Game of the Week – Wild Hog Luau
The game has multiple bonus features available that can help you win up to 6,800x your initial bet in a single spin. Learn more about this game, and the fun features available.
It’s Time for the Luau
Wild Hog Luau is the latest 5-Reel, 8 payline online pokie from Real Time Gaming. While RTG lists the game as a 5-Reel game, each block of the 5×3 grid acts as an independent reel. The game features a fun tiki-party theme.
We’re pretty sure that it’s Pumba’s family putting on the party as the main pay symbols are four hogs. Other pay symbols include coconut drinks and royals. The Hog Skull and Crossbones is the Wild symbol and substitutes for everything except for the scatter.
Like most RTG games, many of the symbols are lower-paying outside of the four hogs. As such, you need to hit multiple paylines in order to generate a reasonable win. Fortunately, there are multiple bonus features that will give you a chance for a big win.
Wild Hog Luau Lucky Streak Respins
A win is triggered anytime three or more symbols match on a payline. When this happens, the Lucky Streak Respin is trigger. The winning symbols hold and the other blocks spin again. This continues as long as there are either new winning combinations or additional symbols add to an existing combination.
This is a fun feature with a high percentage of additional respins. We were able to hit a monster streak during our testing and were able to fill every block with either a Jack or a Wild. That produced a nice payout, but still less than 20x our initial bet.
Free Games Feature
The Tiki God is the scatter for this symbol. If you land three or more, you will receive a payout of 1x your bet. If you land five or more, you will unlock the free spins game. Free spins are awarded as follows:
- 5 to 7 Tikis – 8 Free Spins
- 8-9 Tikis – 10 Free Spins
- 10 Tikis – 25 Free Spins
- 11-15 Tikis – 50 Free Spins
During the free spins, anytime a Lucky Streak Respin triggers, that spin will have a multiplier between 2x and 10x. The multiplier will award at the end of the respin feature. Free spins are retriggerable.
It took a while, but I was finally able to trigger the free spins feature. Thanks to the Lucky Streak Respin giving me an 8x multiplier on one spin, I was able to lock down a win of about 60x my initial bet. Fortunately, this helped me recoup a good portion of my losses in the game.
Wild Hog Luau a Fun Low to Medium Variance Pokie
Real Time Gaming doesn’t post the RTP on their games and most sites list this game as a low variance pokie. From my testing, I would say this is closer to medium variance based on how swingy my bankroll was during the game.
Wild Hog Luau is available at OzWin Casino, Fair Go Casino, and House of Pokies. If you don’t mind a bit of fluctuation in your bankroll, Wild Hog Luau is a great game to play. The game is appropriate for all bankrolls with a minimum bet of .80 a spin and a max bet of $40 per spin.
The bonus features give you a reasonable shot at a big win. However, prepare yourself for long streaks of only winning a couple of bucks or less at a time.
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