Erupt into Life
This exotic-themed game has been created by Novomatic, whose work has long been a mainstay in land-based casinos as well as all the top online casinos. If you’re a fan of some or all of their other slots, then this will likely be right up your street, with familiar design styles and features built in for amusement with prizes.
You may also find Polynesian Beauty – 2nd Chance Respin listed under “software by Greentube”, the reason being that Greentube is in fact a global interactive unit of the well-respected Novomatic, developing slots for the industry worldwide. Like many modern brands, they now specialise in mobile-optimised games – which is essential for any gaming company looking to stay up to date with current trends.
Here you’ll find 20 paylines and 5 reels that offer 243 possible ways to win. It’s your choice whether to play those win lines in the classic slots style, or whether to opt for the 243 mode. Symbols on the board are the high-paying Tiki, Polynesian beauties and hula girls who make for very useful wild symbols, expanding and substituting for all other symbols except the scatter. The last important icon, which also acts as the scatter, is the volcano. While an erupting volcano may be bad news in real life, in this game it’s most definitely a good sign. Play for real money and land three, four or five symbols from left to right on an active payline to get some decent payouts while soaking up that island sun.
243 Ways to Win
If you like options and the power of choice at your fingertips, then this game is for you. Your decision as to how to play this game will be inevitably be based on the possible outcomes as well as your individual preferences, so here’s a rundown of how it works.
In the 243 ways to win mode, free spins can be activated completely at random after a spin, or via a volcanic win. During these, all winning combinations including a hula girl wild will be multiplied by the multiplier in the feature you’ve chosen. That’s unless you go for the mystery choice, in which case it will be random too. Here you can bag as many as 18 free games with a multiplier of up to x30 possible.
Should the hula girl wild land on the reels during the free spins round without making up a combination, she will become an expanding wild and lock in place for the following spin. Here lies your “2nd chance respin” indicated by the slot title, where further free games can be triggered with scatter combos.
In the 20-payline mode, volcano scatter wins trigger 15 free games as standard. These 15 free games can also be awarded at random any time after a spin. During the free game, should you land one or more of the wild hula girls, a multiplier of x2, x3 or x5 will be added. Even more free spins can be retriggered during the feature, either at random or by landing the volcano scatter combinations.
More Hot Slots
If it’s 243 types of beauty you’re after, give the Asian Beauty video slot a go. This is one of a number of Oriental-themed slots which take you to the mystical and charming Far East. Asian Beauty comes from software development big hitter Microgaming, the originators of the 243 ways to win feature. There’s a randomly triggered bonus award up for grabs on the main board, taking you to an interesting picking round using mirrors. This gives you more control over your destiny – within the game at least. The return to player is 96% with a medium level of variance and a chance to win a total of 9,000 coins. Asian Beauty has been around since 2011 and is now considered somewhat of a classic slot machine thanks to its veteran status.
If you prefer the standard payline style but love the Polynesian setting, try those wild eruptions on the Volcano Riches free slot from Quickspin. There’s more volcanic activity to be had on the 40 paylines, except this time the ancient mountains act as the wild and not as the scatter. They trigger a bonus round in which these volcanoes erupt and expand, creating more of their like. Besides, the slot has a free spins bonus – although there’s no retrigger here – and a 96% return to player. Being one of Quickspin’s latest releases, it’s hot stuff in more ways than one. Plus, with a 150,000-coin jackpot to be won, it might even pay your way to the South Pacific.
Exotic Eye Candy
The Polynesian ladies gracing the reels are a sight to behold, and it’s always nice to have a visually appealing theme which makes you think you’re on a far-flung, long-haul holiday with a difference. The graphics create a lovely, dreamy atmosphere while the gamble feature spices up the already fiery proceedings.
Having said that, the setup of Polynesian Beauty – 2nd Chance Respin is a little confusing and its design is not the most user-friendly. However, if you’re unsure of anything, head to the pay table for guidance. Overall, we think this slot is a beauty, both by name and in nature.