Pirates are a popular subject for online pokies and Pirate Isle is easily one of the best such video pokies at Australian online casinos. It is from the games supplier Realtime Gaming, which powers online casinos like Fair Go and Majestic Slots. It provides innovative gaming features in an awesome 3D visual environment.
The high paying symbols are four stereotypical characters from the pirate narrative. The bloodthirsty captain and his obliging wench start paying from combinations of two like symbols. There is another pirate and the frightened victim about to walk the plank. Realtime Gaming has used the usual pirate theme icons for the low paying symbols instead of playing card icons. These are Jolly Roger, parrot, monkey, anchor, cannon, ship’s wheel, ale mug and map. Finally there are elaborately designed keys that will open treasure chests. The bone key appears stacked on reel 3 in the base game. It is the wild symbol with a2x multiplier property. The diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby and gold keys award line payouts starting from combinations of two like keys. When you land three like keys in winning combinations, the keys get fixed above the reels. The win animations are something you rarely see in online pokies.
The treasure chest and the galleon award scatter payouts multiplied by the total bet. The treasure chest also awards the free spins feature. You are first taken to the map of Pirate Isle where you pick locations. If you find a treasure chest then you are awarded bonus credits and are asked to pick again. If the lock on the chest can be opened with any of the keys above the reels then the payout is tripled. You keep picking till you release the ghost. After that you will be awarded up to 300 free spins. During the free spins the skeleton key wild symbol appears stacked on reels 2 and 4 as well.
To trigger the Broadside bonus feature you need to land three galleon symbols with the extra bet activated. The extra bet is 20% of the total bet. In this bonus game on the second screen you have to fight enemy galleons one by one till you beat them all or lose. You bonus is determined by the number of enemy ships that you have defeated. If you remain undefeated then you win the progressive jackpot. Pirate Isle is a 5×3 online pokie with 25 fixed paylines. The only fault that you may find is that the maximum total bet per spin is AU$6.25.