Ahoy me harties, and welcome aboard the vessel that never stops filling you in on all the best bits of action around the online gaming landscape. Online slots are the topic today, with one, in particular, coming across our path in the form of Pirates Plenty Megaways, which marks yet another Megaways title to make itself visible upon the horizon. With cascading reels, expanding wilds, free spins, multipliers and more, this might not be so much of a scallywag after all.
Pirates Plenty Megaways is the 3rd instalment in this swashbuckling-themed slots series, and due to the Megaways, it'll probably be the most action-packed. Developed by Red Tiger Gaming who also gave us 10,001 Nights Megaways, Gonzo's Quest Megaways and 777 Strike, Pirates Plenty has cascading reels that see winning symbols removed from the reels for new symbols to drop in. These new icons can trigger a consecutive win, a sequence that could go on for ages. There's also a top row consisting of only 4 rows, which we'll explain later.
Thanks to this top row that becomes active at times in the slot, up to 200,704 paylines can become available. In terms of the average for slot machines online, that number is way higher, even for Megaways. The biggest possible reward for all iGamers is 10,489x your stake, which is in line with what we've seen from other Megaways online slot games lately.
The symbols in Pirates Plenty Megaways are very similar to what came before in the previous slot machines. The lower-paying icons are playing card suits clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. The higher-paying symbols consist of pirate rum, a pistol, a canon, a pirate hat and a pirate skull.
There's a free spins symbol, the scatter, needed to trigger the bonus. There are also two wild icons that substitute regular symbols as well as provide a few reel boosters.
The first wild is the monkey. This guy can land on any reel at any point in the game, and when he does, he removes lower-paying symbols. It'll also be a sticky wild through cascading win sequences. Map symbols will fall randomly at times, and you'll see that these get collected to move a meter that activates the top row when enough have been collected. Once activated, a second wild - Lady Anne - can land in the top row. She expands to cover the entire reel below, and applies a multiplier of 3x - 8x to wins she's involved in.
You can get rewarded with up to 18 free spins by landing three or more scatters on the same spin. This feature will see a multiplier added to possible wins. The multiplier amount grows by +1 with each consecutive win.
The presence of not 1 but 2 wild symbols is something that really helps players out in Pirates Plenty Megaways. Yes, there are free spins, which is where the wins should come, but the expanding Lady Anne wild is very effective in raking in the possible cash prizes. Aaarrrhh, you ready to trawl for that potential loot?