The most popular definition of the word – Kahuna – is a Hawaiian shaman, and that’s exactly what Microgaming’s Big Kahuna slot game appears to be based around. It’s got five reels and just nine pay lines, making it an easy progression for those just getting into the online slots scene. It also offers a maximum jackpot of 8,000 and has plenty of interesting and helpful features to help your winning potential such as scatters, wilds and two bonus games.
Big Kahuna is a colourful, bright slot with symbols including tribal masks, a shaman, a golden volcano, a monkey, a lizard. Plus, a modern take on traditional fruit machine symbols of raspberries, pineapples, melons, oranges, kiwi fruits and coconuts.
The highest-paying symbols you’ll really want to pop up on the reels include the Big Kahuna Wild, which pays up to 8,000. The Tribal Mask, which pays up to 4,375 and the Volcano, which pays up to 2,500.
The soundtrack consists of chirping tree frogs and wildlife, making it atmospheric and yet calming at the same time.
You can bet with up to five coins per line, and this ranges from 0.01 to 1.00 in value.
The Wild is the Big Kahuna slot game’s logo and unlike many slots where you’ll need two or more to earn a payout, this wild pays you when just one appears. If five appear on the reels at the same time, you’ll get 8,000. N.B., The wild can only help complete winning combinations using the fruit symbols.
The scatter symbol in this slot is the Monkey, two or more of these will pay you between 3 and 200. Scatter wins are multiplied by the total number of credits staked. Unlike some other online slots, this scatter doesn’t trigger either of the game’s bonus features.
There are two bonus symbols to watch out for - the Mask and the Volcano - both of which will unlock one of the bonus games. Plus, both of them pay out in their own right for three, four or five matching symbols.
As mentioned, there are two bonus games to try and trigger. The Volcano Bonus unlocks when three or more Volcano symbols appear on an active pay line. When this occurs, you’ll need to choose a fruit from the selection available as an offering to the Volcano, and your choice will affect how much you win.
Three or more Mask symbols on an active pay line will trigger the Mask Bonus round. All you need to do in this feature is pick one of the ten masks on the screen and hope that you choose wisely. A good pick will result in you becoming a Big Kahuna while a bad pick will result in you heading off on an unexpected trip to the Volcano with no winnings.
The Big Kahuna slot offers plenty of fun and rich pickings if you manage to do well in either bonus round. It’s simple to play and offers you an unusual chance to be a village chief for the day.