Ghost Pirates Slot
Ghost Pirates is a 5-reel, 243-pay line online slot from NetEnt. Arrrrrrrh! This be a slot that bears more than a coincidental resemblance to a very famous film series that itself was based on a roller coaster ride at Disney World. It was also something of a ground-breaker for NetEnt when it was first released, with plenty of gorgeous animations, unique features, and those 243 'all possible' pay lines. Even though this slot is now coming around to its fourth birthday, it can still hold its skull and crossbones up there with the best of them.
The game has 'bet ways' rather than pay lines. You can include the whole reel, or just the central symbol in each reel, and the more full reels you include, the more 'bet ways' are in play: 3, 9, 27, 81 or the maximum of 243. You can also choose your coin value from 0.01 to 0.50, and your bet level from one to five. The more 'bet ways' you have in play, the larger your stake and the larger the prizes you stand to win. All the symbols for this game are pirate characters such as One-Eyed Ned, Peggy Rotten and Mad Monkey, as well as other items of pirate paraphernalia such as muskets, doubloons and anchors. A sequence of three or more identical symbols anywhere from the left hand reel on an active 'bet way' will win you a prize.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout doubles your bet for two anchors or cannons. The jackpot is for the appearance of Peggy Rotten who will net you x1,500 your stake per 'bet way'.
The 'Skull and Crossed Swords' symbol acts as the wild symbol and substitutes for all others. The 'Treasure' symbol acts as the scatter symbol, but must land in sequence starting from the left-hand reel. Landing three or more awards you free spins. In '243 ways' mode you're awarded 15 free spins for three Treasure symbols, 20 for four and 25 for five. If you're not in '243 ways' mode you receive five free spins less. All wins during three spins are multiplied by three.
Sadly, there are no bonus games or features, which is a little bit of a disappointment, but that shouldn't detract from what is a very good-looking game that's been every nicely put together. Why not embrace your buccaneer spirit and see if you can lift the lid on your own slots treasure chest?