Sam on the Beach Slot Review
Sam on the Beach is a moderately entertaining slot game by manufacturer Elk Studios. The game demonstrates impressive 3D graphics and a family of peculiar characters. Are they trolls? Are they werewolves? We can’t quite say. But we do know that the head of the family’s name is Sam and he has taken his family on vacation to the beach. White sand, light blue water and gorgeous palm trees is all you will be seeing past the transparent reels. The symbols include yellow, blue and orange neon sea creatures. First is the starfish, then the sea horse and finally – the crab. Following these are the 4 character symbols – the family, where Sam is evidently the highest paying symbol.
The layout of Sam on the Beach has a total of 5 reels and 3 rows, with 243 ways to win. Furthermore, you can adjust your bet amount to range anywhere from 20p per spin up to £100 per spin. The estimated RTP of this slot is 96.3%.
The Sam on the Beach logo is the game’s Wild symbol and as such it can replace any of the regular symbols to contribute to winning combos. However, the only symbol it cannot substitute for is the golden bell symbol.
The golden bells, in turn, are the bonus symbols and are therefore responsible for triggering the game’s freespins feature. Depending on the number of bells you land, you will receive a different number of freespins. Thus, 3 bells will reward you with 5 freespins; 4 bell symbols will award you 10 freespins. Last but not least, 5 bell bonus symbols will give you the maximum of 15 freespins. What’s more, you can also retrigger the bonus feature by landing additional bells symbols. For each extra bell that you land throughout the duration of the feature, you will receive another freespin on top.
In addition, you can also benefit from the Electric Treats feature during the freespins. There are four different types, each based on the separate family members. When 3 Sam symbols appear on the reels, he will randomly transform a symbol into a Sticky Wild. Likewise, three Sandra symbols will hand out multipliers. Whenever Maggie, the youngest, appears on the reels, she will fire her harpoon to clear away the lower value symbols. And finally, if you land 3 Ted symbols, you can receive 2x or 3x multipliers.
This game has another tempting feature, as well. If you can line up the family members in a horizontal line, this will trigger a respin. But not just any respin either, mind you. You will also gain 4 sticky Wild for the duration of that respin.
Sam on the Beach is fairly dynamic and offers very attractive winning opportunities, especially during the freespins feature. The slot is medium to high variance and you can count on a maximum win of up to 2,275 times your stake.