Honolulu Nights slot REVIEW
Honolulu Nights ReviewRed Tiger seems to have gone on a copycat spree lately, but this time the rip-off is a tad less obvious than what was the case with Luna Fortuna. Honolulu Nights is very similar to JTG’s Hawaiian Dream, at least when it comes to the bonus features. The math model is different however, and not in a good way.
Visually, this copycat version is superior, but the measly 975x potential is a big let-down combined with medium to high volatility. The features are nicely intertwined, and you can get plenty of free spins via the upgrade feature, but most of the time this leads to only small or mediocre payouts. It’s a decent game for daydreaming and checking out the babes. However, you’re probably better off playing the demo version, cause the payouts you get here will hardly make your holiday dreams come true.
Honolulu Nights Slot Reel Screen
Honolulu Nights slot Features
Despite the classic 3-reel setup, there is no shortage of bonus features in Honolulu Nights. You will benefit from a 1x win when you land 3 coconut drink respin symbols on a payline. This also gives you a respin, and the feature can be triggered up to 4 times in a row.
Each retrigger increases your chances of landing more respin symbols, or the Rush Bonus symbol. On the 4th consecutive respin, you will only land respin symbols or Rush and Super Rush bonus symbols. This increases your chances of triggering the Rush bonus round.
The Rush free spins feature comes in 3 tiers, and you can reach the next level on the final spin only. You trigger the bonus round when you land 3 Rush symbols on a payline, and this gives you 8 free spins. On the final free spin, you can land either Rush or Super Rush symbols on a payline to retrigger or upgrade the feature to the next tier.
The Super Rush bonus round is exactly the same as the Rush bonus round, except that the symbols are “upgraded”. They don’t increase in value however, they simply turn neon. You get 8 free spins here too, and you might retrigger the feature on the last spin, or upgrade to the Ultimate Rush bonus round.
The Ultimate Rush feature stands out from the other two, as you will now land three different 1x3 Neon Girl symbols only. These are worth 2x to 6x your stake, and you will keep on spinning indefinitely as long as you keep winning. When you land a non-winning spin, you will return to whatever game mode you triggered the Ultimate Rush feature from.
In all instances of the Rush bonus round, you can benefit from a helpful nudge feature on the final spin. If you don’t land any winning combo on the last free spins, a nudge might trigger to change that for you.
Landing 3 Surfer Girl bonus symbols in the base game triggers the Sunset Bonus with the Surf Roulette feature. You can win cash prizes between 5x and 50x your stake here, or 1 of the 3 Rush free spins features.
The 200 Spins Honolulu Nights slot Experience
We got quite a few respins in our session, and eventually it led to the Super Rush bonus round being triggered. This happens around 1:53 into the 3-minute highlights video you can check out below. We didn’t manage to upgrade to the Ultimate Rush this time, but we got away with an okay total payout.
Red Tiger has a talent for missing the mark when it comes to the math model, and Honolulu Nights (which borrows heavily from JTG’s Hawaiian Dream) is a perfect example. This game could have been decent if the volatility was low. Then the 975x potential would have been forgiven, but not as it stands now. The medium to high volatility ruins what could have been a casual daydream to an exotic island, filled with umbrella cocktails and bouncy bikini babes.
Visually, the game is very nicely done however, and it really makes you want to visit Hawaii, or similar exotic places. The beach in the background looks inviting for sure, and we like the dramatic bonus round shift to moonlight party mode. There are plenty of features here, and up to 174 consecutive free spins have been recorded. However, the total win from that was “only” 345x, and the main problem here is really the math model.
If you enjoy Honolulu Nights slot you should also try:
Hawaiian Dream - is a JTG creation that plays out on 3x3 layout, just like the game at hand. The features are also eerily similar, as you will benefit from repins that can lead to the 3-tiered Rush bonus game. The volatility is less brutal here though, and you can win up to a decent 1,400x your stake.
Mojito Beach - is set in an idyllic beach bar, and the game plays out on 5 reels with 10 win ways. You will benefit from a beauty wild here. When this wild lands on reel 5, all Mojito symbols in sight will be transformed into wilds also.
Hawaiian Dream Xmas - is, as the title more than indicates, the Christmas version of the game described above. The features are the same, but the babes are dressed in Santa bikinis. You will benefit from a 97 % RTP here, just like in the original title.
Honolulu Nights Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Honolulu Nights?
The game’s highest default RTP is 95.67 %, which is a bit below average. However, operators can adjust that number even lower due to the customizabel RTP ranges.
How volatile is Honolulu Nights slot?
The volatility is medium to high in this game, scoring 4 out of 5 on Red Tiger’s own volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 975x your stake in Honolulu Nights, which is way too weak for this kind of volatility.
How does the Sunset Bonus feature work?
You trigger it by landing a surfer girl symbol in the base game only. You will then win either a cash prize up to 50x, or 1 of the 3 Rush bonus rounds.
Is there a free spins mode in Honolulu Nights?
Yes, you have a 3-tier Rush bonus round, and you can upgrade to the next level on the last spin of each feature. The highest tier comes with wins of up to 6x on each spin, and the feature goes on as long as you keep winning.
How many winning ways are available?
Honolulu Nights is technically a “classic slot”, as it comes with 3 reels and only 5 win ways.
Can I play Honolulu Nights slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Honolulu Nights demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there you will also find plenty of casinos to play at, and all are confirmed by us to carry this title.