All hands on deck for these new Pirate-themed slots

May 25, 2021

One of the leading themes in recent months, it seems every developer has got word that pirates are striking close to our shores again. And we’re talking the real thing: tricorn hat-wearing, black eye patch-sporting, golden hooped earring-adorning, musketeer boot-fitted pirates kitted out with wide belts holding cutlasses, pistols, and knives. Not forgetting any self-respecting buccaneer’s partners in crime: a bottle of rum and a parrot. So let your sales catch this iodized gust of freedom (which feels great after so long in self- isolation) and start plundering these special pirate slots!

Pirates Smugglers Paradise by Yggdrasil Gaming

Visually, Pirates Smugglers Paradise is reminiscent of Yggdrasil’s previous creation, Aldo’s Journey. In this game, however, it’s a friendly mustachioed crab with a hook for a pincer that will be your “spiritual guide”. The reels, which are built into the ship’s sail, are sure to bring many surprises:

  • cluster plays with avalanche feature = payouts for 6 identical adjacent symbols; losing symbols are deleted, then the winning symbols unfurl, and new symbols drop in to replace the empty spaces
  • progressive multiplier = each winning combination in the same spin increases the win multiplier, which is reset to zero in the next round two or more different winning clusters transform lower-paying winning symbols into higher-paying symbols
  • free spins mode = 7 free spins, with 3 modes to choose from: Win Fall 2 guaranteed matching symbols added for each new free spin) / High seas (all low-worth symbols are removed from the reels) / Multiplier Madness (the progressive multiplier is not reset after each turn, so your winnings build up over the remainder of your free spins)

Pirates Smugglers Paradise is an average volatility game with a redistribution rate of 96.3%.

Finn's Golden Tavern by NetEnt

The little Irish leprechaun is back. And this time, he’s strutting around in a pirate tavern he’s stumbled across as he sails the high seas, in search of treasure. You’ll find NetEnt has kept their Swirly Spin system for this second release, having the symbols move around in a spiral. Spin 3 or more of the same symbols along a horizontal or vertical line to win. These symbols then disappear, and the remaining symbols swirl inwards with new symbols moving in to fill the outer spaces. Other special features include:

  • coins ahoy = each coin has a different worth; spin 3 or more of the same to win the sum of the winning combination
  • free spins chest = this free spin mode is activated when the chest reaches the center of the spiral, granting players 5 free spins with a multiplier
  • fist slam feature = randomly enabled during a losing spin (a coin moves to form a winning combination, giving you a win)
  • random coin feature = can be activated once all winning combinations and avalanches have taken place in a spin; 1 or 2 low-worth symbols are randomly selected and transformed into coin symbols
  • multiplier meter = the meter will increase by one level for each wild symbol generated during your free spins (every 5 levels = +1 to the multiplier)

Finn’s Golden Tavern is a medium-low volatility game with a redistribution rate of 96.1%.

Skulls up! by Quickspin

Pirates, mischievous monkeys, kleptomaniacal parrots, and skulls with squeaky jaws await you on this neat reel-slot by Quickspin. A scalable system allows your bet ways to range from 243 to 1,944. And the two different wild symbols bring out the big guns by activating these special features:

  • skulls up! respins = activated by the flaming skull wild symbol,
    it lasts for as long as there is a wild symbol on your reels; any new wild symbol (whether flaming or classic) that lands during a spin opens a new position above the reel (giving you yet another line)
  • flaming free spins = during these free spins, any unlocked reel position remains open until the end of the session; flaming skulls trigger respins like they do in the basic game and the skulls increase the height of your reel (if you reach the maximum height = +2 free spins)

Skulls up! is a high volatility game with a redistribution rate of 96.26%.

Jolly Dicers by Relax Gaming

Allow yourself to slice through the waves on the bow of a ship alongside a sailor operating a pulley system, and his captain at the helm. Ropes and pulleys strung both vertically and horizontally move special symbols around the perimeter of the game. Somewhere between a slot game and a game of dice, Jolly Dicers boasts several original special features:

  • cluster pay wins = payouts for 4 or more adjacent matching symbols
  • magic potion activation symbol = transforms all symbols on the line of
    reel into (top-paying) matching symbols
  • bomb activation symbol = destroys all symbols on the same line of the reels
  • gun activation symbol = destroys all high-value symbols on all reels
  • cutlass activation symbol = destroys all low-value symbols on all reels
    bonus game with win multiplier
  • free spins mode = grants 6 free spins

Jolly Dicers is a high volatility game with a redistribution rate of 96.39%.

But also...

Pirates Frenzy by Blueprint: a 6th column can appear at any time during the game, bringing you x2 your winnings + optimizing the chance of you spinning special symbols and activating free spins (up to 50 free spins once you’ve collected a bag full of coins).

So there you go. As you can see, slot machine developers clearly love a bit of the pirate lifestyle, do you?