It’s June, which means the summer holidays are just around the corner. It’s the time of year when our thoughts move to the beach – and the perfect time for the release of summer-themed slot machines. One such game that you’ll be seeing online soon is Surf Safari, one of the latest releases from Microgaming.
About The Game
Surf Safari is yet another example of the “All Pays” style of game which are now common amongst Microgaming slots, which allows players to pay just one amount in order to cover all possible winning combinations. Since these games are usually played with five reels and three rows of symbols, they’re traditionally called “243 Ways” slot machines, since that’s the number of unique “paylines” you can make on such a game. Players have plenty of different options for what the amount of their bet is, however, from a few cents up to a maximum bet of $250.
The title of Surf Safari probably gives the theme away, but just in case you weren’t sure, this is a game that mixes surfing themes with the kinds of animals you might see on an African safari. In other words, if you’ve ever wanted to play a game where you could see a cheetah on a surfboard, this is the game for you!
The object is to match symbols from left-to-right across the reels; again, since this is an All Pays slot, there’s no such thing as an “active payline,” and any combination of matching symbols will do. Lower value symbols are represented by the poker rankings from nines up through aces, while you’ll earn extra money for matching the lions, snakes, and other animals that can be seen surfing throughout the game. Many of the animals offer up to 1,000 credits if you can match five, while the Surf Safari logo symbol has the biggest prize of 1,250 credits for a five-of-a-kind.
The Surf Safari symbol is also the way to get into the game’s bonus round. If you can match three or more of these symbols on the screen, you’ll be taken to a second screen for the Safari Wax Bonus Game. In this game, you’ll see 15 different cans of surf wax. In this fairly typical pick ‘em game, you’ll have the choice of which can to choose. Each one will reveal a prize, then allow you to pick once again. Your prizes will keep accumulating until you uncover a can that was hiding a “collect” symbol, which ends the bonus round.
The graphics aren’t outstanding, but they’re colourful and playful, which is perfect for the somewhat wacky theme in Surf Safari. The one bonus game is also a bit on the mundane side, but given that it can award prizes worth thousands of coins, it’s hard to find any real complains about it.
Surf Safari is the perfect fun, relaxing online slots game for those who can’t wait for summer to start. The slot machine will be live in most Microgaming casinos by the end of June.