Lyrical: This real money slot game picks up where the Snakes on a Plane film left off (just kidding…) Although, thinking about it, not really. After all, a lot of snakes were thrown out of that planes and they had to go somewhere…Snakes are good at handling high-altitude landing (according to Discovery Channel, snakes always land on their feet).
For those of you jungling work and personal life: getting through life’s intricacies can sometimes be hard work. Especially if you’re stuck in the office 9 to 5 shuffling papers.
Exactly for that reason Microgaming aptly came up with this fresh-eyed, bushy-tailed tropical-island-paradise version of the Big Kahuna Slot with its thunderous 8 000 jackpot. My review of this smaller, cosier version reintroduces the same familiar symbols as before – Mask, Monkey, Kiwi, Orange, Litchi, Pineapple, Watermelon, with a bunch of punch-packing newcomers: Duzi, Komodo, Keira and Snakes and Ladders.
Here, everything is pretty much the same save for one nice surprise (a gorgeous young lass straight off The Island, who, by the way, is chieftain’s daughter) and a randomly starting game of 5 free spins during which all winnings are doubled.
- Lara Croft, who thrives in this kind of terrain
- a very nice RTP of 96.9%, the snakes who add that tingle of danger that stops you taking everything for granted
- and if you see a ladder, go for it (you know how that works).
This tropical island is not only an escape definitely worth considering, but also a chance to make some real money. No download is required, Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders easily extends its leafy territory to mobiles, and joyfully offers bonus games which were voted a definitive yes by other players (although, of course, it’s still a work in progress). Here’s what another happy customer has to say:
I think that this is a great game because I had some great wins every time I played it.
The only bad thing is that bonus game should pay much more. I had no big wins at bonus games, I would be happy if bonus game also offered big potential.
Be assured (you player, you) that Microgaming is doing everything within its power to change that overall positive experience for the better. By the way, this is how you do it. Meanwhile, here are some tangible benefits for you to think about while the thoughts of dolphins’ fins cutting through a sapphire lagoon run through your head:
Big Kahuna is, of course, Hawaian, and in the language of heaven on Earth it means “Big Cook” and also “Big Caretaker of everything”. Just in case you missed Hawaii 5-0, here’s a breakdown of everything that this game cooked up:
- 5 reels
- 15 paylines
- A Wild symbol, which is (you guessed it) Big Kahuna, and it doubles your winnings during the main game and multiplies it by 4 during the free spins
- Free Spins , which start randomly at any point (you can win 5 free games, doubling all wins)
- NB: Once the free games start wild symbols multiply wins by 4 and the maximum Jackpot comes up to 200,000 coins.
Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders: Bonus game
You get the snake symbol only on reels 1,3, and 5. These scattery scatters are the key to winning the bonus game, which is what it’s all about, really. When all three of them appear on the screen, you are taken to the next level. Shock and awe: snakes are all over the place. Watch out!
Among the 100 positions on the board use your five rools of the dice as wisely as possible to get as far as you possibly can. Six means tonight you are getting lucky with a free bonus roll. Ladders take you up, and snakes put you down, just like they would in real life, except here you get to respawn and get going, which is hell of a lot nicer. Your bet multiplies by the position you land on. 100 times the win awaits for you at the top. This game is wildly entertaining thanks to the massive drops and rises, during which you can get all the way down from 80 to 20 and back.
Take me anywhere!
Like I said, this free slot game happily offers a mobile version of this slot so you can take her anywhere you want.
Also, I would be wrong not to mention the Snakes and Ladders bonus game in which three Shrunken Heads will humor your progress as you get further and further into the game. When the Big Kahuna symbol is used to complete a winning combination, the win doubles the gain, making it four times the win.
How much can you win?
Minimum Coins Size: $0.01
Maximum Coins Size: $0.25
Maximum Coins Per Line: 30
Where to next?
For those with a particular mind for the past with its enchanting Angels and Demons consider giving King Arthur a shot. Home to the forge of Excalibur, as the description tells us with badly disguised pride, this slot offers lesser rewards but a much more arduous and straining journey (if you’re into that kind of thing).