Forgotten Island Megaways slot review
Forgotten Island Megaways slot by Microgaming was developed by All41 Studios and is alas no better than Shamrock Holmes Megaways, their first try. The theme here has a jungle background and sound effects because the subject is Kong, the mighty gorilla. We had Gorilla Gold Megaways from Blueprint with a similar but more juvenile appearance but this game really is a take on Amaya's old King Kong: Island of Skull Mountain slot. So can we land a chest-beating boost to our bankroll here, or will our money soon be forgotten too?
On the reels...
There are the standard Megaways reels here with 2-7 rows possible on all 6 of them and a scrolling line of 4 symbols above the middle reels. Forgotten Island Megaways slot therefore has 324-117649-ways to win. Symbols appear stacked and single with replacement tiles tumbling in for winning ones. The 6-of-a-kind pays are 50x Skull, 5x Map Book, 2.5x Lantern, 2x Grappling Hook and six card values of either 1.5 or 1x for a full way. Scatters take the form of Kong and appear on all reels with Wilds on appearing on the top scroll. There is one random feature, when Kong wakes up and applies a 2,3,5 or 10x multiplier to the current spin. Any subsequent tumbles will add 1x to this for that spin but it doesn't occur in the bonus.
If you get 4 Kong symbols, 10 free games are yours plus 2 for any over the 4. If you see 3 or 4 Kong symbols on the top scroll during them, 3 or 4 spins are added as retriggers. You get a 1x increasing multiplier for each winning tumble and if you trigger via a Kong random multiplier spin, that multiplier is carried over to start the bonus with. there is a feature purchase option added for some jurisdictions and we are told up to 7,000x is possible, quite low for most Megaways slots.
Forgotten Island Megaways slot has a pretty decent RTP at 96.25% but alas that's all it has going for it. The graphics are dull, sounds irksome and animations low grade. A 'big win' here is classed as 15x or more which tells you a lot. How they've managed to make the premium feature mechanic nowadays of increasing multipliers on Megaways slots seem so dull is beyond me. The bonus is very hard to get a decent win on and has a far lower average yield than say Bonanza's does. Forgotten Island? For me, now a forgotten slot...Review by Gamingslots