- A brilliant, new cluster pays slot from NetEnt
- Lots of features including a choice of 2 free spins bonuses
- Not the best theme for Christmas but still looks good
Aloha! Christmas slot from NetEnt is an attempt to make a Christmas-themed slot following on from the popular Aloha! slot. You’d be forgiven for not thinking this is a Christmas slot as they haven’t really done much to the design in this regard, but it still looks good. It’s a cluster pays slot, so wins are given when you get a cluster of symbols adjacent to each other, rather than on a payline. These symbols are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Flower, Shell, Coconut or Pineapple
- Blue Head
- Green Head
- Red Head
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Aloha! Christmas Slot Bonuses and Features
Stacked Symbols. During this game, the scatter symbols and head symbols can be stacked, covering 2 positions on the reel. The stacked heads count as 2 symbols but the scatters only appear as one and are always stacked.
Mystery Symbols. This game has mystery symbols which can appear at any time. These will all turn into the same instance of the same symbols. Sometimes one of the mystery symbols can turn into a multiplier wild. In the base game this can be between 2x and 7x.
Sticky Win Respins. Sometimes a win in the game can trigger this feature. Here, all the winning clusters and matching symbols will stick to the reels and become sticky. A multiplier will be applied to any wins after the feature which will depend on the size of the winning cluster.
Free Spins Bonus. There are 2 bonuses you can choose from here, given when you get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the base game. The more scatters you land, the bigger the triggering win is. You can choose from the Tiki Bar or Tiki Bar Max bonus, giving you 6 or 10 free spins, respectively. The Max bonus will only allow 4x, 5x or 7x multipliers from the wilds, while the other version has only 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers. During the bonus, you can collect starfish symbols which, when you get 3 of them, will remove a low value symbol from the game and give you 2 more free spins.
Aloha! Christmas slot from NetEnt follows on from the original Aloha! game with a very slight Christmas theme that I think they could have done a bit more with. The base game has a few nice features like mystery symbols, multiplier wilds and respins, but it’s the main bonus that will typically reward you the most as you can remove low value symbols and, with the max version, you can get some higher multipliers too. It’s nice to have the choice with one option clearly aimed at those looking for bigger wins and the other looking for more stability. It’s a nice design although more of a Christmas theme would have been nice, and it’s one of the best cluster pays slots I’ve played so if that’s your thing, be sure to check this out. Or you can find other slots from NetEnt here too.