Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders Slots

Big-Kahuna-Snakes-and-LaddersBig Kahuna II is the second title with this name from Microgaming, only this time we get the Snakes and Ladders version, with a bonus game that is called the same way. The developers have kept the same tropical island theme, complete with the tribal design, with a big volcano being part of the background as well. Some of the symbols have changed, others have stayed mostly the same, but overall you can see the improvements that were made in the design of the slot.

As many as 15 lines can be active in this 5 reel slot machine, while the symbols appearing on them can include wilds and scatters, plus free spins, multipliers and bonus games. The jackpot is worth a maximum of $7,500.

Features of Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders

All the features you get in this game are standard for slot machines, but some are better than in other titles, like the wild symbol with multipliers of up to 2x in the base game, or 4x during free spins. Speaking of the free spins, they are triggered at random, and they also have a multiplier. Finally, there is a bonus game that you can activate and enjoy.

A Big Kahuna Logo is shown in the symbol that acts as the wild of the game. You can get it in random positions around the reels, or you can get it multiple times on the same payline, and you still receive something out of it. On its own, the wild tries to substitute for various other symbols, regular ones only though, so hopefully it can assist you in forming a new combination. If it does this, the prize is worth double the usual amount, a 2x multiplier being responsible for this bonus. If multiple wilds manage to create a combo of their own, on the same line, you win between 50x and 5,000x the line wager, depending on the number of Logos that are present (3 to 5).

Free Games Feature

The free spins don’t need a symbol to get started, not in this game anyway. They are offered by the game at random, and in each case there will be 5 free spins that are activated.


All wins offered during the free spins are worth twice as much. If a wild symbol does its thing, the multipliers combine, for a total of 4x. According to the game, the free spins offer payouts of up to 200,000 coins.


Snake & Ladders Bonus Game

The slot’s only other feature symbol is the one that triggers the bonus game. It’s an image of some snakes and ladders, and it has to be present at the same time on reels 1, 3 and 5, in order for the bonus game to start.


You begin the quest next, where you have to get the stolen mask of Big Kahuna, and you do it with dice rolls. Five of them are offered, and each time you use one you advance towards your goal. If you land on one of the ladders, you get a bigger advance up the mountain, but hitting a snake on them will make you slide all the way back down. If you roll a 6, you get a free roll. Up to 2 free rolls can be won with each dice.


Those that manage to get the mask of Big Kahuna, completing the quest in the process, will get a top prize of 100x the bet. You can also collect the money and walk away, if at some point you notice that it’s too dangerous to go ahead.

Betting options and jackpots

The coins that you use in bets have denominations between $0.01 and $0.25, but you can use up to 20 of them for each active line. With 15 lines available in the game, the total reaches $75, while the line bet is up to $5.

While bonus games mention payouts of up to 30,000 coins, or $7,500, the regular combinations give you up to 5,000x, or up to $25,000.

Design and symbols

The design manages to be cheerful and fun to have around, with plenty of light colors, with a tropical island background behind the reels, with fruits and natives on them, along with the monkey and the mask that were used in the previous game as well. They’re all well done, but they were that way in the previous slot as well.


Symbols: Big Kahuna (wild, 5,000x), Snakes and Ladders (scatter), Mask (2,000x), Duzi (1,000x), Keira (700x), Komodo Dragon (500x), Monkey (300x), Orange (100x), Kiwi (75x), Litchi (75x), Melon (50x) and Pineapple (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s as fun as the first title from the series, if not more so. The features are interesting, the payouts are good and I’m sure you will enjoy your time with it.

Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders can be found at any Microgaming casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.