Log into Treasure Isle today and you’ll be met with a few interesting developments in the game. First and foremost, if you have any animals on your island – even something as tame or common as a Seagull or group of Wild Butterflies, you’ll find that they can now be interacted with, by petting them when they have an exclamation point over their heads.
If you’ve played FarmVille, this is an identical process – simply click on the animal, and your avatar will walk over to them and pet them, thus earning you coins. It appears that as of now, all animals will reward you with 15 coins each, regardless of species or size. That is, even though an Elephant may be larger than a Crab, you’ll still only receive 15 coins from each.
Next, for those treasure hunters that have run out of places to dig, a full new map has been added to the game in the form of Mayan Isles: Cities of the Sun. The set contains seven new islands, which are all available without any special cost or Island Cash price. The islands are: Land Before Shrine, Hermit Landing, First Landing, Secret Temple, Protected Shores, Temple Isle and Hidden Village.
The Cities of the Sun island set also introduces a new feature to maps, in the form of “Big Digs.” Big Digs are large structures, like ancient ruins or pyramids, that require a Magnifying Glass to search through. The Magnifying Glass can be purchased for 1,500 coins. For 10 energy per click, you’ll be able to search the structures, receiving coins and experience points for most clicks, until you’ve finally explored the structure enough for a treasure to appear.
What do you think of these new Big Digs, maps, or the ability to pet your animals? Let us know in the comments, or head over to the game’s page to see the changes in action.