Aloha Christmas slot, huh? So in 2010, NetEnt gave us the Avalanche feature (cascading reels) in Gonzo’s Quest and in 2016 they released Aloha Cluster Pays, the first ever with this innovative function. Leading the charge is never an easy task, especially when there’s a ton of pressure to constantly come up with new ideas that will take your games to the next level.
So you can imagine our disappointment when we got our hands on the game sheet for Aloha Christmas and saw that it looks pretty much exactly like its predecessor from 4 years ago. The higher value symbols have been decked out with Santa hats and beards, a few Christmas presents have been stacked to the left of the reels and the large Tiki totem to the right has been given Santa hat, and his Hawaiian lei has been swapped for a Christmas wreath. WTF!?
No one at NetEnt bent over backwards when it comes to the visuals of this slot, and let’s be honest – Hawaii is not exactly synonymous with Christmas. But it could have been nice to see a little more effort. Still, let’s take a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes.