We see photos of these famous Moai statues, but we’ve never seen them so lively and full of joy until now. Easter Island slots is set on the picturesque and dreamy gardens of the remote tropical island.
This energetic game from Yggdrasil takes us on a colourful adventure with bonuses just waiting for you to have that lucky spin.
The banter between the two Moai statues is what gives this game an edge, and some added personality. They laugh and dance together, and they’re sure to do it for you if you get a winning spin!
The higher value icons are the animals which appear to look either very happy or slightly dazed. The blue fish, green frog, orange fox, and the excitable purple creature can pay out between 10x and 25x your line bet for matching three-of-a-kind. Match five-of-a-kind for the opportunity to win up to 100x your bet line.
The red bird is the highest paying symbol of them all, paying out between 125x your stake for matching three from left to right. Matching five red birds across all the reels will pay out a whopping 500x your wager.
If you need clarification of exact payouts for each match, click the + symbol in the red circle on the bottom left-hand side of gameplay, and then the ‘i’ to see the breakdown.
How to Play
The first thing to do is to check your coin value, which is displayed beneath reel one. There are + and – arrows for you to adjust it, should you wish.
The window to the right of the + arrow will show you your cash bet, which is deciphered between the 27 paylines in play and the coin value. For example, a coin value of 0.01 will make your cash bet 25p. Double check this before you start playing to make sure you’ve got the right amount!
When you’re ready to play, simply click the big blue circular button beneath the middle reel to make your first spin. You can also choose to set the game to auto spin if you would prefer. The spins increase in increments of 10 between 10 and 100. Please decide the amount you wish to wager before you set it off. A box should pop up confirming how many spins you have chosen and the amount it will cost for those spins. When you’re ready, click start, and you’re all set to play Easter Island!
Exciting bonus features
Easter Island is unique in that all of the bonus features are entwined into standard gameplay. Perhaps this means that if you are lucky during the game, you could access the bonus features multiple times. Let’s explore them.
Symbol Swap Re-Spin
How about this for a bonus? Every time you get a winning match with 3 or more symbols, you will be awarded a re-spin! The difference with this re-spin is that all similar symbols will be replaced with the winning one. For example, if your winning symbol was the orange heart, all the card suit symbols in play would be sucked out of the reels by one of the Moai statues. The other statue would then blow in replacement symbols which are all orange hearts before the next spin. This can give you an extra opportunity to win again!
Perhaps the strangest yet greatest bonus feature of all is the expanding reels. Imagine you’ve landed a winning line, and you’ve got your re-spin approaching. If you matched four-of-a-kind in that winning payline, your reels will expand from showing 3 symbols each to show 5! This increases your potential paylines to 65. To top that, if you match the magical five-of-a-kind on a winning payline, your reels will expand upwards to show 7 symbols, almost quadrupling your paylines to 103! This is a fantastic feature, meaning that with your extra reels and your matching symbols, you may just get more of the good stuff with a lucky landing.
Wild symbols can substitute for any other symbols on the reels in making a winning payline. The Wild only appears on reels 2 and 4, so look out for it. If you manage to land a Wild on a winning spin, it can expand to take over the full reel! You could have a whole reel of wilds for your next spin, in the hope of getting an extra win from it.
Will you win big in paradise?
With graphics that are hard to fault, this game is one filled with fun both aesthetically and throughout the game. The tropical soundtrack helps, too! Whenever it looks as though a win may be approaching, the excited faces and sounds made by the statues are great.
Bursting with bonus features, the RTP in Easter Island is 96.01%, making for decent gameplay. The prospect of having the opportunity to double up your opportunity every time you get a winning payline is fantastic. The expanding wilds and reels look as through they have been put in place to boost your prize fund as much as possible. All you need is some lucky spins.