Bikini Party by Microgaming
We’re not sure whether Bikini Party was created as the spiritual successor to Microgaming’s older Beach Babes title but the similarities are pretty hard to ignore! Both games are available both online and on mobile and they both boast typically solid action from one of the world’s largest developers! It isn’t all good news on that front, however, as they also seem to share a graphical style. That wouldn’t be much of a problem if Beach Babes wasn’t getting up there in age, but it’s fair to say that if you’re looking for atmosphere and visual impressiveness, this game probably won’t tickle your fancy. It lacks the finesse of some of Microgaming’s relatively recent releases such as Ariana, but the good news is that the gameplay may well have enough to offer to keep players entertained.
243 Ways to Win with Wilds, Scatters and Respins
We can’t exactly say that 243 ways to win is a rare novelty anymore and it is perhaps not as exciting to see nowadays as it once was, but it still represents one of the best value betting configurations possible on reel based games. It is in full force here and so while the symbols may not be that good to look at, there are still plenty of opportunities to line them up into winning combinations. If a crucial piece in the puzzle is missing when seeking a big win then the Bikini Party logo can often be on hand to fill in as a wild and all is certainly not lost if one reel has let you down thanks to the Respin feature.
It’s something that we hadn’t seen in a while prior to the release of Bikini Party and its companion title, Dragon Dance, with Hot Ink being the last games to come to mind with a Respin opportunity. Following every spin, the game will automatically calculate a price for each reel, representing how much the player needs to pay in order to spin a single reel in the hope of creating or enhancing a winning combination. The more likely it is to finish off a win, the more the respin will cost and it can comfortably rise above the standard cost of a spin, so a little intuition can definitely come in handy here!
Bikini Party Free Spins
The one symbol that we have not yet mentioned is the volleyball scatter and three or more of them in view on one spin, whether that’s a standard one or having made use of the Respin feature, will trigger fifteen free spins. More scatters can lead to more spins and every prize is worth three times as much in the bonus round as it would be during standard play.
Bikini Party Mobile
We’ve seen everything that Bikini Party has before in some form or another on Microgaming games over the years and so it doesn’t surprise us to see that it was launched simultaneously across all platforms. The rather boring looks aren’t going to make your iPad screen glow with delight, but the gameplay is as solid and functional as ever and this is definitely a valid way of enjoying a mobile gaming session to say the least.
Bikini Party is pretty much more of the same from Microgaming. It’s almost like they are letting the likes of NetEnt and IGT get games like Guns n’ Roses and Nordic Heroes out of the way respectively and treading water in the meantime before they drop their new releases. That’s fine by us as this is still a solid game and you can try your hand at it now instantly at the top of this review.