Forgotten Island: MegaWays is Microgaming and All41 Studios’ take on several legendary tales. There are elements of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, coupled with King Kong’s famous Skull Island. It all makes for a mysterious and epic theme. It isn’t only the theme of this slot that is big and bold, though. The nifty slot game comes with the MegaWays engine, and that adds a wealth of goodies into the mix.
You’ll naturally get the collapsing/cascading reels mechanic, or as Microgaming likes to call it, Rolling Reels. However, the slot also comes supporting Kong Spins, win multipliers, and even a buy-a-bonus mode. There’s plenty to discuss, so let’s get started, showcasing what Forgotten Island: MegaWays can offer you in our slot review.
Forgotten Islands Very Memorable Setup
Forgotten Island: MegaWays utilises the same MegaWays engine (leased from Big Time Gaming) that you’d expect to see in any slot featuring this mechanic. In short, there are six main reels and one horizontal reel running across the top of them. From there, you can play with anything up to 117,649 paylines per spin. The number of lines you get is randomised, as is the size (and number) of symbols appearing on each reel. The good news is that stakes cost anything from 0.20 up to 20.00 a spin, but no more.
Almost all MegaWays slots are highly volatile gambling games, and Forgotten Island is no different. Here, you’re looking at an RTP rate of 96.25%, which is comfortably above the industry standard. When we discuss highly volatile games, we want to see big prizes. At 7,000x a bet, the non-progressive jackpot here is reasonable, but not among the best-paying prizes around for such high variance MegaWays games.
Wilds, Collapsing Reels & Scatters
There are wilds to be had, and they take the shape of a compass. These symbols only pop up on the top, horizontal reel, so they aren’t as effective as they could be, were they to appear stacked on the main reel set. Fortunately, there are other ways to win.
Each win you land will trigger the MegaWays collapsing/cascading symbol mechanic. This effectively removes winning symbols from the reels, with new ones occupying the spots vacated by those featured in a win. The potential is there, then, for you to win several times in succession without a new stake being wagered.
Scatter symbols appear as King Kong, and you’re going to need at least four to trigger the slot’s bonus round. That might sound strange to some players (you usually only require three in a slot), but since there are six reels, your odds of landing them are improved.
Two Unforgettable Features
At any point in Forgotten Island: MegaWays’ bonus round, you could randomly trigger Kong Spins. These will see King Kong wake up and slap a multiplier ranging from 2x up to 10x onto the screen. Now, your Rolling Reels feature will see multipliers increase by 1x for every consecutive win you manage to chain together. Once you fail to win via the Rolling Reels or cascading reels mechanic, the multiplier pays out and disappears.
The second bonus in this slot is the free spin round. Four King Kong scatters offers ten free games, but additional spins can be had for every other scatter you land, at two spins per symbol. The win multiplier is also present in this round. It starts at 2x and rises with each win. This time, though, the uncapped multiplier won’t reset until the bonus round ends. Land four more scatters to add yet a further four spins to your tally.
Buy Free Spins Feature
Highly volatile games don’t give up their bonuses easily. If you want to take a shortcut, you can use this slot’s buy-a-bonus feature. Pay 80x your bet, and you’ll get ten free spins with a 2x starting multiplier from the start. Cough up 120x or 150x a bet, though, to start playing with ten free spins and 3x to 5x, or 5x to 10x starting multiplier, respectively.
Forgotten Island: MegaWays – Our Verdict
Forgotten Island: MegaWays is a gorgeous looking game, and it has perks to it. While the basic gameplay is like any other MegaWays release, Microgaming has ensured that there is a randomly triggered mode in this game. That adds extra spice to the slot and helps it stand out from many similarly designed titles on the market. There are like-for-like games out there in terms of theme, but this one excels above other mystical island slots because of those features.