If you’re a fan of King Kong and Skull Island, you might find this online slot from All41 looks a shade familiar. With a burly gorilla guarding the reels, a jungle setting and skulls on the reels, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at King Kong himself. However, this is Forgotten Island Megaways, a different game entirely – although it does appear to be eerily similar. If sentient primates are your bag, then give Skull Island a swerve and head over to Forgotten Island instead.
You might see this game marketed as both Microgaming and All41, but there’s no difference. All41 are a small and independent studio from Estonia who have joined many others under the Microgaming banner. Other studios that Microgaming has enlisted include Neon Valley Studios, Gameburger and Fortune Factory. Signing an exclusive deal with Microgaming provides benefits to both sides, expanding the big developer’s catalogue with creative titles from diverse talent. At the same time, the smaller studios have access to wide distribution channels.
This slot is the latest to join the growing number of Megaways slots titles, all licensed by Big Time Gaming. You can find lots of the other Megaways slots to play online at PartyCasino. Forgotten Island has six reels and 117,649 ways to win, so you won’t need to try and remember specific payline patterns. The min bet is 0.20 and increases to 20.00 and offers a top payout of x7000. Volatility is high and couples with a generous RTP of 96.25%.
The appearance of the reels will make you feel as if you’ve been abandoned deep in the tropical jungle, and at the mercy of the sentient ape. The only blessing is that this primate doesn’t appear as oversized as King Kong – although he has a very stern look on his face!
The classic Megaways design on the reels provides plenty of space to roll the symbols and aim for a match. The low-value symbols are the playing card numbers, kept relatively simple with no particular design. The premium symbols are more representative of the gorilla and his island with grapple hooks, lanterns, treasure books and skulls. The latter is the most valuable of them all, paying x50 for a match of six. Like many other Megaways games, Forgotten Island includes cascading reels. This means when you match a line, the winning symbols are removed and the spaces filled with new symbols cascading into position from above. It’s possible to win multiple times without hitting the spin button again!
There are also wilds on the reels represented by the compass to give you an extra helping hand. These will only appear on the extra Megaways reel which runs along the top of the board.
Bonuses and Jackpots
Every time you win, you’ll have the opportunity to wake up the snoozing gorilla giant to trigger the Kong Spin feature. This is a random award which only appears in the base game and results in Kong handing out a multiplier of up to x10. Every time the reels cascade the multiplier increases, with no cap on how high it can go.
Kong is also the scatter symbol, and if you land four of him on the reels, you’ll open the free spins round. For every additional scatter you land, you’ll get a further two free spins. As you start the free spins round, you’ll also get a x2 multiplier; this increases by x1 every time you win. It’s possible to retrigger the feature by landing more scatters during gameplay.
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Forgotten Island Megaways from All41 makes a valiant effort to harness the majesty of King Kong. Piggybacking on his fellow ape’s success, it’s a fun romp with a handful of features to make it more interesting. With a strong RTP and high volatility, you’ll need to be patient to get the payoff, but in return, you’ll scoop the massive earnings.