- New slot from Yggdrasil takes players to the Pacific Islands
- Easter Island has tidy graphics, good gameplay and a medium variance
Online casino fans are set to take a trip the southeastern Pacific Easter Island, a weird and wonderful place most easily recognised by its population of stone ‘people’ that look out to sea. A trip in slot form at least.
That’s because developer Yggdrasil is set to launch its new slot, Easter Island in March this year. The five reel, 103 payline slot brings the island to life in glorious technicolour too, displaying Yggdrasil’s flair for graphics and imagery of the highest standard.
Of course, the real Easter Island is today one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world – the island saw a significant drop in population in the 1800s due to European diseases like smallpox killing many of its inhabitants, as well as Peruvian slave raiding activity taking a severe toll. Today it is thought to be inhabited by around 6,600 people.
In slot form, however, it is a vibrant and colourful place to be, with the stone carvings – known as moai by locals – brought to life, complete with animated faces. In fact, get the game started and the two moai that stand either side of the grid will boom a hearty ‘welcome to Easter Island’.
Gameplay offers a decent ‘basic’ slot experience, combined with additional features like expanding reels and wilds and a symbol swap respin. The latter works as follows: each spin that yields a combination in the base game offers a respin. The maximum you can get is a five of a kind win, which awards a seven reel tall respin. The symbol swap is awarded by a respin, and basically is a handy way of increasing the chances of a win.
A wild symbol is there for the taking, and when landed on winning spins they expand to cover all the reels. Any wilds that players manage to land in the winning base game spins become sticky.
Where to play
There’s still a month or so until launch for this new slot from Yggdrasil, so expect a more in-depth review upon launch. Needless to say, the game contains Yggdrasil’s signature good looks and entertaining gameplay and it offers players an dRTP of 96.1%.
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