Easter Island Slot Machine
Easter Island is a game that was created by Yggdrasil Gaming to be played for the Easter holiday of 2018. The theme is not actually inspired by the Christian Easter holiday though, using instead the Pacific Easter Island, the one where you can find the Tiki statues that made them famous.
5 reels that are available in Easter Island get between 27 and 103 ways to win, or pay lines. The game’s getting individual wins of up to $4,000, but apparently the total can go up to $376,000 in a single round, though from all lines. There are respins here, along with sticky wilds, symbol swapping, expanding reels and wilds.
Betting and Prizes
With its 27 to 103 paylines, Easter Island requires the use of 25 coins for every single spin that you bet on. The minimum value for the line bet is $0.004, while the total starts from $0.10. On the other end of the betting range, the line bet reaches $8, while the total gets to $200. This betting range is used no matter how many active pay lines there are at one point or another.
If you look at the game’s paytable, you will discover winning combinations that will pay up to 500x, which means that you can get up to $4,000 cash from them. The slot will pay at most 47,000 coins in a single round, if you get more than one combo formed at the same time, with the maximum value being $376,000 for them. The RTP is at a perfectly normal percentage, of 96.10%.
Easter Island Slot Features
One of the most enjoyable features of Easter Island will be the Symbol Swap Respin. It starts with a respin that is triggered whenever a winning combination in the base game, though without any additional respins triggered if the wins continue. During these respins, there will be a Symbol Swap, which improves your odds of getting paid well. When low paying symbols are the winners, then the other symbols with low payouts will be replaced with the triggering symbol. The same happens with high paying symbols, if the triggering combo is based on one of them.
These respins come with expanding reels, which will do this vertically. If you get a 3 symbol combo, then there is no expansion, the respin continuing to have the same 27 lines. If the triggering symbol has 4 symbols, then you get 2 extra rows per reel, and there will be 65 pay lines. With 5 triggering symbols, the respin adds 4 rows per column, for a total of 103 pay lines. Once the respin is over, the reels return to their regular size.
Wild symbols can appear in the game, during regular spins or respins. When they are part of winning rounds, they will expand and will cover the entire column. They become sticky for the Symbol Swap Respin, but they can still expand to cover the full size of the reel, if it gets bigger.
Theme & Design
The game will take the player to Easter Island, placing the reels in the middle of a green field that has multiple Tiki statues. There are two that are flanking the reels on both sides actually. Moving to the symbols, those are mostly made out of wood, with the images painted on them. It’s how you get the card suits, the wild logo or the five symbols which represent different animals (foxes, reptiles, eagles, etc).
Easter Island has very pretty graphics and a set of features that makes the game unique enough that you should give it a try even if the theme is not of interest to you.