The Ghost Pirates mobile slot may be one of the older NetEnt machines, but don’t underestimate the undead – they have a way of sticking around.
Visually, this lacks the striking look of more modern games like Northern Sky by Quickspin or even the Phantom’s Curse from NetEntertainment.
So don’t go in expecting the Pirates of the Caribbean.
That said, sitting in a ships graveyard, with characters like Peggy Rotten, One-Eyed Ed and Mad Monkey gives this video slot an atmosphere that still works, even if it doesn’t blow your mind.
However, unlike the Eggomatic slot, you can choose to play this with or without sounds; the Ghost Pirates game is about substance rather than looks or sounds.
One of the nice thing about the older generation is that you still had a choice over your bet lines.
It means you can, if you don’t have a huge budget, play 0.01 a spin and get 3 ways to win – better than a classic slot by our count as you can still get some decent 5 of a kind wins.
However, if you can, it’s worth paying out at least the minimum bet of 0.25 a spin on 243 ways to win, as you then get a chance to trigger more free spins and more wins.
You have wilds, scatters, and free spins that trigger on 3 scatters or more.
If that sounds like games like the original BloodSuckers slot and Super Lucky Frog, then congrats; you’ve got the right idea.
This NetEnt game isn’t trying to revolutionise gambling: you want to trigger the 15 free spins because you get a 3x multiplier.
You want the 3x multiplier because whilst a 5 of a kind in the base game is awesome, a 5 of a kind with a 3x multiplier will see you walk away with some serious doubloons.
Don’t overthink it. This pirate themed slot certainly doesn’t, and that’s all part of its rascally charm.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.1% / 96.9%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.05|
|Min/Max bet||0.01 / 62.50|
|Free spins||From 10 to 25 Free Spins / 3x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatter, Free Spins, Multipliers|
Wilds: The Skull and Crossbones Pirate is the wild symbol and can be used to substitute any symbol, including the scatter.
Choose Your Ways to Win: The game starts with 243 ways to win, but you can always choose 3, 9, 27, or 81 ways to win.
The value of the symbols and scatters do not change.
Scatters and Free Spins: Whilst the scatter treasure chest symbols pay regardless of where they are on screen, they have to appear in succession from left to right in order to trigger free spins.
If playing with 3, 9, 27, or 81 ways to win you can trigger:
If playing the 243 ways to win you can trigger:
All wins during the free spins have a 3x multiplier.
This Ghost Pirates slot on mobile will no doubt have an instant fan base from those who have been playing this NetEnt game online for years.
And why wouldn't you? The graphics and sounds might not bowl you over with aww, but the wins do, and that's why we play slots.
Games like IGT's Cleopatra and Microgaming's Thunderstruck stay favourites because they give you tried and tested mechanics that pay out big when the time is right.
Ghost Pirates follows similar veins and does it with a mad monkey in the mix.
Who doesn't love a mad ghost monkey?
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2021 - Rating