Online iGaming giant Playtech has released a range of new online pokies, with Buccaneer Blast being at the forefront of the latest unveiling. The game, which is inspired by sailing and pirates, may not be the most original thematically, but should prove popular enough to be a hit among fans of Playtech’s games.
The 5×3 reel pokie comes with 10 active paylines and a jackpot of $150,000 and an announced RTP of 96.15%. The top payouts aren’t the best right now, but the game does offer some entertaining gameplay elements, such as multipliers, substitutes, respins, and the Ships Turned Wild bonus feature.
Most of the extra gameplay focuses on the wild symbols, which can be used to increase the amounts that the player is able to win. Ships Turned Wild is a random event that will see a cannon appear at the bottom of the screen, underneath the 2nd and 4th reels. If there are any low value symbols on the reels, they are destroyed and turned into wilds. The wilds then receive 2x multipliers, and can act as normal wilds, substituting for combination completions. The Black Pirate Ship has a chance to land at any time, and when it does, the player receives a respin along with three cannons underneath the reels.
The cannons fire and hit symbols at random, turning them into wilds. The mount of cannon balls fired is completely random, and if they hit and transform the right symbols, players can see small but frequent wins.
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