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Easter Island Pokie NZ

Easter Island pokie game is the latest 5-reel title pokie from Swedish gamechangers, Yggdrasil. Although it may not be their most cinematic release to date, Easter Island pokies is quirky and instantly gratifying. The pokie’s official release date is 22nd March 2018. However, the pokie has had an exclusive release on EGO casinos like PlayOJO, DruckGluck, and Slots Magic. If that all sounds like a match made in heaven, then click Play Now and you’ll be transported to PlayOJO. There you can play Easter Island pokies in either free play mode, or in real play if you sign up. PlayOJO is one of the freshest new casinos out there, replete with wagering-free bonus spins. If you still need a little more convincing, then read on for more information.

Easter Island Pokie Background

The Easter Island pokie is set on the Polynesian island Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Although a territory of Chile, the island is in fact around 2,000 miles away from the Chilean continental mainland. The island is best known for is 887 moai statues created by the indigenous Rapa Nui about a millennium ago. It turns out that two of those statues are a comedy duo (think Lucas and Walliams or the Two Ronnies). They officiate a 5-reel pokie machine on the island. The two statues greet you with a (sort of) in tandem; “Welcome to Easter Island!” From that moment on, players can lose themselves in the pleasantly tropical soundtrack and vibrant, eye-catching and crystal-clear visuals.

Pokie Features

In the basic game, Easter Island pokies has 5-reels and 27 pay lines. The crux of the gameplay revolves around getting 1 re-spin every time you have a successful spin. Here’s how it works: If you get a winning spin with a low pay symbol, then on the re-spin, the winning spin symbol will replace all low pay symbols. If you get a winning spin with a high pay symbol, then that will replace all the other high pay symbols on the re-spin. This happens when one of the statues sucks in all the old symbols, and the other one spits the same one out before the re-spin! If the win is simply a three of a kind win, then the reels will stay the same dimensions (5×3). However, if you had a four of a kind win, then the reels will expand to 5×5. This gives you more chances to win as the pay lines go up to 65. There’s more though! If you had a five of a kind win on your original spin, then the re-spin pokie dimensions increase to 5×7. This means that on a five of a kind re-spin, there are a whopping 103 potential pay lines! Naturally, the biggest pay outs occur in the expanding reels re-spins. There are also expanding wilds which can occur on reels 2 and 4. These will substitute for all symbols. If you have a wild on a winning spin, it will stick, expand, and also be present in the re-spin.

Easter Island Pokie Symbols

First, you have the expanding wild symbol which is a sort of golden bird skull with the word WILD emblazoned across it. Then you have the high pay symbols in Easter Island which are as follows…
  • Red Bird (5 of a kind pays 500x!)
  • Orange Fox
  • Green Frog
  • Purple Lizard
  • Blue Fish
Finally, you have the low pay symbols (5 of a kind all pay 20x)…
  • Hearts
  • Diamonds
  • Spades
  • Clubs
easter island pokie game review

Easter Island Pokie NZ

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  • Paylines27
  • MultipliersNo
  • Jackpot Win 1,880x Stake
  • Scatter Symbol No
  • Volatility Low to Medium
  • Wild Symbol Yes
  • RTP 96.1%
  • Quick Spin Yes
  • Bet Value 0.10-200
  • Max Bet 200.00

Special Bonus Features

As we have mentioned, there are no bonus rounds per se. The crux of the action revolves around the expanding reel re-spins. These are thrilling in and of themselves and it means the game moves at a storming pace. But as we’ve also mentioned, the scale and scope of this pokie is much less ambitious than other new Yggdrasil pokies. This is compared, for example, to the sweeping progressive pokie, Ozwin’s Jackpots, which we recently reviewed.

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