Skulls, rugged pirates, glowing lanterns, and clashing swords occupy virtually every inch of Adventures Of Doubloon Island. There is almost so much detail, and so much character in every aspect of the game, that it defies belief.
Triple Edge Studios clearly went out of their way to create a standout pokie with an amazing atmosphere and succeeded beyond expectations. The background depicts a rich, colourful island paradise, though this might not be the best vacation destination. The stunning beauty seems to hold as much danger as it does striking flora.
The reels are populated by a cast of gritty pirate characters, and although much isn’t shared about the deeper story, the player is given a true sense that an adventure is unfolding. A white haired rapscallion, snooty pirate queen, and pink bandana wearing scoundrel are the highest paying symbols, though it is anyone’s guess if the salty trio will be at each other’s throats before the end of the next spin. Other symbols include a pair of cutlasses, a parrot, and the playing card symbols; diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts.
The traditional pokie special symbols include a Treasure Chest Scatter, Gold Coins, and a fierce flaming skull Bonus symbol.
Adventures Of Doubloon Island is a slot game that really delivers in the special feature department, with significantly more variety than other online pokies.
The first, and most recognisable special, is the Free Spins. These are triggered by matching 3, 4 or 5 Treasure Chest Scatters, which grants 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins. However, during the spins all the lowest paying symbols are stripped from the reels. This means that potentially huge payouts are possible, with only the pirate characters on the reels. What’s more is that the Free Spins can even be retriggered, allowing for a possible chain of massive wins.
The next special is the HyperHold Bonus, which is the big draw card of the game. HyperHold is, of course, the trademark of Triple Edge Studios, and an exceptionally interesting system. During standard play Gold Coins and Flaming Skulls can appear on the reels, and will gather near the top of the grid. If a total of 6 coins and Flaming Skulls land on a single spin, things get kicked off into sixth gear.
A new slot game screen appears, depicting a new grid. On this grid only coins and skull are in play, and hold the keys to some serious potential payouts. Each coin that lands will not only come with a value attached, but also reset the Free Spins back to 3. The skulls, however, are where the real pirate booty can be uncovered. After the sequence finishes, the Flaming Skulls will turn over and reveal a jackpot; Mini, Minor, Major or Mega. The jackpot amounts will be added to the already existing total, potentially creating one massive pirate mega-payout.
The special feature variety is more than enough to have a player smiling, with the HyperHold mini-game in particular certainly standing as amongst the more generous online pokies bonuses in a Triple Edge Studio release.