HOW TO PLAY TREASURE ISLAND BY PRAGMATIC PLAY
Pragmatic Play Treasure Island is played using a large wheel divided into 64 segments. In every round, the presenter spins this wheel, and the flapper at its top lands on one of the segments. This determines the outcome of the round.
As you might expect, players bet on which of these segments is going to be the result. There are nine betting positions in total. We can call three of them ‘main bets’, while the remaining six are all used for triggering one of six bonus rounds.
The three main bets are simply referred to as Gems. One of them is green, one is yellow, and one is red. These are arguably the simplest bets in the game – if the flapper stops on a segment with the same colour gem as your bet, you win.
However, every gem has a range of potential payouts. The payouts for each of them are randomly determined after the betting period ends.
- The yellow gem (Topaz) pays between 1x and 10x, but appears on most segments with 21 in total
- The green gem (Emerald) pays 1x to 20x, and appears on 14 segments
- The red gem (Ruby) pays from 3x to 50x but appears on only 8 segments
Furthermore, gems can appear in pairs. Two gems of the same kind pay double the payout, while mixed-colour gems allow two types of bets to win.
As mentioned previously, there are six bonus rounds in Treasure Island by Pragmatic Play. To play them, you have to make a wager on the corresponding bonus, and then the right wheel segment has to win. The bonus rounds include:
- Wild Collector designates a randomly selected area of the wheel. All of the Gem multipliers within that area are added together and paid as a lump reward. This bonus round appears on 3 segments of the wheel.
- The Great Scavenger appears in 4 segments and also awards a one-time lump payment. However, its value is determined using three mini-slot machines. Each slot determines the number of lights that appear over all three types of Gems. The Gem multipliers are then multiplied by the respective number of lights and added together.
- Ben’s Lost Marbles is based on RNG and appears on 3 wheel segments. Essentially, a number of marbles are dropped from the top of something similar to a pinball machine. The marbles bounce around barriers and fall into pockets dotted around the board. Every marble that ends up in a pocket contributes a certain multiplier, which are all added together. The number of marbles dropped is determined by a dice roll at the beginning.
- John Silver’s Loot works like a small bingo machine filled with different-colored balls. Each ball contains a multiplier based on the main game’s Gem multipliers. 10 balls are drawn, and their multipliers are added together as the payout. A black ball reduces the number of balls drawn by 5. This bonus game is quite volatile and only appears on 2 wheel segments.
- Billy Bones Map appears on 2 segments and has the potentially highest payout in the game. In this bonus round, you interact with a big wall of hidden tiles. You get to pick 5 squares – if you don’t, they’ll be picked for you. If you only find Gems, their multipliers are added up. If you find three keys, you reveal one massive win. All winnings in this round are also multiplied by a randomly chosen value at the start.
- Captain Flint’s Treasure only appears in one segment but has the highest average payout. In it, you get to progress down a game board by selecting barrels with hidden values. Each barrel reveals either a multiplier or a skull. Multipliers increase your winnings, while skulls immediately end the game. The first three levels can’t have skulls.