It’s always a perfect day at the beach when you spin the reels of the Sunny Scoops Slot Machine. Oh I do like to be beside the slot-side, oh I do like to be beside the reels…
- Simple base game that involves putting ice cream scoops onto cones
- Hit three same flavoured scoops on any single cone to activate a bonus wheel
- Bonus wheel has the power to pay out 2x-7x multipliers and free spins
- Sunny Scoops features a special free spin round with a difference
- Land a win in the free spin round to gain an extra multiplier and a re-spin
- Multiple wins in the free spin round can build you a tower of ice cream wins
Thunderkick are one of the newer online slot development houses. They don’t have the Vegas pedigree of IGT and WMS nor do they have the online casino stones of Microgaming or Playtech. However it does seem that they know how to put a good looking slot machine together with tons of bonus game action that’s presented in a highly likeable, highly playable format. Sunny Scoops is one of the most exciting new titles we’ve played in 2014 and if it’s any kind of indicator as to what we can expect from this developer, we’re in for a good time in the future…
Graphically Sunny Scoops is definitely a sweet treat. Whilst it does not rely on full interactive backgrounds or big crazy animations or sprites, its simplistic and effective design is sure to appeal to the new school of slot lovers who have grown up raised on smartphone apps and web browser games. The screen is dominated by the three ice cream cones that indicate where this slot’s reels sit – then when you hit the spin button gorgeous looking blobs of ice cream fall into place forming stacks of three scoops on each cone. It is the combinations of these blobs that pay you out prizes. The bonus feature has a sea-side fair theme to it reminiscent of the strong man ring a bell style games that are considered to be a stable of beach front amusement parks. All of these design points work together to create a clean and crisp gaming experience that’s just works.
The music on Sunny Scoops has a decidedly vintage feel with lots of old style Jazz instruments playing a lovely ditty as you take your spins on the reels. There’s flute, trumpet, oboe and clarinet taking you back to a simple time of sea-side brass bands and strolls along the promenade. The music is backed up by real sounds of the sea, with waves crashing on the beach and the sound of people enjoying themselves in the background. This gives the whole slot a lovely yesteryear feel that is both compelling and appealing. A great production that’s more than just likeable – Sunny Scoops has a soundtrack that will still be in your ears long after you’ve finished playing.
Now down to the nuts and flakes of this super slot game. Sunny Scoops is essentially a disguised three reel slot that has fourteen pay-lines spread across the nine positions in view. You cannot adjust the number of lines on which you’re betting here – although you can change your stake for the total spin. This is a very simple base-game here – there are no wild symbols or bonus scatters to get in the way of your wins giving you a very pure and true slot game experience on the reels. However this slot does have what it takes to keep all you action hounds panting in the super bonus round.
Hit three of the same flavoured scoops on any one cone to activate the first bonus wheel game on offer from the stupendous Sunny Scoops. Watch as a short animation plays and wheel of fortune spins a top your ice-cream, paying you out a prize of a multiplier that’s between 2x and 7x. This little wheel also holds the key to the bonus game on offer from this slot. If you can stop in one of the two flavour segments on the wheel then you’ll be taking a trip to the free spin round.
There’s nothing quite like the free spin bonus on Sunny Scoops. You start off with three cones as you do in the base-game – nothing too extraordinary about this set up. However, every time you hit a win the ice cream flavour scoops will stay in place and you’ll receive and extra 1x multiplier on your next win and a re-spin. This gives you the chance to build some massively tall ice cream towers and hit some tremendously huge wins. It’s a very clever and refreshing take on the classic free spin round with a crazy level of winning potential and a big dash of red-hot action.
Slot Professor Says
When I first clapped my peepers onto Sunny Scoops I did not want to like this game. I am usually one for the big money Las Vegas titles from IGT and WMS and if I can’t have those then I want my slots to come with a whole slice of pizzazz like Microgaming’s Jurassic Park or with loads of clever mechanisms like Net Entertainments’ Jack and the Beanstalk. However, after a few spins I have to admit I was absolutely enthralled by the action on offer from this cute little machine.
The best thing about Sunny Scoops is that it’s fast, fun and very easy to play. You never know when you might hit a three scoop win on a single cone to activate the first level bonus wheel, which has the power to turn any spin into a massive win. Then when you get through to the free spin round, this slot suddenly takes you into a whole different dimension of flavour based success with its re–spin and multiplier format that can absolutely pump out the wins.
So what’s my playing advice when it comes to attacking the reels of Sunny Scoops? This game could not be simpler. Choose a low, low stake if you want a big session and just wait for the wins to drop in. You don’t have to spend your time worrying about hitting the bonus round or eking out your spare change, this is a slot game that’s fun no matter what level you play it at, and definitely one that’s set to appeal to purists and new school players alike.