Join Madam Cheng and her motley crew of brigands for some adventure on the high seas in Pirate Empress. Powered by Playtech, this 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot comes with a bonus feature where you can choose between 5 and 28 free spins complete with wild multipliers from 2x right up to 88x. Set sail from 50p per spin.

The visuals may have a historical feel but they’re super sharp and bang up to date – set against a sea and sky backdrop, look out for lower value A to 9 playing cards as well as members of Madame Cheng’s crew brandishing an assortment of telescopes, compasses, treasure chests and swords. You’ll also see the ship’s banner flying fully stacked. The most rewarding symbol is the tiger – 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline will get you 38, 88 or 888 coins.

Appearing on the middle 3 reels only, the pirate skipper Madam Cheng is the game’s wild – she replaces all other symbols apart from the Chinese junk ship which is the game’s scatter.

See 3, 4 or 5 of the Chinese junk sail into view and you’ll pocket 88, 888 or 8,888 coins as well as triggering the Madam Cheng feature. Here you’ll be given the pick of a selection of free spin and multiplier combinations. Your choices are:

  • 5 free spins with wild multipliers of 18x, 38x or 88x
  • 8 free spins with wild multipliers of 8x, 18x or 38x
  • 13 free spins with wild multipliers of 5x, 8x or 18x
  • 18 free spins with wild multipliers of 3x, 5x or 8x
  • 28 free spins with wild multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x

There’s also the option to take the Mystery Free Spins and Mystery Multiplier which offer a random selection. Regardless of which combination you opt for, you can re-trigger more free spins if you land 3 or more junk ship scatters on the same spin during the feature.

There are plenty of pirate themed video slots sailing around the virtual online casino water – with its Chinese aesthetic and unusual bonus round, Pirate Empress offers something a little different. The free spins round is a cracker, allowing you to take big chances in the hope of landing rich rewards.

Get lucky with those wild multipliers and the Pirate Empress can help you sail away with decent amounts of treasure. I also suggest you try Novomatic’s Red Lady which is also based on a female pirate.