We Check out the Latest Yggdrasil Gaming Slot Easter Island!
Guts Casino will shortly be adding the latest Yggdrasil Gaming slot Easter Island to their casino, in addition, to celebrate the launch over the Easter period there will be a special mission based tournament running with a whopping €60,000 worth of prizes to be given away.
The special Easter promotion will from the 29th of March until the 4th of April 2018, all of the prizes and rules can be located inside the slots as this is a Yggdrasil Network promotion that also includes slots such as Vikings Go Bezerk, Gem rocks and of course Easter Island.
The Easter Island slot is a colourful cartoon themed affair with the reels made up of a variety of different animal carvings which are housed in a 5×3 reel layout and an initial 27 paylines. With no main bonus game to trigger instead you should be looking out for the special Symbol Swap Re-Spin which occurs when any 3 of a kind or greater win lands in the base game.
You will notice above the reels there are several different icons, these become active when a win is forming on the reels during a spin, land a 3 of kind win and the Symbol Swap Re-Spin feature activates, but if you manage to land 4 or 5 of a kind the feature will play out with expanded reels and increased paylines.
The symbol swap feature is really simple to understand, if a low paying symbol creates the initial win then all of the other low paying symbols are removed from the reels with extra copies of this winning symbol added to the reels before the re-spin occurs. This same process applies to the high paying symbols.
If a 4 or 5 of a kind win occurs in the base game then the reels will also grow in size by +2, this, in turn, increases the number of winning paylines from 27 up to 65 and 103 for a 5 of a kind win.
To help things along there are also Expanding Wilds that can land on reels 2 and 4, when these land in view they are held and expand to cover the entire reels for the re-spin feature. With the expanded reels in play and highest paying symbol, there is a maximum win on offer of 51500 coins.
|Easter Island Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Expanding Reels
Symbol Swap Re-Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.10%|
Symbol Swap Re-Spin
Any winning spins in the base game trigger the Symbol Swap Re-Spin feature where depending on the winning symbols (High or Low paying) the other symbols in this category are removed from the reels and additional copies of the winning symbsol added to the reels before a re-spin of the reels occur.
If a 4 or 5 of a kind win is produced in the base game during the Symbol Swap Re-Spin the reels will also grow in size an additional 2 or 4 rows, this also increases the paylines up to 63 or 103 during the Re-Spin of the reels.
The wild symbols are only present on reels 2 and 4, when these wilds land in view and a win is formed on the reels they will be held in place (Sticky) and expand to cover the entire reel for the Symbol Swap Re-Spin.
Easter Island Slot
Easter Island is a fairly enjoyable slot to play from Yggdrasil, whilst the lack of the main bonus round initially does seem like a negative the frequency of the Symbol Re-Spin features makes up for this.
In our playtests, we managed wins up to 100x stake with plenty more potential if the highest paying symbol forms a win with expanded reels but we did notice that the 5 of a kind wins which grant the +4 reel size does seem quite difficult to hit.
Overall a fresh take to slots without a main bonus game and Easter Island definitely does a decent job of this with some innovative base game features.
If you are going to check this slot out then make sure to take advantage of the Yggdrasil Tournament running from the 29th of March 2018 with €60,000 of prizes on offer!
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