Five Pirates Slot
Five Pirates slot game is a thrilling video slot from Australian based development company Lightning Box who have made around 50 casino games now . With 1024 ways to win and max bets up to €350, you’ll be laughing all the way to the treasure chest. I mean bank. Of course.
Five Pirates Slot Background
Lightning Box Games have over 20 years’ experience in the business, founded by designers from the likes of Aristocrat and IGT. Their games are known for being mildly idiosyncratic with striking graphics and animal protagonists. You can observe this most clearly in games like Redroo, with its terrifying Kangaroo mascot, AstroCat, Panda Pow, and Silver Lion. Forget Aslan, Mufasa and the anthropomorphic Leo Vegas lion – this is the real king of the jungle.
Five Pirates continues this trend of entertaining, but slightly off-kilter slots content. As befits their slightly weird games, Lightning Box also hires slightly weird content writers. This, from a fellow writer, is meant as a compliment. On their website, they sum up the game thusly:
“Wild pirates and winsome wenches lead you to the rum barrel reserve and a rollicking good time!”
One can only bow down to person’s lofty alliteration writing abilities.
Five Pirates is a 4×5 slot; a good, proper 5 reel video slot with over 1024 ways to pay. With so many different pay lines, seasoned players might even have the odd surprise win, as a sneaky pay line or two comes up trumps. The game has both Wild symbols and Scatters. The Wild substitutes for all symbols except the scatter, and will appear on reels 2 and 4 only. The wild is represented by a younger male pirate’s face.
The Scatter symbol is a modified skull and crossbones. The skull is wearing a feathered pirate’s hat and it is holding two scythe-like swords. First, if you get the scatter on all 5 reels, your bet will be paid out x2000! Then, you can enjoy various bonus games. To get there, you need 2,3 or 4 scatter symbols from left to right, starting on the first reel, to trigger the Hold N Spin game. If you lock in 5 reels, the Barrel bonus will begin. But more about that below.
Regular symbols in Five Pirates include a Galleon, a bear with a bandana (of course), a macaw, a treasure map, and a canon, as well as the usual letter and number fodder; A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9.
Players have to bet 50 coins to get the full benefit of the 1024 ways to win. €7 is the maximum coin value. Therefore, the maximum bet is €7×50= €350.
Five Pirates Slot
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Special Bonus Features
There are basically two different bonus iterations in Five Pirates; the Hold N Spin and the Barrel Bonus.
For Hold N Spin, your scatter symbols will turn into a sort of rolled up parchment. Then, you’ll receive up to 3 free respins. If you manage to get another scatter symbol during the respins, then the Hold N Spins are reset back to 3.
If, then, you manage to get scatter parchments on each reel, you can enter the Barrel Bonus Round. First, players select one of the 5 options. The options vary on the maximum free games and multipliers you can win. Players can either choose a high number of potential free games, with a lower multiplier. Or, fewer free games, but up to 15x multiplier on each free spin.
Players try to ascend the pile of boxes by choosing randomly. If the box reveals an arrow, you can advance to the next level. If it reveals a cross, then the game ends and players receive whatever they have accrued up until that point. Then, players play through the bonus games – up to 15 free games and up to a 15x multiplier.