The Tipsy Tourist Pokie Review
Gameplay: enjoy Miami style
It is Miami Beach, and this is how easy it is done here. Firstly, shake well your vacation budget and set a coin value between $0.01 and $1.00 with the Choose Coin control. Secondly, activate up to 20 paylines with the Select Lines control. Thirdly, select between 1 and 5 coins per line with the Bet Per Line control and finally customize you bet from $0.01 up to $100. This is it! Now rush for Miami pleasures with the Spin control. The latter sets the reels in motion at the customized bet settings while the Max Bet control dares for the maximum wager of 100 coins.
Pokie symbols: all things vacations
There are nine payable symbols, a Scatter, a Wild icon and a Bonus trigger, all bright and happy. Payables are (in ascending order of payouts): five playing cards symbols from 10 through Ace, Shells, Air tickets to Miami, a Blonde and Garry himself being the best paying symbol. The payable icons award from left to right and start earning when there are at least 3 of a kind on an active payline and score top wins when there are 5 matching icons on an active payline. Here is the tip and a strategy to win: while in Miami, always engage all available paylines, all 20. The paytable have payouts that range from x3 up to x350 (or up to $1750 in money terms at the maximum line bet of $5).
Wilds getting clingy
A Wild symbol features an arrow sign pointing towards the Party Beach, and a Wild symbol ignites the party. Wilds may appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substitute for all 9 payable symbols but they do not do the duty for Scatters and Bonus triggers. There is even more fun with Wilds: in a free spin mode they become clingy. A Wild icon landed anywhere during free spins is a Clingy Wild and it stays on the reels exactly where it appears until the end of free spins.
Free spins: Scatters and Wilds playing the ball
Beach Balls are Scatters. When 3 Beach Balls are landed in any position on reels 3, 4 and 5, a free spin mode is activated. The feature awards 8 free spins right away. What is especially nice about Miami free spins is that extra free spins may be triggered during free spins. So, if you manage to land 3 more Scatters on reels 3, 4 and 5 when in a free spin mode, you get 8 extra free spins. This is not the whole story yet! Do not forget about Clingy Wilds (see above): if a Wild icon sticks to the reels during free spins, it remains in its original position until free spins are over. If extra free spins are awarded, the Wilds stay stuck during extra free spins as well. What a nice feature it is: 8 or 16 free spins with Clingy Wilds… or even 32 free spins with Clingy Wilds!
Drinking bonus round: heavy drinking pays heavy
This is the feature which justifies the name of the pokie. A drinking contest, a second screen bonus round, is triggered by 3 red cups full of some foamy beverage up to the brim. Bonus triggers can land in any position on any reel and as soon as it happens, here we go: a drinking contest begins. You will challenge Garry; who drinks first is decided by tossing a coin. Bet on Heads or Tails and a correct guess will make Garry drink; otherwise it is your turn.
There are 3 cups and 3 guesses. A contestant who drinks more cups loses the game and falls down sound asleep. The other one is a winner and gets an instant cash prize. The prize in the second screen round is a really decent pile of coins, dozens of hundreds of coins depending on a bet size in the triggering round and the number of correct guesses. For example, a 100-coin bet and 2 correct guesses in this round earn 1600 coins (up to $1600 at the maximum bet of $100). Here is the tip: an instant cash prize is paid out in coins and the money that you receive is calculated on the basis of the current coin value. In view of this, consider setting it as high as your vacation budget allows.
Final touch: a gamble feature
To make the trip to Miami perfect and unforgettable, try a gamble feature. Each win in a base round activates the Double Up control and a gamble feature. Bet your winning on Red or Black and double it as many times as you like, no restrictions, you may go on with the feature until you get tipsy from the effect of doubling as Garry did in the drinking contest!
Bottom line on Tipsy Tourist
This 5-reel 20-payline video slot developed by Betsoft is a wonderful 3D simulation of vacations at Miami Beach: it is nice and easy in all senses and offers some pleasant souvenirs for tourists like $1750 wins in base rounds, free spins, wilds symbols playing two ways, a cinematic second-screen round with a truly good prize and a gamble feature on top. It is a true generator of a festive mood that will make you a little bit tipsy. It is accessible on desktop and mobile devices.