Net Entertainment’s Ghost Pirates Video Slot Review

Ghost Pirates: Demo

Go hunting for treasure on the high seas in Ghost Pirates, a 5 reel, slot powered by Net Entertainment where you can play with 3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 ways to win. Featuring a ghoulish band of shipmates, this crew can help you land the gold courtesy of a bonus feature that awards up to 50 free spins where all payouts are trebled. Set sail on all devices from as little as 1p per spin.

Step aboard a pirate ship

Ghost Pirates is a relative oldie in the online video slot world, first hitting the virtual shelves in 2013. The visuals haven’t really dated though – set against an ocean backdrop featuring a sailing ship and flanked by skeleton sailors and rigging, the reels have a strong nautical feel.

Symbols include anchors, cannons, jugs of ale, maps and compasses, medallions and pistols. Those lower value objects are joined by the gruesome looking crew. Look out for Polly the parrot, the Mad Monkey, One Eyed Ed and Peggy Rotten who is the most lucrative symbol, awarding 60 times your bet if you land a 5 symbol combination.

The ghost pirate is the game’s wild, appearing on reels 2 and 4 only – it doesn’t offer any specific payouts but it does replace all other symbols including the scatter.

3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 ways to win

When firing up the Ghost Pirate slot, you can choose to play with 3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 ways to win. The number of ways to win affects your winning potential due to have more or less paylines to form winning combinations. Your bet size will also vary depending on your chose number of ways to win:

  • 3 ways to win – play from 1p to £2.50 per spin
  • 9 ways to win – play from 3p to £7.50 per spin
  • 27 ways to win – play from 8p to £20 per spin
  • 81 ways to win – play from 15p £37.50 per spin
  • 243 ways to win – play from 25p to £62.50 per spin

I would play with 243 ways to win as it gives you a better chance of forming wins.

Free Spins feature

The treasure chest is the scatter symbol. Land 3 or more of them on successive reels, starting from reel 1, to trigger the Free Spins feature. If playing with 3, 9, 27 or 81 ways to win, you will get 2, 20 or 50 times your bet along with 10, 15 or 20 free spins. If playing with 243 ways to win, you receive 5, 20 or 50 times your bet with 15, 20 or 25 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters.

Whatever the number of paylines you play with, all winning combinations hit during the feature are boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. Land more scatters and you’ll re-trigger the feature and get even more free spins with up to 50 available (for 243 ways to win).

Ghost Pirates thoughts

Ghost Pirates is a volatile slot – there will be plenty of spells when your pillaging will come to very little. It is possible to win a big haul of booty on a single spin though, especially during the Free Spins feature where the trebling multiplier can have a big impact. The maximum win stands at 768 times your total bet per free spin.

Ghost Pirates is a nice fusion of the pirate and horror genres – the visuals are top notch with the action playing out to a sweeping orchestral soundtrack which is right in keeping with the theme. If you have the patience and bankroll to cope with the swings, it’s well worth setting sail with this band of Ghosts Pirates. If the theme is appealing, NetEnt’s Blood Suckers II is recommended.

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