paying Scatter, and a wild that pays the Jackpot when you get five of them on line 20, and if you get five on any other line you’ll get 100,000 coins.
The wild is the best-paying symbol in the game and it pays 200 coins for three-of-a-kind and 10 coins for a pair.
Five different kinds of Ice Cream are the five low-paying symbols, and the three characters enjoying beach life pay marginally better. Sand Castle is the Scatter symbol that pays up to 500 coins for five-of-a-kind regardless of paylines and does nothing else, and the Bonus Scatter is responsible for triggering the bonus feature.
One thing that this colorful game does well is the absence of card symbols, and all the symbols here have proper artwork. Colorful and annoying, but proper artwork. Another good thing about Beach Life is the paytable, which is quite generous, especially in case of those Wilds.
The game doesn’t have free spins, but it has a second-screen pick-a-prize feature. You need to land three to five Bonus Scatter symbols on any active payline. You’ll see 12 chests of sunken treasure, and you’ll get to pick three, four or five of them, depending on the number of Scatters that triggered the feature.
Of course, the main thing about this game is the progressive jackpot. The game is still incredibly popular so the jackpot fills up regularly, and the average of €2.5m tells you all you need to know about this slot game.
As was previously mentioned, to win the jackpot you need to land five Sun Wild symbols on payline 20. If you manage to do that, the jackpot is yours!
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 1 out of 5 stars
Beach Life may be one of the ugliest and most outdated games in Playtech’s portfolio, but it also remains one of the most popular, because of that giant jackpot.
It’s almost as if the game is intentionally bad but everyone is playing it and filling up the jackpot until someone finally wins it. If you’re a jackpot hunter, you’ll be playing Beach Life, period.
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