I’m not a big follower of Microgaming’s 3-reel slot, I just don’t find them too tempting and only Thousand Islands (and maybe Lions Share and Frost Bite) are the exception. No, it’s not the top prize what attract my attention (it would be hard with the x1600 multiplier) but I like its simplicity and nice appearance and maybe my little luck on it also takes a part of it.
I’m glad this slot is not over elaborated and the guys at MG let the game to speak for itself. I love its decent looking and brown tone that gives it some kind of softness. I think this slot would beautifully fit to Western theme although without story or animation it’s silliness to speak about theme and anyway it doesn’t really matter what they want to symbolize with it or what the name is. In this case why was it named Thousand Islands? Who knows?!
The symbols are the regular ones the cherry, bars, seven and the fan favourite the ‘1000’. This latter acts as a substitute and pays x2 if it appears alone accompanying with other two, same figures, and the result will be x4 winning of coin value if 2 of 1000’s land on the lin. The bets can be in $0.25-$10.
I had a little story about/with Thousand Islands that ended with little success. This is not an eye-popping win but much more an unexpected surprise.
I played with it at a casino that also has Sports betting section and a very unlucky series of events resulted a serious loss and not too much left on my balance. I was tired and sick of it all so I decided to transfer my money and spend it on slots. My choice fell on TI and started playing just at $0.50. I really hadn’t any expectations just wanted to run away from Sports. I just spun the reels when 2 triple-bar and the wild ‘1000’ arrived and gave me back $50, but I was still under the influence of the happened things so I couldn’t be happy about it. I kept playing and a half hour went by with nothing really changed when I had to go out, and I pressed the ‘Auto play’ button. When I returned I saw the reel still spinning so stopped it and took control. Two or three spins later I looked at my balance and realized it increased about $50 again so I thought it must have been another win with Sevens and while I slowly started to appreciate this, the reels sopped again and all over was brown. I just starred at it and seconds later I discovered this was the most coveted line with three 1000 figures and it consolidated my bankroll with $400.
As I mentioned, I’m not saying it was the win of the day but definitely one of the most pleasant one, one of the most needed one that couldn’t have come in a better time. This really made my day.
Finally, about Thousand Islands all I can say is, I like it, I like its pleasurable atmosphere, all the relaxing environment and there’s nothing to not like about it.