Pirate Pays Megaways slot review
Pirate Pays Megaways slot from Big Time Gaming is good on the eye and I predict it will popular among their fans. The sea shanty plays while you spin, the reels are set in the stern of a pirate galleon and we are approaching some tropical islands. To cement this fact, the game has a slight pitch and yaw to it as you play! Your game has mechanics lifted from Bonanza slot, the volatile Wild Flower slot and Blueprint's Deal or no Deal Megaways slot I will explain later. So can this be a voyage to treasure for our bankroll or will our pirate captain be vanquished here along with our cash?
On the reels...
As with Extra Chilli slot, the typical scroll of 4 symbols is on the bottom here below the centre 4 reels, so we have 324-117649 ways here on Pirate Pays Megaways slot. Your Compass Wild can only appear on that reel but will expand along it if it lands pointing East or West if positions are free, if it points North it will fill the reel up like an expander does. Scatters can appear in the form of Red Chests on reels 1-5 and as a Purple Chest Megascatter on reel 6 for reasons which will shortly become apparent. Winning tiles are replaces via tumbles from above and your 6-of-a-kind pays are: Purple Gem 25x bet, Red 0.9, Blue 0.8, Green 0.7 with six card values of 0.6 down to 0.4x. No random modifiers but a potential gold-getting feature lies in wait!
Kraken Bonus Free Games
You need 3 Chest scatters to trigger them. You will be presented with a Deal or no Deal type scenario now. On the left, represented by green and blue are 10 less desirable outcomes, on the right, represented by red and purple are the 10 best outcomes. When I say outcomes, I mean a combination of free games and starting multiplier which rises by 1x per winning tumble and only increases throughout the round. On the left, these range from 6 spins starting at 1x to 10 starting at 5x, on the right 7 spins starting at 10x right up to 25 starting at 10x.
There are various combinations in between such as 12 at 8x start and 25 at 3x start. A cannon will blast away up to 5 values from these 20 permutations and you will be presented with a Kraken Offer combination of spins and starting multiplier plus a cash value. Accept and you begin, reject and the cannon will blast more values away, hopefully from the lower left side! If you go all the way and are left with just 2 options, you will simply pick a chest to be awarded one of them. You can win +5 or +10 extra spins by landing 3 or 4 scatters in the bonus which now only appear on the bottom scroll.
If the Purple Chest Megascatter is involved in the trigger, you get the lowest 10 values on the left removed from the start so can only pick from the premium right hand side. Any scatters over the 3 will remove a lower value before you start the picks gamble. There is some serious potential here with in excess of 20,000x possible.
Pirate Pays Megaways slot has a 96.23% RTP and for a composite slot is quite good in my view. The Wild Compass, while nothing new in slotting, is a good addition to the Megaways formula and can make some good base game hits. The music is no better or worse than Bonanza although some players may not appreciate the rolling of the reels as the ship sails! The free games are predictably hard to land as with most Megaways but the picks round is exciting and offers a some considerable excitement to the player, although it's hard to get the Purple outcomes on the right. If you do, expect some high returns although these can surprisingly appear from the lower triggers too. Gamble your bonus with care here or your treasure could be sunk in the depths forever...