With a conventional 5×3 format, Pirate’s Charm Slot from Scandinavian games studio Quickspin has more than 240 ways of winning, and a Pirates of the Caribbean feel, albeit with a rather darker vibe. It was released in 2018, and if nothing else, the jaunty sound effects will keep you entertained.
An old wooden deck forms the base of the reel set, in this graphically spectacular affair, against a foggy seascape backdrop that almost looks like an impressionist painting.
Join the swashbuckling buccaneers as they set sail on choppy waters to find treasure. However, a storm could be brewing, so we can’t promise it’ll all be plain sailing.
How to play
Play Pirate’s Charm Slot across all devices, mobile or otherwise, from 20p a pop, or for up to £100 if you’re feeling in a high-rolling mood. Set your bets in the usual way, choosing Autoplay if you fancy a break from turning the reels manually.
The standard playing-card values 10 to A are the lower-paying symbols here, while among the more rewarding icons are male, female and captain pirates, skulls (presumably a warning to those foolish enough to mess with the pirates!), plus ship’s wheels. The most lucrative icon is the cap’n, shelling out at 5x stake when you scoop five in a row.
Pirate’s Charm Slot special features
You won’t find any Wild symbols in Pirate’s Charm Slot; the focus instead in on its Mystery Charm icons. These might show up anywhere on the reels on any spin, and convert into other emblems at random. What’s more, they’ll keep transforming until you’ve bagged a winning combo. The black ship icon here serves as the Scatter.
Mystery Charms respins bonus
This launches when golden Mystery Charm symbols show up on Reels 1 to 3 at the same time. These then stick and transform as the game goes into respins, continuing for as long as fresh Mystery Charms continue to land on new spins. Once no more of these symbols appear, normal service resumes.
Stormy Free Spins round
Land three black ship Scatters anywhere on the central three reels simultaneously to launch this perk and bag 10 free spins initially. While it’s continuing, any Mystery Charms which land lock in place for as long as the round lasts, converting into any randomly selected icon on each spin.
And for every reel fully covered in Mystery Charm icons, you get a pair of additional free whirls. A screen full of these symbols gives you 10 extra freebies. If you get a conversion here to the highest-paying male pirate icon, you’re in for a maximum win.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player or RTP in Pirate’s Charm Slot is a decent 96.49%, with medium-to-high variance.
With Quickspin’s trademark awesome visuals and a great soundtrack, Pirate’s Charm Slot plays smoothly, even if its central theme is hardly an original one. One reviewer did comment that it took quite a long time to trigger the bonus features, however.
But, as ever, only you can know if it’s a game that floats your boat! Give it a go if you’re up for braving the stormy high seas, playing in demo mode in the first instance.