The Lucky Pirates online slot was developed by one of the smaller software companies, Viaden. As the name suggests, Lucky Pirates is a game based on the Pirate theme. The term ‘Pirate’ refers to anyone who sails the seas aiming to rob other ships of their valuables. Due to the dangerous nature of a sailor’s job generally, all career sailors were superstitious and many everyday objects or circumstances would be considered either lucky or unlucky.
Pirates were no different and perhaps even had more superstitions and good luck charms than ordinary sailors. Piracy, despite its criminal element, has been romanticized over the years by novels, movies and games where the pirate is portrayed as the hero. The combination of a less than perfect ‘hero’ and lucky charms is something definitely worthy of being turned into an online slots game and there have been many slots created around this theme.
The Lucky Pirates is an example of a pirate-themed online slots game done right. The background consists of the ocean with old fashioned ships (typical of the type of ships pirates used) on it. The reels themselves are designed to look as if they are part of a ship, and the spin wheel looks like an actual ship’s wheel, used for steering the ship. Furthermore, there are symbols relating both to the pirate theme as well as some symbols which are commonly known to be lucky objects.
Lucky Pirates Symbols and Betting Range
Lucky Pirates has 5 reels, 3 rows of symbols and 9 paylines. Players can choose how many of these paylines they wish to play, as well as the coin size, which ranges from 1c to 5c per line, they wish to use when placing their bet. The symbols in the game include objects typical to pirates, such as ships, bottles of rum, maps, parrots and both a female and male pirate.
The biggest individual reward that a player can win is 5000 coins or $250. This occurs when 5 identical Pirate symbols land on one payline. 4 of these symbols on one payline will reward the player with 1000 coins.
Bonus Features in Lucky Pirates
Like interesting offers in craps, the most valuable symbol in Lucky Pirates is the Pirate Skull symbol. The Pirate Skull is holding a sword in its mouth and works as both a scatter symbol and a wild symbol. if this symbol appears on the reels it will act as a substitute for other symbols in order to help form winning combinations. If 3 of the Pirate Skull symbol appear on the reels then the player receives double their original bet as a reward. If 4 of these symbols appear then the reward is 20 times the original bet and if 5 appear then the reward is 200 times the bet.
As a scatter symbol, the Pirate Skull triggers the free spins bonus game when 3 or more of the symbol appear anywhere on the reels. When you enter the bonus game the treasure map will unroll and different slots symbols will appear on the ship’s wheel you will spin the wheel and whichever symbol it stops on is chosen to act as the expanding scatter symbol for this bonus game. This means that whenever this symbol appears on the reels during one of the free spins, it will expand over the lines in the reel in order to help form more winning combinations.