Playtech's Vacation Station Pokie Review

August 29, 2014

 

One of the things that casino software companies have had to really do to try to get ahead is stand out from the crowd. Playtech has done that in a number of ways, and that's why they're one of the most-used software packages in online casinos period. One of the ways they've done this is through games like Vacation Station which uses a much different arrangement of paylines and symbols than you'll find almost anywhere. This game has a medium volatility, and you'll be glad for it since you won't need to be so careful with your bet sizes since the swings are minimal.

Vacation station has three reels with three rows. There are eight different paylines, however, and you can get lines horizontally, vertically or along either diagonal. Coins range from $0.01 to $5.00 each with the ability to bet up to three coins on each payline. You'll only need $0.08 to play this game with all paylines activated, but you can play for up to $120 per spin if you desire. The medium volatility of this game combines with the extremely wide price per spin to make it the perfect choice for anyone with any size of a bankroll.

With Vacation Station, you're obviously going to be dealing with a vacation theme, and all of the symbols really fit this motif. You'll see cars, trains, subs, hot air balloons, cruise ships, air planes and more. This game does not use a wild symbol, but it does have a great scatter that's atypical for games with a 3×3 format. The suitcase is scattered, and four or more give you some impressive payouts. The scatter payouts are a pretty big deal because they don't have to line up anywhere on the reels, and you can get up to 1,000 times your total bet with them.

On the regular payouts, you can get a 4,000x top win for three of the airplane symbol on an activated payline. What's interesting is that each individual spot on the 3×3 grid spins by itself instead of being connected with reels, so you'll have a fair shot at hitting wins in all directions. You can easily line up multiple wins that cross each other as well, and that increases your chances of hitting multi-line wins. Three cruise ships will earn you a 2,250x win, and three of the sail boat symbol will earn 1,500x.