Lost Island Slot Review
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Lost Island is a magical and vibrant video slot from NetEnt, with 20 paylines and five reels. Bets vary from 0.20 up to 100, and you can win up to 500’000 coins in this game. Just like we have gotten used to with NetEnt, this game offers beautiful graphics, very smooth gameplay and a luxurious feel. Symbols include mysterious and exclusive artefacts, rare flowers and jewels from a forgotten island in an unknown sea. Play this game for free or with real money, we are confident that you will enjoy it either way.
Theme, characters and environment
To collect your wins in this game, you will be matching up mysterious and luxurious items on the reels, and it seems as though these are objects and flowers one can find around the Lost Island, which also offers the players some brilliant bonus games with Wild Flowers, Stacked Wilds and Free Spins. Have you heard of Atlantis, the mythical island that vanished from the face of the Earth? Get a peek into that fantasy with this game and enjoy a fantastic gaming experience.
History and background
Lost Island was released by the Swedish game developer NetEnt in the summer of 2014. If you have played a few slots you have probably realised by now that NetEnt is one of the providers that create truly fascinating and unique video slots of the highest quality available on the market. With excellent graphics and sound effects, this is a gem that has indeed been found.
Theme and characters
Amongst the symbols you will see tribal jewellery, extinct flowers and mystical objects. The Purple Flower is the wild card, and it can appear anywhere on the reels. For scatter they have chosen a Jewel symbol, which can substitute for all main symbols (not including the wild symbol). As is often the case with NetEnt’s video slots, the theme of this video slot is totally unique, and its components seem to come from another world.
Environment and atmosphere
Yes, when we enter the Lost Island we can feel a little bit uncomfortable, with the ominous soundtrack and strange artefacts, perhaps there is something lurking behind those reels? The vibe is full of mystery and we can see deep pits across the island, so it seems that someone is out there digging and looking for the very riches that we are presented. The atmosphere is on top.
Symbols and soundtrack
All symbols in this game are beautiful, and in combination with the soundtrack the ambiance is easy to appreciate and get immersed in. Here we take a closer look at what the different symbols mean to you as a player.
- Wilds – The beautiful Wild Flower symbol can substitute for all other symbols on the reels, except for the scatter symbol as is always the case in these games. When that happens, it is always the highest paying wining combination available that is chosen by the game, automatically. Your wilds also provide a 1x multiplier in both the main game and the free spin mode.
- Wild Multiplier – There is a Wild Multiplier meter at the top right of the screen, which is activated when any wilds appear on the reels. When a player get one wild symbol it also comes with a 1x multiplier, and 3 wilds symbols result in a 3x multiplier. This is the pattern up to the maximum of 5x.
- Scatter & Free Spins – Three or more of the Gold Jewel scatter symbol award players a minimum of 10 free spins, all the way up to the maximum amount of 30 free spins. During this feature, a Wild symbol is locked in the centre of the centre reel, for the entire duration of the game. This helps players hit as many paylines as possible and it also acts as a multiplier.
The multiplier bonus feature in Lost Island is activated by the wilds. If you get one wild anywhere on the reels, the game gives you a x1 multiplier, so in order to grow your win you need at least two wilds. In total you can get up to five wilds on the reels, so if you win 20 coins with five wilds on the reels, your win turns into 100 coins. These magnificent Wilds can appear both during the main gameplay and during the Free Spins feature.
This feature is activated when a minimum of three scatters appear anywhere on the reels. With three scatters you get 10 free spins, and for four scatters you get 20 free spins. The best combination in Lost Island slots are five scatters as they trigger 30 free spins. When the free spins feature starts, a wild symbol appears in the centre of the middle wheel, where it stays until the end of the round. As you keep spinning your reels, wilds can appear both as single symbols or stacked symbols of 2 or 3 wilds.
The wild symbols can randomly appear anywhere on the reels both in the main game and the during the free spins bonus feature, and it is always great to have them on the reels. Wilds substitute for all other symbols, except for the scatter, and does so in the most lucrative manner available. That means it will complete the hugest paying winning combination that is available on the reels at that time.
In Lost Island the wilds are also multipliers, so if you get at two of them you have a 2x multiplier, and the number keeps on growing up to 5x. The wild symbols do have to appear on the reels simultaneously for them to create the multiplier.
Get three or more scatters to trigger the free spins bonus feature, and that is always a good place to be. Three scatter symbols will give you 10 free spins, four scatter symbols result in 20 Free Spins and if you would get as many as five scatter symbols to emerge on the reels in one spin, your award will be 30 Free Spins. More scatters during the free spins round also result in extra spins.
Pros and cons of the slot
Lots of free spins and multipliers is a sure-fire recipe of a fantastic video slot game. But this is not just a game with great features, but a very well-designed slot with truly imaginative symbols that really offers the player a top-notch gaming experience.
- Beautiful graphics and interesting gameplay
- Several bonus features
- Lots of multipliers
- Free spins bonus feature
- Unique symbols and great soundtrack
- No bonus games
- No progressive jackpot
Some games are too unique to compare to others and this is one of them, but we can mention Rich Wilde – Pearls of India and Jurassic Park, because they also have that adventurous spirit in them.