Sunny Shores is a cheerful looking slot machine, one that uses a tropical island for inspiration. It ends up being a game with a cartoonish design, but a very pleasant one. It’s offered by Yggdrasil Gaming, a developer that’s part of a new wave of companies that have been offering some impressive slot machines in the last few years. Sunny Shores doesn’t look like any slot machine, offering 5x5 reels, but unfortunately with only 27 lines active on them. There are Sunny Wilds that can expand in all directions, plus free respins, and that’s about it for the features available in Sunny Shores. A top prize of $1,500 is the most that a combo can pay you if you play this game.
Sunny Shores might have 27 lines, which is a pretty unusual number for a slot machine, but when it comes to betting you’re only going to have to cover 25 of them. It’s a fixed number of lines, with 25 coins used at all times to cover them. Of course, you may set a value for the coins if you’re not satisfied with the current one. The range for those coins is from $0.01 to $5, so the bets have a range of $0.25 to $125.
Sunny Shores will give you the image of said shores, part of a beautiful tropical beach, visible even through the cartoon style design that the developer picked for it. You’re looking at tall cliffs with waterfalls bringing water into the ocean, at palm trees and at beautiful beaches. It’s just the kind of image that we all have in mind when we’re thinking at paradise, at a place where we want to go and relax. Yggdrasil Gaming might’ve done a great job with the design of Sunny Shores, but they didn’t do well enough when it came to symbol selection. They made the decision to use fruit symbols in quite a few of them, with images of pearls, watermelon, bananas, grapes, strawberries and pineapple. The pearl and the Sunny Wild are the only ones that wouldn’t normally appear in a classic pub slot. Even though the symbols that were selected were not that well picked, the quality is very good in each case and you will not mistake them for the fruits that you see in the old 3 reel games. It’s not going to be a typical slot machine, especially when you see its very tall reels, but it will be of excellent quality.
The setup isn’t the only one that’s interesting about this game. The features tend to be that way too, using their own list of goodies and not just copying something that others have already offered in the past. First, while most slot machines will get you wins only if the symbols start from the left side and go to the right in consecutive order, in Sunny Shores those same symbols can be aligned starting from the right. The most important symbol that the slot seems to offer is called Sunny Wilds. These wild symbols have the image of a Sun and they are expanding in up to four directions. This will add in each case between two and four wilds. They can expand vertically or horizontally, but not in diagonal. If the wild symbols are placed in a direction that puts them outside the five reels, then they will wrap around the game area and will appear on the other side. Either way, you’re not losing those wilds, you are still getting them. As for the way the wilds work, it shouldn’t be a surprise there. These will act as substitutes for any other symbol in the game, absolutely no exceptions. You get these wilds together with regular symbols on the same line, and they will form a combination together. Another thing that the Sunny Wild does for you is activate a free respin, where the wild symbols are all sticky. All the other symbols will spin for free.
Out of the seven symbols that will form combinations, there is one that will pay the biggest prize, giving you 300 coins at most in exchange for five symbols on one of the 27 lines. Because the game has coin denominations going up to $5, you can get wins of up to $1,500.
Sunny Shores is a game where Yggdrasil Gaming seems to want to demonstrate what they can do, and a pretty unique slot machine came out of their efforts. It’s not a typical slot machine, but plenty of players are looking for something that is different and fun.