Aloha Slot to you! Any such greeting brings images of exotic and tropical climbs. Maybe accompanied by cinnamon-tanned beauties in grass skirts and Mai Tais. And a whopping great volcano. There’s much more of the latter in this six reel, five row slot with Cluster Pays™ from NetEntertainment. At least the gameplay is exciting, the bonuses bountiful and the music relaxing. Even that volcano looks serene.

Gameplay

All this talk of volcanos and Clusters might get you flustered, but Cluster Pays™ are nothing to be scared of (it is the game’s tagline, after all). A symbol is part of a cluster when it is adjacent to another of the same symbol, horizontally or vertically. 9 or more clusters appearing in a symbol not only make a win, they make a small bowl of cereal. These Clusters can be anywhere across the reels, rather than needing to be left-to-right.

Our reels having this party here in Hawaii, the symbols are naturally exotic: Coconuts, Pineapples, Clams and Hibiscus Flowers, while the high-paying symbols are reserved for a series of bright and lively-looking Totem Heads. This being a NetEnt title, Aloha! has plenty of Stacked Symbols, with the larger Totem Heads forming two symbols. The more symbols the better when we are looking out for Clusters, and the Substitution Symbol can help here as it does all the jobs of a Wild. Why they didn’t just call it a Wild is unclear. Maybe it’s the Wild beauty of the exotic setting.

Bonuses

Well, as if Stacked Symbols and Cluster Pays™ aren’t enough in the base game, NetEnt have peppered Aloha! with quite a few bonus features. Any Cluster win can activate the random Sticky Win Re-Spin feature, during which all winning symbols are held while the rest are re-spun. Should the Sticky Win enlarge the cluster, that group of winning symbols is held while the others are re-spun. And so on until no more wins enlarge the cluster.

Three, four, five or six Postcard Scatters trigger the Free Spins bonus game, launching 9, 10, 11 or 12 Free Spins. During the Free Spins game, Aloha! Operates what NetEnt are calling a Diamond Drop mechanic, which basically means that any low-paying symbols disappear and thereby increases the chances of a big win on remaining spins. And like a free upgrade on this exotic adventure we can also win additional Free Spins during the bonus game by landing a further set of three or more Postcard Scatters.

Summary

As you would hope from an adventurous trip to Hawaii, Aloha! Has plenty going on. Not only does it look and sound great, but it also shows-off the kind of feature-rich gameplay that makes NetEnt games so playable. So to paraphrase The Beatles, don’t say goodbye, say Aloha!

Aloha Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 10 5 1 1 0.01 2 93.03% 10000 2015