Whether you are one of those surfers looking for a good thrill with high waves, or just looking for a place to relax, the newest Hawaiian resort brought to us by EGT just might fulfil all your needs.
This five-reel slot is set on one of Hawaiian beautiful beaches and while you are sipping exotic cocktails the natives will welcome you with a lei and a traditional hula dance, accompanied by pahu drums.
But this tropical paradise seems to miss a proper soundtrack, and we did expect to hear the sounds of a traditional Hawaiian guitar. But, like all other tourist resorts, even in Hawaii not everything is like in the brochure.
What We Love
When we first started to test this slot, we were lucky enough to trigger the Free Spins feature with the maximum bet of 800 credits. That Surfer dude started appearing often enough and awarded us with plenty of multipliers, and we even managed to retrigger the feature, since this is possible.
After 24 free spins we left the beach with 389400 credits in our pockets, so we have to say that we love the Free Spins feature! What stroke us the most is the option of locking the Wilds if they are not a part of the winning combination in this feature, while the spins retrigger one more time. High five for EGT!
The Surfer Wild appears on reels 2 and 4, and it works as a substitute for other symbols. The biggest difference is that this Wild can replace even Scatter in base game, making it easier for players to land the combination needed to trigger free spins. In Free Spins, Surfer may bring you x2, x5 and x15 multipliers, so do wish for high waves to attract those crazy surfers more often.
EGT did a fine job concerning the bet level, leaving plenty of options to gamers, so that Aloha Party could be affordable for a wider audience. The 800 credit maximum be is definitely for those looking for a thrill, while those looking for fun and relaxation can choose to play even for 1 credit per spin.
What We do not Like
When talking about the overall visual and audio impression, we were not as enthusiastic as with the free spins, since the general notion is that something is missing.
Graphics are ok, but there are plenty of slots with similar theme and EGT should have gone at least a step further in the animations department to stand out from the crowd. The soundtrack could have also been done better, because if you do not land any winnings, there is no music for you and at least one native with a guitar in the background could have done the trick.
Free Spins, although great, do not come very often, approximately once per game, and we wanted to see more of those surfers. The Gamble round is a tricky feature, since we managed to lose a bit of cash there, because it’s not that easy to guess the colour, so think twice before betting your winnings.
We do not know what to say regarding the Progressive Jackpot, since we never managed to trigger the feature, even though we spent a couple of hours playing the game. The notion is that jackpot does not come easy, despite the fact it is triggered randomly.
The overall appearance of the slot does not leave the impression of a game that is worth your while, but once you start spinning the reels, it becomes pretty interesting.
With 1024 ways to win, winning combinations come rather often, even though they are usually not as high as the initial bet. A very good bet range will attract adrenaline junkies and those who play for fun. Thumbs up for Free Spins feature, since it is quite rewarding. Concerning the soundtrack and graphics, honestly, we expected more from EGT.