Based on the classic tale of seafaring adventure by Robert Louis Stephenson, Treasure Island is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from Quickspin. This pirate-themed offering comes with free spins, expanding wilds and pick me bonus rounds with booty galore on offer. Take to the waves from between 50p and £100 per spin.
The Treasure Island reels feature cartoon versions of all the central characters from the famous book including Jim Hawkins, Captain Flint and of course Long John Silver. The playing card symbols are each set against a treasure map with the reels positioned in a tropical bay setting. Very fine they all look too. The on screen action is accompanied by a jaunty soundtrack complete with cannon fire, fanfares and water splashes with each win. Overall, it looks a winner.
So how does the gameplay match up to the quality visuals? The first feature to look out for is the Pirate Attack which is triggered when 2 or more Barrel Wilds appear anywhere on the reels. A pirate ship will sail into view, firing 2 or 3 cannonballs onto the reels. Wherever they land will be turned into a wild. If the cannonball lands on a Barrel Wild, the results are even more explosive, adding extra wilds.
The other features are triggered by the appearances of 3 Bonus Scatter symbols. Once active, you have to pick 1 which will reveal either a cash prize, free spins or the Treasure Hunt Bonus.
If you select the free spins, you’ll first have to complete the Island Hop Bonus. It’s a pick me feature that offers more free spins, extra wilds (Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and Captain Flint turn wild), extra stacks of Super Wilds or Locked Barrel Wilds which remain in place for the duration of the free spins. The Pirate Attack can still hit during the free spins which can lead to some seriously impressive payouts.
Finally there’s the Treasure Hunt feature. Here you’ll be presented with a map offering five “X marks the spot” options. Choose two to reveal cash prizes. Don’t expect big wins here though as I’ve normally won about 5-15 times my stake on average.
The pirate theme has been well and truly plundered by slots developers in the past. Quickspin deserve a pat on the back for producing a fresh take on such an old theme. The visuals are excellent and are backed up by an impressive array of features.
However, the variance is low so you’ll get plenty of play for your money. If fortune is smiling Treasure Island still offers plenty of chances to walk away with plenty of loot. Saying that, I prefer Red Flag Fleet by WMS and Chests of Plenty by Ash Gaming which have pirate themes.