Pacific Paradise is a 5 reel, 720 ways to win slot game powered by IGT. Playable with 60 coins, you can play from 60p to £300 a spin. The theme is obvious as its set in the Pacific Ocean and therefore has an underwater theme. Graphically very soothing, your aim is to go in search of treasure chests to win abundant riches. The good thing about Pacific Paradise is that it can be played on laptop/PC, mobile and tablet devices.

The soundtrack will set you at ease as its relaxing. You can explore the depths of the rewarding ocean with the MultiWay Xtra engine where you get wins for matching symbols in any position in adjacent columns. Wins pay both left to right and right to left with the 3 centre reels benefitting from 2x wild stacked symbols which act as 2 symbols when part of a winning combination.

This benefits you both in the base game and Free Spins feature – the latter is played when 5 jelly fish symbols (the Bonus symbol) appear on consecutive reels. You are then awarded 10 free spins with an extra 10 free spins granted when you get 5 consecutive jelly fish symbols during the feature. In fact, you can retrigger the feature many times with a whopping 260 free spins found in the ocean setting.

The most important aspect in my opinion is that fish symbols act as dual symbols – this means that the fish act as 2 fish within their columns leading to bigger wins. Pacific Paradise isn’t just another MultiWay Xtra wagering game at all – it’s a highly volatile slot with bigger win potential than other similar games such as Prowling Panther or Garden Party.

Pacific Paradise, I would say, is one of IGT’s best releases in a long time – high variance, a popular theme and available across various devices make it a hit in my eyes. If underwater themes are your thing, Novomatic’s Lord of the Ocean is very good (although dated graphically) as to is Playtech’s Great Blue – both are highly volatile too.