Aloha Christmas is a brand new festive-themed slot game from the one and only NetEnt. It was released on the 3rd December 2020, and it invites you onto the sunny beaches of Hawaii for a scorching tropical Christmas. NetEnt has taken the elements from the original Aloha game and given them a fun, festive twist for you to enjoy over the Holidays. It joins other amazing NetEnt festive slots such as Santa vs Rudolf, Jingle Spin, Secrets of Christmas, Flowers Christmas Edition, and Fruit Shop Christmas Edition. So, you don’t need to look any further than NetEnt for all your festive slots this year.
The game is played on a 6×6 grid of reels and uses a cluster pay system to provide you with lots of opportunities to win big. The exciting gameplay has features like sticky win re-spins, stacked symbols, mystery symbols, multiplier wilds, and two free spins bonus rounds. If that’s not enough to convince you to take a spin, how about if we tell you that the maximum payout in the game is a massive 3000x your stake or £600,000 when you’re betting the maximum. That sure is enough to make this Christmas a special one! Read the rest of the review for more details.
Graphics and Theme
The graphics and theme stay true to the original Aloha slot game with a sprinkling of Christmassy items to show you what the festivities look like over in Hawaii. The backdrop to the reels is a stunning tropical beach with golden sands and palm trees all around. To the left of the reels, there is a stack of wrapped presents and two beach cocktail bars. To the right of the reels, you will see the smiling tiki statue standing tall and sporting a Santa Claus hat. The reels are encased with a simple brown border, and the Hawaiian themed symbols fill your screen with vibrant colours.
The soundtrack is a Christmas jingle played on a ukulele and when you hit spin sleigh bells sound to the beat of the jingle to provide an extra layer of Christmas. Every so often, the tiki statue will join in and whistle along to the Christmas tune. In the background to the jingle, you can also hear the sounds of tropical Hawaii. These sounds include bird songs, the gentle blowing of the wind and the crashing of the waves. When you land a winning combo, all the symbols involved set on fire, and another jingle sound will explode from your speakers to let you know that you’ve won some cash!
Aloha Christmas symbols
The low paying symbols in the game include pink frangipani, a turquoise shell, half a coconut, and a pineapple. All of the low paying symbols have the same value and are worth a maximum of £6000 for a cluster of 22 or more symbols when betting the maximum. The high paying symbols are made up of three Christmas tiki statues (blue, green, and red). The Red tiki statue is worth a maximum of £50,000 for clusters of 22 or more.
Five multiplier wild symbols can appear from the mystery symbols. They multiply your winnings by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and 7x and can substitute for any symbol except the free spins scatter symbol.
Stacked and mystery symbols
The high paying tiki statue symbols can appear as stacked symbols in all parts of the game except for the sticky win re-spins. They will be double stacked, covering two reel positions and will count as two symbols when included in a winning combination.
Mystery symbols can appear randomly on any spin and transform into the same regular or multiplier wild symbol once the reels have stopped spinning. There is no limit to the number of mystery symbols that can appear, so theoretically you could land a full screen of them!
Sticky win re-spins
Any standard cluster win in the main game can trigger a sticky win re-spin. The winning symbols stay in their position while the remaining symbols re-spin for the chance to create an even bigger combo. If you manage to increase the size of your cluster and form another win, a multiplier is awarded to your winnings. The size of the multiplier depends on the size of your cluster.
To trigger the free spins, you need to land three or more scatters anywhere on the reels. If you land more than three, you will be awarded a cash prize that is a multiplier of your bet:
- Four scatters give you 10x your bet
- Five scatters give you 25x your bet
- Six scatters give you 50x your bet
There are two free spins bonus rounds to choose from. The first is the Tiki Bar which gives you ten free spins and wild multipliers of 2x, 3x and 4x. The second is the Tiki Bar Max which gives you six free spins and wild multipliers of 4x, 5x, and 7x.
Finally, during the free spins round, you can collect Santa starfish symbols. For every three Santa starfish symbols you collect, you will get an additional two free spins.
Game How to Play
The first thing you need to do in this game is to select your betting value which can be anywhere between £0.10 per spin and £200 per spin. Then you need to hit spin or use the autoplay feature to get the symbols moving. The game uses a cluster pay system to award prizes. Clusters are made when nine or more matching symbols land vertically or horizontally adjacent to each other across the 6×6 grid. The maximum jackpot in the game is 3000x your stake which is achieved by landing a combination of the red tiki statue symbols and several multiplier wild symbols in the same cluster.
Aloha Christmas on Mobile
Like all NetEnt games, Aloha Christmas is mobile friendly and can be played on all iOS and Android mobile devices. All you need to do is log in to your favourite online casino via a mobile web browser and search for Aloha Christmas.