The Age of Piracy
This is one of the older Microgaming slot games and it does look it. A bit dated for sure but the symbols aren’t that bad. There’s a pirate with a red beard, a treasure map (it wouldn’t be a pirate-themed game without a treasure map) and a beer stein. It also appears this group of pirates might be vegetarian as there’s a whole lot of fruit here. Tha includes grapes, bananas, coconuts, oranges and mangoes.
The wild symbol in this game is the Skull Duggery logo. It can substitute for other symbols to get you some winning combinations. However, it can only do that for the fruit symbols which is a bit strange. You’ll be glad when it does though as the wins it creates are tripled. Five of the wilds on an active payline wins you 12000x your line bet.
The bonus symbol in this game is the thief who’s making his escape with a heavy looking treasure chest on his back. Also the game has a scatter symbol which is a green skull sat on top of a pile of money.
As is the case with many Microgaming slot releases, it can be played in regular or expert mode. I’m not quite sure why you’d want to just play it in regular mode. The only difference between the two is the ability to have an autoplay feature. You can set this so they stop when a certain balance is reached or you are lucky enough to get a big win. The last thing you want to do is lose that.
Make sure you find out as much about the game as you can before playing it for real. The paytable has all the information you will be looking for such as how much each winning combination will pay you. Having some free games will be really helpful too.
Booty Bonus Time
Who’s up for a Booty Bonus? Well in order to get one in ‘Skull Duggery’ you need to get three of the bonus symbols on an active payline. That does mean you’re better off playing as many pay lines as you can. When you trigger the bonus game there’s five shipmates appear on the deck of their pirate ship (we finally get to see it). You have to choose one to be chucked into the sea. A bit cruel but there’s a cash prize available so go for it. How much you receive depends on how many of the bonus symbols that triggered the bonus game. If you were lucky enough to have five of them trigger it, then you could end up winning 3000x your line stake.
It has to be said there are a lot more pirate games out there that are better than ‘Skull Duggery.’ Perhaps it’s the age of the game to blame because Microgaming have put out tons better games since this was released. There are some good prizes to be won and the soundtrack isn’t too irritating. A slightly longer bonus game would have been appreciated too.