Fans of the British dating reality TV series, Love Island have found their perfect match with this slot. Whether you like the celebrity or public version, the gripping TV series is one of the finest reality TV projects ever produced by the British media, and one with thousands of international fans. Created by Microgaming, this online slot has five reels and three rows and offers players 243 ways to win. To win combos, players must match the saucy symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features for Love Island include a special avatar selection, a hot zone, and multipliers and a Free Spins round complete with expanding wilds. Bets for Love Island range from 15p to £60 per spin. The maximum win from the standard game is 500x your stake. Love Island is a medium volatility slot game from the show’s perfect sandy beaches, with a return to player percentage of 96.39%.
Graphics and Theme
Microgaming have kept things fairly basic in terms of the design for this slot machine. With the mechanics of the game being the main novelty of this slot, the designers have chosen not to distract players too much with overly demanding visuals. The background is a calming seascape looking to the setting sun on the horizon from what one would assume is the eponymous island. The board is a simple construction with a couple of colours picked from the background to compliment the exterior of the board. Normal symbols are represented by multicoloured letters of the alphabet. However, special symbols take the form of the various beautiful contestants attempting to be successfully matched. The love interests are fated to eventually couple up, and when they do, it means big prizes for players. The backing music is reminiscent of a nightclub or event where these young singles might meet.
Before you begin to spin the reels, you will be given the choice of a Love Island participant to represent you on the board. You will then also be given a choice of who you would like your potential partner to be as you play the game. If you land your Islander and their appropriate match which you chose for them in the hot zone (represented by the middle position of reels 1 and 5), you will be given a prize worth either 4x or 20x your current stake. In addition to winning this initial prize, matching the right couple will also trigger the Free Spins round. You can also trigger the Free Spins round by landing 3 of the scatter symbols.
Once in the Free Spins round, all islander symbols (all the people with love hearts next to them) will be replaced exclusively by the matching couple you have picked out. This substitution, therefore, gives players more chance of winning those multiplier prizes. If any wilds land on the board within the Free Spins round on the central reel, they will expand and apply a 2x multiplier to all of the wins that you form on that spin. The wild is represented by a couple of contestants kissing at dusk.
If the wild appears in the base game, it will replace all symbols except for the scatter to help form more frequent wins. In brief, you should look out for the islanders and the couple kissing symbol. If five of the islanders appear on the reels, you will get the maximum prize of 500x your stake.
Game How to Play
Microgaming makes setting up and playing Love Island easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Love Island on Mobile
Love Island can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.