Before you ask, this isn't based on film. Brooke Shields will not be running across the reels topless at any point. If you're OK with that, read on, because this is a quirky, fun and offbeat game, and well worth playing.
In this case, the Blue Lagoon in the title refers to exactly that: a blue lagoon. The reels are populated with lush graphics that represent most of the sea life you'd find in a beautiful Pacific lagoon, with swirly animations and nice bubbly sound effects to keep you interested.
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How to Hit the Beach
This is a surprisingly easy game to play. Most video slot titles aren't overly complicated, but this one is easier to master than most, which is why we tend to recommend it to newcomers to the slots genre.
The first thing you need to understand is that even though the game takes “coins”, you can set the cash value of each coin. They can be as low as 10c if you're just finding your feet, or, if you're feeling bolder, they can be pushed to $10 each – much higher than a real world coin could go.
Having set the coin value, you can bet between 1 and 5 coins on each spin of the reels. Risking more on each spin is more expensive, but it also yields much higher prize pots.
Meeting the Creatures of the Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is an extremely unconventional game, graphically. Many video slots suffer from a lack of symbols – designers tend to pad the reels with icons representing playing cards, which while being uninteresting are still worth money.
This game, on the other hand, goes to the opposite extreme. There are a wealth of sea creatures that you'll see on the reels – starfish, seahorses, and a range of other fish – but none of them are worth anything.
Instead, to keep things simple for beginners, there's only one symbol that earns cash in this game: the Shell.
Whenever a Shell appears, anywhere, it earns money: one, two or three Shells. Three Shells is, of course, the game's jackpot, and is worth up to $25,000 depending on what you bet.
Tilting the Lagoon in Your Favor
Because of this game's simplicity, it doesn't feature a triggerable bonus round, but it's not without a trick up its sleeve.
Most slots require you to wait for the reels to come to a stop and see what outcome appears. But Blue Lagoo will allow you to stop the reels at any point into their spin – even almost instantaneously – which gives you a much greater hand in determining the outcome. Used wisely, this can be an invaluable tool.