Surf’s Up Slots

Surf's-UpSurf’s Up is one of Amaya’s slot machines, which in this case gives us a modern game with a surfing and tropical beach theme, a pretty good looking title overall. It’s a bit heavy on the orange color, at least in the background image, while the reels look a lot better and they include some tribal elements as well, not just surf related stuff. An activity that millions enjoy, surfing requires good coordination and a bit of an adventurous spirit that not everyone has.

With Surf’s Up, the 5 reels play host to 15 paylines, which is not a big number for a modern slot. The game will offer enough features inside to keep everyone satisfied, with both scatter and wild symbols, plus access to bonus rounds with free games. There are prizes inside that reach $25,000.

Features of Surf’s Up

You will find that Surf’s Up doesn’t skimp on the features, so it gives you inside every major type of special symbol, using only one wild, but five different types of scatter symbols with various roles. Some of them will work together, so you’re not getting five different types of features from them.

The Surf’s Up Wild has those exact words on it, representing a wave breaking against an island. The ability of a wild symbol to substitute for others represents a big advantage for the player, since that should mean one extra winning combination every few rounds or so in average. It’s not a symbol that can substitute for scatter symbols, not in this case anyway. The same wild gets to award the top jackpot of Surf’s Up, meaning a 10,000x line bet multiplier.

A Bonus symbol, with the silhouette of a surfer on it, is a scatter symbol with appearances on the reels 1 to 3 of the game. When you have it on all three reels, you will be taken to a bonus game that has three levels. You can’t trigger it from inside the free spins, so this is for the base game alone.

Cash prizes can typically be won through scatter symbols, and in this case there are two of them doing the same thing. These two scatter symbols (the shark and the manta ray), give away prizes either for 3 to 5 matching symbols, or for 3 to 5 mixed symbols). The former will offer up to 50 times the bet, while the latter will get you only up to 15x the triggering bet.

Free Games Feature

Two beautiful girls, one brunette and one blonde, will act as the last two scatter symbols and they can appear on the 1st and 5th reels, respectively. You need these two girls to be both present during the same round, to get access to the 3 spins with 3x multipliers that the game offers in this feature. You can’t retrigger this feature unfortunately, but with a bit of luck that 3x multiplier might just give you an even bigger jackpot.

Betting options and jackpots

Surf’s Up makes it easy both for penny slot players and for those with bigger budgets to play it. The full range of the bet is between $0.01 and $37.50, where you use a maximum of 150 coins at $0.25 each one. The lines each get up to 10 coins this way, or a maximum bet of $2.50.

A 10,000x line bet multiplier is the amount that the game offers as its jackpot. With 10 coins per line, that means 100,000 coins total, or $25,000. A small chance exists that the 3x multiplier of the free spins will triple that amount for you, but obviously the odds of getting the jackpot at just the right moment are slim.

Design and symbols

One of the game’s big advantages would be its design. Using an orange/red mix background that shows us a sunset on the tropical beach, Surf’s Up has a lot of good looking symbols on its reels. I don’t often say this, but even the playing cards are fun to look at, in this case being designed to look like stone made totems left behind by some ancient civilization. The blonde surfer and the two girls complete the picture and really bring this game into surfer territory.

Symbols: Surf’s Up Logo (wild, 10,000x), Surfer Bonus (scatter), Shark/Manta Ray (scatter, 50x the triggering bet), Brunette/Blonde Girl (scatters), Tropical Island (1,000x), Blonde Surfer Dude (1,000x), Blue Stone Idol (500x), Brown Stone Idol (500x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (75x) and Jack (75x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Surf’s Up is fun enough to make it a viable option for anyone in the mood for some beach sports or a relaxing holiday, even if they’re not surfing fans. It looks good, has average bet requirements, a long list of features and decent payouts.

You will find Surf’s Up at any online casino which chooses to use software from Amaya, playable either for free or for real money.