If a tally was made of online pokies of different themes then football themed pokies would lead the rest by far. The contest for the second most popular theme would be stiff. One of the strongest contenders would be pirate themed online pokies. This article reviews three such video pokies from Microgaming that can be played at online casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Jackpot City.
Shiver Me Feathers is one of the oldest Microgaming pirate themed online pokies. Here birds take on the role of pirates. So you have a parrot as the captain of the blood-thirsty horde. Befitting this status, the parrot is the wild symbol and awards the top line payouts. The first mate is represented by a sullen looking crow. The other thematic symbols are crab, Jolly Roger, and map. The treasure chest is the scatter symbol. All the symbols have a comical design. Shiver Me Feathers includes a free spins round that is triggered when the treasure chest appears on reels 1 and 5. You pick two chests and will get the number of free spins and the payout multiplier.
Booty Time takes up from Shiver Me Feathers in that the pirate crew consists of parrots. Captain Squawks awards the highest line payouts. You can guess why he has been so named from the win animations. The other parrot pirates are steering the ship and lighting up a cannon. The captain’s table and playing card icons on coloured pennants are the other symbols. The Booty Time logo is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. The treasure chest triggers the free spins feature known as Bounty Bonus. You start with of 3 free spins and a multiplier of 2x and win more through a pick objects type second screen bonus game.
Loose Cannon is the slickest and most exciting of the Microgaming pirate themed online pokies. It is a 243 ways to win pokie, which is another reason for its popularity. The symbols are crafted in 3D and have visually appealing win animations. They include the Loose Cannon logo, pirate captain, female pirate, captain’s monkey, treasure chest, map, rum and pistols. The free spins feature triggered by the compass and awards 15 free spins in which winning combinations will pay both ways. The pirate ship is the wild symbol and activates the Wild Cannon bonus when it lands on reel 3. It first creates a wild stack and then fires its cannons randomly turning additional symbols into wilds.