The Robin Hood of the pirate oceans sets sail in Wilds Seas, a 5 reel, 178 ways to win video slot from ELK Studios. Boasting the developer’s trademark classy design, it comes with a 2 stage free spins bonus round that awards sailing wilds then sticky wilds. Play on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.
There’s a bit more back story to Wild Seas than most games – the action centres on pirate Anne Bonny who robs from the rich merchant ships and gives to the poor local fishermen (and hopefully you too). The reels include bronze, silver and gold coins as well as a group of snooty-looking ship’s captains and pirate Anne. The sailing ship flag is the wild.
The main bonus offering, the Free Spins feature, is triggered when you hit the Wild Seas flag on reels 2 and 4 simultaneously. All of the ship’s captain symbols transform so that only 1 of them appears during the feature. You’ll then try and Break The Convoy!
Reel 5 is filled with a convoy of wild sailing ships – these move 1 reel to the left with each free spin. If a cannon lands on reel 5, it fires at the ship on that row and disables it for a free spin so it doesn’t move. Hit a ship 3 times and it sinks and in the process, turns into a treasure chest which comes into its own in part 2. This part of the round concludes when all the ships have sailed past reel 1.
Part 2, Loot The Treasures then follows – any treasure chests showing after sinking ships in part 1 turn into sticky wilds in part 2. Look out for the extra treasure chests which can become sticky wilds when they hit on reels 2, 3 and 4. More sailing ship wilds are added to reel 5 here too. The free spins continue until you land a bomb barrel on reel 1 as they explode to end the feature.
We enjoyed this swashbuckling pirate adventure – the sound and visuals are what we’ve become accustomed to from ELK Studios and are impressively done. The base game is pretty vanilla but the Free Spins feature delivers plenty of potential excitement thanks to all the extra wilds that are in play. This is a fairly volatile video slot with top payouts of 1,780 times your bet on every spin.
The online casino waters are filled with pirate-themed video slots – ELK Studios has delivered one of the better ones here. Well designed, volatile and coming with a corking feature, it’s well worth braving these Wild Seas. Another game to look at is Novomatic’s Red Lady which is simple yet volatile.