Five-reel, 27-Payline Pacific-themed slot Easter Island was released by Yggdrasil Gaming in March 2018 and showcases all of this operator’s famously top-notch graphics and animations. The game’s standard three rows increase by up to four assuming you line up the correct symbols.
The game is set on the Chilean isle of the same name, famous for its stone figures, with reels located at the top of a cliff face and lush green fields visible in the distance, framed by two imposing, moss-covered Moai statues which animate in a hilarious way as winning icons land.
You’ll also be playing to the tune of a quirky soundtrack!
How to play
Spin away on your device of choice from just 10p, and up to a very high-stakes £200 a spin. Standard Max Bet, Autoplay, Coin Value and Spin functions are all present and correct.
Symbols are bright and chunky. Your lower-paying icons incorporate the standard playing-card suits including hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs. These are shown on wooden plates, and shell out up to 5x bet for five in a row. Meanwhile, the more lucrative symbols are the carved reptiles in green, purple and blue alongside an orange fox and a red bird which forks out a tidy 500x stake for five on a line.
Form winning combos in the standard fashion from left to right, kicking off from the reel that’s furthest left, and landing at least three symbols in a row to earn a payout.
Easter Island Slot special features
The golden mask Wild rocks up only on Reels 2 and 4, and expands on winning spins and respins to cover the whole reel while sticking for respins in the Symbol Swap bonus, when again it takes up an entire reel. As ever, it replaces all icons on the reels.
There are no Scatter symbols in this slot.
Symbol Swap Respin feature
Trigger this every time a winning combo shows up to get a free respin plus the symbol swap. It means that, on a base-game winning combination, your winning prospects rise – if the win involves less lucrative icons, all similar symbols are replaced with the winning icon for the respin.
Equally, if higher-value symbols are involved, the winning symbol will replace all others in time for the respin.
During the feature discussed above, the reel set will also expand. It works like this:
- Bag a three-in-a-row win in the base game to play with the standard 27 Paylines
- Bag a four-in-a-row win in the base game to play with two extra rows – i.e. 65 Paylines
- Bag a five-in-a-row win in the base game to play with four extra rows – i.e. 103 Paylines
Easter Island has a top prize of 47,000 coins and is non-progressive.
Return to Player (RTP)
The variance here is on the lower side of medium, meaning a steady trickle of smaller wins, which may frustrate the high-rolling thrill-seekers. RTP or Return to Player is also a whisker below average at 96.1%.
Easter Island could be the ideal game for you if you like your slots to be fun and straightforward with limited volatility – and the respins do show up fairly frequently. However, it may not be for you if you insist on free spins and stacks of high-octane action.