Don Ho's Kahuna Kash

The Slot Machine by WMS Gaming, Inc.

Don Ho's Kahuna Kash screenshot


Not emulated in MAME Coin-Operated Slot Machine

Don Ho's Kahuna Kash © 2001 WMS Gaming.

He's cool, he's calm, he's in control, and Don Ho will play host in the tropical, luau themed Kahuna Kash dual screen video slot game! Players will sit back and relax as they revel in the romance, myth, and bonus credits of the Hawaiian islands. Three bonus rounds played out on the WMS dual screen technology will have players reaping in the bonus credits and hula dancing in the aisles!

The Fire Dance Bonus is triggered by 3 or more scattered Conch Shell symbols. Don Ho walks onto the bottom screen carrying a torch and welcomes the player to the bonus round. He then holds his torch up to the top screen, and the two fire dancers on top light their torches from his. They begin to twirl their flaming torches and the dance begins! The player is awarded 10 free spins, and anytime a winning combination appears on the reels, the two dancers turn towards each other, arch their backs, and spit intersecting bolts of fire. When the fire disappears, a smoldering multiplier is shown and all winning combinations are multiplied by that amount.

It's Hula time when three or more hula dancers appear on a payline! The hula dancers will enter the top screen, dancing gracefully. On the bottom screen the reel symbols will be replaced with different colored leis. The different colors of the leis represent different levels of picks; orange leis are 1x picks, green are 2x picks, and purple are 3x picks. Don Ho spins each reel one time, and each lei on the bottom screen moves up to the dancer matching that color. After the spin, tikis appear on the bottom screen. Starting with the 1x picks, the player will pick tikis on the bottom screen to reveal a credit amount. The player is awarded the tiki value times the multiplier, and the dancers throw their leis down over the tikis.

When 3 or more Volcanoes land on a payline, the Volcano Super Scatter Bonus is activated. The player chooses a symbol and is awarded one to 3 Super Scatter spins. A volcano erupts on the bottom screen. When the lava clears, the bonus reels are displayed, and the player is asked to begin. The Don Ho symbol is wild during this round and re-trigger is available.


5-reel video slot available in 9 line, 9/18/27/45/90/180 coin versions

5-reel video slot available in 15 line, 15/45/60/75/90/150/300 coin versions

5-reel video slot available in 20 line, 20/40/100/180/200/400 coin versions


Released in October 2001.

Don Ho (1930-2007) was a musician and entertainer from Hawaii.

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Page last modified on December 29, 2010