The SunTide slot offers you a collection of classic fruity slots symbols, in a five reel video slot that anyone can pick up and play.
Summer is the theme, with bright and colourful oranges and yellows lining the background of this Microgaming game, creating a warm glow on screen.
The 9 paylines are littered with strawberries, watermelons, cherries, lemons and oranges as the lower paying symbols, whilst the higher paying symbols consist of golden bars, 7’s, bells and, the most valuable of them all, the diamonds.
Unlike most other Microgaming slots, two of these symbols create wins with only 2 symbols on a winning payline instead of the usual 3.
Which ones we hear you ask? The diamonds and 7’s are the ones you are looking – they also happen to be the most valuable, so it’s easy to remember them.
These make for some smaller wins but given that the nine bet lines provide moments where nothing much is happening, you’ll find these little wins very welcoming at times.
If summer fruits aren’t your thing, but love the idea of worshipping the sun, then we’d also recommend the Titans of the Sun Hyperion slot.
However, this SunTide slot game has a hidden symbol up its sleeve that might just make you stay.
One symbol that we haven’t mentioned is the Wild. Represented by the golden doubloon style coin, this also pays for finding only 2 on a payline, but more importantly, expands on reel 3 during the base game.
Trust us when we say that when the elusive free spins seem far away, that wild can be all that stands between summer time frolic, and getting seriously sun burnt.
Though it only expands on reel 3, the wild shows up often across the other 4 reels, allowing you to enjoy this bright sunny Suntide slot whilst you wait.
Because where this game truly comes alive is during the free spins bonus games.
The symbol that we are yet to mention is the ever elusive scatter symbol. They not only pays in any position for finding two or more on screen but also triggers the free spin rounds.
Find 3, or more, and you’ll get 15 free spin games.
The really good news is that here the wild will expand on reel 2, 3 and 4 providing you with the potential for 3 wild reels and numerous four and five of a kind wins.
Whilst the base game can sometimes feel like a slow day at the beach, here you are surfing on a series of action packed wilds that provider you with varied wins.
We’ve won anywhere from 10x, up to 100x our bet, and that’s just with some single expanding wilds showing up. All three would bring burning hot wins.
It certainly gives us hope that there’s plenty more for this SunTide slot machine to give back.
And whilst the free spins can sometimes feel elusive, they still generally hit every 50 to 100 base game spins – so no less than on the Thunderstruck slot for example.
A game that brings a smile to your face with it’s classic slot style fruit machine symbols, bright cheery colours, and game features that provide a surprising amount of action for such a simple game.
The expanding wilds and free spins give you the opportunity for some decent returns, and whilst not as high as some other video slots, with a max win of 75,000 on a single spin that is still very decent for a medium variance machine.
A betting range of 0.09 per spin up to 22.50 gives smaller betters the opportunity for a few simple spins, whilst big betters might want to look at the likes of ISIS or Jekyll & Hyde for a higher limit.
Equally, the ability to play the SunTide mobile slot on your Android, iPhone or iPad provides a little bit of Summertime action on the go, and with a 96% – 97% return to player rate there’s no lack of action.
So if you are a fan of fresh fruit, sunshine, expanding wilds and free spins then it’s time to back in this Microgaming SunTide slot.