The Tipsy Tourist
The Tipsy Tourist Online Video Slot in Review
The Tipsy Tourist is a 3D animated online video slot game produced by Betsoft Gaming. The introduction video shows a bored office worker in desperate need of a holiday. The man then sees a pamphlet for a holiday in Miami and decides to pack his bags and leave straight away. The backdrop to the game is a scenic view of a sun-soaked Miami Beach complete with swaying palm trees and brightly coloured deck chairs. The 3D graphics and animation are top-class giving the game an entertaining and immersive feel. The background track is a gentle mixture of samba music that blends in well with the overall beach theme.
5 Reel Beach Themed Slot
Behind the animation and smooth graphics, The Tipsy Tourist slot machine is based on the standard setup of 5 spinning reels with 20 paylines in which players can form a winning combination. On the reels, players will find images that all relate to a beach holiday. Some of the highest paying symbols include the sunglass clad tourist himself, a blond beach babe, air tickets for Miami and some seashells. For the lower paying symbols, Betsoft have used the standard high card symbols and have style the symbols to blend into the beach theme. Aside from the standard slot machine, the game does include a number of bonus features in the form of a wild symbols, free spins and a bonus round.
Party Beach Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in The Tipsy Tourist is the Party Beach sign. The wild symbol can be used to substitute for any of the other standard reel symbols in order to form a winning combination. The only two symbols the wild symbol cannot substitute for is the beach ball and the red cup symbol which are used for the free spins and the bonus game. In the free spin round, the wild symbol plays more of a role. The wild symbol does not pay out individually and is used solely for the purpose of substituting symbols.
Beach Ball Free Spins
The beach ball symbol in The Tipsy Tourist plays the role of the scatter symbol and is the key to triggering the free spin bonus round. To activate the free spin round, players must land the beach ball scatter symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5. Once activated, players will be rewarded with 8 free spins. During the free spin round, the wild symbol becomes clingy and sticks to the reels for the duration of the free spin round.
The Drinking Bonus Round
The red cup symbol in The Tipsy Tourist is the bonus symbol and is the key to triggering the drinking bonus round. To activate the bonus round, players must land the red cup anywhere on reels 1, 2 and 3. Once triggered players will be taken to a second screen. Here players must correctly guess the outcome of a coin toss. A correct guess and your opponent will drink. An incorrect guess and you will drink. Each correct guess will result in an instant coin prize. The bonus round ends when either the player or the opponent finishes their three drinks.