Aloha! Christmas Slot
Aloha! Christmas Slot Review
Aloha! Christmas Slot Overview
Released in 2020, Aloha! Christmas is NetEnt's festive follow-up to their popular 2016 release Aloha! Cluster Pays.
A Hawaiian-themed slot with a Christmas theme definitely gets full marks for novelty from us, and they do the theme justice as far as the audiovisuals are concerned.
Thankfully, NetEnt has given this slot more than just a reskin with a load of Santa hats. The Bonus and features got a makeover as well!
Now a 6x6 slot, this Christmas version of the Hawaiian classic still uses the cluster pays mechanic, but its Mystery symbols have received an upgrade, along with a few new exciting features like Multiplier Wilds.
You also get your choice of two Free Spin Bonus rounds.
Of course, a few older features like the sticky win re-spins and stacked spins are still there, but we won't object to that!
The payouts have also received a modest boost, with a new max win of 3000x, that's sure to make this Christmas a special one!
Design and Layout
Journalist at CasinoRange.com
Published Date · Dec. 9, 2020
Last Updated · May 5, 2023
NetEnt has done a fantastic job reimagining the original Aloha in festive fancy dress. While it is a Christmas re-skin, it's been done tactfully. More importantly, the slot itself got several upgrades to make it more exciting! The stand-out ones are the Wild Multipliers, the two Bonus Rounds and a 3000x max win, but there's so much more going on with both new and old features!
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How To Play Aloha! Christmas Slot
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 the spin or use the autoplay feature to get the symbols moving.
The autoplay option won't be available to you if you're from the UK due to gambling legislation.
This cluster pays 6x6 slot pays out wins when clusters of nine or more matching symbols land vertically or horizontally adjacent to each other.
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.
The low-paying symbols in the game include pink frangipani, a turquoise shell, half a coconut, and a pineapple.
All 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 consist 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.
There are five Multiplier Wild symbols that 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 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!
Aloha! Christmas Slot Features
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.
Bonus and Free Spins
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 also be awarded a cash prize that is a Multiplier of your bet:
- Four scatters give you 10x
- Five scatters give you 25x
- Six scatters give you 50x
There are two Free Spins Bonus rounds to choose from.
The first is the Tiki Bar which gives you 10 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, you can collect Santa Starfish symbols for whichever Free Spins Bonus you choose.
For every three Santa Starfish symbols you collect, you will get two additional free spins.
Aloha! Christmas Slot RTP & Volatility
The return to player provided by this festive version is 96%, slightly lower than the original but not anything to write home about.
The volatility has also increased slightly, going to medium volatility, though we think this is a fair price to pay for Multipliers and a higher max win!
Aloha! Christmas Slot on Mobile
Like all NetEnt games, Aloha Christmas is mobile-friendly and can be played on all iOS and Android mobile devices.
Whether it's Christmas or not, you can enjoy this slot anywhere and anytime you like, with all the mechanics and visuals optimised for top performance.
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.
Still very much set on a beach in Hawaii, our Tiki statue friend, the background, and many of the symbols have had a festive touch-up, with Santa hats, candy canes and more.
The soundtrack is fairly similar to the original but has occasional Christmas jingles – particularly when you hit a big win.
Overall, NetEnt has done a great job with the audiovisuals.
Of course, they could have gone harder, making this slot Christmas-themed, but we quite like that it didn't. It makes it easier to enjoy this fantastic slot all year round!