The Adventure Begins
Pirate King stand out in the Spade Gaming catalogue right away thanks to its awesome graphic quality. In the background, you can admire an entire armada of pirate ships sailing over a beautiful treasure map. The colour of the sea is a nice contrast with the reels and command buttons in the foreground, which sometimes look more like pieces of parchment.
In other words, we were immediately drawn to Pirate King as soon as we launched the game, which usually bodes well for the more practical aspects of any slot as well. Pirate King clearly has a whole universe to offer, so let’s dive a little deeper into it.
Follow the Map and You Shall Find the Treasure
In terms of gameplay, Pirate King is quite close to most Spade Gaming slots, with a 5×3 reel set containing 9 paylines and a betting range of 0.90 to 180.00 credits per spin when all 9 paylines are activated. The usual turbo and autospin game modes are always available to help you speed up the experience a little further.
Just like in any low-variability games, small cash prizes are quite easy to come by in Pirate King. It only took us a few spins to start winning, which is great for beginners who need to be a little reassured as they spin the reels and risk their money. As for the reel symbols, they range from the classic card icons to classic pirate artefacts such as ship wheels or mysterious, hand-drawn maps. Nothing too surprising there, but still very entertaining in the end. The maximum reward that you can hope to win in the base game corresponds to 5,000 times the value of your current line bet.
Double Your Rewards and Make the Game Twice as Fun
Sailing around the world with pirates is not exactly the safest endeavour, so you will need to rely on the bonus features of Pirate King to try and put all chances on your side to make it out alive – and richer than ever. The pirate captain symbol is a rather common special icon, a wild card that can therefore substitute for the basic icons on the reels at will. Whenever it helps complete a winning combination, the wild also doubles its value instantly. This places the game jackpot at a very comfortable x10,000.
The treasure chest is what any pirate is aiming for, and in Pirate King this symbols is a scatter. Three or more of them on the reels at the same time trigger an instant cash prize, regardless of where they land exactly. With them, you can win up to 100 times your total bet, that is to say the total amount of money that you are currently betting on all paylines. That is an excellent reason to bet as many credits on the reels as you can, and perhaps even play all-in.
A Great Choice for Gamblers Who Never Get Seasick
Pirate King is overall a simple and fun slot game to play, and we really had a blast trying it out. The gameplay and symbols are classic, but the game’s graphic quality makes the experience unique, not to mention the quite generous paytable. You will need a little luck to score the biggest prizes, given the game’s low variance, but perseverance and boldness can really go a long way here.
Pirate slots are getting more and more popular, and if you are a fan of the genre then there are plenty of other titles that you can choose from. Pirate Island from Logispic, for example, also offers a low volatility but features 20 paylines and thus many more ways to win at every turn.