Isn’t it everyone’s dream to encounter a secret, forgotten island, perhaps filled with treasure or gems ripe for the taking? What about the adventure or climbing sheer cliffs, dodging dangerous wildlife and exploring never before seen terrain?
We’re getting excited just thinking about it, so perhaps we’re the people that Forgotten Island Megaways is aimed at because we can’t wait to put on our helmets and dive into the jungle. But is Forgotten Island Megaways a lost treasure, or a barren rock? Let’s take a look in our Forgotten Island Megaways review.
You really feel like you’re adventuring in the unknown in Forgotten Island Megaways, and between the dark and forbidding jungle behind the reels to the surprisingly helpful gorilla who sits to the left of the screen, there’s plenty to help set the scene. Animals screech and snarl on the soundtrack alongside a pounding, insistent rhythm that is certain to get you in the mood, while exploration themed high-value symbols add that finishing touch: Grappling hooks, journals, lanterns, gorilla skulls and spinning compasses. The low-value symbols are slightly disappointing, being the normal 9 – A icons, but even these look to have been carved roughly on stone tablets. Animations accompany every win, and the gorilla, in particular, gets very excited and beats its chest when you do well.
As a Megaways slot the Forgotten Island Megaways slot game doesn’t use a traditional structure of rows and reels, and the number of ways to win on each spin is effectively random, fluctuating between about 500 – 1000 and more than 8000 in the bonus rounds. This means symbols drop at random sizes onto the six reels, from tiny ones all the way to ones that fill a reel on their own.
Megaways slots traditionally don’t pay well in the base game, though this one isn’t too bad, topping out at 50x your stake for five gorilla skulls, and may be why the RTP is a high 96.25%. Another feature to add is that this game uses cascading reels, so that each successful combo removes the winning symbols and allows more to fall down from above, which is like a free re-spin with each win.
One of the game’s two bonuses doesn’t even require any effort to activate, occurring randomly on some spins. In this game, random multipliers are applied to subsequent re-spins after a winning combination up to a maximum of 10x, and then any consecutive wins after that keep adding to that multiplier with no upper limit. The gorilla is the scatter, and when four or more of its face appears on the reels you gain 10 free spins that begin at a 2x multiplier, once again adding +1 to the multiplier with each win you get and once again having no upper limit. If you like you can also buy instant access to bonuses, and for 150x your stake you can buy 10 free spins with a 5x or 10x multiplier that increases with no upper limit.
Like a real lost kingdom, you never know what surprises you might find in Forgotten Island Megaways, and a fruitless trip can suddenly become incredibly valuable at the drop of a hat. You may find yourself spinning a lot to generate wins, but when those wins do come they’re usually pretty incredible, with prizes of 7,000x your stake possible on just one spin.