All Things Tiki
As is custom with NetEnt products, Aloha Cluster Pays looks and feels awesome. The appeal of the game might be its long list of amazing features, but the graphics and atmosphere play a huge part in creating a great gaming experience.
Both the background and the foreground of the game are interactive and will react to the player. The volcano, for example, will erupt whenever a bonus or a spin round is obtained or you score a win. Those playing Gonzo’s Quest will enjoy Tiki, a guitar-playing character that reacts to the use of several of the features in Aloha Cluster Pays.
In Among the Seashells
The symbols in Aloha Cluster Pays come from the traditional Hawaiian setting. These symbols include coconuts, pineapples, wild flowers, and seashells; all replacing the classic offering found on most slot games.
The high pay symbols have been swapped with coloured Tiki masks and a postage stamp of the location featured in the game is used to signal free spins. The wild is represented with a question mark carved on a piece of wood.
Clusters in Bunches
The features it offers are, along with its graphics, one of Aloha Cluster Pays strong points. The original gameplay design, a 6-reel and 5-row format with no bet lines, is rather unusual but can potentially result in massive wins. The wild symbol can appear anywhere on the screen and will automatically turn into whatever offers the player the highest win for each cluster.
Clusters are, without doubt, the main part of the game and require a bit of explaining. This system is in place to ensure that you can trigger the maximum win for a specific symbol. Nine or more symbols will automatically be considered as a cluster and randomly activate the so-called Sticky Win Re-Spin feature. While this feature is active, the cluster stays in place while the rest of the screen around it spins.
The cluster size will grow larger with each new matching symbol until the whole screen is filled or a symbol that can’t be matched appears. Unlike other slot games, this happens at no additional cost for the player. If the screen is entirely filled, the maximum win for that symbol is awarded.
Say “Aloha” to Free Spins
Aloha Cluster Pays wouldn’t be complete without giving you the chance to win free spins. Collecting 3 to 6 free spins symbols on your screen will earn you 9 to 12 spins. Additionally, the lowest paying symbol for a spin can fall from the reels thanks to the Symbol Drop system. This leaves more space for connecting the high paying ones and earning a big win as a result.
Giving off Positive Vibes
From the controls standpoint, all the fun and innovation that the game presents is matched by an incredibly easy to understand control panel. NetEnt have forgone the usual complexity, as by casting your eyes down you’ll see a simple row of button.
It would have been easy for NetEnt to create an over the top and over complicated array of controls for Aloha Cluster Pays, so we are certainly happy to see that they haven’t.
This Tiki-Inspired Adventure Will Give You Plenty to Smile About!
NetEnt clearly aimed at creating something that would cater to the company’s most traditional players with this release, and for the most part it does hit the mark. Aloha Cluster Pays is a colourful and enjoyable title whose quality and richness in features highlight the care and efforts that went into its production.