September is just around the corner and whilst the back to school vibe is imminent, the warm evenings and weekends full of barbecues are something we don't want to let go of just yet. Maybe you're feeling similar, or maybe your summer hasn't been up to scratch (we're looking at you, British weather), either way a spin of any of these slots will put you right back in that sunshine mood. We've rounded up the best sizzling slots to celebrate the end of summer with a bang.
If you've not yet been away this summer, then why not take yourself to Hawaii with NetEnt's innovative Aloha! Cluster Pays slot. Full of flowers, coconuts and Tiki symbols, the game will certainly put you in the holiday mood. The game features a brand new design, where paylines are no more and, instead, a cluster of symbols will ensure a big win.
When you do create a cluster, you'll also trigger a sticky wins feature. This means that those symbols are locked in place and you can re-spin for as long as you keep finding symbols to add to the cluster. The game has a unique layout of a 6×5 grid, which can be easily dominated by the large Tiki symbols.
These are like stacked symbols, and count for two icons, making your chances to win even better. There's also free-spins available, and we personally love the Tiki god who claps you along as you play and puts on a pair of particularly jazzy shades for a big win. All in all, the game is sure you keep you in a chill-out mood.
From the Euros to the Olympics, this summer has been all about sport. Almost a combination of the two events, Carnival Cup takes you all the way to Rio to compete in a football tournament. Although it was originally designed for the 2014 World Cup, it fits 2016 quite nicely and the carnival spirit is definitely contagious.
This tournament themed slot is set on a backdrop of a huge stadium, with supporters who’ll cheer you on if you spin a win. Plus, the game's wilds instantly trigger a re-spin giving you another shot at creating a winning combination. There's extra spins up for grabs too, so why not give it a go if you've been enjoying this summer's sports-mania.
A day at the dodgems is one of the true delights of the British summer holiday and what better way to pay homage to this than to give NetEnt's great Theme Park slot a spin. The slot is decked out with funfair magic, from stacked roller-coaster wilds, to a big claw that delivers prizes.
There's also two great bonus features in this game. The scatter symbols are illustrated by tickets and send players to a wheel where more can be collected. Once you've gathered as many tickets as possible, you can enter the Theme Park map and play a series of bonus games like Hook a Duck, the Can Stack and Punch Bag.
Alternatively, you can enter these games by landing a Bonus Wheel on reel five of the main game. The games promise anything from 2x to 100x your bet, plus there's also extra spins up for grabs – the perfect day out right from the comfort of your own sofa!
If you've jetted off to sunny Spain (or anywhere else) this summer, then we've got a feeling some of the symbols in this game will seem familiar. The famously cheesy, sorry we mean charming, Dr Love has gone on his holidays and this sequel of the popular game is filled with sunburnt tourists, beach balls, deck chairs and, our personal holiday favourite, cocktails!
The graphics are great and the game offers an innovative design in the way that winning combinations aren't made up of matching symbols. Instead, there are 12 symbols, each paired up with a different one to create a ‘of a kind' win. For example, the crammed-full suitcase can be matched up with it's own kind or with the pink deckchair to form a combination. The eponymous Dr Love shows up when the extra spins round is triggered, on a surfboard no less, and can reward you with up to 20 free games.
Spinata Grande is a fabulous slot any time of the year, but it's Mexican fiesta routes make it the perfect game to prolong that summer feeling, even when the September down pours have started. Think pinatas, sombreros, and a mariachi band, as this game will have you smiling like a child. The slot has a usual 5 x 5 layout and is well known for it's unique colossal symbols.
These are a bit like stacked wilds, but can occur for any symbol and will take up a block of 2×2 or 3×3 on the reels, creating more chances to win. There's also up to 11 extra spins available and these come with a chorus of trumpets to put you right in that party mood. Perhaps the best bit of the game, however, is the colossal bonus round symbols. These are illustrated by large mustachioed, sombrero-wearing slot machines, because, why not.
Whenever the symbol appears on the screen a massive bat will smash it to smithereens and it will spin into mini reels. You'll either be rewarded with instant cash, extra spins or both. Whilst this slot might not be the most summery game on the list, the joy it brings will definitely make you forget that Autumn, dark nights and coats are on their way.