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Big Kahuna – Snakes & Ladders
Big Kahuna – Snakes & Ladders
The wombat says: Big Kahuna slot is back! But this time it’s bringing our favourite classic board game Snakes and Ladders along with it. Just like the original game, you’re somewhere in the Pacific Islands but with some new features, different characters and even more bonuses.
Someone has nicked the Big Kahuna’s sacred mask and hidden on the top of a mountain – and it turns out he wants you to find it. Explore the jungles of Hawaii to retrieve the stolen mask and reap the cash rewards Wombat Fans!
Beware of the snakes though…
Look and Feel
Just like in the first Big Kahuna slot, you’re greeted by bright cheerful graphics like the Fruit Shop slot and a background of tropical paradise. The 3D symbols on the reels come to life when you land a winning combo, and we particularly like the mental-looking who monkey grins at you while swinging from its branch.
Soothing music, and jungle sounds of birds tweeting and cicadas chirping are the soundtrack to the slot – which makes a nice change form the ‘cha-ching’ you get in most slots.
Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 pay lines. It’s a classic Microgaming design along the lines of the Break da Bank Again slot and others. Your symbols on the reels include the Big Kahuna mask, the chieftain’s daughter, the game’s plucky hero, a big old lizard and that maniacal-looking monkey. Your lower value symbols are made up of a colourful array of tropical fruit and include; pineapples, watermelons, lychees, kiwis and oranges.
The Big Kahuna logo is your Wild symbol in the game, and doubles all wins that it appears in during the base game. Even better though, during the Free Spins round the cheeky Wild will add a 4x multiplier to your wins. Let’s just say this is a classic game along the lines of the Reel Strike slot– also from Microgaming. Happy days!
Random Free Spins
The Free Spins in Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders slot aren’t triggered by a Scatter symbol combo. Nope, this extra bonus is dished out randomly. The reels suddenly turn to dusk with the mountain moodily peering from above, and it is in this nighttime landscape that the 5 Free Spins become yours with a x2 multiplier on all wins!
Snakes and Ladders Bonus
Land 3x or more of the Snake and Ladder bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll enter the Snakes and Ladder bonus game. It’s here that your quest for the stolen Kahuna’s mask begins!
But first there’s a movie: a brave younger is chosen by the Kahuna to retrieve the golden mask and the chieftain’s daughter gives him the spear (and a sidelong glance) to help his on his long and dangerous quest.
Next you roll the dice to decide how many steps you’ll take, and if you land on a ladder you’ll automatically climb it. But if you come across a pesky snake, you’ll slide right down again. If you roll a ‘6’ you’ll get another free go.
If you manage to reach the Sacred Mask at the top of the board, you’ll receive a massive extra prize of 100x your bet. Look out for the 3 Shrunken Heads at the side of the game, these sarcastic skulls will crack jokes about your progress (or lack of it). ‘Not this time Monkey Boy’ was one of your favourite comments…
We love this game and it’s a big improvement on the original (even though we liked that one, too). There’s some ingenious game play in the Snakes and Ladders bonus and the slot features great graphics too – all delivered with a large dollop of fun. Give it a spin!