The sequel to the popular Big Kahuna pokie, Big Kahuna: Snakes and Ladders is a Microgaming creation with a basic look, but with a few big features hidden underneath. Available on Jackpot City, Big Kahuna II uses a similar layout to the original game, but adopts the Snakes and Ladders theme, recreating a board game that many of us played in our younger days.
There is a Hawaiian theme here, with tropical fruit, Polynesian women and men, and a general bright, fresh look. You won’t find many high paying symbols, but the wild is very strong and there are also some big bonus rounds.
The betting begins very low on Big Kahuna II, and you can take a spin on this pokie with just $0.25.
The main bonus round is a game of Snakes and Ladders, which we were looking forward to and were not at all disappointed with. You begin on the first space in the bottom corner, just like a standard game of Snakes and Ladders, and your goal is to roll the dice, to climb the ladders and fall down the snakes, and to try and make it to the end. It takes some time to play, but it’s fun and there is a big win at the end if you’re lucky enough to get there.
There is also a free spins round, and one where you can actually win more than the main bonus round. All wins are doubled, the Big Kahuna symbol pays 4x and you can win as many as 200,000 coins during this feature.
Big Kahuna II is much better than the original game in this series, with so much more to offer. If you loved playing Snakes and Ladders as a child, you’ll definitely get a kick out of this pokie.