Easter Island is a video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with 5 rows and between 27 and 103 paylines. This quirky slot was released in March 2018 and can be played at online casinos such as Leo Vegas, Dunder or PlayOjo.
Yggdrasil Gaming continues to go unique with their themes with Easter Island. This time they’ve taken it straight from the curious island of the same name: Easter Island. It’s most famous for those huge Moai statues, large heads with solemn looking features.
In this slot they don’t remain solemn, however. They swing along to the music on both sides of the reels and spring into action whenever a win seems likely or a bonus is being awarded. It’s a little quirky and a little odd at the same time.
The symbols on the reels include totems of various animals (red eagle, orange fox, green turtle, purple lizard, blue fish) and tribal-looking card suit symbols (hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades).
The red eagle is worth 500 coins in a 5-of-a-kind win and thus the most valuable symbol. All the other totem heads are worth between 40 and 100 coins.
The distinction between base game and bonus game is very small here. Any winning combination will automatically result in a bonus feature, which we will tell you about in the next paragraph.
The paylines in this slot are set. You get between 27 during normal gameplay and 103 during the bonus feature. You can wager between €0.10 and €200 on this slot, which makes it suitable for those who want to dare a little more. However, this is not a very volatile slot and big wins depend on the activated bonus features and the symbol that dominates on the reels.
The slot has four bonus features that can be activated on winning spins. If you score a winning combination of 3-of-a-kind, you’ll get a re-spin. During that re-spin, however, all low-value or high-value symbols will be sucked off the screen and replaced with the low-value or high-value symbol that was part of the win that triggered the re-spin to begin with. So, if you get a winning combination with one of the card suit symbols, all other card suit symbols disappear off the reels and are replaced with just the one. The same is true for the totem heads when you win with one of them. Whilst this doesn’t guarantee a win on the re-spin, it makes a great winning combination more likely.
When you get a win with 4 symbols of a kind, you will get the free re-spin and the reels are expanded by two rows, giving you 65 paylines as a result. The re-spin will play out as described above, but now on expanded reels.
With a win of 5 of a kind, you will once again get a free re-spin, but now the reels expand a further two rows, giving you seven rows in total and 103 paylines.
Re-spins cannot be retriggered, though.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Eater Island is 96.1%. That’s average value and playing this slot we never felt like a huge win was around the corner. You get lots of small wins here and there and only now and then a bigger win. That’s mostly an option when you scored a 5-of-a-kind win with a high-value symbol and end up triggering the expanded reels of 7 rows.
Since you get a bonus feature on every win, you’ll find those activated regularly, which does make this slot feel worthwhile. And we liked the theme, even though it is slightly odd. But the two Moai statues are fun to watch as they swing in place along with the music and suck the symbols off the reels or cough new symbols onto the reels. Eventually, you’ll move onto a game that hits a little harder, however.
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