Wild Beach Party by Pragmatic Play is very much a 'vacation slot', designed to embody the spirit of a fun journey to the beach for those who are feeling burned out. Wild Beach Party is a perfect choice for those who are craving the bright blue sea, sun-kissed coconut trees, and a concoction of tasty fruits! And yeah, there's also an anime girl to welcome you to the resort and make your slot-spinning sessions more fun.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Wild Beach Party is a cluster slot with a tumble feature, so symbols pay out whenever they fall into a cluster of 5 or more. After every win the cluster disappears for new symbols to tumble down the reels. The layout of the slot machine is a perfect square of 7x7, and symbols can only connect horizontally and vertically.
The slot reels offer all kinds of delicious tropical fruits such as bananas, oranges, grapes, and most prestigious of all, pineapples, which pay up to 150x for a cluster of 15 or more. And you bet the party is of a decent size too, with 5,000x max win and 96.53% RTP.
In the base game, players can rely on the random wild multiplier feature to help them out. After a cluster win, a wild symbol can appear in its place carrying a multiplier of 2x that will apply on every cluster it contributes to. And after that happens, a consecutive wild symbol can randomly appear but this time, it will carry a 4x multiplier. If the wild symbol keeps coming back, the multiplier will get bigger and bigger (8x, 16x, 32x, 64x...).
Scatters come in the shape of an oyster, and 3 or more of them will unlock the bonus round. The number of free spins varies wildly depending on how many scatters you get: 10 free spins for 3 scatters, yet 25 free spins for 7 scatters. This round plays out almost exactly as the base game, with the only free spins feature being that multiplier wilds now carry a higher value. To be specific, they start at 3x and grow to 9x, 27x, 243x, and 729x.
Fruity cluster slots rarely ever fail, and Wild Beach Party is no exception. In fact, most of the criticism I have for it is about the tacky anime girl in a bikini on the side of the reels. It looks so out of place and attention-grabbing in a cheap way, like it's intended to specifically target 17-year-olds.
When talking about the gameplay, Wild Beach Party follows cluster slots' common mojo: make it simple but enjoyable. It achieves just that, and although the random wild multipliers here are less dynamic than in some other slots, they still provide plenty of excitement, especially when the number creeps closer and closer to 729x!