There were so many great games launched recently that I got used to pure pleasure felt each time I triggered a newly released slot. When I first saw Sun Tide from Microgaming, I expected the same: nice graphics, interesting theme and innovative special features. Did I really ask for too much? Probably yes, especially when you see the new game from my beloved Microgaming.
The title of the game made me think about some beach parties and sexy girls wearing bikini. I could not be further from truth. Sun Tide has nothing to do with tides, sea, romantic sunsets and those nice things. What you see behind the reels is an orange background with no objects, no girls and in fact no tides. Ok, you may say. Background is not as important as the symbols – am I right. Well, so get ready for truly exciting symbols! What are they? You won’t guess! There are cherries, oranges, lemons, BARs, watermelons and yes, I knew you’d love it – bells and diamonds. I just hate those unimaginative images which spin with no effects and give you no thrill or any signs of excitement.
So maybe special symbols? Yes, there are some of them available in this ugly 5-reel, 9-payline game. You may take advantage of Scatters, Wilds, Free Spins and multipliers. Quite a nice selection for such a boring slot, so I have no rights to complain. The Wild symbol is represented by a gold coin and when it occurs on reel no 3, it can expand to award additional wins. During free spins, the Wild can expand on reels 2,3 and 4 to award even more wins. 3, 4 or 5 Scatters trigger 15 free spins that can be retriggered. And well, that’s it.
I won’t complain any more and leave you with your own final mark. Let me know if you found anything interesting in Sun Tide. I won’t play it any more, for sure.
P.S. There is one more new game from Microgaming, Bar Bar Black Sheep – have you tried it? I’m afraid to do it after I’ve seen the screenshots showing my “favourite” classic symbols. Microgaming, where are you?