Sam on the Beach Slot by ELK Studios
Online slot Sam on the Beach by Elk Studios has an Ocean theme and you can play for free. It has 7 symbols, a round of up to 15 free spins with 4 different bonus features, a Wild and a respin feature. There are 4 betting strategies and a total of 243 ways that a winning combination can be created on the 5 reels.
Free Spins and Respin Feature
If 3, 4 or 5 Bell symbols appear anywhere on the reels they will trigger 5, 10 or 15 Free Spins and if additional Bell symbols appear during the round they will add an additional Free Spin. During the round of Free Spins you can activate the Electric Treat Feature where each family member awards different bonus features if 3 or more of their symbols land on the reels:
- Sam - will turn a random symbol on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th reel into a Sticky Wild that stays on the reels until the end of the round
- Sandra - will raise the multiplier up one to a maximum of x8 which remains until the end of the round
- Maggie - will fire her harpoon towards the sea animal and Maggie symbols which will be replaced with new symbols to increase the chance of landing a win
- Ted - will leave his radio on one of his symbols which will turn into a Sticky Multiplier of 2 or 3 which will remain in place until the end of the round
If you can get all of the family members to appear on adjacent reels along a horizontal line they will launch a Respin with 4 Sticky Wilds.
There are four different betting strategies that you can activate throughout your game by clicking on the coins icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. In the new screen that opens you will be able to scroll through 5 pages of information about the different bet amounts and the 4 different strategies. Find the strategy that you wish to use and select the bet amount you want to start the game with:
- Optimizer - This makes bets as a percentage of your balance and the bet level will change automatically
- Leveller - This will raise the bet 2 levels after 5 losses in a row
- Booster - This will raise the bet 1 level after a loss until it reaches 4 levels above the amount of the base bet
- Jumper - This will raise the bet 1 level after every winning round until it reaches 4 levels above the base bet amount
Symbols and Payouts
A winning combination is when identical symbols appear on neighbouring reels along an active payline from left to right starting with the first reel. There are 7 Ocean themed symbols, they are members of the family, Sam, Ted, Sandra and Maggie, and neon symbols of a crab, a seahorse and a starfish. The payouts for each winning combination are found in the paytable and change according to the bet level.
The Wild symbol lands on the 2nd and 4th reels and can be used as a substitute for all symbols except for the Scatter symbol.
How to Play Sam on the Beach Slot
When you open the Sam on the Beach slot by Elk Studios, you will see the name of the game in the top left of the screen and the amount of coins that you have bet in the top right. The controls for this slot game are located in the four corners of the game screen, from left to right and top to bottom you will see:
- 3 Lines - Opens the game settings/paytable and rules
- Paytable - has details of the game features, free spins, shows the symbol payouts and describes the different betting strategies
- Settings - allows you to switch the sound on or off, the game sounds on or off, the music on or off, quick play on or off and choose you show payments in coins
- Rules - gives the detailed rules of the game
- Arrow with Auto - opens the auto spin popup where you can select 10, 25, 50 or 100 auto spins
- Stack of Coins - opens a popup that has 12 different total bet amounts that you can select for each betting level, normal play and the four different Betting Strategies, Optimizer, Leveller, Booster and Jumper
- A Large Circular Arrow - spins the reels once with the current bet settings
Under the reels you can see a bar that shows your balance in the left corner and your bet amount in the right corner.
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