SunTide is a Microgaming-powered slot game with 5 reels and 9 paylines. Playable from 9p to £22.50 a spin, it’s available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. It has a classic feel with a vibrant colour scheme – with a warm summer theme, it has an upbeat soundtrack which will remind you of being a tropical island in the Caribbean.

Set in the warm sunset of a tropical island afternoon, symbols include familiar Bars and Sevens as well as fruity Lows. In the base game, look out for the wild symbol (the gold coin) which expands on the middle reel only this rewarding you with a wild reel.

Then you have the Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – this will give you 15 free spins but the wild will expand on any of the 3 middle reels. The good thing is that you retrigger the feature giving you a potential 30 free spins.

I found SunTide to be a medium variance game with the bigger wins comes in the free spins feature. In the base game, there’s a potential 1,222 times your stake to be won whilst in the free spins feature, it increases dramatically to a whopping 3,333 times your stake!

SunTide may have a distinct island feel but combines both a classic experience with a modern look to it. Set to become a summer favourite, let’s hope the sun shines down on you with those expanding wilds in the free spins feature. If you like summer-themed slots, you have Playtech’s Baywatch which is based on the popular TV show and NetEnt’s Wild Water which also features expanding wilds.