Big Kahuna – Snakes & Ladders


Big Kahuna – Snakes & Ladders

I was a great lover of board games when I was a child and still indulge in a few on a rainy afternoon. Snakes and Ladders was always a popular game to play, probably because you didn’t have to spend that long learning how to play it. ‘Big Kahuna – Snakes and Ladders’ marries together a love for video slots and board games and is really entertaining to play. There’s also a touch of adventure here as young Duzi and his friend bid to find the missing mask.

‘Big Kahuna – Snakes and Ladders’ is a five-reel and 15 payline game. Coin sizes vary from £0.01 to £0.25 and the maximum bet is £75 a game. Simply go for a stake that reflects your budget and keep on enjoying the game.

Symbols in this game are all theme related and look colourful and vibrant. They include the Komodo Dragon, the monkey, lots of tropical fruit – pineapple, melon, litchi, kiwi and orange – the mask, Duzi and Keira. The Big Kahuna symbol is the wild in this game and it can substitute for all the other non-scatter symbols. This really helps you get a steady stream of winning combinations. If you can get five of the wild symbols in a line then that can win a jackpot of up to £5000 depending on your stake.

The Snakes and Ladders symbol is the scatter symbol and if you want it to be able to complete a winning scatter combination they have to appear on reels one, three and five. As you’ll read this symbol plays a really important part in this game.

As with many Microgaming slots there’s a regular and expert mode for this game. The difference being that in expert mode you get special features such as AutoPlay.

Bonus Features

The Snakes and Ladders Bonus Game can be triggered by getting three scatter symbols on reels one, three and five. Once that’s been achieved it’s time to try and get back the stolen mask of the Big Kahuna. This requires you to roll dice and get yourself onto the ladder squares in order to quickly climb up the board. Keep away from the snakes though because that will have you sliding down the board. You can win a 100x your bet multiplier if you can make it all the way to the final square and get your hands on that stolen mask.

There’s five dice for you to roll and each can be rolled just the once. However if you manage to get a six then you get a free roll and there’s just two allowed per dice. You can choose to collect your prize anytime during this bonus round. Even if you can’t make it to that final square there’s still a decent prize to be won which is a multiplier value linked to your final position on the board.

There’s also a Free Spins Bonus Game but this differs from a lot of others you’ll have played. There’s no looking at the reels and hoping you’ll get a certain number of symbols appear because this game appears randomly rather than having to be triggered. You only get five free spins but wins are doubled. There’s even better news because if the wild symbol creates a winning combination then the win is quadrupled.


This is a great game to play. Really it’s two great games because there’s the usual slots fun to be had plus the snakes and ladders element. There are some great prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had along the way.