Aloha Island is a live casino slot from Bally which has the setting of a Hawaiian beach. This game, which is ‘hosted’ by a striking animated blue parrot, has made the transition from being a live favorite into the online world. You’ll enjoy the slide guitar soundtrack while playing, and see tropical symbols on the 5 reels – including colorful fish and shells.
Bally has been making casino slots for decades. You’ll feel their expertise in the gameplay and setup of Aloha Island. There are also some innovative features which keep the game interesting. These include one reel which is always populated with 3 ‘wild’ symbols – increasing the number of wins. There is also a free games round.
What you will generally find on Bally slots is that your wins come in groups. The ‘stacked’ wild symbols in this game mean that you will often make 5+ winning combinations at the same time. The top prize is 100x your spin amount for 5 of the wild symbols on a line. When you several of these together, the payouts start to become large – making up for the smaller average wins for individual combinations.
The biggest prize potential will come through the free games feature, where all your wins are tripled. While this only starts off with 5 free games – you will add to this number as you play by hitting special symbols with +1 on them. There is a maximum of 50 free games at one time, which can often lead to jackpot sized amounts accumulating.
This slot has 50 win lines, which cover a grid of 5 reels each with 3 symbols. You can’t change the number of lines, though you do get to choose your bet size from 1c per line up to $10 per line. This gives a wide range for the total spin amounts – 50c the smallest and $500 the largest.
3 Symbols from the left hand side are needed to trigger wins, and the fact that one of the 5 reels is always covered in ‘wild’ symbols (which substitute for any of the others) does increase the frequency by which you will win. In addition to the fish, boat and shells on the reels, you will find playing card symbols. The parrot with a garland of flowers is the star of the show. This is worth 20x your total bet for 5 on a line – second only to the wild symbols in the pay table.
To trigger the bonus game, you will need to hit 3 or more of the ‘Free Games’ symbols. These can be anywhere on the reels, and are not tied to individual win lines. The 3x multiplier on any win during this feature can help you to come away with a lot of coins.
On the plus side, the graphics on this slot are nicely done. The blue parrot above the reels moves around while you play, and does add some character to the game. I also liked the way that winning combinations are covered in flowers – which makes a nice change from the flashing lines used by most slots. The mix of colorful tropical fish and shells as symbols also works well – though there are also a lot of the standard playing card icons, which is a bit of a shame.
Having a wild reel reduced the volatility of your play by creating a lot more small wins than on other Bally slots. This has to be balanced of course, and those wins are individually smaller as a result. During the free spins game, wins are tripled, which gives you a shot at taking home some big money. If you are lucky enough to hit the extra spins symbols, then you can get up to 50 spins at 3x prize money for a big payday. Overall this is a simple slot, with a feel-good theme and solid game-play. Check it our next time you are in a casino.