Vacation Station is a 9 reel online slot game with 8 paylines. Developed by Playtech, Vacation Station is available on mobile platforms such as online casino Australia as well. The reels are arranged 3 x 3 and the symbols are all related to some kind of travel. There is a bus, train, motorbike, submarine, hot air balloon, ship and an aeroplane. The background to Vacation Station is a map and the colours are bright and give that vacation feel to the game.
When new symbols are replaced on the reels a bright flash appears, as if a photo has been taken. Vacation Station’s paylines run both horizontally and vertically and gives the player more opportunities for winning than the usual 3 reel slot game. Players will also have better odds of winning as wins can be on more than just one line per spin.
To play Vacation Station players must first select the value of the coins they would like to wager by using the + and – buttons which can be found on the right of the screen. Players must then choose the paylines by selecting the line number on the top left edge of the reels.
The Bet One button is to bet 1 coin on each payline and to add another coin players must click the button again. The Bet Max button is for betting the maximum 3 coins on each of the paylines. Players should note that the total bet is the line bet times by the amount of lines chosen. The Bet Max button also spins the reels automatically. For players who are not betting the maximum, the Spin button will get the reels spinning.
Players who have a winning combination can see how much they will win by clicking the Paytable button. Players who win on different paylines at the same time will have their winnings added up. Players can view the money they have remaining by using the Current Balance button. The Deposit button allows players to make deposits to the cashier.
Players who are playing in Fun mode can use the Play for Real Money button to play Vacation Station with real money; players will be taken to the login screen. The Menu button has 3 functions: History (details of recent games), Options (change audio and gameplay settings) and Help (assistance with playing the game). The Autoplay button activates Autoplay where the reels spin automatically.
The Scatter symbol in Vacation Station is the suitcase and can appear anywhere on the reels. 4 Suitcases will award players with 2 times their wager. Players who have more than 4 Scatter symbols have the opportunity of winning 10, 50, 200, 500 and up to as much as 1000 times their wager. In order to win the jackpot of 1000 times players will need to have Scatter symbols on every reel and all the paylines. 3 Airplanes on any of the active paylines will also award players 3 times their wager.
Vacation Station has a non-progressive jackpot which can go as high as 4000 coins if players are able to spin the correct combinations on the paylines. The cash value of the jackpot will depend on the coin values that players are using.