Take a trip to Easter Island where mysterious stone statues can deliver fantastic rewards in this 5 reel, 27 payline video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Boasting the usual high spec sound and visuals, it comes with respins that follow every winning spin. Those respins come with transformed symbols and are played on a game engine that can offer up to 103 paylines. You’ll also find expanding wilds in this Pacific paradise. Stakes range from between 10p and £200 per spin.
Just as we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil Gaming, the design in Easter Island impresses. The reels are set within a pair of the iconic Easter Island statues. There you’ll see lower value playing card suits spinning around the reels alongside 5 animal icons. The top payer is the red bird which awards 500 coins if you land 5 across a payline.
Appearing on reels 2 and 4 only is the wild – it expands to fill the whole of the reels whenever it hits to boost your winning chances. This is the Expanding Wilds feature.
Every time you land a winner, you can look forward to the Symbol Swap Respin feature where you get a free respin. These aren’t any old respins though – if your winner is a low value playing card suit, all the other lower value symbols transform into the winning symbol for the respin. The same process applied if you landed a winner made up of higher value animal symbols. All the other animal symbols are replaced by the animal from the triggering spin for the respin.
Depending on how big your winning combination was on the triggering spin, you could play your respin on an expanded playing engine – the Expanding Reels feature. A 3 of a kind winner awards a respin on a standard 27 payline set up. The respin following a 4 of a kind winner offers 65 paylines. A 5-symbol winner awards a respin on a 7 row machine with 103 ways to win. After the respin, the game engine reverts back to its standard size.
The respins come along at regular intervals so you’ll find plenty of action here – don’t expect too much in the way of fireworks on the payouts front though as this is a low variance game. You’ll find small wins coming along regularly though – you might get the occasional biggie which can reach 1,880 times your total bet.
That lack of volatility might put off real action hounds. If you’re after a game that offers good design, some innovative extras and plenty of bang for your buck, then Easter Island should appeal though. I would rather play some of Yggdrasil Gaming’s more volatile offerings with Super Heroes and Vikings Go Berzerk highly recommended.