As the name clearly suggests, WMS Gaming’s Luau Loot is set in the South Pacific. Whilst the blue sky, palm trees, dancing grass skirted girls and stunning beaches could place this game anywhere, the name ‘luau’ clearly indicates a setting in Hawaii.
A simple five reel slot with twenty-five paylines, the simple reels are set to a tropical beach backdrop. Palm trees lean in from both sides and a bright blue sky can be glimpsed at the edges. A true tropical paradise. The symbols also follow suit and there are pineapples, guavas, shells, opened coconuts, a tiki, parrots, surfer and a lei. There are also some special icons – a Luau Loot logo for the wild, and a sunset over a tropical beach scene takes the place of a scatter.
Diving into this tropical heaven is a great way to spend a few hours, but prior to total immersion in the game there are a few small details to cover. There is a minimum coin size of 0.01 and a maximum of 3. In addition to this there is only one coin allowed per line. A decent jackpot is on offer at one hundred times the player’s original stake, but sadly no progressive one. A relatively low
at 92.01% indicates that there is decent winning potential, but that the wins might not be as high as a player might desire.
There is only one bonus feature on offer in Luau Loot and that is the ever desirable free spins. To start this feature a player must land a minimum of three sunset scatter symbols on any of the reels. Three scatters will win five free spins, four gets seven, and five will win a decent twenty free spins.
Once the spins have been received players simply need to click start and the game will proceed. During this phase of play small multipliers will get randomly offered and usually stand at only four or five times the wager. There is a small additional bonus feature at this point, which turns two randomly selected reels wild on each and every spin that is made. This adds to what is otherwise a rather drab set of free spins and can significantly increase the winning potential of this slot. A final bonus during the free spins is that if a player can land an additional set of three scatters on the reels, the game awards yet another five free spins to the total already acquired.
Definitely appealing to those who live in a colder climate, Luau Loot is a fun and bright addition to WMS Gaming’s repertoire. A relaxing soundtrack, bright colours, beautiful graphics and stunning scenes all fuel a little escapism for the player. Spin those reels enough times and maybe, just maybe there is a way to arrive in the South Pacific and fulfil that dream for real.