Easter Island 2 by Yggdrasil Gaming released on 24.03.2021 is a 8-reel & 4-row online slot with 55 paylines and a 96.00% RTP. This is a Polynesia-themed game offering players a max win of up to 2500x their stake. Easter Island 2 can be played on all devices from €0.25 to €300 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.
- Sequel to Easter Island
- Max win 2,500x
- More Features & More Volatile
Yggdrasil released Easter Island back in 2018, a rather strange slot starring animated versions of the world famous Moai stones on the Polynesian Easter Island. The talking Monolithic heads head to Venice Beach, California this time as they take a Busman’s holiday across the Pacific. The original low volatility version has been upgraded here with more reels, more volatility, and (with any luck) a little more to win. The format remains largely the same, however, with a handful of oft triggered base game features with symbol upgrades, respins, and mega symbols. As with the original, there is no separate bonus round.
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How to win big in Easter Island 2 – Expanding Reels
The Expanding Reels feature is a special respin triggered by landing a full row of any 6 matching symbols. The board expands upwards from a 4x6 reel set with 25 paylines to an 8x6 reel set with 55 paylines. Also, 4 of the rows are merged to create a 4 symbol wide reel with 4x4 Colossal Blocks, including a 4x4 Mega Wild.
The game’s original feature from the first game, Symbol Swap is also in action during the Expanding Reels respins.
- Symbol Swap
- Colossal Blocks
The Symbol Swap feature has been inherited from the original Easter Island game and it is triggered on every new winning combo of 3 or more matching symbols from the leftmost reel. A respin is awarded and the symbol which made up the winning combo replaces all symbols from its symbol types. For example, if the winning combo consists of low value symbols, all lows are replaced during the respin with the winning low value symbol. Equally, if the winning combo consists of high symbols, then that high symbol replaces all high symbols during the respin.
We’ve already had a description of how the Colossal Blocks feature works from the Expanding Reels section. Colossal Blocks actually occur for any winning combo of 4 or more symbols on a payline. A 4 symbol winning combo triggers a Symbol Swap respin and merges 2 reels with 2x2 Colossal Blocks.
As you might have guessed, a 5 symbol winning combo merges 3 reels with 3x Colossal Blocks. All wins other than Expanding Reels wins are played using the paylines below.
Look and Feel of Easter Island 2
The aesthetic is very similar to the original with the same set up; one Moai stone either side of the very similar (if slightly bigger) board, huffing and puffing and exchanging incredulous looks when certain combos land. They’ve even brought their Easter Island seagull with them. The scenery is a little more pop this time, however, as they’ve come to party on Venice Beach. The Moai’s have come dressed for the occasion in beach shirts, caps, and sunglasses. Deck chairs, palm trees, and neon lights add to the holiday vibe, as do the fireworks exploding overhead. The same 9 regular symbols are in play with the red, carved bird face offering the highest return where a full payline awards 40x the bet size. See the full paytable below (based on a €2.50 spin)
The Symbol Swap feature remains a staple, as does the expanding reel feature (albeit triggered differently). In fact, the only real differences are the extra reel, and that Easter Island 2 seems to have exchanged sticky wilds in the respin for Colossal Symbols. Although the variance has increased, it is still only of mediocre volatility with a 2,500x max win, so it’s unlikely the serious slot players will give this game too much patronage. However, it is still a lot of fun, and the features are relatively easy to trigger so for a recreational player this could be a sound option.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.