Let the good times roll for summer! Sunny Shores Slot is the feel-great slot which Swedish geniuses Yggdrasil Gaming launched in May 2017, and you play it on a 5×5 grid with 27 Paylines and on see-through reels.
Visually, it’s everything you’d expect a summer-inspired release to be – it’s vibrantly colourful and set in a sun-soaked tropical seaside heaven under a bright blue sky. Starfish on the sand plus a few pretty pink flowers complete the scene.
Meanwhile, a cheery soundtrack plays away in the background. The sun really has got his hat on here in this cute, fluffy and cartoony little game that doesn’t take itself, or life, too seriously.
How to play
You can enjoy Sunny Shores from just 10p a pop all the way up to a high-stakes £125 a go across all devices.
Set your bets in the usual way, with the Max Bet, Coin Value and Spin functions all there. Use Autoplay to set the reels in motion automatically for a predetermined number of times with no interruptions if you so wish.
Symbols on the reels incorporate a beaming, Teletubbies-style sun plus old-school fruit icons including grapes, melons, pineapples, bananas, pears and strawberries. The good news is that you can form winning combinations from the left as well as the right of the reels.
The highest payer among the standard symbols is the oyster containing the pearl, shelling out (pun intended) 300x stake for five on a line.
Sunny Shores Slot special features
Sunny Shores is all about the expanding sunny Wild, which will do so vertically, horizontally or diagonally – at least two different directions each time. Play your cards right and you could be in line for up to 16 fresh Wild icons. And don’t worry if the expansion means the symbols become bigger than the reel set; it just continues on the opposite side.
Unfortunately, Sunny Shores has no free spins feature.
Sunny Wild respins feature
Whenever a new expanding Wild rocks up on the reels, you activate this round. Your reward is a wager-free respin, while the expanding Wild will stick around on the reels.
Landing a further Wild leads to another respin. And, indeed, this keeps happening until there are no new Wilds in sight. And the good news is that this is a feature which triggers pretty regularly.
There isn’t a progressive jackpot in this game. The top prize is €40,500.
Return to Player (RTP)
The variance here is on the lower side of medium. Meanwhile, RTP or Return to Player is a perfectly decent 96.2%. The hit rate is just under one in five at 19.8%.
Sunny Shores is basically a very simple game, and it’s really more about having bright, cheery fun than huge wins. Equally, the fact that there’s no free spins round could be a drawback for some, and it’s not exactly packed to the gills with features. It may also not be ideal if you prefer highly volatile play.
However, it is a great choice for newbies, or if you just fancy some easy reel-spinning entertainment.
Pour yourself an ice-cold drink, reach for your shades and beach towel, and give Sunny Shores a go in free demo mode, first of all, to see if it’s a game that works for you.