Of course NetEnt couldn’t skip a year where they didn’t release a Christmas themed slot game.

Most of the time they release a re-theme of another NetEnt slot game and this year is no different.

The only difference is that they choose a title that doesn’t seem to be the best choice and created an even weirder title with Aloha! Christmas.

Aloha! Christmas is a new version of Aloha! Cluster Pays and is almost the same as the original. With some small changes.

Aloha! Christmas comes with a grid of 6 by 6 symbols. A winning combination is awarded when 9 or more of the same symbols connect horizontally or vertically.

All symbols appear stacked on all reels except Free Spins symbols, which appear double stacked on all reels. Wild symbols may appear during bonuses, not during normal spins.

Mystery Symbols

Mystery symbols may appear on all reels during normal spins and free spins feature. After the reels stop spinning all these symbols change into one and the same symbols.

The new feature on this Christmas edition is the fact that one of the mystery symbols can become a wild symbol that multiplies the win by x2, x3, x4, x5, x6 or x7.

Sticky Win Re-spin

A winning cluster during normal spins might trigger a re-spin feature.

All winning symbols are held, even the once not part of the winning cluster and all other symbols re-spin.

Re-spins keep spinning until no new symbols appear.

After this you are paid and the win is multiplied up to x7, depending on the size of the final cluster.

Free Spins Feature

Get 3 or more scatter symbols to start the free spins feature.

You can choose between two features to play.

  • Tiki Bar – 10 free spins with wild multipliers of x2, x3 or x4
  • Tiki Bar MAX – 6 free spins with wild multipliers of xr4, x5 or x7

During both free spins special starfish symbols appear on the reels. Each time you collect 3 of them you are awarded with 2 more free spins and the lowest paying symbol is removed.

If you collect all starfish symbols you only have spins with the high paying symbols.

Verdict

I personally think the theme doesn’t work. Of course Christmas is warm and sunny in Hawaii, but you expect snow, reindeer and other Christmas themed symbols. Here you get the standard Aloha! symbols like flowers and seashells.

I do however like that this version did get some upgrades. The wild multipliers and the option to pick a normal or high volatile version of the free spins feature. This does make the game more fun than the original.

Aloha! Christmas Edition is however a game where it seems to be hard to get real big wins. You get decent wins, but getting wins over 200 times bet seem to be hard to come by.

As always, check out the game for yourself. I am a big fan of Christmas slot games during this time of year and although Aloha! Christmas Edition does have a weird theme, it’s still a Christmas slot.

Aloha! Christmas Edition is available at all top NetEnt casinos.

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