The Playtech-developed pokie based on one of the most popular 90s television shows offers the opportunity to win some huge prizes – Baywatch.
Baywatch pokie is based on the television show of the same name. The decision to base a pokie game on the popular television show is not surprising given its inclusion of bikini-clad women and the fact that most online gamblers are men.
The game involves excellent graphics as to be expected from Playtech and is also a little corny in its capture of the 90s spirit.
Baywatch includes all of the TV shows’ popular characters except for David Hasselhoff which is probably a relief for most players. It includes exciting gameplay, different bonuses and some nice payouts.
Baywatch – Prizes and bets
Baywatch is a 5-reel pokie game with 20 pay lines. It has no progressive jackpot, but has some big prizes. With no compulsory line bet, the game can be played per spin from AU$0.01 to AU$1,000 which is ideally suited for players with all types of bankroll.
It has an average RTP of 95% and high volatility which means it pays out infrequent big wins.
The highest regular payout when playing at the maximum stake is AU$150,000, but when additional multipliers and bonuses are counted it can be much higher.
Baywatch – Gameplay And Features
Baywatch has high volatility which means you need a substantial bankroll to sustain the periods with no wins.
The game’s symbols include the Wild (CJ Parker), the Scatter (Baywatch logo) and a Bonus symbol.
The Wild symbol can appear anywhere and can replace all symbols except the Bonus and Scatter symbol.
A bonus feature, the Rescue Feature, is triggered when the Bonus symbol is hit on reel 5. There are two options. The first involves a CJ Parker free re-spin with 3, 4 or 5 Wild symbols randomly distributed. The second involves a Lifeguard mini bonus where you have to match 3 hidden lifeguard symbols from 15 to reveal the prize.
The Free Spins bonus feature is triggered when you hit 3 Scatter symbols anywhere. It gives the opportunity to trigger one of three additional bonus games which bring 6 free spins and prizes. If the featured lifeguard’s symbol covers the entire 3rd reel, the corresponding bonus is triggered:
– the Caroline bonus brings 6 spins, 3x multipliers and stacked Wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4.
– the Matt bonus brings 6 spins and the Matt symbol as an additional Wild
– the Neely bonus brings 6 spins, an increasing multiplier from 2x to 8x, and a cash prize to match your stake.
An additional 12 free spins are awarded every time three or more Scatter symbols are hit during the free spin feature.
Overall, Baywatch is an interesting theme-based pokie game not only for fans of the television series but for anybody who likes to play the pokies.