There is certainly something very Pirates of the Caribbean about NetEnt’s Ghost Pirates online slot machine.
The video slot even contains the titular ghost pirates, and a mischievous monkey to boot, not to mention a similar title logo.
Even though it is one of NetEnt’s older titles, there’s a lot of life left in Ghost Pirates.
Look and feel
The links to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean are certainly there. Ignoring the similarities, players will also find parrots, crossed pistols, treasure maps, treasure chests, rum, compasses, anchors and all manner of alternative pirate symbols on the reels of this slot.
With so much imagery running throughout the casino game, and a surplus of buttons, Ghost Pirates is quite messy visually, but its gameplay is a treat.
Ghost Pirates was one of Net Entertainment’s first proper 243 ways to win video slots. Unlike other 243 ways to win slots, players can later the lines in this game.
Between 3 and 243 paylines can be selected, whilst players can also choose to bet over 5 levels, and select coin values of 1p upwards. Expect to find a wagering range which stems from 3p per spin up to £62.50 per spin in this game. As for its jackpot, a 95.3% – 96.9% RTP range (depending on the number of lines you select) can see you win up to 3,000 coins in all.
The wild symbol appears as skull and crossbones, whilst the treasure chest is Ghost Pirates’ scatter.
Bagging 3, 4 or 5 scatters will trigger a free games feature, but they aren’t true scatters, in that they must appear adjacently from the first reel onwards to pocket 15, 20, or 25 spins with 243 paylines. Playing with fewer paylines offers you fewer spins.
There is no other feature included in Ghost Pirates, but the adjustable payline structure is winning in and of itself since few other 243 ways to win slots can offer this alterable feature.