Head on down to Rapa Nui, where the Moai statues give you a warm, if fairly dumb, welcome to this Easter Island slot.
If you don’t know where Easter Island is, we don’t blame you. Sitting somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, this is as remote and as exotic a location as you can get.
Which actually makes for a surprisingly good Yggdrasil game theme. Those giant heads are familiar and as they frame the reels, they are hard to ignore.
In fact, the dumb sounds coming out of them can get very grating, so if you can, turn your music on loud and ignore them. Instead, imagine yourself in a beautiful native paradise where animal idols grow to surprise you.
When you play on landscape on your phone, these 5×3 reels look beautiful – even those dancing stone statues give it charm.
And then when you get a 3 of a kind win, any 3 of a kind win, you get a re-spin.
A four of a kind win gets you a re-spin and the reels increase to 5 rows. A five of a kind win expands the reels even further by making this video slot a 7-row game.
So what happens is that it looks great on the landscape when it’s small, but when it starts to increase, you almost have to turn your phone to portrait to appreciate what is going on.
Despite this awkwardness, you’ve got to love any mobile slot machine that rewards you for winning in far more interesting ways than something like Hercules High and Mighty which also increases the reels.
Reasons being these expanding reels are rich with one type of symbol thanks to the re-spin and those dummies by the side of the reels.
They eat away symbols and add extras just to give you better chances at creating multiple wins.
The reason for this is simple; when they do show up, they expand to cover the whole reel. And if it creates a win, they stay sticky until you finish you re-spins or expand to cover those 5 high or 7 high reel expansion.
It brings with it some really good wins… if you can get that triggering 4 or 5 of a kind win, to begin with.
And that’s a bit of the main problem with this Easter Island slot machine; you have to hope to get a 5 of a kind, preferably with a wild reel, to then expand the game and get 103 paylines of really good wins.
It has potential, and the theme is clever, but personally, when playing on mobile, we’d probably still rather head to the Orient Express slot by the same provider.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||3 Reels / 27 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.9% / 96.1%|
|Coins range||0.004 - 8.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 200|
|Bonus rounds||Expanding Reels, Re-spins, Expanding Wilds|
3 of a Kind Win Symbol Swap Re-Spin: Every winning spin in the base game triggers on free re-spins.
If you win with a low paying symbol, you'll then get only that one low paying symbol and all high paying symbols during the re-spin.
But winning with a high paying symbol will replace all high paying symbols with that one high paying symbol and low paying symbols.
4 of a Kind Win 5 Reel Tall Re-spin: You get the 3 of a kind re-spin, but you also get a 5-row slot with 65 paylines.
5 of a Kind Win 7 Reel Tall Re-spin: You get the 3 and 4 of a kind re-spin, but you also get a 7-row slot with 103 paylines.
Expanding Wilds: The wild symbol shows up on reels 2 and 4 and expands to cover the reels. It will stay sticky if you get the re-spins.
If this was an online review then it might get an extra star, but the Easter Island slot on mobile is hard to appreciate visually.
Mostly because when the main feature hits, and you are staring at a tiny 5 reels 7-row high game, it's hard to see what's going on or get excited.
Which is a shame as we love slots where you get rewarded for winning, such as Mayana by Quickspin or Reel Rush slot.
And this Easter Island game does just that, with re-spin and extra ways to win whenever you get a win - it's just not as smooth or quick to action as others.
Still, if playing on desktop, then you get that visual wow that makes you forget that, and with enough paylines, decent enough wins that you won't care.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating