A hundred years ago classic novels like Treasure Island were the drivers of the pirate genre in storytelling. Today it is Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Online casino software providers cash in on this popularity through pirate themed online pokies. Microgaming is a leading software provider to Australian online casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas. This article recommends two pirate themed online pokies from its portfolio.
Loose Cannon is a visually appealing online pokie with detailed 3D graphics. The symbols include the pirate captain, the female first mate, the treasure chest, the map, the flagon of rum, the monkey and the pistols. The win animations are a treat to watch. The reels are set in the background of a pirate ship. Loose Cannon has the popular 243 ways to win paylines structure that is now used in many Microgaming online pokies. The free spins feature is triggered when you land the compass symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the same spin. You are awarded 15 free spins. Normally free spins have payout multipliers, but Loose Cannon online pokie offers a different advantage. Winning combinations pay from left to right and from right to left. The pirate ship is the wild symbol. When it lands on the middle reel it first creates a wild stack. Then the ship’s cannon fires and randomly turns additional symbols into wilds.
Booty Time is a pirate themed online pokie with a difference. The usual pirate characters are not humans, but different species of parrots. Again the symbols are crafted in detailed but have been given a comic touch. The pirate captain, named Squawks, is shown perched on his roost. He awards the highest line payouts and starts paying from two-of-a-kind combinations aligned from left to right on an active payline. The other pirates are engaged in activities like steering the ship and firing the cannon. The captain’s table is laid out with gold coins, quill, rum and a candle. The playing card icons are embroidered on colourful pennants. The Booty Time logo is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. The treasure chest is the scatter symbol and it triggers the free spins feature known as Bounty Bonus. You first play a pick objects type of bonus game on the second screen to earn free spins and multipliers. These are added to the initial award of 3 free spins and a multiplier of 2x and the feature is played out.