Spring Break is exactly what it sounds like, a slot machine which is dedicated to one of the most fun times in a year for a student, a time that’s dedicated to partying and sitting in the sun. It’s more of an American tradition, and so the game will probably feel more familiar to players from that country. It’s also an old game of Microgaming’s, with graphics that look the part unfortunately. Despite the fact that it has the 5 reels that could allow for a lot more chances to form combinations, the game offers only 9 active lines at most. It has its downsides in that regard, but it has some pros as well, and I would especially include here its top payout of $20,000, along with the scatters, free spins, multipliers and wilds which you can take advantage of inside.
The betting requirements can be very low if you want them to be, asking for as little as $0.01 if you want only one line active. With all 9 lines active, you need to spend a minimum of $0.09 per spin. Since each line accepts bets of up to 5 coins, with denominations of up to $2, they can get $10 each, or up to $90 for all of them.
Spring Break is a fond memory for a lot of people that went through college, and so you will find on the reels of this game a lot of elements that will feel familiar if you experienced it yourself. There are boys and girls that are having fun, driving cars, sitting in the sun or drinking, along with a mix of fast foods and alcoholic beverages that are a part of the experience. The list starts with the Beach Party Logo, then with the Spring Break logo, with the jeep drive, with the man sitting in the pool with his beer, with the girls getting a tan, the image of the sunset, the grilled meat, hamburgers, pizza, beer, ice cream and so on. Everything you see inside is inspired by the holiday and by the good times that can be had together with other students, so you’re not getting any boring icons. The theme might be appropriately covered by the symbols which are shown, but the quality isn’t high enough to make this a great slot. It might be just the fact that it is an older game from Microgaming, but either way it has graphics that can’t compete with a slot machine that is launched these days.
Look for the Spring Break symbol if you want to check out the wild symbol. Showing a young couple, this symbol is the best one that you can hope to get while playing this slot. It will pay the biggest prizes when it forms combinations of two to five wild symbols, offering as much as 10,000x. Even as a wild symbol, when it is used in combination with regular symbols so that you can land a win, it will double the value of the win that you would’ve gotten without it. These symbols are not replacements for scatter symbols, only for the ones considered normal. The scatter symbol is another staple of the modern slot machine. For this game, the symbol that gets this particular role has the logo called Beach Party. In the middle, it shows a fire made on a beach at night, with students visible around it. The symbol pays you based on the number of times it is present on the reels. At least two positions need to be occupied by scatter symbols, before you can get a cash prize, which can vary from 2x to 500x the wager value. That’s not all that the scatter symbol can do for you. It also has the ability to trigger 15 free spins, provided that you have 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols visible. The free spins are offered in addition to the cash prizes that I mentioned above, so the scatter can be very rewarding. There is the option to retrigger the free spins, with another three or more scatters. Even more interestingly, if you get a win during the free spins, its value will be tripled, thanks to the multiplier applied to all wins.
A top prize of 10,000x is offered in the base game, with the possibility of tripling it for the free spins, to 30,000x. With the highest possible bets in place, the jackpot could reach $20,000 in the former case, and $60,000 in the latter.
Spring Break should bring back pleasant memories for a lot of its players, but it’s a slot machine that is in need for a design refresh. I wouldn’t touch the rest of it though, as I enjoyed its features and its biggest prizes.
With a sharp eye for detail and an even sharper wit, Amelia Nguyen is the trusted slot game reviewer for SlotsRank. From Sydney's arcades to the global stage, Amelia's reviews blend Aussie flair with a universal understanding of what players really want.