Smooth Sailing™ Slot Review

Developed by Gold Coin Studios, Smooth Sailing is actually their second instalment in what could very well turn out to be a unique and long series of travel-themed slot games down the line. Leaving the railway tracks behind, Smooth Sailing has you onboard a boat, looking to land wilds, scatters, and multipliers in no time.

Slot Basics

Let’s get started with the review by checking out the basics of Smooth Sailing’s slot mechanics first.

  • 5x3 video slot in a vintage, boat/yacht/cruise ship theme
  • Paylines/betways: 20
  • Variable RTP: 94.19%/96.22%/94.19%
  • Volatility/Variance: High
  • Hit frequency: 38.04% (Higher chance to win than 1-in-3)
  • Minimum/maximum bet: 20c-$40 per bet
  • Bonus features: Scatters, wilds, free spins, bonus rounds, Gold Coin Bet, and Connectify Pays Bonus
  • Smartphone Support: Full

Regulars and Premiums

The Low and High symbols are called Regulars and Premiums in Smooth Sailing. Check what to expect from them below:
Lows/Regulars - In the Base Game, matching 9, 10, J, Q, K & A symbols will lead to getting 5x – 7.5x multipliers for your total stake.
Highs/Premiums - Getting matches with premium symbols like the bell, the ship’s wheel, the anchor, or the captain’s hat in the base rounds will add a 25x – 50x multiplier to your total stake.


Your beautiful, redhead captain is also the wild symbol here. Wilds serve two functions in the base game:

  1. They can transform into any regular pay symbol next to them, if it helps the player land winning combinations on the paylines.
  2. If the player lands five wilds, that will immediately add a 1,000x multiplier behind their total staked amount.

Connectify Pays Bonus Round/Free Spins

Boat symbols are the scatters in Smooth Sailing, and you need to land three of them to get 10 Free Spins which activates the Connectify Pays Bonus Rounds. During these rounds, the following rules come into play:

  • Color coded boats of varying sizes, complete with associated prize multipliers will become visible on your left.
  • To win, you will need to land three to five boat symbols of the same color on the same, active payline.
  • Five Red Boats = 250x (total stake), five Blue Boats = 50x (total stake), five Gold Boats = 6,000x (total stake).
  • You can also win smaller prizes/multipliers with at least three matching boat symbols (by color)
  • The fifth reel may have a 2x multiplier which doubles any (and only) five-boat multipliers immediately.
All regular and premium symbols are upgraded during the Connectify Pays Bonus Rounds, as the associated multiplier itself gets multiplied by 10. For example, a 7.5x regular multiplier becomes a 7.5 x 10 = 75x multiplier, while a 25x premium multiplier becomes a 25 x 10 = 250x royal multiplier during the bonus rounds. Free spins can be retriggered during the bonus rounds as well, which can create massive winning potentials.

Gold Coin Bet

On activating the Gold Coin Bet system, another scatter symbol will come into play. This would be the Gold Ticket Symbol which acts in the same way as the regular boat scatter, requiring the player to land three for an activation. However, due to the presence of two active scatters instead of one, the player’s chances of getting into the bonus rounds with free spins, as well as that of retriggering free spins are doubled. You will need to pay an extra 0.5x per bet to activate it though.

Should You try It?

Whether you like the vintage theme and music, or you are just in it for the potential to win 6,000 times your total stake, Smooth Sailing comes highly recommended.

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