Several online video slot games are based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 19th-Century adventure novel Treasure Island, but the Quickspin Treasure Island slot, available at Amaya Gaming online casinos via the licensing agreement between their parent companies, is perhaps the title that offers the most rewards. It has two Wild symbols and three other bonus options.
Treasure Island is a five-reeler with 40 fixed paylines. The backdrop is a tropical beach in an island archipelago. A fortune in gold coins is scattered around the reels, with paylines numbered in colourful flags. The pirate artefacts and human characters are illustrated in a cheerful comic-book 3D style, and suitable nautical orchestral music plays throughout.
Two Wilds Can Build Big Wins
The first Wild in Treasure Island is an open treasure chest. It appears in stacks of four on all reels, so depending on how a reel comes to rest, Wilds can fill one, two, three or all four windows on the reel, which enhances its power to substitute for other symbols and create more payline wins while you’re enjoying online bingo in Australia on the side. During the Free Spins bonus, the stacks can become Super Wilds, with up to seven Wilds in each stack. This improves the chances of adjacent stacks of Wilds filling entire reels from Reel 1 during Free Spins, with really profitable consequences.
The second Treasure Island Wild is a floating barrel, labelled TNT after the explosive that was replacing gunpowder at the time. It is a Scatter, so two in any position trigger the Pirate Attack. The reel windows fade, except for any Wilds, revealing the pirate ship at anchor in the lagoon. It fires on the reels, and if the cannonballs hit the barrel Wilds, two other Wilds are created on adjacent windows. The player gets two shots, and if both hit the barrel Wilds, a third shot. Any ordinary windows that are hit turn into Wilds too. The new Wilds can then combine with surviving symbols on the reels to win the appropriate prizes.
Bonus Compass Activates Three Choices
The Treasure Island Bonus Scatter, a ship’s compass, appears on Reels 1, 3 and 5. When it comes up on all three, the player must pick one of the three compasses to reveal their prize. This can be an instant win worth 1,000 credits. The two other bonus games are the Free Spins and the Treasure Hunt.
If the player’s choice reveals Free Spins, they are shown a screen with 16 islands, and they must choose islands to reveal cash bonuses, extra free spins, more Wilds, or win multipliers. One of the islands will trigger the Free Spins round, on the same reels but lit by torches at night. The Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and Captain Flint icons can be made Wild during the selection phase, or the player can trigger the stacked Super Wilds. Any barrel Wilds that appear stay locked on the reels for the remainder of the Free Spins, so they can pay handsomely.
The Treasure Hunt feature gives the Treasure Island player an island map, and they must choose locations to dig for hidden prizes, or a choice of treasure chests winning up to 7,500 credits.
Interesting Mix of Symbols
Apart from cabin boy Jim, hook-handed pirate Silver and the skeleton Captain Flint, the Treasure Island icons also feature marooned mariner Ben Gunn, and an eyepatch-wearing female pirate not in the novel. The poker symbols A to 10 appear in Gothic script against map backgrounds.