The game can be played using the instant flash version, which is recommended for players who have fast Internet connections. However, there are some casinos that do not support the flash version, and players will have to download the software from their online casino. The download version is also advisable for players who have slower Internet connections, since the disruptions in the game due to connectivity issues are much lower.
Players who are hesitant to deposit real money into the game before familiarizing themselves with the features can avail of a free trial version that is available at most casinos that feature Big Kahuna. Once the player is ready to deposit real money, he/she can easily do so by purchasing coins using their online casino accounts. These coins are of various denominations, with the least being $0.01 all the way up to $1. Big Kahuna allows players to wager only a single coin per payline, so the maximum possible wager is $9, making it well suited to low rollers.
The jackpot associated with this game is worth 8000 coins and the second highest jackpot is worth 1000 coins. Big Kahuna has eight regular symbols, which are the ones that appear most commonly on the reels. In addition, there is a wild Big Kahuna symbol, which replaces missing symbols in an activated payline to complete a winning combination. This symbol is also the jackpot symbol, and the jackpot is won when the player gets the Big Kahuna symbol five times on a single activated payline. The second jackpot is rewarded to the player when this symbol appears four times in a payline. There is also a Monkey scatter symbol which rewards the player with scatter wins when it appears three or more times anywhere on the reels.
The game also features two exciting bonus features. Both these features have special triggering symbols, the Tiki Mask symbol and the Volcano symbols. When the Tiki Mast symbol appears three or more times in a single payline, with at least one of these symbols being on the first reel, the Pick a Mask Bonus is triggered. In this round the player chooses from a range of masks until the “Collect” symbol is revealed. The second bonus feature, the Volcano bonus begins when three or more Volcano symbols appear, with one of them being in the first reel. In this round, the player chooses a fruit that is then dropped into the volcano to reveal the bonus amount.