You’d think that being castaway on a desert island was the worst of luck, but you might be in for a surprise!  In Leander’s Castaway online slot game, you find yourself on a desert island with winning chances as plentiful are there are coconuts.  The palm trees are laden with tasty riches ready to fall when you give them a shake.  You won’t be lost for ways to pass the time on this remote island, as the game’s many bonus features are sure to keep you from growing bored and lonely and talking to a volleyball called Wilson, like Tom Hanks in the film ‘Castaway’.

About the Developer

Leander are a highly respected and accomplished online slots developer, whose young age belies the quality of their games.  Their games encompass a wide range of themes, but are invariably slick, attractive and packed with creative bonus features that make gameplay unique and thrilling.  There’s also plenty of humour to be found in their catalogue, evidenced by titles like:

  • Little Pigs Strike Back
  • Pablo Picasslot
  • Little Red

This developer specialises in providing clever twists on classic themes and ideas, and the polished finish to their games is fast making them a force to contend with in the online gaming world

About the Game

You’re not castaway alone it seems, for your desert island companion sits beneath palm trees to the left of the reels.  He’s been here a while, it seems, as his hair is a little wild and his beard is bushy.  The background, as you would expect, features blue skies, palm trees and sand, and the five reels are suspended in a bamboo structure between two palm trees, which is a lovely touch.  The symbols, apart from WILDS, are all worn-looking playing cards (perhaps the last of your belongings from your old life, and now a great way to pass the time?)

This game has lots of creative bonus features, which include:

  • Spin n’ Poker – this cleverly exploits the playing card element, and is activated by pressing a button at the top of the reels, at a cost of 10x your line bet. When active, 2 cards are dealt at the top of the screen with each spin, with the 3 cards on reel 5 completing your poker hand, for some great rewards (a Royal Flush, for example, can pay up to 5000 coins).
  • SCATTERS –between 3 and 7 Bonus Ace of Hearts symbols triggers a pick-me game in which you choose a bottle, which will lead to either a Free Spins or a Multihand Infinite Hold’em Bonus.
  • Free Spins –3-7 Bonus symbols in the bonus triggering combination will start between 10 and 30 Free Spins, depending upon the number of triggering bonus symbols. After each Free Spin, there’s a chance that Extra Wild Fish symbols will fall randomly on reels 2, 3 and 4.  These substitute for any symbol apart from Bonus and Scatter.
  • Multihand Infinite Hold’em – this is a mini Texas Hold’em game, awarding between 3 and 7 hands, depending upon the number of bonus symbols in the triggering combination. Hands which hit a 2 pair or better progress to the next round.

Steel drum music adds to the game’s atmosphere and completes its detailed aesthetic.  It’s also relaxing to listen to as the reels spin. 

The Verdict

This game is a real slice of paradise!  Its artwork and music is immersive, and its unusual bonuses and ingenious use of Texas Hold’em elements make it a tasty coconut of a game to sink your teeth into.

Game rules can be found within game.

RTP: 95.19

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