Avast ye, me hearties! Pirates’ Millions from 888’s in-house developer Random Logic is a great-looking slot with the standard five reels plus up to 15 fixed Paylines. It will be highly familiar if you’re already a fan of the pirate genre, and you should enjoy the game’s amusing comic-book style.
As you would expect, the game is set on the high seas. A pirate ship has evidently sunk, leaving a single pirate floating on a piece of driftwood. He clutches a Jolly Roger flag, while an eye patch-sporting parrot perches on a nearby floating barrel.
How to play
Coin sizes in this game range from 15p to £450. The betting range is from 0.01 to 10 credits a Payline. Meanwhile, the Autoplay function eliminates the need for manual spinning, for as many goes as you fancy.
Symbols are familiar icons from the piratical universe. You’ll find the playing card symbols from 10 through to Ace, set against a parchment-style background. As usual, these are low paying but show up more often.
Among the game’s other symbols are an anchor, cannon, crossed cutlass/pistol icon, map book, Jolly Roger, telescope and compass.
Even lining up five telescopes lands you a 1,500x instant prize. But the pirate captain is the most valuable icon, multiplying your line bet 5,000x.
A pirate ship serves as the Scatter, a treasure chest as a Wild, and there’s a parrot which acts as a further bonus icon.
Land two Scatters on any reels to win back your total stake. Line up three, four or five times to multiply your bet two, five or 10 times respectively.
The Wild replaces any of the basic icons about from the Scatter and bonus symbols to help form fresh winning combos across the reels.
Bountiful Barrels feature
Line up three bonus symbols on Reels 2 through 4 to launch this round. Each round has two levels in which you much pick one item every time. In the first round, you have to pick from three items, while in the second you choose from six. Each item represents a specific multiplier, and the overall bonus prize is calculated using the two multipliers times the total bet.
Trigger these by lining up three or more Scatters, regardless of location on the reels. As ever, the more Scatters, the greater the number of free spins you’ll bag.
During the round, additional Wilds are added to the reels, where they stay for as long as the session lasts. They may occasionally alter position, and their number may also change.
Galleon’s Gold game
Land the bonus (parrot) symbol three times on an active Payline to trigger this. You then go on an island-hopping voyage to win various jewels which have particular prizes attached. Make a choice on each island to reveal a jewel or ‘game over’ notice.
Progressive jackpot (RTP)
This is awarded randomly after every spin. You’ll never know when it could next be triggered, but, of course, you always boost your chances with a higher wager.
Land five Wilds to hit the jackpot multiply your bet by an amazing 1,111,111, meaning the payout could be staggering £8,888,888. A tiny chance, admittedly, but a genuine one.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP on Pirates’ Millions is up to 95.02%, which is average to good for the industry average.
Pirates’ Millions is a likeable offering with straightforward gameplay, and you can find your sea legs in no time at all. Essentially, there’s everything you’d usually want to find in a slot game here.
It also adds a nice dollop of enjoyable humour to the classic piratical genre, and it’s this that makes it stand out. However, one or two reviewers have mentioned it’s not their favourite pirate-themed slot. But only you can decide if it’s for you. Set sail today – and remember to say arrrr!
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