Despite maybe not being the first, NetEnt’s Aloha! Cluster Pays definitely popularized the concept. It was set to a lovely tropical theme and provided an easy way for punters to get used to this new idea. You get to see the Cluster Pays in action often thanks to the Sticky Wins Re-spins special feature. Every win has a chance of creating a free re-spin, which creates more wins, which award more re-spins. It’s awesome!
While NetEnt made everyone aware of Cluster Pays, it was Play’n Go that would utilize their full potential! Reactoonz is played on a massive 7×7 board, creating plenty of room for wins. Each win makes the winning symbols disappear, while other existing icons fall to fill in the empty spots.
This can create several consecutive wins, for the price of a single spin. These consecutive wins fill a meter, which will trigger up to four special features when filled. Symbols can transform into Wilds, or destroyed all alien icons, or transform them into matching symbols. Alongside all that, every non-winning spin can create up to eight Wilds. Reactoonz has amazing winning potential!
If you want to see Cluster Pays applied to some gorgeous visuals, then Yggdrasil’s Brazil Bomba is a must-play. It’s a simple enough slot to play. It’s large 8×6 reel meshes well with Cluster Pays. Especially if you trigger the Bomb feature, where a whole chunk of the reel can be blown up and made to disappear! Every consecutive win ramps up your multiplier, which can create some incredible wins.