Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Game
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Introduction
Pirate Pays Megaways - released in October 2021 - is the brainchild of Aussie developer Big Time Gaming (BTG for short), who of course was responsible for unleashing their proprietary Megaways mechanic on an unsuspecting gaming world in 2016. Since then they’ve released 26 Megaways slots, which accounts for approximately half their online gaming output. That includes the swashbuckling online slot game we’re looking at today.
Pirate Pays Megaways Game Details
- RTP (Return to Player):
- Min / Max Bet:
- $0.10 / $5.00
- Hit Rate:
- 1 in 2.7
- Auto Play:
- Diamonds per $:
- Min. 300
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Game Background
Pirate Pays Megaways is a standalone slot with no direct prequels or sequels. Normally, developers take a pre-existing slot game and revamp it using the Megaways engine. That didn’t happen with Pirate Pays Megaways, as there was no original Pirate Pays slot to overhaul with their proprietary game engine. Therefore the slot was built from the ground up with the Megaways mechanic in mind. BTG has taken the nautical pirate theme and run (or is that sailed?) with it, upping the ante with a broadside shot of thrilling bonuses and features, including one showcasing the fearsome Kraken itself!
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Game Design
Pirate Pays Megaways is a 6-reel online slot game with anywhere between 2 - 7 rows, depending on the on-screen action and the size of the symbols in view. As is also usual in Megaways slots, the game has an extra horizontal reel that in this game sits below the main game grid rather than above it. In terms of paylines, the slot offers the standard 117,649 ways to win, alongside a potential maximum payout of 104,400x the stake.
Being a slot revolving around the theme of salty sea dogs sailing the Spanish Main during the golden age of piracy, the game takes place in the stern of a Spanish galleon as it cuts its way through the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. The amount of care and attention paid to it is simply staggering. The skies are bright blue and show white clouds streaking out on either side of the ship, while the horizon shows dark and distant mountains. The reels themselves are placed against the ship’s stern, while the adornments that run around the stern’s perimeter serve as the frame that encases the game grid, which is itself a riot of color thanks to the nautical-themed symbols. There are some neat animations as well, such as the sea getting churned beneath the ship as it moves, the sails flapping in the breeze, and the seagulls flying to and fro in the sky. This is accompanied by ambient sounds such as the sea lapping against the boat, seagulls crying and the distant sound of music wafting through the air, plus a jaunty jig soundtrack when spinning the reels. It all adds up to a wonderfully atmospheric slot.
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Mobile
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Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Symbols
The game has 13 symbols, all fitting the nautical pirate theme to a tee; we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up.
- Royal 9 - A playing card symbols = these have a payout of between 0.4x - x0.6 the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Green jewel symbol = this has a payout of 0.7x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Blue jewel symbol = this has a payout of 0.8x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Red jewel symbol = this has a payout of 0.9x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Purple jewel symbol = this has a payout of 25x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Wild symbol = represented by a trio of fireworks tied together by a band with the world WILD on it. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols apart from the Scatter.
- Gold Chest Scatter symbol = represented by a red gold treasure chest. Key in triggering the Kraken Bonus Round. Only appears on reels 1 - 5.
- Purple Chest Megascatter symbol = represented by a purple gold treasure chest. This symbol is also key in triggering the Kraken Bonus Round but also performs other functions as will be seen. Only appears on reel 6.
- Scatter symbol = represented by a pirate’s compass. This symbol appears only on the extra horizontal reel and reveals a direction, North, South, East, and West, and adds Bird Wilds in all available positions in the revealed directions. Wild Bird Scatters substitute for all symbols apart from the compass and gold chest Scatter symbols.
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Bonus Features
Pirate Pays Megaways offers a few pirate-sized bonuses and features sure to get the excitement going to swashbuckling levels!
If you’ve played other Megaways slots, you’ll be familiar with this feature. All symbols (apart from the Scatter) in winning combinations disappear from the reels, creating space for other symbols to fall into the recently vacated positions. These new symbols are the same size as the ones they replaced. Reactions continue until no more winning combinations appear as a result.
Kraken Bonus Round Feature
This feature is triggered by landing at least 3 Scatter symbols. If one of the triggering Scatters just so happens to be a Purple Chest Megascatter symbol, then an Enhanced Bonus Round is awarded.
20 different Free Spins outcomes are shown at the start of the bonus round. Each outcome presents a certain number of Free Spins alongside a Win Multiplier that increases by +1 after each reaction in the bonus round.
One outcome is removed for every additional Scatter that triggered the feature over and above the minimum 3 required. The ship’s broadside cannons remove an additional 5 outcomes, after which you’ll be presented with a Free Spins offer.
You can choose to accept or reject the Free Spins offer; reject it, outcomes continue to be removed and you'll be presented with a new Free Spins offer. You can continue to reject Free Spins offers until only two outcomes remain. Pick a chest when this happens to be awarded one of the two remaining outcomes at random.
If the Enhanced Bonus Round was awarded due to a Purple Chest Megascatter symbol being used to trigger the feature, then the lowest 10 outcomes are removed automatically.
The incorporation of the Megaways engine means that each reel can reveal a certain number of symbols in view. Landing consecutive symbols on all reels after a spin could lead to the maximum 117,649 ways to win!
Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Summary
The Pirate Pays Megaways slot is a solid addition to Big Time Gaming’s catalog of Megaways titles, successfully fusing the pirates' theme with their proprietary game engine and exciting and unique bonus features such as the Compass Wilds and Kraken Bonus Round. It builds upon the success of its immediate predecessors while confirming the Megaways engine as one of the most exciting and innovative in online slot history. And Big Time Gaming is not finished yet! If you enjoy the open seas of this title, then you may enjoy the fishing themed fan favourite games Big Bass Bonanza and Fishin Frenzy Megaways.
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