Vera & John is a popular online casino for Australian players. It is powered by leading software providers like NetEnt, Play ‘n Go and Microgaming and licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority. Two new online pokies have just been launched at Vera & John that have a completely different structure and mechanism from the usual video pokies. One is Cloud Quest from Play ‘n Go and the other is Aloha Cluster Pays from NetEnt.
With a title like Aloha, the theme has to be Hawaiian. The reels are set in a paradisiacal background with soothing music and the hum of the breaking waves. The high paying symbols are coloured wooden masks that are stacked two high. The low paying symbols are pineapple, coconut, shell and flower. The online pokie has six reels with five rows of symbols. The real difference is that there are no paylines. Aloha is not even an all pays slot game. Winning combinations are clusters of like symbols having from 9 to 30 symbols. A cluster is a group of like symbols that are connected vertically or horizontally. The payout for a cluster of 9 red masks is 30 coins and for 30 red masks it is 10,000 coins. The payouts are multiplied by the bet level and coin size to convert to credits. The Question Mark is the wild symbol. It transforms into the adjacent symbol that can create the biggest possible cluster.
Aloha Cluster Pays pokie at Vera & John online casino offers a feature known as Sticky Win Re-spins that can be randomly triggered after any win. The winning symbols are held in place and all other symbols spin again. If the size of the cluster increases as a result then you are given one more re-spin. Otherwise you are paid according to the size of the largest cluster. Three or more Free Spins symbols in the main game activate the free spins feature. You get from 9 to 12 free spins depending on the number of symbols in the trigger. You can be awarded from 1 to 4 more free spins if the triggering combination reappears. The free spins come with a Symbol Drop Mechanism. Low paying symbols are removed and this gives a chance for bigger wins.
Cloud Quest is a fantasy themed online pokie played on a 5×6 reel set. Again there are no paylines. Winning combinations occur when like symbols align horizontally, vertically or diagonally in chains of three or more symbols.