Arrr… plenty internet casino fans be liking online slots with a pirate theme but no one quite be knowing why…
Perhaps it’s the comical pirate accent. Or, more likely, the thrill of sailing the high seas in search of hidden treasure. Whatever the reason, online slots with a pirate theme are about as popular as the never-ending Johnny Depp film franchise in the same genre.
The treasure-hunting element makes for interesting pick-em bonus features and the pirates often encounter terrifying monsters and other threats both at sea and on land – perfect opportunities for animated video clips in bonus rounds.
Although there are dozens of prime-quality online slots with a pirate theme currently on the Net – and surely dozens more to come in future years – players have to start somewhere. The following online slots with a pirate theme by leading developers are bound to be treasure troves for anyone with a little pirate in them:
Pirate’s Gold by Net Entertainment
As far as online slots with a pirate theme go, Net Entertainment’s Pirate’s Gold is a definite must for players who enjoy no-fuss traditional Vegas-style games. And give players a great bootlegger’s buzz this online slots with a pirate theme includes a red-bearded captain who may be Yosemite Sam’s pirate cousin, as well as a treasure chest, cannon, sword, and skull-and-crossbones flag.
Although this is among Net Ent’s older slots with a pirate theme, it does have one or two modern touches including a bonus round and multipliers similar to the features of many machines at mobile slots sites in Canada. With a 23 different ways to win, players who are able to decipher the map to this game’s jackpot could cash in up to 10 000.00 credits.
Ghost Pirates by Net Entertainment
As if pirates weren’t scary enough, this game takes online slots with a pirate theme to the next level by adding a supernatural dimension. Ghost Pirates by Net Entertainment operates on the 243-ways-to-win system. The murderous ghost pirates sail the spooky seas to an eerie soundtrack as the player joins them in search of his own bundle of booty. With 25 paylines, Ghost pirates includes up to 25 free spins with all wins subject to a 3x multiplier.
Loose Cannon by Microgaming
Microgaming has certainly hoisted its sails in creating its online slots with a pirate theme, one of the most popular of which is the five-reel 243-way Loose Cannon video slot. This cartoon-style take on the pirate genre features a chest full of jewels and gold booty, a dagger stuck into a treasure map, the pistols, a jug of rum, and even a pet monkey.
The wild cannon bonus is one of the most exciting features to be found in online slots with a pirate theme and sees the pirate ship’s cannon firing its iron balls at the reels to transform symbols into additional wilds.
Captain’s Treasure by Playtech
Leading online gaming software developer, Playtech does not disappoint with its continuation to the online slots with a pirate theme. Captain’s Treasure is a five-reel slot with nine paylines and an impressive 25 000 credit jackpot. Captain Blackbeard presides imposingly over his pirate ship as it navigates the most treacherous waves and other obstacle in search of notoriety and plunder.