Playtech's Penguin Vacation Video Slot Review

April 26, 2013

 

If you're looking for a cool way to spend your time at the slots, then the Penguin Vacation slot by Playtech might make you just want to chill and play for a while. This penguin-themed game is a lot of fun to play because it has a funny concept that's executed well, but it's also extremely solid as a video slot with lots of different ways to win huge prizes. This game has a very high volatility, so you'll experience some sizable swings when you play. However, it's excellent for players who want to maximize their chances of snagging a huge jackpot.

Penguin Vacation uses five reels and 20 paylines. You have a very limited coin size selection of $0.01 to $0.05. However, you can bet up to 10 coins on each of the 20 paylines. This allows for a very fine-tuned bet selection, and that's a feature that most video slots do not have these days. Because you can bet up to 200 coins total, you can bet up to $10 per spin on this game. Although this isn't a massive bet sizes like what some games offer, this game is especially targeted for low stakes and mid stakes players who want a shot at a big win.

What you want to watch out for when you play Penguin Vacation is the sliding penguin symbol. It's the wild symbol in this game, and it also offers a 2x multiplier. Five of them on an activated payline wins the 10,000x primary jackpot. However, because they are stacked on every single reel, you'll usually have shots at combining a number of wins on the same spin. You can also get a 2,500x secondary jackpot if you get four of them on the same payline. After that, the pays drop off.

The fishing hole symbol is a scatter symbol in this game. Three or more turns on the bonus feature that is based around free spins. You can win up to 33 free turns with this feature with multipliers as high 15x, so it's easy to see that you can win some extremely large prizes whenever this feature hits. All re-triggers will get you another 15 free turns, and the multipliers from the bonus feature stack with the multiplier from the wild symbols. Overall, this is a game build entirely around massive jackpots, and that will appeal to the vast majority of online casino players.