NetEnt has a host of award-winning slots to its name, and a score of Christmas themed slots too. Combine the two and what do you have? The Aloha! Christmas slot, that’s what! NetEnt’s Aloha! Cluster Pays missed out on the EGR Game of the Year award in 2015, losing to another NetEnt slot, Spinata Grande.
In Aloha! Christmas the Swedish studio has you dreaming of Christmas on the beach with lights draping the beach huts, gifts nestling in the sand and a distinct jingle of bells accompanying the ukulele soundtrack. You seek to match clusters of 9 symbols or more and trigger any of a number of bonus features, including two free spins variants.
Pros & Cons
- Reminds us of the trailblazing Aloha! slot.
- Updated bonus features.
- Massive betting range.
- A minimum of 9 symbols required in a cluster.
- Re-skin of Aloha!
- Mystery symbols do not guarantee wins.
How to Play
In NetEnt’s Cluster Pays slots you are required to land a minimum of 9 symbols in a cluster in order to score wins. The more symbols in a cluster, the more you win, with all payments detailed in the game’s paytable. Once you have selected your bet level – adjusted by pressing the coin stack symbol – simply press the trademark spin button to set the reels in motion and match clusters.
The Cluster Pays mechanic continues to prove popular with fans of NetEnt slots, with slots like Jack Hammer and Cash Noir proving ever popular with slot fans everywhere. To trigger the game’s Free Spins feature, of which there are two variants, you need to land 3-6 Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels.
The Hibiscus Flowers, Coconuts, Pineapples and Clams that made up the low paying symbols in the original Aloha! slot return here, paying x0.5 your stake for landing 9 symbols in a cluster. The high-paying Totem Heads also return, paying out x1.5 – x3 for landing 9 in a cluster and between x70 – x250 for landing 22 or more. As with most cluster pays slots all game symbols here appear stacked, giving you extra chances for winning combos. The Mystery Symbols can turn into any game symbol, while the Free Spins Scatters launch the bonus game when you land three or more anywhere across the reels.
Not only does Aloha! Christmas boast two Free Spins variants but also a Sticky Wild Respins feature that is triggered randomly on any spin.