Three great summer slots to try out: Mega Moolah Summertime
If you are based in the northern hemisphere then there is no doubt that the summer is now here. Those long days are now common and the mercury in the barometer is heading northwards as warmer weather takes hold.
Now many people love the summer, though I personally prefer spring and autumn with my fairer complexion, and of course, the season is an inspiration behind a number of slots based on the theme.
So, what better way to celebrate the start of what will hopefully be a long and hot summer in the northern part of the globe, than by taking a look at some of the slots which are the perfect accompaniment to these longer, warmer days.
And those of you based south of the equator, don't worry as next week we will bring you our top three winter slots to enjoy as you head towards the cooler months of the year for you.
What better place to begin our celebration of all things warm and sunny than with our own Bikini Party?
- Bikini Party Slot
Originally released back in February 2016, so definitely a little earlier in the year than you would have liked, this 5x3 reel 243-ways to win slot has proven to be one of Microgaming's more enduring games. A medium variance slot with 60,000 coins available as a jackpot prize, you can play from as little as 0.25 per spin but higher rollers can ramp up the action up to 125.00 per spin.
The theme of the slot is of course beach life and a bikini party and of course all the girls on the reels are wearing a selection of bikinis which are designed to show off their somewhat ample assets in a variety of different ways. Beach volleyball seems to be another concurrent theme of the slot, although how the ladies play without falling out of their costumes would be a mystery of science.
The gorgeous bikini babes are not the most politically correct nowadays, but this is a slot that has its tongue in its cheek, rather than being a serious form of titillation for the viewer. The girls are the higher value symbols on the slot as you would expect while the lower value symbols come in the somewhat predictable form of playing card lows, from the nine through to the Ace.
One nice touch on the game is the re-spin option, which kicks in after every spin. When a spin has finished, the re-spin option under each wheel will illuminate and an amount of money will be shown next to the button. This is the amount it will cost to re-spin that single reel one more time. Obviously the bigger the chance of a big value win, the more expensive it is to spin the wheel. This is a great feature but one which should be used sparingly as it can prove costly if you use it too often.
The beach volleyball symbol is the scatter and if you land three four or five across the reels then you will win 15 Free Spins and all of your wins will be tripled for the duration of the bonus and you can also re-trigger Free Spins from within the bonus round.
If your idea of heaven is a sunny beach with girls in bikini's playing volleyball, then Bikini Party is the slot for you.
- Suntide Slot
The colours of summer are yellow and orange and you will get plenty of exposure to them in the fabulous Suntide slot. This is one of my favourite summertime games as it blends a lovely warm, hot weather theme, along with some retro-styled slot gaming to bring players a nice fusion of the modern and the retro styles.
This is a 5-reel slot with three symbols on each and a total of nine fixed pay lines in play. Spins start at just 0.09 per spin, which is great value for smaller stakes players, while it can increase to 22.50 if you want to bet more. The jackpot is 8,000 coins, which isn't huge but it is not an amount of money that you are likely to turn your nose up at if offered either.
On the reels are a number of famous slot symbols from. games of the past including strawberries, cherries, melons, lemons, bells, lucky 7s, bar symbols and diamonds. The graphics are probably a little dated now, but what really does make this slot so enjoyable is the fabulous game play and this is enhanced by a couple of bonus features on the game.
The Wild symbol is the gold coin and can be found across all five reels, but land it on the middle reel and it becomes an Expanding Wild, covering the entire reel for that spin and offering you the chance to land bigger or multiple pay outs from your spin.
Land three or more Scatters on the reels and you land 15 Free Spins, which is great news and even better news is that the number of Expanding Wilds during the bonus spins increase from the one on the middle reel, to three on the second, third and fourth reels. You can also re-trigger this bonus feature and earn yourself an additional 15 spins with those extra Expanding Wilds in play.
This is a perfect slot to while away some time over the summer months as it is simple, fun to play and offers some fantastic bonus features, while still being affordable for even the smallest of stakes players.
- Mega Moolah Summertime
Summer would not be summer without a chance to play one of Microgaming's most popular ever slots and certainly its most popular progressive. So why not move away from the standard version of Mega Moolah, with its African Safari themed game and instead see if the sun could be your key to success by playing the Mega Moolah Summertime slot.
This is 5-reel slot which is entirely self-evident as to what the game is about. It is rather like the Suntide slot in that it combines more retro-styled symbols on the reels, along with more advanced bonus features in the game, including of course a chance to win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize on every qualifying spin.
The slot has just nine pay lines in play, so it is an affordable game with spins starting at just 0.09, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a slot that doesn't have too much to offer. Land the Summertime Wild five times across the reel on one of the pay lines and you can win a massive 10,000 coin jackpot in the base game alone.
The slot also has a Free Spins round, which offers you 15 Free Spins when you land three or more of the Scatter symbols across the reel. The good news is not only can you re-trigger Free Spins but you will also receive a 3x multiplier on any wins achieved during the bonus round too.
Then of course, if you place the minimum qualifying bet to qualify for the bonus, then every spin you have on the Mega Moolah Summertime slot could trigger the Jackpot Bonus Game. Here you get to spin the reel and stand a chance of landing the massive Mega Jackpot prize, which has been won six times in 2019 and could be set to be won again at any time, on any spin.
So if you love the summer and slots, then these trio of games are the perfect accompaniment while you sip a sangria and soak up the sun during the warmest time of the year in the northern hemisphere.
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