Big Kahuna - Snakes & Ladders

Snakes and Ladders is one of those timeless games that never fails to disappoint (unless you happen to keep landing on snakes).  Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders from Microgaming is an amalgamation of the classic Big Kahuna slot game with the beloved board game for the digital generation.  The five-reel, 15 pay-line game-board is awash with bright colours and larger than life symbols that make it a joy to play.  Players can also win up to 7500x their stake.

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About the Developer

Not many online bingo gaming developers can boast a portfolio of more than 1200 games (including variants), but Microgaming isn’t any ordinary developer.  Founded back in 1994 on the Isle of Man, Microgaming have been responsible for innovating the gaming industry, from introducing a non-profit body to advance research and development, to investing in games utilising Oculus Rift VR technology.  As well as online slots, Microgaming are renowned for their online table games, sportsbook and multiplayer options.  Whether you’re looking for something amusing like Untamed Giant Panda, romantic and amusing like Bridesmaids, and exciting but not all that amusing such as Jurassic Park, Microgaming has a slot for everyone.

About the Game

The game-board is set against the lush vegetation of an island scene, where juicy fruits as well as creepy crawlies await players.  Lower value symbols include watermelons,  pineapples, oranges and kiwis, whilst a tribesman and a hungry looking dragon/iguana hybrid comprise the premium tiles. 

The special symbols include a Big Kahuna Wild which double any winning combinations in which they appear and substitute for all fruit symbols.  The main snakes and ladders bonus is represented by a laddery snake symbol, an erupting volcano signifies the volcano bonus and a golden Tiki mask symbolises the mask bonus.  Finally, scatters are represented by scary looking monkey faces. 

Free Spins

The Free Spins round is triggered randomly during any spin in the base game.  Players will receive five free spins with 2x all winnings are doubled (and 4x any wins in which a Big Kahuna Wild appears).

Volcano Bonus

Spin three or more volcanos on an active pay-line to trigger this ‘pick-a-win’ style bonus and choose some fruit to win some cash.

Tiki Mask Bonus

Landing three or more Tiki Masks will trigger the Tiki Mask bonus.  Although this is another pick-a-win game, you get multiple picks until you find the ‘collect.’ 

Snakes and Ladders Quest

Spin three laddery snake symbols on reels one, three and five to unlock the main Snakes and Ladders Quest.  The higher up the board you get, the more multipliers and cash prizes you can win (up to 100x your bet).  Remember that you can collect your winnings at any time with bingo games available.

Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders Rules

The Verdict

Microgaming have clearly put a lot of effort into Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders which melds and already popular online slot with a classic board-game. Although the five Free Spins feature isn’t the most generous we’ve seen, the three features bonuses more than make up for this shortfall - particularly Snakes and Ladders Quest. Read more about bingo online games and don't miss the fun!

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