The new Aloha Christmas Edition online pokie from NetEnt is a Christmas-themed pokie that’s expected to arrive at some of our featured Kiwi online casinos on Thursday, December 3rd. It will be released simultaneously on desktop and mobile, and you’ll be able to enjoy playing on this game either in the real money mode or free play demo mode from next week at Casino.com and 888 Casino.
This brand new NetEnt pokie has a Cluster Pays game mechanic, which instantly kicks into action each time 9 or more matching symbols appear clustered either horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other. The game is laid out in a 6X6 grid, and each time a cluster forms, the winning symbols may trigger the Sticky Win Respin feature. If this feature triggers, the winning symbols will lock in place, and any non-winning symbols that are in view will respin once for free. If the current win is improved, then the same feature will repeat, and it will only stop happening when there are no more new wins in view.
The two most important symbols on this game are the Postage Stamp Scatter Symbols and the Question Mark Mystery Symbols. The Scatter Symbols can appear partially stacked, and the Mystery Symbols can appear fully stacked, which means that they can fill entire reels from top to bottom. Whenever the Mystery Symbols land, they will instantly transform into the same randomly selected symbol, and they can even transform into Wild Multipliers ranging from 2X to 7X.
The Wild Multipliers can help generate some really big wins for you, and the only symbols they will not substitute are the Scatter Symbols. There are two different Free Spins Bonus Rounds to win prizes from, and each time 3 or more Scatter Symbols land anywhere in view on the same spin, you will get to choose which Free Spins Bonus you would prefer to win prizes from. Simply click on the Tiki Bar option or Tiki Bar MAX option.
If you go for the Tiki Bar option, you’ll be awarded 10 Free Spins with 2X to 4X Wild Multipliers, and going for the MAX option gets you 6 Free Spins and 4X to 7X Wild Multipliers. During the bonus, keep an eye out for the Starfish Symbols, which can also land anywhere in view. Each time you collect at least 3 starfish, an extra 2 Free Spins will be added to your bonus. If you manage to collect all 12 starfish, the low-paying symbols are removed from the reels for the remainder of the feature.
This looks like another fun new online pokie from NetEnt, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. You will soon be able to take one spin of the reels from as little as NZ$0.10 up to NZ$200 per spin, and you will be able to enjoy playing on this game instantly in your web browser at Casino.com and 888 Casino. While you’re waiting for this new NetEnt pokie to arrive, some of the other popular Xmas-themed online pokies that I can recommend checking out in the meantime are Jingle Spin, Santa Vs Rudolph, and Secrets of Santa from NetEnt, Festive Indulgence from Microgaming, and Jingle Bells from Red Tiger Gaming.