Easter Island slot by Yggdrasil Gaming was released in early 2018 and is an innovative online pokie featuring expanding wilds and reels, and a unique payline configuration. It’s a fast-paced game with opportunities for multiple wins on a single spin.
How to play
Easter Island slots is a 5 reel video pokie where either 27, 65 or 103 paylines are in play (in terms of wagering, the game is based on 25 paylines being automatically in play on every spin). All wins pay from left to right with wins multiplied by the coin size. The available coin sizes are 0.01. 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.16, 0.20, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50 0.60, 0.80, $1.00, $1,50, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $6.00 and $8.00, and so the bets range in size from 0.25 to $200.00.
- Wild Statue symbol is the wild and appears on reels 2 and 4 only
- Wild substitutes for all other symbols
- Wild symbols in a winning spin expand to cover the entire reel and remain in place as sticky wilds for the subsequent Symbol Swap Re-spin
- 5x Red Bird Statue symbols = 500x coins (up to $4,000)
- 5x Orange Fox Statue symbols = 100x coins (up to $800)
- 5x Green Frog Statue symbols = 80x coins (up to $640)
- 5x Purple Lizard Statue symbols = 60x coins (up to $480)
- 5x Blue Fish Statue symbols = 40x coins (up to $320)
Easter Island casino game is a low volatility pokie with a 96.1% RTP. The base game payouts are relatively low considering the maximum bet size, but it needs to be borne in mind that every winning spin is followed by a free re-spin, and so two separate payouts can be won from every winning spin. The biggest single payline payout is $4,000 for hitting 5x Red Bird Statue symbols when betting the maximum coin size. However, when the Symbol Swap re-spin comes into play, it is possible to then hit 5x Red Bird Statue symbols on all 103 paylines. In this case, the maximum jackpot payout would be $412,000 (when betting the max).
Special Features and Bonuses
Symbol Swap Re-spin
When you play Easter Island slots, every winning spin in the base game triggers 1 Easter Island free spin (or re-spin). For your re-spin, all low pay symbols in the winning combination (which are the wooden card suits) replace all of the other low paying symbols in the subsequent re-spin, creating more potential winning paylines. Likewise, all winning high pay symbols (which are the animal statues) replace all of the other high paying symbols in the re-spin, again meaning there are more possible winning combinations available.
If you have a 4-of-a-kind win, on the free re-spin the reels expand to 5 rows, while on a 5-of-a-kind win the reels will expand to 7 rows for the re-spin. This means that in a 4-of-a-kind Symbol Swap Re-spin, there are 65 paylines in play, and during a 5-of-a-kind Symbol Swap Re-spin, the maximum 103 paylines are in play.
Graphics and Sounds
The gameplay on Easter Island casino game is very imaginative, and this is matched equally by its visual qualities. It’s a very witty game, especially the two Easter Island statues that dance along to the music and join in the game with grunts and groans on winning spins and near misses. In addition, the statue on the left of the reels sucks in the symbols that are replaced at the start of a Symbol Swap re-spin, and then the other spits out the replacements that come into play on the re-spin. The game is backed throughout by lively and upbeat Pacific Island style music, and this adds to the fun and jaunty atmosphere of the game.
Yggdrasil Gaming have produced another imaginative and innovative pokie, and overall Easter Island slot is one of the best new releases of recent times. The gameplay is fast paced and highly engaging, and although the payouts are relatively low, all wins are boosted by a free re-spin and so every win has the potential to double up. The game also looks great, and this combined with an upbeat soundtrack conveys a real atmosphere of fun. You can try Easter Island slots for yourself at our featured New Zealand online casinos.