Ghost Pirates Game Information
Shiver me spooky timbers! Ghost Pirates is a 5-reel, max 243-pay line slot from NetEnt. It’s time to splice the macabre mainbrace and toss some doubloons into NetEnt’s spook-tacular slot Ghost Pirates of the Caribb … sorry, just Ghost Pirates! The theme, visuals and logo of this game do seem to be based on a famous movie franchise that’s itself based on a theme-park roller-coaster, but any resemblance must be purely coincidental.
Ghost Pirates has plenty of funky game-play and stunning graphics, so a quick shot of a rum and on with the review!
Ghost Pirates Gameplay a Symbols
You have a motley crew to enjoy with this game, namely Jenny Rotten, One-Eyed Ed, Mad Monkey and Polly, a feather-brained parrot who’s oddly-equipped with a full set of gnashers. There are other symbols too, such as anchors, cannons, flintlocks and a map and compass.
When playing this game, you have the odd choice of 3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 lines. If you go for three, you get all three symbols on the first column added to the remaining symbols on the central line, making three lines. For nine lines the second column is added (3x3x1x1x1=9) and for 27 the third (3x3x3x1x1=27), and so on up to the full 243.
You can select your coin value from 0.01 to 0.50, and your bet level from one to five, which is basically the number of coins you gamble with at any one time. Your bet is multiplied by three if you go for nine lines, by eight if you go for 27 lines, by 15 if you go for 81 lines and by 25 if you go for all 243.
This gives you wagers in the range of 0.01 to the maximum of 62.50 (0.50 x 25 x 5). The more you wager, of course, the more you stand to win. To win you need to land at least three (and in some cases two) identical symbols in sequence on an active pay line, starting from the left-hand reel.
Payouts range from double your bet for two anchors or cannons, to five of Peggy Rotten for 1,500x. Note that there’s a slightly different, more beneficial pay table for the 243 pay line game as opposed to the others.
Ghost Pirates Bonus Features
Ghost Pirates Wild Symbol: The Ghost Pirates logo, which is a one-eyed skull wearing a pirate hat in front of crossed swords, acts as the wild symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols.
Free Spins Scatter Symbol: A treasure chest that’s over-flowing with gold acts as the scatter symbol, and landing three or more anywhere on the reels guarantees a win plus a number of free spins. You receive 10 free spins for three scatters, 15 free spins for four and 20 for five. If you are playing with 243 pay lines in play you receive an additional five free spins, and all wins in free spins are tripled.
Ghost Pirates Conclusion
It may be sacrilege to say it, but here is a NetEnt slot that’s a little disappointing. The ability to select 3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 pay lines seems a little too gimmicky, and most players we assume will simply go for the 243 max option without worrying too much about the others.
One you’ve made that decision, you’re left with quite a basic online slots games with wild and scatter symbols but no bonus game. You would have thought a title such as ‘Ghost Pirates’ would have had able options for an imaginative bonus game, but nothing doing.
On the positive side the game does have nice graphics and a decent RTP of 96.9%, so if you ain’t afraid of no pirate ghost, Ghost Pirates could be the spectre-cular slot you’ve been waiting for!