mairie;;lost world;;app;;ios;;android;;island castaway;;sampad;;g5 Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen Now, I don't know about you guys, but I personally think that being shipwrecked and stranded on a seemingly deserted island is a good scenario for any decent movie or game. Luckily, G5 Entertainment agreed with me on this and created a game to match: The Island - Castaway. In this game, you play as Nick, who is indeed stranded on aforementioned island after a violent storm. Your main objective is to survive, which I'm pretty sure we'd all agree, is muy importante. But thank god you are not completely alone; besides the little girl you managed to save when a big wave hit the ship you were on, other passengers of the downed vessel join you over time.

THE ISLAND CASTAWAY: LOST WORLD

By Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen on January 6, 2015

Now, I don't know about you guys, but I personally think that being shipwrecked and stranded on a seemingly deserted island is a good scenario for any decent movie or game. Luckily, G5 Entertainment agreed with me on this and created a game to match: The Island - Castaway. In this game, you play as Nick, who is indeed stranded on aforementioned island after a violent storm. Your main objective is to survive, which I'm pretty sure we'd all agree, is muy importante. But thank god you are not completely alone; besides the little girl you managed to save when a big wave hit the ship you were on, other passengers of the downed vessel join you over time.


The game is easy to play so you don't need an in-depth explanation to get the hang of it. By tapping the screen you move your character around; you tap, the character goes to wherever you tap. Although this is a good basic concept, it does have one downside; you canít move the camera separately from your character. Your character is always in the exact center of the screen, making it impossible to look around without moving. But then again, if that is the worst that can happen, I'd sign up for this pleasure cruise. But back to the game! You're stranded, so you begin to search the island for useful items. By tapping on items such as bananas or sticks you walk towards them and pick them up. They end up in your backpack which is located in the left bottom corner of the screen. You basic inventory consists of 8 slots for 8 different items. Each slot can contain up to 10 instances of a certain item. So be careful not to be too enthusiastic when gathering bananas and sticks. If you do however manage to collect too much of a specific item, you can always sell them at the shop that Nick creates during the game.


While you travel across the island, you will encounter other people who have also been stranded like yourself. By talking to these people, you receive side-quests, which help you advance through the game. By playing these quests you both explore the island and learn how the game works. These missions range from finding a teddy bear lost by the little girl to hunting for crabs along the shoreline. In the top left portion of your screen you can see the people you currently are doing a quests for. By clicking on such a person, you will get more detailed info on what exactly to do. You could also open a map, on which these people are represented as stars. This makes it a hell of a lot easier to find them and giving you the opportunity to auto-walk towards them. This map is located in the top right corner of your screen and can be opened at any time. After each completed quest pearls, stars and emeralds will fall on the ground. You should pick them up and collect them. Emeralds are the rarest, so if you see one of those, be sure to grab it!

Most of the items you need such as ropes or big pieces of wood can be found on the beach, where they are washed ashore by the ocean's tide. And the fruits you will need to keep your energy level where it should be or use in different recipes can be found under the trees they grow in. Therefore most of the time you will be running around on the island to collect all the things you need for a quest, which might get tiresome at some point for some people, but I personally haven't reached that point yet. A nice addition would be if you could build the raft yourself instead of having the game auto-build it for you. This might have given us a nice break from the running around and gathering stuff. Over time you will explore more of the island and come across more people. Also the quests will get more complicated as you progress through the game. You will need to take more steps to complete the tasks at hand and will have to talk to more people.


In general The Island Castaway: Lost world is a fun game which will provide you with hours of fun when you are riding the morning train, sitting in the waiting room at the dentist's office, or when you're all alone, stranded on a deserted...oh no, wait. WIIILSOOOOOON!


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THE ISLAND CASTAWAY: LOST WORLD
Sampad Games & G5 Entertainment
February 27, 2014