Aloha Cluster Pays from the popular game providers NetEnt is a Hawaiian themed slot game which takes a player on an imaginary journey to Hawaii; with all the inherent fun of the island present on the reels.
The background is a picture-perfect beach scene on a typical hot sunny day with the smoke from a nearby volcano billowing away. You will find a few Tiki mask characters on the reels as well as outside the reels with one positioned at the right side of the reels, making reactions to the general gameplay.
The static Tiki mask either claps when a win is achieved or sometimes plays away at the guitar strings. Occasionally, he whistles or even sports a pair of sun shades. The volcanoes in the distance undergo an eruption anytime a spin round or a bonus is achieved or even when a win is scored.
The symbols to expect on the reels are the coconuts, seashells, wildflowers as well as pineapples. The game is bathed in beautiful colors emanating from the Tiki masks and the fruit symbols combined together on the reels. The signature tune is the traditional music of the Hawaiians playing in the backdrop; it draws a player deep into the whole tropical experience.
The uniqueness of Aloha Cluster Pays lies in the fact that NetEnt made a detour from the conventional path of standard paylines format and decided to employ the use of the cluster pays mechanism. As a result of this, similar symbols must form horizontal and vertical structures at the end of a spin for a payout to be awarded. In addition, players can take full advantage of stacked symbols, Sticky Win Re-Spins as well as the free spins which are unlocked by the special bonus icons.
This NetEnt powered game is accessible on all devices, its mode of payment is the cluster pay mechanic which only pays out wins upon the formation of a cluster of similar symbols - a total of nine or more is needed. Set the reels in motion with as little as 10p for low rollers, but high rollers can go ahead and make a bet of £200 which may turn out to be a life-changing wager.
The gameplay transports a player to a tropical island, there to meet the ever-smiling Tiki in control with the volcano erupting to announce a winning combo. Paylines are conspicuously absent but Cluster Pay mechanic is in place.
Wins can only be achieved by creating a cluster of symbols and growing the size of them by adding more similar symbols. A win is achieved by getting at least nine similar symbols. Once a symbol falls in an adjacent position either vertically or horizontally to the similar symbol, it becomes part of the cluster. To aid in your wins are stacked symbols which count as double symbols.
The Sticky Win Re-Spins feature can only be randomly triggered by a cluster win in the base game; all other symbols will be undergoing a respin while the winning symbols stay in place. Any symbols that go to increase the size of the winning cluster will stick, and an extra respin will be granted. This process goes on till the cluster size ceases to increase, or the whole screen is suffused with the same symbol. The top win in a cluster emanates from the substitution symbol which can make an appearance on any part of the reel transforming into the adjacent symbol. Getting three free spins symbols or more activates the Free Spins feature - you get twelve free spins from six free spin symbol, eleven from five, ten from four and nine from three.
There is also a Symbol Drop mechanic which dispenses with the low win symbols increasing the possibility of achieving wins on the free spins that will be remaining. With this feature, you can acquire an extra free spin from three, two additional free spins from four and a total of three free spins will be added from five. To cap it all, four free spins will be yours from six more free spins symbols. All in all, 60 free spins are up for grabs
The ‘fruit drop’ feature is also an inherent part of this slot with the symbols literarily dropping off the reels which are interpreted as more high paying Tiki masks present on the reels. In conclusion, the last free spin offers no win, only an extra free spin till a winning combo is achieved.
- The Spin Button - This sets the reels rolling.
- The Autoplay Button - This lets the reels spin automatically without stopping till a predetermined number is reached.
- The Play Now Button - This gives you a view of all that is on offer.
The low-value symbols here are a pineapple, a tropical flower, a bluish shell and a coconut. The symbol with the max value is the red smiling Tiki offering a total of 10,000 coins just for a cluster of 30 (this is the max payout per spin) but according to the game's interface, up to 100,000 coins are up for grabs.