Aloha! Cluster Pays POKIE
NetEnt welcomes you to the 50th U.S. state where you will experience the best that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer. On top of all wins is a mega friendly $200,000 jackpot. Laughing idols, exotic fruits and flowers add fun and promise high wins if many of them hit the bright and colorful screen. No standard paylines are in the pokie. Instead, a cluster mechanic is applied, which ramps up your reward with every new symbol added to the same symbols on the field. Expect to enjoy splendid Sticky Win Respins that can go on almost endlessly as long as a symbol cluster increases in size.
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The pokie has 6 reels and 5 rows which means that 30 symbols are visible at a time. No paylines and no way wins are involved in the pokie structure. Payouts are awarded if 9 or more of the same symbols form a cluster, i.e. they must border each other horizontally or vertically, much like tetris shapes. The reels can contain the maximum of 30 identical symbols simultaneously and this is mainly possible thanks to symbol stacks. If so happens, the awards will be 2000 coins for lowest-paying symbols and 10,000 coins for highest-paying ones.
Before spinning, you must customize a bet size to your preferences. You can do this by changing a coin value from $0.01 to $2 and a bet level from 1 to 10. A “bet level” term is equivalent to a more standard “number of coins”. The minimum bet is $0.10, while the maximum bet reaches into a stunning $200.
There are 7 normal symbols, three of them are multicolored idols and the remainder are a pineapple, a coconut, a shell and a flower. The general idea is that the more symbols are in the cluster, the higher the award. For example, nine identical symbols clustered on the reels pay out 30 coins at the maximum, while getting all the board filled with the like symbol gives away 2000, 5000 or 10,000 coins, depending on a symbol type. This is equivalent to $40 000, $100 000 and $200 000 if you wager the maximum possible bet.
Sticky Win Respins
A cluster of at least nine symbols triggers a sticky respin. All like symbols creating the cluster stay in place while all other symbols undergo a respin. When they stop, new symbols can add to the cluster area making it bigger, in which case you get another sticky respin. The feature continues until no new symbols increase the cluster. As a result of respins, chances are you can gradually fill in the entire screen with identical symbols and get a whole lot of money.
A simple wooden box with a question mark is a wild that turns into the neighboring symbol to help it create a cluster, if possible. Wilds can appear anywhere on the reels but they fail to create payable clusters by themselves.
Free spins with Symbol Drop mechanic
A postage stamp, depicting a Hawaii landscape with a smoking volcano, palms and ocean, is a free spin symbol that occupies two positions vertically. 3–6 of them appearing fully or partially award 9, 10, 11 or 12 free spins. The feature has an extremely profitable Symbol Drop mechanic that works as follows: At the end of every second free spin, one of four low-paying symbols is removed completely from the reels. As you approach the end of the feature, more higher valued pictures remain on reel strips. Finally, if the last free spin turns out to be a no-win, you are given an additional free spin until a win is achieved.
Aloha! Cluster Pays is a video pokie that makes a step outside of the box in how it is designed. It has a 6x5 field, an innovative cluster-based payout model, free spins and a no less innovative Symbol Drop feature that ultimately leads to decent wins.