Aloha is a 6 reel 5 row video pokie from NetEnt, with a chilled out Hawaiian theme. The first thing to note is that there are no paylines in this game. Wins are made when you have 9 or more symbols that touch each other either vertically or horizontally. It’s a bit different, but surprisingly easy to pick up and start enjoying. And as a low to medium volatility pokie, Aloha is known for frequent, but small, wins.
Aloha is slightly different from other pokies but it’s not too hard to figure out. To start with, set your bet Level, which ranges from 1 to 10. Then set your Coin Value, which goes from 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.0 to 2.0. Your total bet size will then be displayed under the Spin button – which is the circular button in the center of the screen. Hit the Spin button and make sure everything is to your liking. Once you’re happy with everything, set it on Auto Spin, which is located next to the Spin button.
Unlike most pokies, Aloha doesn’t pay according to paylines. To win, you need to spin clusters of symbols. You get a cluster when you have 9 or more of the same symbol touching each other horizontally or vertically. 9 touching symbols may sound like a lot, but it’s actually easier to spin than it sounds. And add the free spins, stacked symbols and wilds (or Substitution symbols as they are called in Aloha), then you’ll start seeing the clusters coming together. The Wild – Substitution symbol is the one with the question mark on it. The longer Tiki masks that cover 2 squares are stacked symbols – this is great, because the Tikis pay more than the fruit symbols.
Minimum bet is at 10 cents per spin, while max bet is $200 per spin. Unless you’re independently wealthy, we suggest going for something in between to save some reserves for the longer haul. Aloha is known as a low to medium volatility pokie, so that means that you can expect frequent wins, although they will not be mind-blowingly big.
In terms of actual payouts, you want to aim for the Tiki mask symbols. These are the higher paying symbols, with the red being the highest at 10,000 coins, when you fill the squares the red Tikis. At maximum, the blue and green Tikis pay 5,000 coins. The fruits pay a maximum of 2,000 coins.
Aloha is a non-progressive pokie, so your millionaire dreams will not be fulfilled here. However, there is still a jackpot worth a smooth 10,000 coins when you fill all 30 squares of the game with the red Tiki mask. The next biggest prize is 9,000 coins. In general, the red Tiki mask is the highest paying symbol, followed by the green and blue Tiki masks.
You’ll be transported straight to Hawaii with the Aloha pokie. It’s colourfully set in a jungle with some groovy Tikis, colour fruits and happiness all around. The music is non-intrusive, with birds in the background, and a faint drum beat. Aloha is the perfect pokie to chill out to with your pina colada.
The Aloha pokie is pretty special with its paying clusters so that players are not stuck to specific paylines. But if that’s not special enough for you, then this pokie also has some extra free spin features.
Sticky Win – Re-spins: When you spin a winning cluster, the Sticky Win – Re-Spin features gives you free spins to keep growing your cluster for a bigger win. You keep getting free spins until your cluster stops growing. You will then be paid according to the final size of your cluster. Sticky Wins are randomly activated, and are not available during free spins.
Free Spins: Keep your eyes out for the free spin symbol – it’s the stamp that says Free Spins on it. The number of free spins you get are as follows:
More free spins can be triggered during a free spin round. Additionally, during the free spin round, the low-winning symbols (flower, shell, coconut and pineapple) are removed on every other spin to increase your chances of a bigger payout with the Tiki masks.
If you’re looking for something different from the usual pokie with paylines, then you want to give Aloha a shot. The cluster wins free you from betting on specific paylines, and it’s quite easy to get used to after a few spins. There is a free spin bonus feature, but beyond that there are no bonus games. Wins are frequent, although rarely huge. Although Aloha is going to quickly feel a bit limited for those seeking an adrenaline rush, this is still a fun little pokie that’s easy to relax to.