Castaway – Video Slot Review

Castaway – Video Slot Review

Castaway may look like your traditional 5-reel slot game at first glance, but it’s really so much more than that! The folks over at Leander Games have truly outdone themselves this time. Not only have they used a touch of humor in their cartoonish graphics, but they’ve introduced a slot game that also allows you to simultaneously play poker! That’s right, Castaway is a slot game-poker hybrid with bonus features for both games!

One of the first things you’ll notice as the reels spin is that the game’s symbols are all from a deck of cards. The only exception is our frantic Castaway himself, who appears as the Wild symbol. Maybe the stained deck of cards is his only companion on the lonely island, but at least it’s doing some good for both you and him! Each symbol from 2 to King appears in all 4 suits, but the payout value is always the same regardless. 3 or more symbols consecutively on any of the 30 winning paylines gives a payout except Jack, Queen, and King – these will reward cash with just 2 consecutive symbols!

Castaway main game screen

Castaway special and regular symbols

Castaway Features

Spin N’ Poker

If you want to play poker at the same time, turn on the Spin N’ Poker feature at the top of the screen. Your stake is 10x your line bet and will be added to the total bet for each spin.

When you spin the reels, two cards will appear at the top of the screen. When the reels stop, the 3 cards that appear on the fifth reel will complete your poker hand. Your winnings, if any, will depend on the paytable below:

Castaway spin n' poker feature paytable

Scatter Bonus Games

The Ace card is your Scatter and rewards its own payout when between 2 to 7 appear anywhere on the screen (including 3 stacked on the middle reel). 3 to 7 Scatter Symbols will trigger the Bonus Games select screen. Here, you’ll have to choose between two hidden messages in bottles. You’ll win either the Free Spins Bonus or the Multihand Infinite Hold’em Bonus. All wins rewarded during both bonus games are based on total bet minus the Spin N’ Poker bet.

Free Spins Bonus

3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Scatter symbols will reward 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 free spins, respectively. You can win the same number of additional free spins with 3 to 7 Scatter symbols appearing during the Free Spins. After any spin, extra Wild symbols may fall into place on reels 2, 3, and 4.

Castaway free spins extra wild

Multihand Infinite Hold’em Bonus

3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Scatter symbols will reward 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Texas Hold’em hands at the start of the feature, respectively. When you’re ready, prompt the game to deal the cards. Any hand that hits a two pair or better will go on to the next round. The game ends when none of the remaining hands hit a two pair or better, and you’ll return to the main game.

The Multihand Infinite Hold’em Bonus has its own payout scheme for winning hands, which you can see below:

Castaway poker bonus paytable Castaway poker bonus

Castaway doubles the excitement by straying from the norm of slot games. So if you’re in the mood for a little more adventure, play slots and poker to keep the castaway company! Play now!