Big Kahuna is an online video slot machine game released in July 2004. It is offered exclusively at online casinos powered by Microgaming. This online video slot game has 5 reels and 9 pay lines. The theme of Big Kahuna is inspired by what goes on in the life of a Kahuna, better known as a tribe/village chief in Hawaii.
Big Kahuna is actually a very popular online slot machine game for many years. In case you didn’t know, the Hawaiian term “Kahuna” means a wise man or shaman. Members of a tribe or village highly respect their Kahuna, as they possess great knowledge; they are masters of geology, psychic perception, navigation, healing, magic, and many other crafts. Most of us are familiar with comedy movies that show a scene wherein someone has to be sacrificed by throwing them into an active volcano and appease the angry gods. You can rest assure that there will be no humans harmed while playing in this slot game, as fruits will be thrown into the volcano instead to get you some blazing hot prizes!
Microgaming online slot games are available to players in 2 formats – download and no-download. Whether you like to download their software first or you prefer to play instantly without the need to download, then Microgaming surely has online slot machine games to accommodate your every slot gaming preference. Good thing that Big Kahuna is available for instant play, so you do not have to download anything to find out if this game interests you in a way that you would like to spend some real money on it.
Big Kahuna is created for players who like to play slots games with Hawaiian-type themes – tropical, lots of drumming sounds for added excitement, mouthwatering fruits, Tiki masks, and tribal music. The Big Kahuna online video slot game features scatter wins, a wild symbol, 2 fun Bonus Feature games (Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game and the Volcano Bonus Feature game), a maximum coin jackpot of 8,000, and a maximum cash jackpot of $4,000!
Graphics & Sound
The graphics and sound quality that Microgaming provides is absolutely excellent and top notch. They have an outstanding reputation of making the most dazzling graphics and splendid sound effects that will truly transport you to “that specific theme” they use in any of their slot games. Most people love to play games run by Microgaming software because they have smooth animation and engaging yet non-interfering sounds. In Big Kahuna, you will be taken to a jungle where an anonymous Hawaiian tribe lives, and as it turns out, you are their honored guest and must follow their way of life, or else they will offer you to their sacred volcano! (Just kidding!) Big Kahuna, overall, exudes a jolly atmosphere as you can see it in their colorful symbols and the design of the reels. All symbols are simply animated when they are included in winning combinations, and the backdrop of the reels is a solid white so you will definitely not strain your eyes when you play this game for a long time. The overall graphic design of Big Kahuna shows how fun it is to be a guest (or captive?) of a Hawaiian tribe, with lots of exotic fruits to eat, you even get to experience their traditions firsthand. The main colors of this slot game are blue, green, orange and white. Other colors used are yellow, pink, purple, gray, black and white.
Since the setting of the game is at night on an unknown Hawaiian jungle, the constant background sound effects you will hear while playing this game is the incessant singing of the crickets. When you spin the reels, mystic background music will be heard. Varied sound effects will be played out when you get winning combinations with different symbols. For instance, when you get winning combinations with fruits, tropical-like sounds will be heard. When you win with a Wild symbol, the sound of a hidden stone door opening accompanied with chanting sounds will be heard.
There are no card deck symbols available in the Big Kahuna online video slot game. The regular symbols that you will find in Big Kahuna are the Chief, the Komodo Dragon, and fruits such as the Orange, Kiwi, Litchi, Watermelon, Pineapple and the Raspberry.
The Wild Symbol is the Big Kahuna. The Big Kahuna wild symbol acts as a substitute for other symbols (except for the 3 Scatter symbols) in order to help you form winning combinations. The Big Kahuna wild symbol can only substitute for the Fruit symbols. You are paid varying prize amounts (refer to the Payout table) when you manage to form a winning combination with multiple Big Kahuna wild symbols on an enabled pay line.
There are 3 Scatter Symbols in the Big Kahuna online slot game: the Monkey, Tiki Mask, and the Volcano symbols. The scatter symbols are not required to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win.
• Monkey scatter symbol – Appears anywhere on the 5 reels. You are paid scatter awards as long as you get 2 or more Monkey scatter symbols to come out anywhere on the 5 reels on an active pay line (in a winning combination). Your winnings are calculated by multiplying the Monkey scatter symbol combination payout (refer to Payout table) by the total number of coins you’ve bet.
Please take note that if you get a scatter win and a regular win, then you are paid out for both of these wins, because the Monkey scatter symbol is not required to come out on an enabled pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are independent from pay line awards, and are added to the pay line win.
• Tiki Mask scatter symbol – Appears anywhere on the 5 reels. When you get 3 or more Tiki Mask scatter symbols to appear on an enabled pay line in consecutive order, you will activate the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game.
• Volcano scatter symbol – Appears anywhere on the 5 reels. When you get 3 or more Volcano scatter symbols to appear on an enabled pay line in consecutive order, you will activate the Volcano Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that the Tiki Mask and the Volcano scatter symbols will not give out any winnings; however, they are your ticket to enter and play their respective Bonus Feature games.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
Big Kahuna offers players 2 fun and exciting Bonus Feature games:
• Pick a Mask Bonus Feature Game
If 3 or more Tiki Mask scatter symbols come out on an active pay line in consecutive order, you will trigger the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game.
In the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game, there will be 10 Tiki Masks presented to you. Within each of the Tiki Masks, there is a random bonus prize or a “Collect” sign.
The aim of the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game is to select as many Masks with hidden bonus prizes as you can, before you get to reveal a Collect sign.
Once the Collect sign is selected, the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game will end, and the remaining Tiki Masks will be shown to reveal their hidden bonus prizes, and then the consolation win amount is calculated. The consolation win amount you will get is based upon the values contained within the Tiki Masks.
For every Tiki Mask that has a win amount value, you are paid double of your bet per pay line. The “Collect” values are not included in your consolation win amount. The win amounts displayed in the bonus game are already multiplied by your total bet amount. Only the bonus win amount is shown. Please take note that your payouts will be in coins. You can win up to 4,375 coins in this bonus game.
When the Pick a Mask Bonus Feature game is over, you will be then taken back to the main Big Kahuna online slot game, and your winnings from the bonus game will be included to your overall balance.
• Volcano Bonus Feature Game
If 3 or more Volcano scatter symbols appear on an active pay line in consecutive order, you will activate the Volcano Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that you need at least 1 Volcano scatter symbol to appear on the 1st slot reel. A Volcano scatter symbol that starts on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th slot reels will not activate the Volcano Bonus Feature game.
The aim of the Volcano Bonus Feature game is for you to select 1 from 5 Fruit Offerings (that will give you the highest bonus prize amount).
Once you have chosen a Fruit Offering, this will be dropped into the Volcano, and your bonus prize amount is shown.
The win amounts displayed in the Volcano Bonus Feature game have already been multiplied by the initiating line bet. Only the bonus win amount is shown. The payouts will be in coins. You can win up to 2,500 coins in this bonus game.
When the Volcano Bonus Feature game is over, you will be then taken back to the main Big Kahuna online slot game, and your winnings from the bonus game will be included to your overall balance.
Big Kahuna has 5 reels where you may bet on 9 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 2.00 per pay line. You can wager 1 up to 5 coins per pay line bet. Therefore, the maximum bet amount is 90.00 per spin.
Please take note that the amounts mentioned are in Pounds, but they will remain the same if you choose to play in US dollars, Euros, or Canadian dollars. Also, for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only. The maximum payout in the regular Big Kahuna online video slot game is 8,000 credits per line bet.
Those who regularly play online casino games obviously love to stay longer and play on online slot games that have an Autoplay function. Good thing that Big Kahuna is furnished with this function! In Microgaming online slot games, they have 2 game modes – Regular mode and Expert mode. You can have the game spin automatically for you with the Autoplay function that can be found by clicking the Expert button (located at the lower left portion of the game screen).
In the “Expert” mode of game play, you can click on the following 2 buttons:
• Spin 5x button – 5 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
• Spin 10x button – 10 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
Spins box – displays the number of games that have played according to your Autoplay settings.
If you want to customize your Autoplay settings, simply click on the “Autoplay” button itself. Here you will see the:
• Number of spins to play: Choose from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500
*Spin Stop Settings – you can choose to Stop:
• When all spins are complete, or
• If win exceeds or equals to an amount you specify
Autoplay will stop on any feature contained in this game.
After customizing the Autoplay function to your preferences, just click on the Start button, and the game will automatically spin for you while you just sit back, relax, and enjoy playing this Hawaiian jungle adventure-filled online video slot game!