Vacation Station Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Pack your bags and head off, not to exotic adventures, but a motel packed full of screaming children and fathers wearing loud flowery shirts.

We should be clear, this 3 reel, 8 payline classic slot from Playtech does not have any screaming children on sight. This was merely our use of metaphor to try and explain the kind of holiday you would be buying when playing on this slot.

At first glance the slot impressed us graphically. The background of a well travelled map gave the illusion of exotic far away places. Then we spun the reels and… things didn’t go so smoothly. If we continue on our travel metaphor, the plane would have been late, the bus would have broken down on the way and the hotel, once we arrived, would be overrun with cockroaches.

The way the symbols appear and are arranged on the screen is chaotic and difficult to enjoy, with the bright flashes from a picture being taken replacing the symbols on the reels with new symbols. No one likes camera flashes, and we certainly don’t want to stare at them on each spin. Equally, the illusion of a pile of photos and the symbols appearing any which way makes it difficult to appreciate or notice the wins. Thank-fully, you’ll be distracted by the annoying flowery shirt wearing tourist that pops out randomly anywhere across the screen on each spin. We say thank-fully as it’s better than being blinded by flashes and chaotic symbols.

Ultimately, if you want an 8 payline, 3 reel classic slot by Playtech with a low betting range, we recommend you head over to Chinese Kitchen or Fish-O-Rama. It’s exactly the same game play, except the graphics are far more beautiful and the return to player rate is higher than Vacation Station – which is 96.37%. And don’t be tempted by the fact that Vacation Station mobile slot has two ways of multiplying your bet by 1000 rather than in the slot machines Chinese Ktchen and Fish-O-Rama. You have to get at least 4 scatters for any hope of a big impactful win and 9 for a jackpot – so cover the whole reel with one symbol. Possible, but considering this is a low variance slot, the chances of hitting these big amounts are small.

If you have a little more cash to spare and prefer higher variance classic mobile slots, then Gold Rally is also recommended.

Notice how we are trying to lead you away to other games? So it’s not all bad grant you. This slot does keep your balance looking healthy for longer than most and is one of the few Playtech mobile slots that have a 0.01 minimum bet.

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Mobile slot overview

Slot typeClassic Slot
Jackpot amount8,000 jackpot
Slot reels / paylines3 Reels / 8 Paylines
Coins range0.01 - 1.00
Min/Max bet0.08 / 8
Free spinsNo Free Spins / No Multipliers
Bonus roundsNo Bonus Rounds
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In-game bonus features

Scatter: You'll need to find at least 4 suitcases to get 2x your bet back. But if you manage to get that or over, the wins become very interesting, with a 10x, 50x, 200x, 500x and finally 1000x your bet for each additional symbol on top. Scatter pays any way, but finding four on the screen will be challenging.

Jackpot: The second way you can win 1000x your bet is by simply getting three airplane symbols on an active payline.


Closing thoughts

There are better classic Playtech mobile slots of this kind out there, and we recommend you play on those before you try this one. Unlike Playtech's usually beautiful graphics, here the theme is chaotic and a little annoying.

That said, it still probably plays better than many of the mobile slots out in the market, with flawless and simple gameplay. Don't be fooled by the promise of a big jackpot, at £/$/€8 a spin, the max jackpot is only £/$/€8,000 and will hard to come by as this slot is designed to give you small wins to keep you playing for longer.

One for when you are really really really bored on a plane, train or auto-mobile.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 15, 2013 - Rating 2

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