Why is the Aloha Cluster Pays Slot so Popular?

by Dom on 11-Oct-22

The Aloha slot was the first in NetEnt’s long line of popular Cluster Pays games since its release in 2016. This Hawaiian-themed slot has a 6-reel slot grid on which you try to land symbol clusters of tropical flowers, fruit and totems.

aloha slot cluster pays flower symbolIf you are new to this slot, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about and why so many players keep returning to spin the Aloha Cluster Pays reels.

Let’s take a look at the visual features, game mechanics and design which should make everything clearer.

Before we start, you may be wondering what are cluster pays slots exactly? We give that question our full attention in another article. Just follow the link.


This Swedish game developer has been creating some of the most popular online casino titles for years, with over 500 video slots under their belt. They have developed a reputation for releasing slot titles with sharp visuals and engaging mechanics and Aloha Cluster Pays is no different.

Aloha Cluster Pays Theme

aloha slot cluster pays shell symbolNetEnt has for a Hawaiian island theme with a golden beach, vibrant flowers and clear blue water: a slice of paradise to slot gamers.

The backdrop features a smoking volcano (Mauna Loa?) towering over a thick forest of palm trees in front of a golden sunset.

The theme  continues on the reels with fruit, flowers and shells making up the lower value symbol, whilst different coloured totem masks make up the nigger payers.

Aloha Cluster Pays Mechanics

The innovative game mechanic is what sets this slot apart. The Cluster Pays mechanic reward pays out for between 9 and 30 matching symbols that cluster together across the grid.

Instead of pay-lines, You trigger a base game payout with symbols touching in any way across the 6-reel and 3-row slot grid. After each winning cluster, a re-spin can be randomly triggered with the winning symbols remaining frozen in place.

The Aloha Cluster Pays RTP is a healthy 96.42% – another factor which helps to explain its popularity.

Aloha Cluster Pays Bonus Features

aloha slot free spins symbolAs well as the Cluster Pays mechanic and the random re-spin feature, additional bonus features provide further action in play. There are up to 60 Free Spins up for grabs during which the high-value totem symbols fill the grid with each spin.

You can trigger this feature by landing bonus scatters anywhere across the grid.


There is a variety of features in this NetEnt slot to enjoy. It’s a popular slot that has inspired many imitators.