If the words "I’ll be there" and a glimpse of a red swimsuit bring on a wave of nostalgia, you’re going to love IGT’s Baywatch pokie. Featuring everything that was iconic about the much loved 90s TV show, this bright and breezy pokie has 5 reels, 15 paylines and plenty of bonus action based around the characters of Cody, Caroline, CJ and Mitch. With coin values from 1 to 1,000 this pokie has something for every style of player, so get down to the beach on your laptop or mobile and tablet devices! Read our full review below.
Baywatch theme, graphics and sound
The pounding of the surf and that impossibly catchy theme music - this could only be a Baywatch pokie. The reels are transparent and set against one of those stunningly beautiful LA beaches.
The paytable symbols represent those impossibly beautiful lifeguards who keep the beaches safe, plus all their rescue kit including buggies and boats. There’s also a wave wild symbol and a red bonus symbol, all created in a bright and bold cartoon style. In fact IGT have done a great job of capturing all the cheesiness we loved about the TV show in this fun pokie.
How to play Baywatch
Baywatch is a 5 reel, 15 payline video pokie that’s great to look at and a breeze to play. Just set your staking options and hit the yellow spin button to start playing. Everything is well laid out in the menu bar and it’s easy to set line bet and autoplay options.
To play all 15 lines and the features in this pokie costs 25 coins, and coin values range from 1 to 1,000. All wins are paid in coin amounts rather than multipliers so casual gamers can enjoy a spin at the lower coin values.
Baywatch RTP and volatility
This pokie has a theoretical RTP of 96.25% which is based on the average payback to a player wagering £100 and the house taking £3.75. Your personal RTP may well differ from this depending on the way the RNGs work when you’re playing. But we generally prefer pokies with an RTP above 95%, so that puts Baywatch right in the zone.
Unlike some other IGT pokies, this one offers plenty of base game wins, along with the opportunity to choose your volatility when it comes to the free spins feature. It’s a good balance that makes for a fun pokies experience.
How to win at Baywatch
Winning at any pokie is all about creating combinations of three or more matching symbols on any payline. Winning lines read left to right starting from reel 1. The important thing to remember is the way pokies are powered by RNGs that keep your games fair. That means you can’t use a strategy to win because the way the reels perform is completely random - which is why at Online Pokies 4U we put the emphasis on spinning for fun. Our best advice is always to play at least 150 spins to get to know how a pokie’s mechanism works and whether it's a game you’ll enjoy. If not there are hundreds more to choose from!
Baywatch bonus features
Baywatch is as packed with bonus features as it is with toned muscles. Land the Tidal Wave symbol and on any spin it can expand to fill the entire reel, then horizontally engulf the reels around it until the centre of the screen is one giant wave that you can surf to payout heaven!
Another randomly triggered bonus is the Teamwork feature which merges two of the lifeguards together to form a more potent and higher paying symbol - this one is active in the free spins feature, too.
Free spins are what this Baywatch pokie are all about. Land three bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you’ll automatically get a 2x multiplier of your line stake as a cash bonus. Now you need to choose your dream team of one male and one female lifeguard to create your own volatility - that perfect combination of free spins and stacked symbols that leads to the most lucrative rewards:
- Mitch awards 3 - 5 free spins with stacked Mitch symbols
- Cody awards 7 - 12 free spins
- CJ awards the same as Mitch with stacked CJ symbols
- Caroline awards free spins like Cody
Depending on your choice, you can earn up to 24 free spins or 10 free spins with stacked symbols. Teamwork and the Tidal Wave are also in play for rewards that will definitely rescue your bankroll!
Baywatch mobile play
IGT pokies are all available for mobile play directly through your online browser which means you don’t need to bother with a download to be up and spinning with Baywatch on the move.
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Baywatch free play review
If you spent your Saturday nights wishing you were in LA with Mitch, CJ and the gang then here’s your opportunity to live out your fantasy! IGT have created a note-perfect Baywatch pokie that has just enough cheesiness to balance out the really well-designed gameplay.
Under the bright colours and familiar theme tune there’s plenty of innovative gameplay including the ever-expanding Tidal Wave wild and the Teamwork feature. We loved the way you can choose your own bonus and affect the game’s volatility with combinations of free spins and stacked symbols. And best of all you don’t even need toned abs to play!
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Baywatch babes save the day
What’s not to love about a pokie based on one of the cheesiest and best-loved shows ever? This IGT Baywatch pokie has great bonus features that will definitely resuscitate your interest in this game. Choose your volatility and get swept away by that wild tidal wave!
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