Castaway

Castaway
Your plane has crashed on a distant desert island, you have no food nor water but stumble across a deck of cards and decide to create an online slot game. Castaway is a slot/poker hybrid that has all the simplicity of your standard 5 reel plus the additional logic and skill that comes with playing a game of poker. Your only friend may be a volleyball, but at least you have some free spins. Visit us and learn casino games

About the Developer
As an independent games developer, Leander Games are on a mission to deliver innovative gaming content. Their in-house team have an abundance of experience between them, each contributing to their stunning portfolio. With games such as Aztar Fortunes, Wild Jane the Lady Pirate and Apollo God of the Sun, this developer has been quickly climbing the ranks since their conception in 2008. Not only focusing on online video slots, Leander Games also have an extensive range of traditional casino games, including blackjack, roulette, poker and other various table games. With something for everyone Leander Games is sure to grab more attention as this independent developer grows and evolves with the industry.

About the Game
Being stranded with a deserted island all to yourself may not be as glamourous as you would think. Play as a Castaway – complete with sun burnt nose, palm leaf pants and a wild hairdo is this Leander Games instalment.

Taking elements from both slot machines and a poker game the 5-reels none-bonus symbols come in the form of traditional playing cards. As with a classic slot machine standard wins will still be achieved by matching the same number symbols in one of the 30 potential pay lines, but this machine also allows for an optional poker based side feature. As well as the traditional playing cards, the Castaway himself represents a Wild symbol, the Wild can take the form of any other none-bonus symbol to allow players to receive a winning pay line.

The optional Spin n’ Poker side bet will see two cards revealed in a window appearing at the top of the reel before the round begins. Once the spin takes place an additional 3 cards will join, giving the player a full hand. If this hand contains a pair of Jacks or higher the player will win big, with the highest hand coming in the form of a Royal Flush (5000x initial bet) and 4 of a kind (1000x initial bet).

The traditional Ace symbol acts as this machines Scatter symbol, matching 3 of these anywhere within the reel at one time will activate the chance for a Bonus round. Players much select between two messages in a bottle. One will activate a Free Spin round the other holds the Multi-Hand Infinite Bonus round.

The Free Spin round will award the player a minimum of 10 Free Spins. The more Scatters found on the board the more spins the player will receive with a maximum of 30 spins up for grabs. After each Free Spin a random number of fish will jump out of the water below and take up a place on the reel. These fish act as Wilds, drastically improving the player’s chance of obtaining winning pay lines. The Multi-Hand feature sees players receiving between 3 and 7, 2-card hands (dependent on the number of Scatters) these hands will then be joined by an additional 5 cards. A prize will be awarded is players receive a pair or more within their hand, each time a hand hits 2 pairs or more it will continue into the next round where another 5 cards will be dealt – keeping two pairs or more will allow the round to continue.

The Verdict
An interesting take on a slot machine, combining both poker and video slots. Keeping the poker element as an optional side bet allows this game to be compatible with all gaming confidences. With the main bulk of symbols being representative of the traditional card deck players can easily identify which numbers are going to grant a higher reward – keeping the best elements from both jobs Castaway is truly a defining moment for Leander Games.

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Game rules can be found within game.

RTP: 95.19

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