The Beach Boys are a surf-rock band who formed in the early 1960’s, with an original lineup consisting of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, cousin Mike Love and their close friend, Al Jardine. The band are known for their vocal harmonies and for originating the surf sound (or the California Sound). The group had incredible hits with songs such as ‘Surfin’ USA’, ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘California Girls’, and their popularity remains intact to this day – so much so in fact, that Bally have designed a live casino online pokie around the band.
Beach Boys is an exciting and feature-filled pokie, where the music plays a major role. There are bonus wheels for each band member, as well as a ‘main’ mechanical one for big cash prizes. With familiar tunes playing while you enjoy free spins, Bally’s The Beach Boys is an entertaining poker machine. Here is a look at some of the standout features:
You’ll quickly get to realise that this Bally-designed pokie is all about bonus wheels. The first one that rotates into action is the large mechanical wheel above the reels.
This is activated when you land the Beach Boys golden records symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. Look up and you’ll see the wheel contains five images (one for each of the band) as well as five cash segments and a spin segment (which gives you an opportunity to win the progressive jackpot).
If you win one of the five cash amounts, you’ll be paid immediately, and these numbers can get big. The segments with images of the band are the largest and these are therefore your most likely destinations – these leading to a spin of the digital wheels (detailed below).
Having landed one of the band members on the mechanical wheel, you’ll now head to his dedicated digital bonus wheel. This wheel spins horizontally on the main game screen and has a whole range of different segments. Many of the segments once again show immediate cash prizes.
Land on a ‘Beach Boys Progressive’ symbol and you’ll immediately win the progressive jackpot for that band member. Each of the other segments enters you into a free spins bonus round, with the number of spins displayed on the wheel.
Throughout your free spins, you’ll have additional wilds, as the band member whose bonus wheel you just spun is wild too on reels 2 and 4. In addition, any time you land one or more gold discs on the reels, you’ll have the opportunity to win more spins. A single gold disc will automatically award one more free spin, 2 gold discs can award 1 or 2 free spins, while 3 gold discs can award 1, 2 or 3 free spins.
Beach Boys features a 5×4 reel set up featuring a total of 40 win-lines. On the reels are a variety of images of the band, both the whole group and images of individual band members. Alongside the band, you’ll find a variety of music themed images such as record players, vinyl records and singles. The ‘California Wild’ number plate will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the bonus symbol.
Bally has designed a fun slot with a retro feel in The Beach Boys. The game itself is set on a California beach with palm trees either side, while you’ll find many images of the band members in their trademark blue and white striped shirts, while the most eye-catching symbol shows the band members holding a surfboard.
No Beach Boys-themed pokie would be complete without the sound of the band – fortunately, you can enjoy their distinctive, hit sound while you spin. Even if you are not a fan, you’ll be surprised how many tunes are easily recognisable.
Sometimes it’s just fantastic to take a trip down musical memory lane – and the Beach Boys pokie delivers this perfectly. Check out the images of the band while you play – and enjoy the bonus wheel action. With both mechanical and digital wheels, the action is thick and fast. Add free spins and jackpot prizes, and there is a lot to like about this game.