Easter Island Introduction
Based on the Easter Island location where over 900 large moai statues look to be rising from the ground, this pokie borrows two of them to sit at the side of the reels. The statues bob up and down as though dancing to the soundtrack, whilst butterflies and birds fly around them.
The reels are set within the idyllic island, where the bright blue sky meets the luscious green grass, complete with pretty flowers. The reels themselves look to be made of the same stone material as the statues with parts covered by green moss to make them fit in even better.
How to Begin
Players can select their bet amount at the bottom of the reels and can choose to spend between a minimum of 0.10 and a maximum of 200.00 per spin. This can easily be changed by using the arrows at either side of the coin value. Those wanting to play big can click on to the Max Bet option to select the highest possible stake.
To the right of the spin button is the autoplay option, which allows players to select between 10 and 100 automatic spins of the reels. This is great for those who prefer to sit back and take the game in rather than concentrating on spinning each time. On the far left side you will see a plus icon, which, when clicked, will expand to reveal more options.
This includes the settings for sound, game history and the game rules. The information icon allows players to find out more about the pokie, along with the importance of each symbol and find out how features can be triggered.
How to Win
On the reels are playing card suits - spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts - which appear in a mysterious yet colourful font. These are the lowest-paying symbols on the reels, paying out five coins for three, ten for four and a maximum of twenty coins for five matching symbols. The other main symbols are animals which inhibit the island, each with their own bright colour.
These pay out a minimum 10/20/40 for three, four or five symbols or a maximum of 125 for three, 250 for four and 500 for five.
Easter Island by Yggdrasil has a couple of fun features which help keep the pokie interesting. The first major features is the Symbol Swap Respins, in which the two moai statues become involved. Whenever you find a winning combination of symbols, the left-hand statue will suck all of the low-paying symbols away, leaving the right-hand statue to spit the high-paying ones involved in the win back on to the reels.
There will then be an automatic respin to give you the chance to win again. The pokie also includes the use of expanding reels, which provides even more opportunities to win big. If you find four of a kind in the base game, the reels will expand to a 5x5 grid. If you’re lucky enough to land five in a row, the reels will expand even more up to seven reels tall.
Expanding and sticky wilds also feature, with the basic wild acting as a substitute for all other symbols on the reels. These only appear in reels 2 and 4, but when they do appear on a winning spin, they will stick and expand to cover the other reels.
Free to Play
This pokie has the advantage of being free to play, meaning that you do not need to sign up or enter any payment details to give it a try. The betting options are wide enough to appeal to both low-stakes players and the high rollers. It is also available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet, so you aren’t restricted in how you play. Just head to the Online Pokies 4U site on your chosen device to begin playing.
In conclusion, this is a pokie that has a lot going on yet is still easy to grasp for those new to the online pokie market. The movement of the moai statues when the reels are spinning, including the dancing and obvious excitement when the reels are spinning in your favour, can add an almost comedic touch and make it fun to play. The features also play a big part in this pokie. Why not give it a spin?