Treasure Isle is a fun game whose main idea is to search for treasure. In order to move forward in the game you must dig each square tile by using energy. It costs 5 energy per tile to dig. Harder tiles which have bushes or rocks can cost as much as 10 energy, but don’t start to show up until you level up a bit in the game.
The best strategy to playing this game is to have neighbors. The more neighbors you have, the more items you can gain from visiting their islands. Each time you visit a neighbor, you can gain 1 energy point or a gem. Gems help you unlock parts of the islands. You have your own gem tree on your island, but there are 5 different colored gems which you need to proceed in the game. There are a few ways to get gems: by digging on the islands, by visiting your neighbors, or by your neighbors sending you one as a gift.
The idea of Treasure Isle is to visit and complete as many islands as you can. Each time you complete an island, you get a bonus. You can play as many islands as you would like at one time, or you can play one island and then move on to the next. As long as you have energy and gems, you can explore as many islands as you like. You can also unlock special islands by using island cash. Island cash pops up every so often while digging, or when you complete the Volcano or Monkey Temple, etc..
You can also build decorations for your island which will offer you special gifts. You can build a tiki statue, a well etc.. There are new items popping up all of the time that will help you to advance in the game. Most of these items require energy to build and tools to complete. You can find these tools by digging around the islands and having your friends sending them to you.
There are several other items you can obtain from your friends which will help you along your journey. As the levels increase, the difficulty increases as well. Some of the harder objects may use up all of your energy to investigate. This is where an energy pack comes in handy. You may use one energy pack per 24 hour period. This energy pack can be sent to you from a friend. You need to request one by posting it onto your Facebook page. Once the link is posted, you can ask a friend to help you by sending one your way. These can be really helpful when you are trying to level up.