Fresh off the Microgaming production line is an online slot which is designed to make us feel a bit warmer in the chilly winter months; it’s called SunTide and it takes us away to some tropical destination where the sun shines and the sea is clear. It’s actually quite a traditional game with big reels and fruity symbols but it comes complete with expanding wilds in the base game and a free spins round with even more wild opportunities.
SunTide is a five reel slot with three rows and nine fixed paylines; the design harks bark to a time of simpler slots and it’s bold colors help it stand out in a crowd. There’s a large glowing sun behind the reels and some silhouetted birds heading our way.
The symbols will be familiar to anyone who has played a slot or a fruit machine and include diamonds, sevens, bells, gold bars, oranges, watermelons, lemons, cherries and strawberries.
The wild symbol is a gold coin with ‘S’ inscribed in the center and it substitutes for all others except the scatter – that’s represented by a tropical sunset and it activates the main feature. During the base game, the wild can expand on reel three to fill all positions when there’s a winning combo to be formed.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the sunset scatter symbols anywhere in view and if you manage that you will receive 15 free spins.
During this round, the wild becomes an expanding wild on reels two, three and four and the extra good news is that more spins can be retriggered by landing more scatter symbols.