Aloha Cluster Pays Introduction
Aloha Cluster Pays is a great-looking online pokie from Net Entertainment that is now available to play on our site. Featuring modern graphics, a wide range of prizes and some unique gameplay features, this is one island retreat you won't want to leave in a hurry. This game works a little differently to some of our other free pokies - read on to find out how!
Unusually, this game has six reels with five rows each, laid out in a 6x5 configuration. Unlike most pokies, there are no paylines, and prizes are instead awarded to lucky players for cluster wins. These occur when instances of nine or more of the same symbol appear on the reels in adjacent positions.
Though these winning conditions may seem tougher in comparison to some other games, they are mitigated by the numerous bonus features, not to mention the relatively small number of prize symbols. Of the game's total of 11 symbols, only nine are regular types that award prizes, with the remaining two being special sorts that provide free spins and substitutions.
In a refreshing twist, all of the symbols are related to the theme, with the inclusion of historical stone heads alongside more familiar island tropes like tropical fruits, flowers and sea life.
The red stone head is the most valuable of the regular symbols on the prize table. Appearing as a double-height stacked symbol in the main game, this can award massive maximum prizes of 10,000 coins to anyone fortunate enough to find the maximum 30-symbol cluster match. Next up is the blue stone head, which doles out prizes that are mainly half the size of the red's, up to a maximum of 5000 coins.
Way down at the other end of the scale are the seashell and flower symbols, the least valuable in the game, both of which offer the same range of rewards of up to a total 2000 coins each for 30 symbol clusters.
Its not just the regular symbols that function a little differently in this game. Finding three to six free spin symbols anywhere on the reels during the main game activates the free spins mode. In this mode players start with nine to 12 spins, though this can be re-triggered during the round, albeit for a dramatically reduced number of spins. All free spins are played using the bet of the round that initially activated them.
These function much the same as in most regular pokies. When one of these symbols appears on the reels, it will transform into the adjacent symbol that provides the biggest winning cluster.
Last but not least is the sticky win re-spins feature - possibly the key to unlocking some of this game's biggest prizes. Triggered randomly after any cluster win, this handy feature causes the cluster to stay in place whilst the remaining symbols re-spin. If the cluster grows bigger due to additional adjacent matching symbols, these new symbols will hold as well and the remaining ones will re-spin again.