Baywatch is an IGT slot with five reels and 15 paylines. Based on the iconic TV show and featuring the official theme tune and characters Mitch, CJ, Caroline and Cody, it comes with two randomly triggered base game features to give you combined lifeguard symbols for bigger wins and up to three wild reels on each spin.
Progressive Jackpot: Yes
Considered to be one of the most popular television series of all time, Baywatch was without a doubt, an unforgettable classic. The show that revolved around a team of lifeguards that featured scantily-clad female cast members on Malibu Beach was also known for its outrageous plots, whether it was in the 90s series or the 2017 movie reboot.
The show has also been used as the theme of numerous online slots on many different occasions. However, IGT’s take called Baywatch 3D may be the most promising. Featuring many clips and thematic elements from the series, this online slot will definitely delight fans who remember the show. Aside from letting fans of the show reminisce, this slot also has some special features that are designed to attract punters in general. This includes the 3D graphics and the six progressive jackpots you can win.
There’s a reason why this game has 3D in its title. Using what it terms as True3D, the slot generates some rather intense three-dimensional imagery. These can be befuddling for some, so you do have the option of making them either more or less noticeable with the use of a slider. The chair is also adaptable to help make punters more comfortable especially with the distinct presentation style of this slot.
As what players have to come to expect from branded slots, this game is huge on delivering elements from the series: the theme song plays often, and there are a lot of clips that are sure to make players miss the show. A shortened version of the opening credits even plays before the free spins round!
Don’t worry though if you’re not a fan, as the game still has plenty to offer to make you have a perfectly great playing experience, provided that the 3D gimmick doesn’t trouble you.
The frequent wild symbols, interactive free spins game, and progressive bonus all meld well enough to give punters plenty of action, without any of these features feeling forced or too complex.
Symbols include binoculars, life floats, dune buggies, a rescue 4x4, a yellow speedboat and the four main characters from the TV show — CJ, Cody, Caroline, and Mitch. The most valuable symbol is Mitch, which gives you 100 coins for 5 on a payline in the base game. The is also a wave wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols bar the Bonus scatter – it only appears on the 3 middle reels.
There’s a Symbol Replacement feature where lifeguard symbols are randomly picked on each base game spin from different pairs of characters. They then transform into a combined team symbol for bigger wins – this is known as the Teamwork feature. For example, Mitch and CJ will combine to give you wins of up to 250 coins for five on a payline.
On each spin, the wild symbol can randomly expand to take over the whole reel. Each wild reel can then expand horizontally to fill 1 or 2 more reels – this can lead to two wild reels (on reels 2, 3 and 4).
The main attraction is the Free Spins Bonus feature, which is played when you get the Bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. You will get two times your stake as a cash bonus. Then you choose a male and a female character to create your team of lifeguards – this will also reveal the number of free spins you’ll play with.
You can choose from “More Stacks” that gives you reels with the chosen character symbol appearing in two-high stacks. The “More Spins” option simply gives you more free spins. The characters you choose will only appear on the reels during the feature meaning the Teamwork feature will apply to give you enhanced wins.
Here’s what the characters offer you: