Hula Balua Features
Hula Balua isn’t limited to paylines, so you can win all over the board! To collect a reward, players just need 8 identical pieces of fruit on the grid. Winning symbols are removed from the grid so that more symbols can drop, thereby potentially further increasing your wins. Yum!
The values of the fruits in ascending order are green, yellow then pink pieces of fruit, followed by sliced kiwi, sliced mango, sliced grapefruit and finally sliced star fruit. 8 identical symbols will award between 10% and 100% of the stake; however, this can increase all the way up to 200 times the original bet if, for example, 20+ plus identical symbols drop.
And remember, the Ws are Wilds and can substitute for any paying symbol, and a winning combination of only Wilds will pay out as the highest value symbol.
Watch out for Big Symbols!
Adjacent identical symbols that drop and form squares or rectangles become Big Symbol Multipliers. If, for example, a Big Symbol consisting of 8 squares is part of a winning combination, 8x is added to the global multiplier, and that global multiplier remains until there are no more winning combinations on the grid. Also, if spaces appear beneath a Big Symbol, those spaces automatically transform and become part of it.
When Sticky Redrops are activated, a paying symbol—rather than a message—in a bottle appears. All matching symbols then stick to the grid, thereby increasing the chances of Big Symbols.
In fact, the Sticky symbols can increase to a whopping 3x3 in size, and you only need one more matching symbol to drop to be awarded a redrop. Those redrops will keep on coming until no matching symbols fall.
When Elmo the Sloth comes out of his hut, he moves across the grid 1 column per redrop, placing random Wilds on the grid. The Wilds stay there until they become part of a win or until he leaves the grid. Such a generous sloth!
If 3 Tribal Mask symbols drop, you enter the Bonus Game. 3 masks bring 6 free drops; 4 masks give you 8, and so on. However, if two or more masks end up immediately above and below one another, the player enters the Super Bonus round, which means at least one Big Symbol is guaranteed with every subsequent drop.
During a Super Bonus round, only 2 masks need to fall in order to qualify for 4 free drops, then it’s 3 masks for 6 and so on, just like in the normal Bonus game.