Aloha! Cluster Pays features a Hawaiian theme, just like Tiki Wonders, another slot by NetEnt which is super fun and refreshing. As you first load Aloha! Cluster Pays you will see multi-coloured Tiki symbols. If you’re not familiar with the term, a Tiki is a huge carved stone statue and a signature thing for Hawaii.
The Red, Green and Blue Tiki symbols with carved smiling faces on them will make your day. If they appear in a small size they count as 1 symbol, but when they appear large, Stacked, they count as two symbols. Other than the Tiki symbols, you will also see a Hawaiian flower, coconuts, blue shells and oranges, as well as Free Spins and Substitution symbols with a question mark on them on the reels of Aloha! Cluster Pays.
In the background, you will see a beautiful view of the Hawaiian Island, with an active volcano and palm trees all over. The Brown Tiki is on the right of the reels, smiling and helping you form amazing wins in Aloha! Cluster Pays.
We cannot go through with the Aloha! Cluster Pays review without explaining what cluster pay means, in case you’re not familiar with it. A symbol forms a part of a cluster for you to get a win. The win counts only if that symbol was vertically or horizontally adjacent to matching symbols. You will need 9 or more symbols appearing in this cluster to get your win.
Now that that's clear, let's see what the Substitution Symbol can do. This symbol transforms into the symbol which is of the highest value and helps you create the highest winning combo in a cluster. It can appear anywhere on the reels and substitute for all symbols except for the Free Spins symbol.
Three or more Free Spins appearing partially or fully on the reels activate 9 to 12 Free Spins. You can additionally win Free Spins by landing 3 or more Free Spins symbols. The Free Spins feature a Symbol Drop mechanic where the game removes lowest-paying symbols and leaves you with the highest-paying ones on the reels, improving your chances for bigger wins.
And also, during any spin, a cluster win may randomly activate another bonus game, the Sticky Win Re-Spins feature, in which winning symbols remain on the reels during the spin while all other symbols re-spin. If the winning cluster increases in size, those symbols also stick in their large size and the remaining non-winning symbols get another bonus re-spin.