Microgaming has many beach themed online pokies in its portfolio, but Bikini Party is a cut above the rest. It has beach volleyball as its subtext that is played in the ambience of sky, sea and sand. The gentle audio background brings in the rumble of the waves. The volleyball team consists of five girls in bikinis, who are more than eager to display their expertise in the win animations. These girls are the high paying symbols on the reels. Keep an eye open for the lasses in the red and orange bikinis because they not only award the highest line payouts but they start to pay out from two like symbols. The low paying symbols are the usual Microgaming playing card icons. The Bikini Party logo is the wild symbol. It appears only on reels 2 and 4. The beach volleyball is the scatter symbol. It awards scatter payouts when two or more appear on the reels in the same spin.
The free spins feature in Bikini Party is a simple affair. It is triggered when three or more beach volleyball symbols appear scattered anywhere on the reels in the same spin. You will be awarded 15 free spins in which all payouts are tripled. The feature can be retriggered. Apart from the visual appeal, the highlight of Bikini Party is the Respin feature. You may have played it in some earlier Microgaming online pokies. There is a button below each reel. After every spin, a Respin value is displayed on each button. If you think there is merit in spinning only one reel, keeping the others fixed, then you have to pay the Respin value for that reel. You will find that when there is a possibility of a high payout then the Respin value will be large. You must keep a few things in mind about the Respin feature. It does not guarantee a payout. It is optional and you can move to the next spin without activating it. If you change any of the bet parameters then the Respin values will be reset and you will have to start from scratch.
Bikini Party is in the 5×3 format with 243 ways to win paylines structure. This means that symbols can occupy any position on the reel to be a part of the winning combination, as long as they appear from left to right starting from the first reel. You can wager from 1 to 10 coins per payline. The coin size can be varied between AU$0.01 to AU$5.00 in the available options. The maximum line bet works out to AU$50. The total bet is the line bet multiplied by 25, which is a fair call. The maximum total bet is AU$1250. High rollers at Australian online casinos should be completely satisfied with this. The maximum line payout is 4,000 times the line bet, which works out to AU$200,000 at maximum bet. Microgaming reports a payout percentage around 97.5%, which is definitely above par.