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Aloha! Cluster Pays Online Slot Review

If the thought of taking it easy at a beachside tiki bar – palms swaying, exotic music playing in the background, enjoying the view. Then you’ll enjoy playing Aloha! Cluster Pays.


This Hawaiian-themed game brings some Polynesian flair to our online slots selection at Lucky Pants Bingo, which includes many thrilling themes that will take you to all kinds of interesting places. Find out more about this slot game, and how the cluster-pays format works in our review below.


Overview

Say “aloha” to bright visuals, animated tiki statues, tropical island symbols, and a whole lot of win potential with Aloha! Cluster Pays, another exciting game from well-known games provider, NetEnt.


This game has 6 reels and 5 rows, and an RTP (return to player) of 96.42%, which isn’t bad at all when it comes to online slots. It’s also considered to be a low-volatility game, which means there are usually more frequent wins with lower values (as opposed to high volatility, where wins are less frequent but pay out more).

One of the first things you’ll notice is there are no paylines in this game. Yes, that’s right: this game has all kinds of different features which are sure to delight you, including a cluster-pays format on the reels that allows for potentially bigger wins, as symbols “cluster” together either horizontally or vertically.

You’ll need to get 9 or more symbols in a cluster to get a win.


Standout features

Another exciting online slots feature of Aloha! Cluster Pays is the Sticky Win Re-Spins feature, which is activated randomly after a win. This means all the clustered symbols remain in place while the other reels spin. Since the aim of the game is to add more symbols to existing clusters, this could lead to some big wins, as the spinning reels land on symbols that could potentially add to the existing cluster.


If you’re used to playing bingo, you could think of these clusters as more of a “ticket” format than spinning reels with different linear combinations. Of course, if you’re already a Slingo bingo fan, you’ll be used to playing games that switch up the usual configuration when it comes to these kinds of games.


Visuals

This island-themed game is filled with all of the things you might expect to find in Hawaii. This includes a beach background and the main symbols, which are colourful carved masks in red, blue, and green. These are based on traditional Polynesian sculptures, and the three expressive faces are the highest-paying symbols on the reels.

Other symbols include a coconut, a beautiful pink hibiscus flower, pineapples, a question-mark substitution symbol and a free-spins postage stamp symbol (that has all of the whimsy and nostalgia you would find on a 1950s travel postcard but without the typical hula dancer in a grass skirt).


The smiling, animated totem statue next to the reels will keep you entertained during gameplay with wide smiles and some celebratory dancing and swishing. And, just like the volcano in the background of this idyllic beach setting, you also never know when things might heat up on the reels!


Free spins and bonus features

We’ve touched on some of the bonus features already, but to give you some more details, if you land 3, 4, 5, or 6 scattered Free Spin symbols, you’ll get 9, 10, 11 or 12 free spins respectively. This feature includes a “drop” mechanic, which removes any low-paying symbols to boost your chances of getting higher-paying cluster wins on the reels.


The Sticky Win Re-Spins feature is also one to look out for, as it can happen at any time after a win. The three carved mask symbols are usually stacked and take up two vertical spaces on the reels, but these will convert to take up one symbol space when this feature is activated.

The question-mark substitution symbol can also help to expand your clusters, as it will change when it lands next to a symbol in a cluster, and substitute for that specific symbol. Note that this symbol can substitute for any symbol except for the Free Spins symbol.


Now you know a bit more about Aloha! Cluster Pays, we hope you give the reels a spin, and have some fun as you kick back and nuzzle your toes into the soft Hawaiian sands!


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You might have already switched your lucky pants for beachwear, and maybe you’re already picturing yourself spinning the reels and appreciating the exotic vibes along Polynesian shores… but you can still check out the full range of slots and online bingo games at Lucky Pants Bingo!


And if you’re looking for more seaside, seafaring or island slot adventures, you might like to try Captain Venture: Treasures of the Sea, Pirates Free Spins Edition and Lost Island, which you’ll be able to play when you register on our bingo site.

/ 19 May 2021