Theme of The Game
The focus of Easter Island, which is a slot machine that’s released just a couple of weeks before the Easter holiday, is going to be on the famous Chilean island that can be found in the Pacific Ocean, the one that has all those huge Tiki statues spread around.
The moai, as they’re called, were created by the Rapa Nui, a now extinct people. Getting back to the slot that Yggdrasil Gaming designed, it’s based on the island and it has two very large Tiki statues made of stone next to its reels. The reels themselves appear to be made out of a combination of stone and wood.
Images selected for the symbols vary between card suits which are quite elaborate in design, to images of lizards, frogs, foxes, fish or birds.
Several dozen slot machines are available in Yggdrasil Gaming’s collection, with games that were amassed only in the last couple of years. The quality of the games is quite a bit higher than the industry average, and it helped make the developer easily noticed. You should have no problem finding their games at casinos, as they’re available at quite a few of them.
How To Play It
The betting system of Easter Island is not quite typical, not even for Yggdrasil. You need $0.10 or more per spin, where the 27 lines involved require the use of 25 coins each time. You can have a coin value even as small as $0.004, but you can also increase it up to $8, in which case the total bet could reach $200.
The 5×3 reels get 27 lines, all of these being fixed positions that are activated every single round. You need the usual 3+ symbols that match to be in position, starting from the left side, to get a win. Nothing unusual about the slot otherwise, the number of lines being the only one that is rare. The number of lines goes up in number during respins, with the ones triggered by 4 symbol combos getting 65 lines, while 5 symbol wins have respins with 103 lines.
T&C Apply 18+
Among the slot’s major features, the Symbol Swap Respin is one that you’re going to see often. It triggers whenever you have a win in the game, and it comes with a respin during which some of the symbols will be replaced. The low symbols that are in the wins will replace all other symbols with low payouts, while the high symbols do the same for those that are in their category. Not only are you getting a free respin, you’re also receiving much higher chances of getting new wins.
On top of that, there are Expanding Reels that you can get. A win with 4 matching symbols involves a respin where the reels are 5 symbols high. With 5 symbols in the triggering combo, the respins get reels with 7 symbols on each one.
Wild symbols may be limited to just two out of five reels, on the columns 2 and 4, where they land and replace any other type of symbols. If they’re part of winning spins, then they become sticky and they expand on all positions on their columns.
There are decent wins to be had in this game, 500 coins coming from the best five symbols that you could have together. Their cash value wouldn’t go past $4,000 though.
Easter Island delivers some unusual mechanics, unique features and thanks to its beautiful graphics it’s going to be plenty of fun for players that give it a chance.