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Ancient Egypt, the Aztecs and the jungle are all popular travel destinations. But even more popular are beach holidays - after all, on a rainy day, you can bask in a sunshine slot and come away feeling a little bit sun-kissed. So thank you Playtech for bringing us Beach Life, a celebration of all things sun, sea and sand. We’ve got ice creams and lollipops on the reels, the scatter is a sandcastle and your new beach friend is a surfer. Now where are those lifeguards?
In fact the surfer may have wandered in from iSoftBet’s Surf Frenzy, due to being asked to share the reels with a surfing hippo. Wouldn’t it be great if characters could wander from one slot to another, popping up unexpectedly? Okay, maybe that would just be confusing. Anyway Surf Frenzy has great character graphics and the gameplay is really good fun - try keeping the hippo on that surfboard to pick up a bonus.
Tahiti Feeling, Hawaiian Treasure, Miami and yes, Bikini Islands are among the zillions of holiday destination slots for you to explore.
Around the world in 90 slots
Okay, so you’re bored with the beach and frankly you’re looking for something a little more highbrow? A bit of culture maybe? Well how about Reels of Rome - ancient Rome, that is. Parlay Games have used ultra realistic photo graphics to bring you the coins, swords, shields, laurel wreaths and helmets of the great centre of the Roman empire. There are towering columns, a centurion and a beautiful empress.
But why stop at Rome when you can go Around the World with iSoftbet? Really, that company should be setting itself up in the travel business. One of the bonuses could be air tickets. In this slot, the symbols include a boat, a train, a telescope, stopwatch, lady explorer and the Great Wall of China. This is a game of strategy and cunning - a bit like getting the best seat on a packed holiday flight.
Of course these days, eco-tourism is big and people travel thousands of miles to see gorillas. Why bother? You can see gorillas that are just as good on the ever-popular Gorilla Go Wild. It’s jungle trekking without the insect bites and the bit where you get lost and are never heard from again. Gary the Gorilla can be seen in his native habitat with a chimp, a toucan and a lemur - try getting a selfie with that lot in the wild! Anyway Gary’s wild - NextGen say so, and you can get the bonuses to prove it. Gorillionaire Win Spins and a Mega-Rilla Multiplier - book your ticket right now.
If you’re really a nature lover and want the feeling of travelling to an authentic rain forest, try Rainforest Dream. The design is really beautiful, with exotic flowers, ladybirds, frogs, and among other creatures, a black panther. Each spin starts with thunder, and there’s a random monsoon feature. Williams (WMS) have gone to a lot of trouble to produce a slot that’s really enchanting. There’s a beautiful maiden who is the wild, and reel one has a stacked wild.
One of the key reasons anyone travels, is to sample the food in different countries. Well with slots, you can feast your eyes on mouthwatering grub from around the world. For a more sophisticated slot that appeals to the discerning palate, try Sushi Express. Oh hang on, not that sophisticated - but a lot of fun. Cryptologic’s graphics aren’t the crispest around but the tuna, salmon, crab and sushi rolls are a lot of fun - and this is a progressive slot with generous bonuses.
Collect dolls in Russia and temples in India
People like to travel to a big event abroad these days, to soak up the atmosphere and get a rush of adrenalin with the locals. If that’s your sort of travel, look no further than Pamplona from IGT. The famous bull run is now available to play as a slot, and there’s a lot less chance of getting a horn just where you don’t want it. You’ve got red capes, matadors and bulls. Strangely enough the bulls aren’t the wilds - the matadors are - well they’re bound to get a bit riled, getting pronged by a bull really hurts.
All getting a little bit too hot? Well then how about a trip to Russia, where the famous “babushkas” are the Russian dolls that are nested one inside another? Thunderkick’s graphics are excellent - we love the granny-type knitted background. But look closely at those dolls. They range from the baby one with the dummy to the one with her eyes shut - and she’ll give you the biggest bonus. There’s also - spookily - a ghost doll which only appears in certain mysterious circumstances.
But we’ve no time to stop in Russia (we have to visit India next) and PlaynGo are going to make sure we don’t miss anything. Pearls of India has 25 different Indian temples to collect and when they trigger a bonus game you can select the bonus game you want - which one depends on whether you select the Wheel of Brahma, Wall of Shiva or the Statue of Vishna. The pearls are the scatter symbols. This is a beautifully drawn and realised slot: definitely worth adding to your itinerary.
Oh and by the way, on your way home don’t forget to pay a visit to Little Britain, Ash Gaming’s great take on the TV series. The weather’s terrible but the souvenirs are great!