Ever since the dawn of reality television, people from all over the world have been living vicariously through others, whether it’s toughing-it-up in the wilderness, getting a makeover, a home renovation or, most popularly, falling in love. The latter is the theme behind Microgaming’s popular mobile casino game, Love Island™. Whether or not you’re a fan of the franchise of the same name, or are new to the world of online gaming, this title is sure to entice you from start to finish, thanks to its fun features, crisp audio and smooth graphics. Let’s tune in and take a closer look at this hot mobile casino game.
Love Island is a 3x5-reel mobile and online casino slot game that forgoes the use of paylines, and opts for a 243 ways-to-win mechanic instead. This means that payouts are awarded for matching symbol combinations landing beside one another across the reels, rather than on intricate paylines. The betting range of this game expands from a humble 0.15 credits to a max of 60, which means the game is probably more suitable to those newer to the world of mobile and online casino games, or at least those who enjoy betting in smaller increments. That, or those who enjoy the concept of reality shows and falling in love in exotic places.
As with any reality show-themed game with a romantic flair, the main character symbols all look like something from the cover of a magazine, with four beautiful women and four handsome men. You start the game by selecting your ‘islander’ – but you can change him or her at any point – and your selected islander will act as your highest paying character. Each islander has their own associated ‘date’. The other symbols include the stock-standard A, K, Q, J and 10 icons, which could admittedly have been stylised perhaps a little more creatively. The Wild is the symbol of a man and woman in a tender embrace, with beams of sunlight stabbing through into the foreground. It has the power to substitute for all other symbols. Ordinarily, this is with the exception of a Scatter, of which there are none in this game. This didn’t bother us at all, given the other features of the game that seemingly make up for it.
The centre of both the first and the fifth reels are called Hot Zones, and landing your islander and their associated date in the Hot Zones will award you a random cash prize and 10 Free Spins. Should you land any other character symbol in the same Hot Zone, you’ll still score a random cash prize. During the Free Spins, your islander symbol will replace all others of the same gender. Plus, any Wild that lands on the 3rd reel will expand vertically, thereby increasing your chances of hitting winning symbol combinations.
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