Big Treasure Ahead
Pirate Plunder uses bright, cartoon-style graphics that make the whole game look like one big, animated scene from a Disney movie. The ships and tropical settings, with palm trees and sandy beaches all over, are quite idyllic. But don’t forget that danger can lurk anywhere in the Caribbeans, so stay focused on the reels and command bar at the centre of the game screen.
Pirate Plunder is using a familiar environment for players who love pirate slots, and we know that there are many of them. The game is therefore quite predictable in terms of atmosphere, but still very nice to look at and enjoyable to play thanks to its simple gameplay, which we will examine next.
Not a Minute to Waste
Pirate Plunder is played on 5 reels and 15 fixed paylines, spread across the treasure map that takes up most of the screen space. The command buttons underneath consist of several up and down arrows that will let you adjust your bet value freely. You can bet from 0.15 to 15 coins at every turn, and activate the autospin mode to place that same wager several times in a row, if you feel like speeding things up a little.
Despite an average RTP of around 95%, Pirate Plunder remains a little challenging because of its high variance. This means that you can spend a while spinning the reels without anything happening, and suddenly a large prize might just fall on your lap. This certainly happened to us several times as we were testing the game, so get ready to spend some time and credits here. As for the paytable, it contains all the classic card icons plus some crew members, including the pirate captain and a maximum prize of 400 times your current wager.
Where the Real Big Wins Lie
As promised, Pirate Plunder is quite rich in bonus features. Start by keeping an eye out for the parrot, which is not just the ship’s mascot. As a wild card, you can use the parrot to replace the basic symbols or form exclusive wild combinations worth up to x10,000. Moreover, a combination of 5 parrots in max bet will unlock a juicy jackpot of x90,000.
Another interesting icon is the scatter pirate, which can award up to 100 times your total bet wherever it lands on the screen. The pirate ships can also combine on reels 3, 4 and 5 to award a bet multiplier going up to x165, and treasures maps on reels 2, 3 and 4 will take you to the Treasure Chest bonus round. Open up the chests on the island to reveal extra cash prizes, and try to keep exploring for as long as you can.
An Exciting Slot Game for Experienced Players
Pirate Plunder started off as a classic pirate game with a high volatility and an average paytable, nothing impressive basically. But as we moved through the game, we were thrilled to discover how many hidden bonuses were available and how much money we were able to make thanks to them.
Granted that Pirate Plunder is still a challenging game, it is also an exciting one with very big rewards just within your grasp. Don’t confuse it with Pirate’s Plunder from Gamesys, who has a very similar name but different settings and a less generous paytable overall.