The Search Begins
Of course, the big question at one time was whether the world was square or round. Imagine the thought of sailing along not knowing whether a few miles forward was the end of the world and time to turn back or drop off the end and heaven knows where that takes you.
This is a three-reel slot from Microgaming that packs almost everything into one screen but without it creating a cluttered look. The reels are in the top left-hand corner of the screen, the ‘Thousand Islands’ logo underneath them and the paytable dominates the right-hand side of the screen. If you want to know all the rules to the game, click on the Help button down the bottom of the screen. That brings up another page that will tell you all you need to know.
Make 1000 Your Lucky Number
This is one of the few games that I’ve reviewed that feature the sea and don’t have a single pirate included. The look of the game is impressive and in the background, we see some massive sailing ships ready to go out on a voyage of discovery.
There’s just the one pay-line in this slot but there are still plenty of chances to get some wins. The symbols in this game include just one that is theme-related. That’s the 1000 logo which plays a massive part here. Other symbols include the single, double and triple bars, red 7’s and the cherries, which as ever are the lowest paying symbols in the game. Just one of them on the pay-line wins you either 2x or 4x your line bet, so that can help keep the account balance ticking over.
To be able to win the top prize in this slot you need to be playing with the maximum of two coins. If playing just one, you’ll get 800x your line bet for three 1000 logos but 1600 If playing both coins. The minimum cost of playing this slot with two coins in play is €0.50 and the maximum €100 so everyone should find a comfortable range to play at.
The 1000 logo isn’t just the top paying symbol in the game but it’s also the wild symbol. It can substitute for other symbols in order to help you create some winning combinations. If one wild does that, then the win is doubled. If two manage to do it, then the win is quadrupled so hopefully it’ll make plenty of appearances for you. Other big wins in this game include 100x or 200x for three 7’s and 50x or 100x for three triple bars. But hopefully those wins will be increased thanks to the oh so helpful wild symbol.
It’s easy to operate the game with the control buttons underneath the reels, so it’s easy to set your stake. You can press the Bet One button to play with one coin or Bet Max to play with both, why it’s not just Bet Two I don’t know.
There’s also the option to play in either regular or expert mode. The latter option allows you to set an autoplay feature. That means you can set some automated spins of the reels and it’s possible to set a customized amount, ending the spins when your balance reaches a certain figure or you get a good win.
A fairly straightforward three-reel slot. Microgaming do release some three-reel games that are a bit more complicated, but if new to playing slot games, ‘Thousand Islands’ is a good introduction for you. There are some good wins to be had playing this slot and it has a good look to it. The soundtrack won’t have you reaching for the mute button either, so give it a go.