Playtech's Beach Life Progressive Pokie Review

September 26, 2014

 

Progressive jackpots really bring in players, and the Beach Life jackpot is known for being a big game played by high stakes players because of its high barrier of entry. It's fairly atypical in that the jackpot starts at just $50,000 but climbs into the seven-figure range regularly, and that's because the large minimum bet size makes the jackpot kick up very quickly. Along these lines, the volatility of this game is extremely high, and you should avoid playing if you aren't going to qualify for the jackpot.

Beach Life is a progressive pokie that has five reels with 20 paylines. The only coin size available in this game is at the $0.50 level, and you'll need to have all 20 paylines activated to qualify for the progressive jackpot. This means that you'll need to bet $10 per spin, so it's a bit pricey. The volatility is particularly high, and there isn't much on the paytables to brag about other than a basic bonus feature and the progressive itself, so the small and medium payouts are pretty slim here.

The sun is the key to having a good day at the beach, and that's why it's the wild symbol in this beach-themed game. Get five of them on the 20th payline for the progressive jackpot. If you get five of them on any of the other paylines, then you'll hit a 100,000x payout which is worth $50,000 because of the static coin size. Obviously this is a pretty big payout. The next-highest payout is 10,000x for five of the scatter symbol which is a sand castle. You usually see these scattered all over the beach anyway.

The treasure chest symbol is the bonus symbol in this way. If you get three or more, then you'll get picks on the second screen bonus feature. You'll get to pick from underwater treasure chests, and you'll be given instant wins for your picks. The number of bonus symbols you get determines the number of picks you get in the feature, so the more you get, the better your chances of winning. Overall, Beach Life has the complete mobile pokies experience that players from all over the world have loved for years.