Aloha! Cluster Pays

Unless you live in North America, Hawaii remains a dream destination for most of us, but in Aloha Cluster Pays from NetEnt, you can visit its shores in mere seconds. As you may already know, "Aloha" is a traditional Hawaiian greeting, but the "Cluster Pays" part of the slot's title comes from its rather unusual pay system.


Unlike online slots that use traditional paylines, Aloha Cluster Pays lets you win prizes by creating clusters of winning symbols across its six-by-five reel structure. On top of this, there are bonus features which can help you capture even more winning combos such as Sticky Win Re-Spins, free spins, Symbol Drops, stacked symbols, and Substitution Symbols. With a whopping great jackpot of 100,000 coins to play for, it's a game that you'll want to play again and again!

More about the Software Provider

NetEnt is a Swedish-based software supplier that makes blackjack, roulette, live dealer, and online slot games. As a forward-thinking company, NetEnt has been at the forefront of mobile product development, and makes it easy for people to enjoy its games on the move using a patented technology called NetEnt Touch. The brand's most popular slots include Jack and the Beanstalk, Magic Portals, Gonzo's Quest, Reel Rush, and The Invisible Man.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Traditional Hawaiian folk music and a totem god bearing a broad grin and a "lei" flower garland wait to greet you as you step out into the paradise that is Aloha Cluster Pays. It's a beautiful sight to behold, as there are pristine golden beaches surrounded by palm trees, azure blue waters that are sure to be pleasantly warm, landscaped gardens which are brightened by exotic flowers, and a smoking volcano which is set against a stunning sunset. The Tiki God that sits at the right-hand side of the reels is purely for entertainment purposes, and his encouraging phrases, infectious grin, and waggling eyebrows help to make the playing experience even more enjoyable.

The Cluster Pays system gives you six reels, each of which can be up to five symbols high. The symbols can appear solo, partially stacked or fully stacked, and they range from pineapples, postage stamps, and Tiki gods to coconuts, clam shells, and exotic flowers.

Bonuses and Special Features

To win a prize while playing Aloha Cluster Pays, you must create a cluster of symbols. Clusters can contain nine or more of the same symbols, and a symbol can only form part of a cluster if it is horizontally or vertically adjacent to a matching symbol. To make it easier to create clusters, the slot allows the three Tiki Gods to appear two-rows-high and, therefore, count as two symbols.

There's also a Substitution Symbol, which is the closest thing to a wild symbol that you'll find in Aloha Cluster Pays. It looks like a wooden crate with a white question mark on it, and it can appear anywhere on the reels where it can transform into a neighbouring symbol to help create the highest possible win within a cluster.

Any cluster win can randomly trigger the Sticky Win Re-Spins Feature, where all of the winning symbols are frozen in place while the remaining symbols are re-spun. If the size of the cluster is subsequently extended, the non-winning symbols re-spin again.

When three or more of the Postage Stamp scatter symbols appear fully or partially anywhere in view, the Free Spins Bonus is activated. You get nine, ten, eleven or twelve free games for three, four, five or six scatters respectively, and a further one, two, three or four free games when three, four, five or six scatters appear while you're taking your free spins. The Free Spins Bonus uses a feature called Symbol Drop that removes the low-value symbols from the reels with each spin. And, if your final spin is a non-winning one, you get extra free spins until a win occurs.

Paylines/Reels

Aloha Cluster Pays uses six reels, up to five rows of symbols, and a non-standard pay structure called Cluster Pays which allows you to create winning clusters formed of nine or more matching symbols that touch each other horizontally or vertically. The game also has a high RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.42%. 

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Aside from the relaxing holiday vibe, the Aloha Cluster Pays slot from NetEnt gives you the chance to win up to 100,000 coins using unique and thrilling special features such as Sticky Win Re-Spins and Free Spins with Symbol Drops. Jet off into the sunset with this Hawaiian-inspired game at Samba Slots and you could enjoy a one-way trip to paradise!