Beach Life is a Playtech progressive jackpot pokie released in 2006 that has a relatively simple design and game play but provides enormous jackpots, often worth millions of dollars. It will ideally suit players who prefer a quick, unfussy game whilst playing for that life changing payday.
How To Play
Beach Life is a 5-reel, 20 payline progressive jackpot game where wins pay left to right, except for the scatter symbol, which pays anywhere on the reels. There is a set coin value of $0.50 per line, meaning the maximum bet costs $10. In order to win the progressive jackpot, the maximum number of paylines need to be played as it pays out on payline 20.
Symbols and Paylines
- Sun is wild and substitutes for all other symbols
- Sandcastle is scatter, with all wins multipled by the size of the bet
- 5 x wild on paylines 1-19 = 100,000 coins or $50,000
- 5 x scatter = 10,000 coins up to $5,000
- 4 x wild on any payline = 2,000 coins or $1,000
Graphics and Sounds
A day out at the beach is the setting for Beach Life, with blue the dominant colour offset with a range of bright primary shades. Symbols in the game include a sunbather, a surfer, and a picnic basket, all depicted in a comic book style. In the background the sound of the surf can be heard, and each spin is accompanied by a sound effect replicating the handle being pulled of an old-fashioned manual slot machine.
The progressive jackpot on Beach Life begins at $50,000, but the game regularly pays out with wins much bigger than this, with the average payout being around $2.4 million similar to progressives such as Major Millions. The most recent jackpot win was in August 2012, when a player scooped $2.3 million, although there have been relatively recent wins as large as $7 million (January 2012) and $5.1 million (November 2011).
The progressive jackpot is won when you hit 5 x sun symbols on payline 20, and so it should be noted that the maximum number of paylines need to be played to access the jackpot.
The Sunken Treasure Bonus is triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x treasure chest symbols appear on any payline. You are taken to a separate screen, where you are presented with 8 sunken treasure chests, each containing a cash value between $5.00 – $45. Choose 3, 4 or 5 (depending on how many sunken treasure symbols activated the feature) and these are added together to form your bonus feature win (between $18 – $137). Beach Life can be played at Grand Reef Casino and other Playtech casinos