The Love Island slots game can be found at Microgaming casinos. Microgaming as a standard now publish the slots house edge information of all their games at any online casino that holds a UKGC license (this is a requirement for all UKGC licensed casinos). As such we can say that the House Edge of Love Island is 3.61%. When playing at any venue that does not hold a UKGC license and does not specifically publish the Return to Player information for their game, this information should be used as a guideline only as we cannot confirm whether or not this game is configurable.
Love Island is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The game does not use traditional paylines. Instead it operates in combinations of 3 or more across adjacent reels from left to right, with 243 combinations in total.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Sunset Kiss” symbol, which will substitute for all symbols except ones in the Hot Zone. Wild symbols will pay out in combination of 2 or more and are the highest paying symbol in the game.
Hot Zone – At the start of the game you can either a choose a couple or have one chosen for you. One will appear on the left and one will appear on the right of the reels. If you can land these symbols in the Hot Zone you will be awarded a multiplier of up to x20 and will trigger the game’s Free Spins. The Hot Zone is the middle symbol of the leftmost and rightmost reels. You need to land your corresponding Islander symbol in the middle reel of their hot zone at the same time that their matching couple symbol lands at the other side.
Cash Prize – If you land your chosen Islander with an Islander that is not part of your chosen couple, instead of trigger Free Spins, you will receive an instant cash prize.
Free Spins – You gain 10 Free Spins every time you land your chosen couples in the Hot Zone. During the Free Spins all Islander symbols are replaced with the Wild symbol. Any Wild symbol that lands on the middle reel during the Free Spins will expand to fill the reel and will award x2 the bet. Free Spins cannot be re-triggered.
Having never seen the show, I cannot comment on Love Island itself but what I do know about it appears to be well represented here in this game. The Love Zone feature is a nice addition, tying in well with the game’s themes and it offers up a very different method to trigger Free Spins you’ll normally see. The game looks good and the house edge is offering very good value for money. Fans of the show will not be disappointed.