This sunny beach themed five reel, three row game from Microgaming is definitely aimed at the lads. Any remaining fans of the iconic American TV show Baywatch will certainly feel at home, as this brightly coloured and simple design features a bevy of bikini clad ladies cavorting on the beach. All are carrying a beach ball of some kind, and are depicted in a variety of action poses. Fans of David Hasselhoff will be feeling a little short changed however, as there is not a single pair of Speedos in sight. A winning combination brings these models to life with a variety of pouts, winks and poses depending on the character involved. The selection of Page 3 style lovelies are supplemented by the usual colourfully designed high playing card values. The background consists of a sandy sea shore, beneath a clear blue sky. Meanwhile, the reels run on a volleyball net in front of the glistening sun baked sea. The relaxing soundtrack of waves breaking gently on the beach completes the summery atmosphere.
The wild symbol is the game’s “Bikini Party” logo, which can appear only on reels two and four. This can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the scatter, increasing your chances of obtaining a winning combination. The scatter symbol is a blue and green coloured beach ball. Get three or more anywhere on your reels to earn 15 free spins. These run to a suitably cheesy 70s style soundtrack. All prizes gained during these re-spins are trebled. Further re-spins can also be re-triggered during your free goes. You can vary your bet size per spin between 25p and £125, which should be a big enough range to satisfy players of all budgets.
Bikini Party features a Re-spin option for every reel. This means that you can choose to re-spin any single reel independently, in the hope of achieving a win combination. This does of course come at a price: the cost of re-spinning each reel is displayed at the bottom of each reel. This is an attractive option, which does add a little bit of extra skill to the game: the cost of choosing a potentially prize winning reel can be high, but then again so is the potential reward.
Bikini Party is certainly fun to play, with the relaxing soundscape and sunny vista adding to the summery sun-baked atmosphere. You can almost smell the salty air and sun tan cream as the reels run against the backdrop of a tranquil blue sea. The absence of any Hoff style hunks may be disappointing to approximately one half of the playing audience, but then again the clue is in the title. The Hoff just wouldn’t look the same in a bikini. The bright and colourful graphics look clear and run smoothly on whichever device you choose to play the game on. This game is available to play on everything from the most compact mobile phone to the widest desktop screen. The expected Return to Player rate (RTP) for this game is over 97%.