This review is devoted to the video slot produced by Microgaming company recently, which was released as «Sun Tide». At the first sight this model can seem quite boring. Traditional symbols, no colorful animation, a standard design and a common interface - you have seen it all in the games of this brand numerous times. However if you take a closer sight at this slot machine, you will see that it is quite an attractive novelty, which offers really interesting gaming features. You can find details in the following article by Casinoz.
«Sun Tide» is a five reels online slot machine designed for online casinos. This game has nine pay lines and you can use any of them on your wish.
Bets per each of the lines have to be equal. It is possible to stake up to five coins of the following value per each of the lines: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25 or 0.50 dollars. This way, the slot accepts from one cent to twenty two dollars and a half per spin.
The screen fits fifteen symbols in the same time (5x3). The range of available gaming options includes basic symbols, elements with advanced functions (such as expanding Wild) and free spins under more beneficial conditions.
Winning combinations are formed of the standard symbols at the active lines. Several same elements have to be situated next to each other from left to right, starting from the first reel necessarily. Herewith, only the longest combination at each of the lines is paid.
An amount of the win is calculated by multiplying the bet per line by the index of formed combination. It can be from x2 to x1000 here. In case of several combinations formed at different lines, all charged credits are summarized.
As a gambling feature is not provided by the rules of «Sun Tide», the total amount of the win is withdrawn to the account instantly. Please read about exceptions from the general rules below.
We have already mentioned that traditional items frequently imaged at the reels of slot machines appear at the screen of this slot. As soon as you launch «Sun Tide», you can see diamonds, golden bars with BAR title, sevens, bells and different fruits and berries.
Two elements are provided with advanced functions: Wild (a golden medallion) and Scatter (a sea view at the sunset). We would like to say more about them.
- Wild brings payoffs acting by the standard rules. Herewith, such combinations are paid by the maximal multipliers. When it drops at the third reel, it expands for the whole column filling all three cells.
- Scatters makes difference to the rest icons by its ability to bring wins independently of its locations at the active lines. It forms winning combinations anywhere at the screen, while payoffs are calculated by the total bet.
Three and more Scatters also trigger fifteen free spins, during which the casino stakes instead of the customer. Expanding Wild appears at the second, the third and the fourth reels in this round. Free spins can be prolonged.
A thematic prize round is not provided by the rules. All bonus features have been described above.
A progressive jackpot by Microgaming
is not drawn in «Sun Tide» slot machine.
We won’t explain the titles which you can see at the control panel. First of all, you can find this game with the multi-language interface. Secondly, all buttons are user-friendly.
Please pay your attention that you can call a floating panel in almost all windows. It is available in betting windows, balance and information about the win. This panels show some useful information and functional elements.
The pay table can be called at the left from the reels. There are three pages with basic information about the multipliers and rules.
The question mark at the right top corner opens the informational section with detailed description of all features.
There is a menu with settings (the sound, the graphics resolution, speed of the spin), statistics and rules in the right bottom.
You can download «Sun Tide» slot machine or launch it in a browser, although some casinos offers only a single option.
In spite of not the most spectacular graphics and even quite boring design, this model makes a very good impression due to the great selection of gaming features. Expanding Wilds and frequent free spins are especially pleasant. We should also note quite high multipliers.
Where to play for free or real money?
This model is available in different online casinos powered by Quickfire software by Microgaming. Usually they offer both downloadable and flash modes, which can be tested free or by real money.
You can also test «Sun Tide» right at Casinoz in a demo mode by virtual bets. We have a video review of this slot, which visually demonstrates free spins and other features.
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