Penguin Vacation Slot
The Penguin Vacation slot is one of Playtech´s cutest games- the theme is a Penguin family heading out on holiday with Mum, Dad and their little penguin. But underneath all the cute stuff is a great slot with some nice features and game play.
This is a high variance game that can go quiet, but can also go red hot so you need deep enough pockets to get through any slack periods.
It’s pretty similar to the game play one one of our other favourite volatile games- the Great Blue slot, the difference being that Penguin Vacation has 20 reels while Great Blue has 25.
Look out for the Fishing Bonus, in particular, as this starts off with 8 free spins on a x2 multiplier when it kicks off. You need to do some ice fishing to find additional free spins and multipliers (fish 2 holes and cross your fingers).
You can also re-trigger free spins in the bonus by getting 3 or more of the scatters again (the fishing line in the ice hole symbol). This gives you 15 free spins.
Re-triggering free spins is one of our favourite features in a slot- so you can see why we like this game!
The only thing it lacks is a link to the Playtech progressive jackpots (like the King of Olympus slot).
The Penguin Vacation Slot- How to Play
The Penguin Vacation 5 reel Slot has 20 pay-lines with a wild symbol (the sliding penguin symbol) that stacks on all reels and doubles wins when it stands in for another symbol to make up winning combinations. It won´t stand in for the scatter though. If you are lucky enough to land 5 of these on an activated pay-line, you will receive a nice payout of 10,000x your line bet.
5 of the Mum or Dad penguin nets you x750, and 5 of their little penguin even bags you x400. The rest of the symbols are 9,10,J,Q,A and an Antarctic Tours bag.
The fishing line and weight hovering above the ice hole is the scatter. You can get up to 33 free games a t a multiple of x15 if you pick the right ice holes at the start of the feature bonus.
The Fishing line and weight symbol are the scatters. 3 or more of these land you in the Fishing Bonus which nets you 8 free spins, but you have the chance of fishing for more (and increasing the multiplier from x2) before the free games commence.
Plus you can re-trigger the spins, as we mentioned above. That gets a big thumbs up from us.
There is also a gamble feature on this game after a win- it´s a pretty standard card guess gamble- you need to correctly predict the colour of the next card.
The double up limit is $5,000. By all means give this a go from time to time, but our advice would be to bank your wins most of the time. There are enough odds to beat in the game.
This is a very cute game (Playtech do some great cartoon slots like the Flintstones slot) and one that we enjoyed.
Penguin Vacation Summary
Penguin Vacation is a feel-good game- that´s probably the Calypso music going off in the background- I´m sure you don´t hear that if you go on holiday in the Antarctic!
There´s nothing too complicated about Penguin Vacation, it´s just a good solid high variance five reel game with some pretty animations, but we like it because you can re-trigger the free spins in the bonus round.
Always a winner for us!
Penguin Vacation has the same volatility level and the same RTP (Return to Player) as Great Blue & Irish Luck- the RTP sites at 94.25%