Sit back on your porch and relax with a cool drink for a breezy reel adventure on the slot from 1×2 Gaming. Here Comes Summers is the developer’s contribution to this year’s holiday season, much like we usually get every year a song that becomes the summer hit for a few months. While many of the songs disappear into irrelevance after they made the tours of clubs and bars, Here Comes Summer beg to differ and hopes to stay on our playing lists with light, breezy design, wild substitutions and a free spins round with expanding wilds and growing multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 600 times your stake on a single spin and more in an entire bonus round.
Here Comes Summer is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You summerly reel adventure on desktop or mobile will cost you from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. The RTP of this low to medium variance game is set at an exact 96.00%.
Sandy beach, turquoise sea and some island in the far distance – a picture perfect scene of a tropical holiday destination that is off the beaten track forms the background to the frameless game window. Typical items such as sun chairs and suitcases feature prominently on the reels while an electronic soundtrack tries to bring that summer feeling into your slotting session.
The pay symbols are designed in bright and warm colours, starting with the card royals from the J through to A at the low end. Hit five on a line for pays from 0.5x to 0.75x your stake. They are followed by sandcastles, yellow flip flops, beach chairs, suitcases and palm trees, awarding 2x to 30x your bet for a single five of a kind.
The wild symbol is a friendly surfboard-carrying shark flashing his teeth, appearing as a single symbol in the base game and as an expanding wild in the free spins. A smiling sun is the scatter symbol.
It is all about the Free Spins feature on this game. Hit three, four or five sun scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger 10, 12, or 14 free spins respectively, which cannot be retriggered. No coin wins are awarded for the scatters.
During the feature, any shark wild landing in a winning combo will expand to cover the entire reel, providing the extra potential to score multi-line wins. There is though one kicker that will have an even bigger impact on the wins. Ice cream cones can land on any free spin, increasing the win multiplier by x1 for each instance. In theory, you could have an x10 multiplier on the tenth free spin and x14 on the 14th should you have been lucky to have triggered the bonus round with five scatters.
Well, this is a light, breezy offering from 1×2 Gaming that won’t mercilessly blow your balance thanks to the low variance but neither will it produce wins big enough to pay for your next holiday. It is rather simple to play with just a bonus round and no features in the base game. Solid slot, but nothing spectacular.