Pirate themed online pokies are very popular. If you are at an Australian online casino like Ignition Casino or Joe Fortune then there are two titles that you can try.
The first of the pirate themed video pokies is Jolly Rogers Jackpot from the online casino games supplier Rival Gaming. The pirate ship is moored in a cove set as the background to the reels. Captain Roger conducts the proceedings from alongside. The online pokie has the standard structure of five reels and three rows with 50 paylines. On the reels the Captain provides the top line payout of 5000 coins for five symbols on an active payline. All other symbols are thematic and no playing card icons clutter the pirate space. The symbols include pistol, cannon, swords, sextants, treasure chest, anchor, skull and crossbones and the customary bottle of rum.
The first mate is a pot-bellied huge fellow. He is the wild symbol and will substitute for any other symbol to form winning combinations, except the scatter symbol. It becomes an expanding wild symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. The animation has the mate laughing lustily and saying Jolly Roger. The other member of the crew is the lovely Lady Red. It has become common for pirate themed online pokies to include a female in the crew. If you land three or more of Lady Red anywhere on the reels you trigger the free spins feature with a Ho! Ho! Ho! Three symbols award 10 free spins; four symbols award 20 free spins and five symbols award 50 free spins. All payouts are tripled during the free spins. Jolly Roger Jackpot also includes a pick objects bonus game on the second screen. It is triggered by three or more pirate ship symbols anywhere on the reels.
Goldbeard from Realtime Gaming is the other pirate themed video pokie at these online casinos. The symbols are designed in a comic manner and are bright and colourful. Captain Goldbeard is the symbol to look out for. The problem is that he appears only on reels 1 and 5. Goldbeard is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. Yu can see him swing his cutlass in a cute swashbuckling fashion. When he lands simultaneously on both reels he activates up to 24 free spins at tripled payouts. The gold coin awards scatter payouts multiplied by the total bet. The thematic symbols awarding line payouts include pirate ship, parrot, cannon and treasure chest.