We head to the beach in the NetEnt Beach Invaders slot game, where you’ll find quirky high-paying alien cocktails mixed in with lower-paying A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols with a few special features helping you get closer to the 10,500x stake max win.
The Beach Invaders mobile slot is a high variance, 5 reel, 30 payline game where Wilds Expand to cover reels; you’ll find Locked Wilds, Free Spins with Shifting Wilds and Increasing Multipliers, a high 96.17% RTP and a high top win.
Its bright and colourful yet quirky theme is easy on the eye, letting you focus on trying to line up 3, 4, and 5-of-a-kind wins, but it’s the Expanding Wild and Free Spins that help to get the bigger wins.
Showing up across the five reels is the Alien Wild symbol. When it lands, it’ll expand to cover the entire reel, helping to create more wins.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up as often as we’d like, and it can take a few real money spins to see what it offers.
However, there’s a reason for that, which is the Locked Wilds Progress Bar. Symbols with ice cubes are collected and added to the progress bar. With four stages, each one representing how many spins the Wild symbol when it lands will stay on screen.
The more you progress the meter, the more chance when the Wild lands that you’ll find a winning combination across the thirty paylines.
And then there’s the free spins where the Expanding Wild adds another dimension to this Beach Invaders slot machine.
3 free spins symbols triggers 10 free spins. A free spins bonus where when a Wild symbol lands, it not only expands to cover the reel but, on the next spin, will shift up or down a position to the left by one reel and increase its win multiplier by 1x.
In the free spins bonus, you’ll find the wildest action, especially as it seems more Wilds land and getting multiple wilds can give you some impressive wins.
A feature that when writing this Beach Invaders review, we won over 257x our bet. It’s exciting and a step up from the Crab Trap slot, NetEnt’s other beach-style slot machine.
Related: Try NetEnt’s Fruit Shop Frenzy slot which also has a high top win of over 10,000x your bet.
|Mobile Slot released
|31st August 2023
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 30 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.83% / 96.17%
|0.10 / 30.00
|10 Free Spins | Shifting Wilds + Increasing Multipliers
|Free Spins, Locked Wilds, Expanding Wilds
|Aliens & Space
Expanding Wilds: The Wild symbol can appear across all 5 reels. When it does, it will expand to cover the entire reel it's on. It substitutes for all except the free spins bonus symbol.
Locked Wilds: Every symbol that lands with an ice cube symbol on it gets added to the progress bar at the top of the reels. Each step on the progress bar indicates how many spins the Wild will lock in place when it shows up on the reels. Fill the progress bar to get 4 locked spins, after which it resets to be filled again.
Free Spins: 3 Free Spins symbols in the base game awards 10 free spins. Every Wild symbol that lands will Expand to cover the reel it's on. On the next spin, it will move one reel to the left, shifting up or down by 1 position and increasing its win multiplier by 1x.
NetEnt scores a thumbs up with the Beach Invaders slot on mobile. This five-reel slot provides action in the base game via the Expanding Wilds features, but it's in the free spins bonus where you'll find the most thrills and biggest wins.
A low 0.10 minimum bet gives everyone the chance to experience what's on offer, which is a fun-to-play slot game with solid slot mechanics and some good wins on offer.
The 96.17% RTP keeps things ticking along nicely, but this is on our high variance slots list, which means you'll still need to budget your cash to hit those free spins.
Overall, it is a video slot that makes a great addition to the NetEnt slots collection and anyone looking for some colourful, alien-filled action.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 4, 2023 - Rating