Castaway slot is an online slot game that it is one of the Leander Games hybrid games which is a mix of an online slots game and an element of poker. The game is played as a typical online slot game but there is a poker side bet and bonus game feature that adds additional opportunities to win prizes.
The theme of the Castaway slot game does feature a skinny long haired castaway who sits beside the reels scratching his head but instead of themed images portrayed on the symbols there are playing cards. The playing cards however are made to look faded and old as though they too have been washed ashore after a shipwreck.
The Castaway Slot Game Features
Castaway slot has thirty pay lines all of which are adjustable in value like punting options at election betting sites AU. In order to qualify for the poker side bet all of the pay lines need to be activated which also costs ten times the coin size.
All winning combinations pay out for three or more matching symbols landing in a row on an active pay line. The jacks, queens and kings however pay out for just two together on an active pay line. Five of the kings on an active pay line pay out up to 500 times the coin amount which is the highest earning prize. The values of the winning combinations decrease as the value of the playing cards decrease.
The Castaway slot poker side bet displays two cards in a window at the top of the screen before the reels spin. After the spin another three cards are displayed and any pair of jacks or better poker hand values award a prize. Up to 5 000 times can be won.
Wilds and Scatters
The Castaway slot wild symbol is represented by the castaway himself. He appears on the reels to stand in as a substitute for the regular paying symbols when a winning combination can be formed.
The scatter symbol is the ace playing card which needs to appear anything from three to seven times on the reels to be taken to any of the bonus features. As a scatter this symbol can appear in any position.
The Castaway Slot Bonus Features
When the scatter symbols appear the screen displays two bottles and one needs to be selected to reveal one of the bonus game features. The one chosen will be the one played.
If the Castaway slot free spins bonus round is chosen up to thirty free spins are awarded. While the free spins are in play fish leap from the water to turn random symbols on reels two, three or four wild.
The other feature that can be chosen is the multi-hand infinite bonus round. Between three and seven two card hands are given depending on the number of scatters that appeared. Five other cards will be presented and wins will occur based on poker hand values present within the two hands. Hands holding two pairs or higher values will result in another five cards where more wins can occur.