Aloha – Cluster Pays
Aloha Cluster Pays NetEnt Slot
There seems to be quite the contrast between the development strategies of Microgaming and NetEnt at the moment. While the former has essentially released the same game three times this year already, not to mention some other somewhat underwhelming titles, NetEnt is pushing ahead with quality titles such as Guns n’ Roses and Drive – Multiplier Mayhem. The streak of innovation continues here on Aloha Cluster Pays which we are tempted to say is unlike anything that players will have seen before. Being different is no guarantee of being fun to play, so let’s dive straight in and see what is up for grabs.
A Six by Five Board
The board is the early indication that something unusual is happening on Aloha Cluster Pays, with thirty symbols in view at all times. With all pays technically active, this could well make for a record number of win lines. However, lines aren’t exactly what players are on the lookout for, with clusters instead being the name of the game. Effectively, a cluster of nine or more symbols is the bare minimum for landing a win and it is the inclusion of stacked symbols that makes this possible.
The wild card is a little out of the ordinary too and it soon becomes clear why NetEnt has referred to it as a ‘substitution symbol’ rather than a good old wild card. The box with a question mark on it will land pretty frequently and will then decide on the fly which symbol to become to create the largest possible win. While this sounds just like a wild card, it means that the bonus symbol can only fill in for one symbol at a time.
There are also sticky wins in play on Aloha Cluster Pays, but they are not guaranteed. When you land a cluster win, there is a small chance that free re-spins will be awarded. In good old NetEnt style, as long as the winning clusters continue to improve, the respins will continue and this can soon turn into one of the very best ways to really make the most out of this game.
There are also standard free spins available and the scatter covers two symbol positions. Fortunately, they count even if only part of the symbol is in view, although you’ll need at least three of them to trigger those spins. Three, four, five or six in view at once will award nine, ten, eleven or twelve free spins respectively and more spins can be won with further scatters. The best thing about these free spins is that the lower value symbols are gradually removed from the board with only the tiki masks remaining towards the end for much bigger wins. Finally, if your last spin doesn’t win, you’ll continue to receive more spins until that elusive win does come into view.
In all honesty, Aloha Cluster Pays is not one for the slot machine purists among players and feels like as much of a pub game as a conventional slot. Nevertheless, it’s worth checking out for sure and you can do that right here on the page with no deposit so you can be sure that it does exactly what you’re looking for before trying it for real cash.