There’s a tranquil feel to the design here as a colourful cartoon beach front forms the backdrop to the reels. The garlanded A to J values are joined by surfboards, cocktails, turtles and fish hooks. The best standard symbols are the ukuleles which pay 20 times your stake if you land 5 across a payline.
The pink flower is the wild - it replaces all other symbols apart from the luau. If the flower lands on top of a turtle on the middle reel, it turns into a scatter and awards an 80-coin payout (just over 3 times your stake). Land the turtle in the middle of the screen with fish hooks directly to its left and right and you’ll be awarded the Shark Fishing Bonus feature which awards an instant cash prize.
The main extra in Wai-Kiki is the Free Spins Luau Party feature - to trigger it, you need to land the free spins luau symbol in the central position on the middle reel with left and right facing ukulele symbols next to it. Your reward will be 21 free spins. A second wild flower is added during these free spins - when they land, they can spread and turn up to 5 positions into wilds too.
Also joining the action in the feature are token symbols (which replace the cocktails and pay the same). Every time these hit, they are collected in a wooden totem meter to the top right of the reels. You need to collect at least 10 tokens to win a special bonus prize. These awards start at 2 times your stake but can reach 200 times your stake if you manage to collect 30 or more tokens.
We really enjoyed Wai-Kiki. The bright and bold design is simply done but works well, especially when combined with the steel guitar soundtrack. The gameplay impresses too, especially the Free Spins Luau Party feature. The allocation of free spins is large and the added wilds and token collecting extras add even more winning possibilities.
It’s a highly volatile offer and we managed wins of over 400 times our stake in the free spins – in fact, you can win up to 2,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin. For a laid-back slot game, you won’t go too far wrong taking a trip to Wai-Kiki. If you prefer something just as volatile, Sam on the Beach from ELK Studios offers you just that – as well as another trip to the beach.