Maui Mischief is a Hawaiian-themed 5×3 video slot from Old Skool Studios found on the Microgaming site. Old Skool is based out of North Vancouver and started making casino games in 2011. They claim to create not just games but experiences. Their attention to detail is apparent in Maui Mischief, which does feel immersive thanks to the gorgeous design and entertaining gameplay.
Maui Mischief feels laid back. The colours are pleasing and bright but still somehow relaxing, with pleasant music that’s not intrusive. The background is a magnificent rain forest setting with mountains, exotic flowers, and palm trees.
The low-pay symbols in Maui Mischief are the royals, which are funky-looking letters A, J, and K. The high pay symbols are charming, with suns, quarter moons, and beautiful island people with dark flowing hair and crowns of flowers. Slot has three separate wild symbols: shamans wearing different Tiki masks that dance when you land them.
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The Maui Mischief animations are delightful, with the music changing to become more exciting when you enter bonus features. When you land three scatters, one of the tiki mask-wearing shamans pops out on the right, says “hi,” and then dances and plays the drum while the free spins play out.
- Maui Mischief is a 5×3 reel slot with 25 paylines.
- The volatility is medium-high, which makes it a little safer while still exciting.
- The RTP for slot is above average at 96.47%.
- The maximum payout is 3,000x the stake, thanks to multiplier wilds and the free spin multiplier.
- The betting goes from 0.25 to 75.00, which is a great range that should appeal to many players.
- There are convenient autoplay and max bet buttons to speed up your gameplay (and hopefully your winning).
Maui Mischief offers slot Bonus - if you land three or more scatters, they stick, and you can choose among them to reveal a number.
- Three scatters - choose one symbol.
- Four scatters - choose two symbols.
- Five scatters - choose three symbols.
The numbers revealed by your choices indicate how many free spins you’ve won, and if you choose more than one, the numbers are added together. These free spins are retriggered if you land the minimum three scatter symbols during any of your free spins.
We won 18 free spins initially (we landed four scatters, then chose two of them to reveal an eight and a 10), then on free spin 13, retriggered the free spin, so 18 more were added to my 13 for a total of 31 free spins. The maximum number of free spins is 60, thanks to the retriggers. Another great feature of the free spins is the 3x multiplier that’s in effect for all winnings.
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Maui Mischief also has wild symbols - these are 2x multipliers, can replace any symbols, except scatters, and stack on reels.
Maui Mischief may not be super original with its gameplay or mechanics, but it’s definitely fun to play and visually appealing. You will enjoy the Hawaiian theme, the music, and the animations. In particular, the Maui Bonus was a lot of fun, and the number of free spins with the 3x multiplier increases wins substantially.
Maui Mischief might not be for high rollers looking to win big - although they should still try it. However, it will undoubtedly appeal to casual gamers and those who enjoy all things Polynesian and tropical.