Aloha! Christmas Edition Online Slot by NetEnt is a festive twist on a previous title Aloha! Cluster Pays, also by NetEnt. The Tiki-occupied tropical beach scenery has been draped in Christmas lights and Santa makes an appearance while ferocious Tiki masks and island fruit make up the symbols. The cluster pays mechanic means you have to land 9 touching symbols or more in horizontal or vertical combinations to achieve a win. Bonus features include free spins and multipliers.
Mystery symbols will appear randomly across all game modes and once the spin is done, they will all change into the same symbol. In some instances, one of the symbols will change into a multiplier wild from 2x to 7x.
If you want to trigger free spins, you will need to land 3 Santa scatters on the reels. Upon activating the feature, you will be faced with a choice between Tiki Bar free spins where you get 10 free spins and wild multipliers of 2x, 3x, or 4x and Tiki Bar MAX free spins that gives you 6 free spins with wild multipliers of 4x, 5x, or 7x.
Special starfish symbols appear randomly during the bonus feature and for every 3 that you collect, you will receive an additional 2 free spins.
Aloha! Christmas Edition offers a fascinating non-traditional festive theme, but is the game generous enough to bring you holiday cheer? Combining Christmas and tropical Tikis was a somewhat risky move by NetEnt, but the experience is cohesive and fun once you get into it.
Achieving massive 22 symbol combinations with the help of mystery symbols keeps the potential in the base game interesting and you could go home with up to $350 000 in winnings if you ace free spins with its multiplier wilds where you have options according to your risk profile.
This feels more like a high volatility slot at times as big wins can be few and far between, so players on the casual end of the spectrum may decide to opt-out.