Big Kahuna: Snakes and Ladders is the updated version of the simpler Big Kahuna title. They’re both Microgaming slot machines, the action taking place on the island here, while in the previous game the beach was the location. You see most of the same symbols, but they are joined by a few more, including a girl and snakes. An interesting feature which actually involves snakes and ladders is part of the slot, as is a wild that multiplies prizes and a scatter that brings on free spins with doubled wins. This is a 15 line game, capable of awarding payouts of $50,000.
Betting and Prizes
Whatever wager you decide to choose for your spins, it will be within a range of $0.01 to $75. The line bet goes up to $5 at most, with the number of lines varying between 1 and 15. Those are all decisions that are left up to you. Pick 1 to 20 coins to be used on each line, and then decide on the denomination, which may be between $0.01 and $0.25.
Given that the paytable mentions a 5,000x top jackpot, and since there are up to 20 coins used per line, the base game will reward you with 100,000 coins, or up to $25,000 cash. The free spins do even better, doubling all wins, including the jackpot which can now reach $50,000 from 200,000 coins.
Snakes and Ladders Slot Features
The Big Kahuna Logo will be a big target for you in this game, the symbol acting as both the trigger for the top jackpot and the wild symbol. As the jackpot trigger, having up to five such symbols on a payline will trigger a combo that can pay 5,000x. As the wild, it substitutes for regular symbols and it pays double the usual win for the combinations formed with its help. This gets even better during free spins, since those apply multipliers as well.
The free spins feature is activated at random in this game, and it will bring you 5 free spins. The wins inside are doubled in value, multipliers being applied to them. During these random free spins you can win the biggest prize available in Snakes and Ladders.
The last feature comes from the scatter symbol, sporting an image of a combination between a Snake and a Ladder. Having it on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels at the same time will activate a bonus game, during which you have to retrieve a stolen mask. You have to advance on a board, using ladders to bypass the snakes which will end the feature for you if touched. Up to 30,000 coins can be offered during this bonus game.
Theme & Design
The design in Snakes and Ladders online slot has been somewhat improved compared with the first Big Kahuna slot machine, but it’s nothing truly impressive. The symbols are in part the same ones, the fruits at least, and they’ve changed others a bit, or added a couple of new ones.
Snakes and Ladders has features that are just as good as the first title of the series, but in a different way. Payouts seem to have gone down a bit, to 5,000x instead of 8,000x, but the number of lines has grown to 15 from 9.