Take a virtual trip to the balmy tropics and the Pacific Islands via your desktop or mobile device with this Net Entertainment-developed game, which takes the region’s symbols and scenery as its theme.
Aloha Cluster Pays is a six-reel, five-row slot which has won plaudits from reviewers for its creative gameplay. The cheerful design has also earned this slot praise – to the right of the reels there’s an animated Tiki statue, with a beach, palm trees and an apparently active volcano in the background. (It erupts when you score a winning combination.)
How to play
There’s no standard Payline structure with this game, thanks to the Aloha Cluster Pays mechanics – making the whole thing more creative. Instead, players win by landing clusters of at least nine symbols, linked vertically or horizontally.
There are seven symbols, all related to the tropical theme, including Tiki masks in green, red and blue, alongside half a coconut, a flower and a shell.
Fill the screen with 30 red Tiki masks to win the biggest payout – it’s worth a whopping 10,000 times your initial stake. To help with your wins, a stacked symbol counts as two symbols.
You can play whatever the size of your budget, from just 10p a spin, up to as much as £200 per spin.
Sticky wins respsins feature
This is regularly triggered, although only in the base game, in which a cluster win can activate this feature at random. The symbols involved in the win are frozen in place for a no-charge respin. Any new symbols adding to the cluster trigger a fresh respin, and this carries on until no further matching symbols land.
Getting at least three free spin symbols will launch this feature – three bags you nine free spins, four 10, five 11 and six 12 spins for free.
There’s even a mechanism called symbol drop, which removes low-win symbols (which in this game are the flowers and fruit) to boost your chances on the free spins left.
Potentially, there are up to 60 free spins up for grabs in all. And if you don’t win on the final freebie, you get an extra free one until you land a winning combo.
Grab more free spins during this round by landing more scatter symbols.
This appears as a wooden box with a white question mark, and it substitutes the highest potential winning symbol. However, it won’t replace the Free Spin icon.
Return to Player (RTP)
Aloha Cluster Pays Return to Player or RTP is the term gaming operators use to describe the percentage of any wagered money that is paid back to players over time from slot games. With Aloha! Cluster Pays, it’s pretty high at 96.42%.
The Bottom Line on Aloha Cluster Pays
All in all, this one seems to have a lot going on, especially as you don’t always see where the wins are coming from, but it’s pretty straightforward once you get going.
Aloha! Cluster Pays may even remind you a little of the Cloud Quest game, so you’ll be happy if you like that one. In short, this is a high-quality, medium variance game – entertaining, with the potential for some big wins, and offering some unique bonus features. NetEnt continue to impress!
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