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Tips for Playing The Island: Castaway

Updated on November 2, 2012

The Island: Castaway is a fun app to play. Here are some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Missing People

During the game there will be times when people, like Mike or Nick, have asked you to do something for them. When you complete the quest and return to where they last were they are mnissing. You cannot locate them on the map either.This is an intentional part of the game. Eventually they will return or you will learn where they are and they will show back up on the map.

Moving Through the Game Faster

When I first started playing this game I continued tapping the screen so that Tom would move. I am embarrassed to say it took me a while to realize that I could use the map to move much more quickly through the game. By touching the map and choosing a star for a person or fire symbol for the fire, Tom will begin running to that location without additional prompting. However, if you want to have him pick something up while he is running just touch the screen where you want him to pick something up and he will stop to do so. You will have to click the map again and select your final destination to move him along again.

Running through the game sucks up a lot of Tom's energy. To keep his energy up, you can feed him while he is running. While he is running just select the brown knapsack at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. There you will see all the items Tom has in his inventory. Select a meal and he will instantly eat it on the run. This will keep Tom's energy up and prevent him from losing speed and getting gored by some wild boar or bitten by a snake along the way.


To trade with the village, you must find Nomato. He is shown on the map as a white star in the village. Once you get to him your inventory will show up on the left side of the screen and his store will show up on the right side of the screen. The amount of money you have, or your budget, will show up on the bottom left hand side of the screen.

To sell an item, touch that item under your inventory. For instance, if I wanted to sell a crab, I would select a crab from my inventory. The screen will show 1 crab and it will sell for 10 dollars. There is a sliding scale in the middle of the screen. You can move it to sell more crabs. Select OK when you are ready to sell the item or CANCEL if you choose not to sell the item.

To purchase an item from the store, select the item you want to purchase. For instance, I can select 1 arrow for a total of 3 dollars.There is also a sliding scale on this side of the screen. If I want to increase the amount of arrows to purchase I will move slide the curser over until I reach the amount of arrows I want to purchase and select OK.

To complete your sale and purchase, select the Confirm and exit button on the bottom right side of the screen. If you change your mind and want to cancel the entire transaction, select the Discard all changes button on the left bottom side of the screen.

Protection from Snakes

During the course of the game, you will be given a recipe for a potion that will protect you from the snakes.Collect the ingridients to make this potion, make the potion, and then save it until you are going to be around snakes.When you enter the vicinity of the snakes, take the potion just like you would take food. You will give off a green odor which will protect you from the snakes.


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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      I agree That Grrl! I like to play monopoly on

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I will look on those sites. I like an online game now and then. It's a nice way to procrastinate when I don't have any inspiration to start writing or researching. :)

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks alocsin! It's a lot of fun!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've not heard of this app, but since I love games, I'll check this out. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      I play it as an app on my Kindle Fire. But, you can also get it on or

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Is it a Facebook game? I stopped playing any of those two years ago. Now I like games on