How to Play
Feel like going on an adventure to an exotic destination, but don’t want the same old back-and-belly tourist trap? Why not take a submarine pokie adventure, exploring an Atlantis-like underwater world filled with sea creatures and artifacts which lead to lucrative wild-scattered Free Spin rounds? So what are you waiting for?
The layout of Lost Island, released in 2014, will be familiar to NetEnt fans. You are given 20 fixed betlines. You can choose levels of 1 to 10 coins and denominations from $0.01 to $0.50. Once you’ve set your bet size, consider using Autoplay and sit back and watch it happen for 25, 75 or even 1000 spins. Click on Max Bet to increase your wager to the highest bet denomination while leaving the level of coins unchanged, then spin the reels. Most players however, will want to go spin by spin at first, getting to know this wondrous world and finding the surprises within.
Some of the symbols are a bit mysterious, so we may be guessing at the designers’ intentions.
- Wild is a purple flower on a blue background
- Scatter is a golden turtle
There are 4 mysterious artifacts, ordered in descending value:
- Golden creature in a red ring
- A spiral shell of some sort
- A necklace or bracelet
- A grey triangular shape
There are 5 playing card values from A down to 10
The Wild flower symbol substitutes for any symbol except the Scatter. 3 of more Scatter symbols appearing from the leftmost reel on an active betline trigger Free Spins.
Graphics and Sounds
The look and feel of the game conjure the feeling of exploring a mysterious and beautiful place. Even though it’s hard to figure the significance of some of the symbols, the graphics quality is appealing enough. Lost Island is a pretty place, and it sounds nice too.
While there is no progressive component in this pokie, players in the base game can win a fixed prize of 5,000 coins. This reward, however, may be greatly multiplied when in the Free Spins game. The multiplier, overlay and stacked wilds can combine to make winnings add up in a very impressive and satisfying manner, with NetEnt claiming a top payout of a whopping 500,000 coins.
The Free Spin round, triggered by 3 or more turtle Scatters, features an Overlay Wild which hovers over the middle row of the middle reel. From the center of the reel grid, this Overlay Wilds spreads its wilding magic. Depending on how many Scatters appeared in the base game, you can earn 10, 20 or even 30 free spins. Wilds can be stacked, up to 3. Free spins can also be retriggered.
Lost Island Is a pretty and pleasant enough place to while away some time, though it lacks the second screen bonus games and the huge jackpots of some of its fancier video pokie siblings and jackpot cousins. The RTP of 96.5 is about par for the course in the NetEnt collection. All mobile devices are supported. Definitely worth a free spin!