Take a trip to the seaside in Here Comes Summer, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from 1x2 Gaming. This jolly looking slot is a relatively simple one. The bonus round can be well worth hitting though as expanding wilds can land during the free spins. Collect ice cream cones to bring expanding multipliers into play. Play on all devices from between 20p and £50 per spin.
Set against a sandy beach backdrop, you’ll see A to J royals as well as a sandcastle, flip flops, a deck chair and parasol and a suitcase. The palm trees symbol is the most rewarding. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on 1 of the game’s 20 paylines and you’ll receive a payout of 1.5, 12.5 or 30 times your stakes. The smiling shark is the wild. This replaces everything apart from the scatter.
The sun, sporting a nifty pair of shades, is that scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature. You’ll then play out 10, 12 or 14 free spins. The shark wild is in play here. Whenever it hits. it expands to turn the whole of the reel wild. Joining the action here is the ice cream cone symbol - each time one of these appears, the multiplier in play increases by 1x.
Here Comes The Summer is a straightforward slot. There’s a cartoon feel to the visuals which are nicely done. Likewise. the bouncy soundtrack that bears more than a passing resemblance to Madonna’s 1983 classic ‘Holiday’. The features here are as basic as the design. We triggered the Free Spins feature regularly and landed some steady wins but didn’t manage to scoop anything big.
You can win 600 times your stake on each or free spin – if you manage to fill the reels with palm trees and wilds. The likelihood increases in the Free Spins feature due the expanding wilds. If you get a decent multiplier, those maximum payouts will increase significantly – for example, get a 5x multiplier and you could win 3,000 times your stake on every free spin.
This is the slot equivalent of a week on the beach on the Spanish Costas. There’s nothing particularly challenging or complex but Here Come Summer is enjoyable enough. I would also try ELK Studios’ Sam on the Beach which has a similar theme but more features (and big payouts too).
If you want anything more than that, then Juicy Ninja will likely be a little too vanilla for your tastes. I would much rather play 1x2 Gaming’s I Am The Law or Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hanzo’s Dojo which offer more in the way of bonus features and graphics.