Aloha! Finally, a festive themed video slot that is far more suited to the look and feel of a South African Christmas. There’s no snow or ice to be found here, just a tropical island getaway with sun, sand, surf and tropical trees.
No matter how you spend your Christmas time, everyone can use a nice retreat to the gorgeous island of Hawaii.
NetEntertainment has done a great job changing up the festive cheer into a more relatable package for South Africans to unpack and enjoy. Let’s jump in and see exactly how they have managed to accomplish just that!
Theme & Symbols
As you might expect from a game such as this, Aloha! Christmas takes place on a tropical island, the play grid is situated on a sunny and sandy beach, in the background you can see the beautiful blue ocean, while white fluffy clouds float past. On the right there is a big tropical tree providing some much welcome shade and on the left there is a stack of presents waiting to be opened, this is after all a Christmas themed title.
The musical score is heavily island themed, as to be expected but there is also a nice christmas twist. There are bells that jingle whenever you hit the spin button. Every now and then you’ll hear a whistle from the tiki statue that sits to your right, it’s a nice touch. Overall the music and the sound effects are great, they only add to the experience.
Animation quality is top notch, the reels spin smoothly and the symbols and characters move as they should. It’s a level of quality that we come to expect from NetEnt.
The symbols you’ll be seeing the most of are The Pineapple, The Coconut, The Shell and The Flower. These make up the common symbols.
There are also three types of mask symbols that can appear as regular 1×1 icons or stacked. Their variations are red, green and blue.
There is a scatter symbol in the game that is represented by a postage stamp of Santa relaxing on the beautiful island. These are used to trigger specific gameplay bonuses.
Quite often you’ll land red boxes with question marks on them in your reels. These are the Mystery Symbols. Once the reels stop spinning, they can transform into the same common symbol, helping to secure possible wins. They also have the potential to turn into a multiplier wild icon, depending on whether you’re playing a main game or minigame, the multiplier can be between x2 – x7.
There is a starfish with a Christmas hat that floats around the bonus spin games, during these games should you land three or more starfishes you’ll be awarded with 2 additional bonus spins and a common symbol will be removed from the reels.
Betting Options & Features
Aloha! Christmas is a 6×6 video slot game that has a RTP of 96% and multiple ways to win.
Landing three Scatter Symbols will award you with bonus spins. If you land more than three you’ll be awarded a win with a multiplier as well. 4 symbols – x10, 5 symbols – x25 and 6 symbols – x50. Once you receive your bonus spins you’ll be escorted to the tiki bar where you will need to make a decision. Do you choose 10 bonus spins with multipliers of x2, x3 or x4 or do you choose 6 bonus spins with multipliers of x4, x5 or x7. The choice is yours!
Come spend your Christmas on the most beautiful island on the planet! Have yourself an Aloha! Christmas.