As you’d expect, a beach forms the backdrop to the reels here – you’ll see binoculars, buoys, trucks, quad bikes and speedboats spinning around the reels alongside 4 of the show’s most famous characters. They are Cody (David Chokachi), Caroline (Yasmine Bleeth), CJ (Pamela Anderson) and Mitch (David Hasselhoff). There’s also a wave which is the game’s wild which appears on the middle 3 reels only and is central to the first extra we’ll look at.
Tidal Wave feature – wilds can expand on any spin and fill the whole reel in which they land. They can also expand horizontally and fill an extra 2 reels to create a giant block of wilds.
On each spin, you could also benefit from the Teamwork feature – 2 of the lifeguard symbols combine to create a new symbol. Land a winner that includes these combined symbols and enhanced payouts are on offer.
Baywatch also comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature that is triggered by landing 3 of the Bonus symbol on the same spin. Pick 1 male and 1 female lifeguard to reveal the number of free spins you’ve been awarded. Select Mitch or CJ and you’ll get fewer free spins (between 3 and 6) but extra expanded Mitch and CJ symbols are added to the reels.
Choose Cody or Caroline and you’ll get more free spins (between 7 and 12) but no expanded symbols. You can combine the 2. You’ll have between 6 and 24 free spins whatever combination you go for. The Teamwork feature is active throughout the feature too.
We expected a little more from the design of this slot game – the visuals are done cartoon style but lack a little something. The characters all clear and recognisable (which we can’t say of all games) but we found the look a little underwhelming. The soundtrack, which features the famous Baywatch theme, isn’t bad though.
These waters won’t be particularly perilous for your bankroll either. The variance here is in the low to medium range with maximum wins of just 150 times your stake on each spin.
It’s hard to believe that Baywatch was at one time the most-watched TV show in the world. This slot game version left us slightly baffled too. It’s not a bad by any means – it’s just not great. If you were a fan of the show then by all means dive in – if you failed to see the attraction of Pammie and the Hoff, then this probably won’t change your mind – I would much rather play American Dad! by Playtech or 24 by iSoftBet which offer more in the way of payouts and features.