Australian-based developer Aristocrat have garnered a fine reputation for releasing big name slots both on the land-based and online platforms. You only need to play the legendary Buffalo slot and the satirical Lucky Count slot to see this. However, this Pelican Pete slot is a little gem that has flown under the radar for a lot of slots fans.
On the Reels…
This 5 reel, 50 payline slot was released in partnership with software provider Openbet and is based, unsurprisingly, on a pelican… called Pete. Not exactly the basis for what you might consider to be a popular slots title but bear with it! There is more to this slot than initially meets the eye.
Symbols across the reels possess a strong nautical theme with a sunset over the horizon, fish, treasure chest, anchor, starfish, and the regular 9-through-to-Ace symbols filling up the spaces on the reels.
Pelican Pete is Wild and Sticky!
Pelican Pete acts as the Wild and he substitutes for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, across the reels to help complete winning combinations. You will also be pleased to hear that when the free spins bonus round is triggered Pelican Pete becomes a Sticky Wild! Unfortunately, our feathered friend only appears on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Trigger 10 Free Spins with Sticky Wilds
This free spins bonus round is triggered when you hit three of the lighthouse Scatters across the reels. These Scatters only appear on reels 1,2, and 3 so make sure you keep an eye out on those important first three reels. 10 free spins will be awarded when the free spins bonus round is triggered and, as mentioned above, Pelican Pete acts as a Sticky Wild meaning he will stay in position for the next spin if he pops up on the reels during a free spin.
Trigger an Extra 5 Free Spins
It is also interesting to note that if a lighthouse Scatter appears under a Pelican Pete Wild during the free spins then it will not only see the Wild contribute to the Scatter prize but you will also receive an additional 5 free spins.
Pelican Pete is a slot that has somehow crept online with little attention, however it is very popular in land-based casinos. Granted, the theme does not exactly set the heart racing but after a few spins you quickly find yourself sucked in to the seaside world of our bird buddy Pete. The free spins bonus round is not the easiest to trigger but it is certainly one of the most thrilling I have played with the Sticky Wilds and the potential to trigger extra free spins. You heard it here first, this is a stunning understated slot from Aristocrat.
Slot Game: Pelican Pete
Theme: Animals, Comedy, Nautical
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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