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Pear Fiction Studios
Get ready to feel the heat in Games Global partner Pear Fiction Studios latest release, Treasures of Kilauea!
Kilauea is an active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands and is said to be the most active of all 5 volcanoes that form Hawaii Island. Kilauea is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and appeared above sea level roughly 100,000 years ago. Kilauea’s most recent eruption happened on the 29th September 2021 which is currently ongoing.
Turning our attention to Treasures of Kilauea, Pear Fiction Studios has done a brilliant job at capturing this famous volcano in slot form. The background shows clear blue skies, a dash of scenery and a huffing and puffing Kilauea sat on the right who definitely needs to give up smoking. The reel set steals the limelight with colourful, cultural symbols and 5 juicy Jackpot Prizes sat on the left.
Will we be able to withstand the heat or will Treasures of Kilauea leave us a little hot-headed? Let’s play on and find out!
Treasures of Kilauea is a 5 reel slot with 40 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol type from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Treasures of Kilauea has a theoretical RTP of 96.35%.
Treasures of Kilauea has an additional Sliding Reel above the main reel set which spins to the left with each new spin and holds a maximum of 3 symbols.
In terms of symbols, all high-paying symbols fall to a collection of Masks. The purple mask has the highest pay value, followed by the Red, Blue, Green and Orange masks. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. There is also a regular Wild and Multiplier Wild symbol present which substitutes for all symbols except Idol, Volcano and Scatter symbols.
Treasures of Kilauea has so much to offer players in the base game including Lava Spins, Eruption Spins and 5 Jackpot Prizes. More on these below!
During the base game, Lava symbols can appear in any position on the reels. Once a Lava symbol lands in view, it will leave behind a Lava Frame.
When the top left Spin Counter counts down from 10 to 0, the Lava Spins feature triggers. On the 10th spin, all Lava Frames on the reels will transform all symbol positions Wild. Once all winning combinations are awarded, all Lava Frames will be removed and the Spins Counter will reset back to 10.
The remaining Spin Counter at the top right corner of the reel set counts down from 50 to 0. Once the Spin Counter reaches 0, the Eruption Spin feature is triggered.
Once active, all present Lava Frames will turn their symbol positions Wild and further Wilds are randomly awarded. If a Wild symbol lands on top of another Wild, it transforms into a x2 Multplier Wild. At the end of the eruption spin feature, all Lava Frames will be removed and the Spin Counter will reset back to 50.
Fixed in the middle position of the additional Sliding Reel is a Gold Frame. Landing a special Idol symbol in this frame will trigger the Jackpot Wheel.
Once active, one of the following Jackpot Prizes will be awarded.
Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols in any position on the reels automatically triggers the Free Spins round. Once triggered, you will be met with 3 Options which vary depending on how many Scatters land.
Landing 3 Scatters award the choice of:
Landing 4 Scatters award the choice of:
Landing 5 Scatters award the choice of:
During the Free Spins round, the total number of Wilds awarded will be added to the reel set in random positions. You can retrigger the Free Spins round by landing a certain amount of Scatters, which awards the corresponding number of Free Spins chosen at the start of the round.
Treasures of Kilauea is pretty, colourful and full to the brim with action-packed features which makes for an exciting and fun slot, not only in the base game but the Free Spins round too. Pear Fiction Studios has done well to capture the essence of the Kilauea volcano and entwine it into slot form with a sprinle of humour for good measure.
It’s not the first time Pear Fiction Studios has introduced Jackpot Prizes into their slots which some of you may have had the pleasure of winning in titles like Squealin’ Riches and Dungeons and Diamonds, but what’s interesting is that Pear Fiction Studios are more than generous and offer between 4 and 5 Jackpot Prizes rather than the standard 3.
Treasures of Kilauea’s use of Lava Frames brings back some fond memories of Caribbean Anne 2 which uses something similar in its locking wild respins round. In addition to this, Treasures of Kilauea also reminds us of titles such as Legend of Hydra and Stallion Strike with the way it marks its reel positions with a frame, but only in this respect.
In terms of statistics, Treasures of Kilauea has an above average RTP of 96.35% and a pretty standard maximum win capacity of 5,000x which seems to be the ‘go-to’ figure for providers like Pragmatic Play.
All in all, Treasures of Kilauea isn’t the best lava-themed slot we’ve seen to date but it’s definitely a step in the right direction and a worthy choice nonetheless.