The player knows he/she is in trouble immediately with Microgaming’s online slot game Sunshine Reef: The background music is strictly muzak, a terrible watered-down version of stereotypical Caribbean rhythms. Unfortunately, this slot doesn’t get much more exciting or notable from here.
Sunshine Reef has nine paylines which may be played for anywhere between 1¢ to $10 per line. Wins pay left to right as per usual, but a sequence of three like symbols may run from reels 1-3, 2-4 or 3-5 to cash in as a winning combination.
Symbols in Sunshine Reef are nauseatingly cheery; among the uppers-taking lot are smiling seahorses, blowfish (but we thought these only inflated when threatened), sea turtles, pearls in clams (but we though pearls were calcareous concretions of the mollusk and not actually living beings in and of themselves), et cetera.
Three bonus treasure chest symbols enter the player into a “pick ‘em” video bonus round. Various creatures of the sea exhort you to choose a chest, any chest for a cash prize.