Aloha Cluster Pays Slot Game
Aloha Cluster Pays is an original online slot which transports you to Hawaii, where you’ll find all of the delights of the island state and more on the reels. The game features a series of Tiki masks both on the reels and outside.
An entertaining Tiki mask character sits to the right of the reels throughout, reacting to the action on the reels. The gameplay is certainly very different to that which you’ll come across on other slots, as this game uses a ‘Cluster Pays’ format. Sticky re-spins and a free spins bonus round only add to the enjoyment.
How to Win on Aloha Cluster Pays
The Cluster Pays format of this NetEnt designed slot means win come in a unique way. A symbol is deemed to be part of a cluster if it is horizontally or vertically adjacent to another one. So, for example, if you were to land two adjacent reels that are filled five high with the same symbol, you’d have yourself a cluster of 10 symbols. You’ll need to land a cluster of at least 9 of the same symbols to trigger a win, although you’ll notice that the pay table goes all the way up to the maximum of 30 which will be the case if the same symbol fills all of the reels.
The largest payout in this game comes when you completely fill the reels with the red Tiki mask, this worth 10,000 coins for the maximum 30. Both the green and the blue Tiki masks have a top payout of 5,000 coins, while the remaining symbols which are comprised of a pineapple, a coconut, a seashell and a flower all have a maximum win of 2,000 coins. You’ll also find a wooden box symbol making an appearance, this acts as a wild symbol and turning into the symbol that will make for the biggest possible wins.
Sometimes you’ll be randomly awarded a sticky respin. This will see all of the winning symbols remain in place, while the rest of the symbols on the reels will spin again. If any more winning symbols attach themselves to the cluster, these new symbols will also remain sticky and the cluster will grow, while the reels will once again respin. This will continue until no more symbols attach themselves, at which point the reels will be evaluated and you’ll be paid out (hopefully at a much higher payout than you would have received from the original win).
Fruit Drop Free Spins
You’ll also find a free spins symbol making an appearance as a scatter. Land the minimum 3 free spins symbols and you’ll gain 9 free spins, while each additional scatter landed to activate the feature will give you an extra free spin. As the free spins feature progresses you’ll find the ‘fruit drop’ feature as part of the game, where these symbols will literally drop off the reels, meaning that there are more high paying Tiki masks on the reels, especially when you reach the end of the feature. As an added bonus, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters will give you an additional 1, 2, 3 or 4 free spins respectively during the feature.
This Hawaiian themed slot is set against the backdrop of a beach scene on a blazing hot day, while a volcano billows smoke in the distance. The Tiki mask character to the right of the reels makes the game in some ways, reacting to all of the action of the reels, clapping when you win, occasionally playing the guitar and he’ll even put on a pair of shades and whistle at times. The game is full of color too, the combination of the masks and the fruit symbols lighting up the reels.
Alpha Cluster’s Unique Setup
The game has a minimum bet size of just 10 credits, although you can set the bet level to any number between 1 and 10 which can take the overall stake to 100 credits (hitting the max bet button will automatically set this to 100 credits). You’ll then set an appropriate coin value and hit spin. To the left of the spin button is the auto play option, which you can set to a range of numbers starting at just 10 spins all the way through to a thousand.
If you enjoy playing slots with a difference, Aloha Cluster Pays might just be ideal. Gone are the more traditional win lines and you’ll simply be hoping for a bunch of symbols to land in a big group. The more symbols the better, while the randomly awarded re-spin is one way in which the really large payouts can come your way. The free spins feature is also potentially profitable, as the low paying symbols will gradually disappear, leaving the reels packed with the high paying Tiki symbols.