NetEnt Launches First 'Cluster Pays' Slots Title

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Written by Ian Bruce
Published on Wednesday 30th March 2016, 9:59 am
Posted in: Casino New Games

NetEnt Launches First 'Cluster Pays' Slots Title

NetEnt, the digital entertainment company that brought us the Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix-branded slots games earlier this year, has just launched a brand new game which is the first to boast an innovative ‘cluster pays’ mechanic. Aloha: Cluster Pays has six reels but no pay lines, and that’s because wins are landed by getting clusters of symbols instead of lines. It’s a refreshingly new concept, and one that is sure to pique the interest of online slots players everywhere.

A cluster is described as a group of matching symbols that are horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other, and in Aloha: Cluster Pays, prizes are awarded for clusters of nine or more symbols. The value of the prizes paid is determined by the amount that has been bet (there are 10 betting levels), the size of the coin used, the type of symbol that forms the cluster and the number of symbols that make up that cluster. 

As you might expect from the title of the game, Aloha: Cluster Pays has a rich Hawaiian theme, and the reels are set against a dynamic background of a beach, with an active volcano in the distance. A large tiki grins on the right of the screen, and smaller tiki masks of different colours appear as symbols on the reels themselves. Other symbols include seashells, pineapples and coconuts, and all of this visual content is presented in a colourful cartoon style.

Audio is equally impressive, with a range of tiki sounds, upbeat Hawaiian riffs and special effects helping to deliver an atmospheric experience that is nicely punctuated with exciting celebrations for big wins. Talking of wins, there are quite a few ways to get them, thanks to substitution symbols that can help you to complete or increase winning clusters, ‘Sticky Win’ Re-spins and a Free Spins feature with symbol drop.

The Cluster Pays mechanic is genuinely satisfying, and it wouldn’t be any surprise to see many more titles appear once the popularity of Aloha: Cluster Pays has been established. 

‘NetEnt has delivered another memorable slot which stands out thanks to an unforgettable theme and our usual high-quality designs,’ said Simon Hammon, who is Chief Product Officer at NetEnt. ‘Add in NetEnt’s unique cluster mechanic, which gives users the chance to win big, and our players could be doing the hula all the way to the big win.’

Aloha: Cluster Pays can currently be played at Mr Green Casino and other venues that offer NetEnt titles.

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