Fruit has played a major part in the history of slot games. It used to represent flavours of bubblegum in the early days and then fruit machines Recent years have seen their domination of games reduced but they are always a welcome addition to any game if not just to bring back some great memories.
‘Summertime’ is full of fruit symbols on its five reels and three rows of symbols. It has a total of nine pay-lines for you to try and get a win on. Those nine pay-lines aren’t fixed so there are a few decisions to make before the reels start spinning. The minimum cost of playing the game with all of the nine pay-lines activated is just €0.09 and the maximum a total of €90 if playing at €2 coin stake and using five coins and playing nine pay-lines. A decent range so it won’t be difficult to find a level to play at without any financial problems coming into play.
The symbols in this game include lemons, oranges, watermelon slices (hungry yet?), plums, strawberries, and cherries. Also, there’s the yellow bell, a diamond, a chip with ‘S’ written on it, red 7’s and gold bar. That makes this a real retro slot.
Look For the Sun
There’s a wild symbol and it’s the Summertime logo which is orange and shows the sun shining. It can substitute for other symbols to get you winning combinations. When it does that, there’s some animation and the word ‘Wild’ flashes up. It can’t sub for the scatter symbol which is the waves coming onto the beach. The wild can work wonders for your account balance as any win it does create is doubled. Also, if you get five of them on a pay-line then you win 10,000x your line bet.
This isn’t the most complicated of games to play but a look at the paytable is still worth looking at. It has all the information you need about the winning combinations available in this slot, for example, five of the diamond or red 7’s wins you 750x your line bet. There’s also details of the bonus game so read that, have a few free games and then you’ll know exactly how this game works.
The slot can be played in either regular or expert mode. To switch it to expert mode, just click on the button down in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The big difference is that you can now set some automated spins. That’ll give you a break from the screen, perhaps to pop in the kitchen to get some fruit.
Trigger the Free Spins.
If it’s free spins that you want, then you need to get three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. That gives you 15 free spins and any wins you get during those are tripled. Even better news is that this can be re-triggered if those scatters come along in the required numbers.
There’s also a gamble feature in this slot but don’t get too excited about it. After a win in the base game, you have the chance to gamble it and get some more cash. You don’t have to but if you do go for it, we’re back to the guess the next card game. Correctly guess what the colour of the next card will be to double that win you just had or the suit to quadruple it. Get it wrong and you lose that win you’ve just had, so be careful and don’t let it happen too often.
There are plenty of reasons to enjoy this game just as you love a bit of sun. It’s not the most original theme in the world but it’s well executed. Those of you who love fruit machines will appreciate this game. The bonus round is a lucrative one, especially if able to re-trigger it. Be wary about that gamble feature and try to keep your wins.