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Why do statues need to be static? Yggdrasil has given a new life to the famous Easter Island statues and placed two of them on the side of the reels of their cheerful spring slot called Easter Island. As your hosts in this Pacific paradise, the towering moai statues will keep motivating you on your adventures off the coast of Chile. Don’t skip the intro if you want to get to know Rapa Nui a bit better, but after that, get ready to spin the reels and reap the treasures as mysterious as the statues themselves. Easter Island RTP is 96.1% and the top prize rises up to 47,000 coins.
Easter Island online slot boasts 27 paying lines distributed across 5 columns and 3 reels of symbols. With a potential to offer as much as 103 paying lines, the Yggdrasil slot game displays creative ways to boost the player’s balance. For example, if you hit a winning line with either 4 or 5 matching symbols, the reel set will grow up to 4 rows taller. Otherwise, the game isn’t much different than other slot games from the same developer in the sense that the same functions are available, from coin value and Max Bet to Autoplay.
The paytable contains five symbols of the critters normally found on the island. Birds, foxes, tortoises, lizards and chameleons show up on the reels as high-paying icons, whereas low payouts are assigned to playing car suits. The Wild is a golden tribal mask and it will substitute for all other symbols to help form winning combos, with an added capacity to expand and fill more positions if necessary.
As you may have noticed, there are no Bonus or Scatter symbols in the game. Somehow, the developers have managed to connect all the special features in Easter Island with the action of landing winning spins in the base game. A three-symbol combination will award one re-spin with Symbol Swap. A combination of four matching symbols awards one re-spin with additional two rows and Symbol Swap. If you land a matching combo with five symbols, your award will be one free re-spin with a total of 103 lines (four extra rows) and symbols replaced in Symbol Swap.
What is Symbol Swap? It is a unique feature which implicates that if you win with a low-paying symbol, you’ll then get only that one symbol and all high-paying symbols during the re-spin. On the other hand, if you win with a high-paying symbol, it will replace all other high-paying symbols on the reels and low-paying symbols as well during the re-spin.
Since the gameplay suffers a lot of visual transformation, it may be a bit challenging to keep track of what’s happening, especially on mobile. That does not mean that the quality is compromised. On the contrary, the design and the rendering are top-notch, regardless of the device in use. Easter Island bonus features expand the payline potential and deliver decent-enough wins that every other player is bound to stay blind for any of the small imperfections in the Yggdrasil 2018 release.