Caribbean Anne 2 Slot Review
The sequel, Caribbean Anne 2 by Kalamba with its fast-paced gaming adventure and the fearless Pirate Anne as well as her crew is here. The hidden treasures are endless, and scooping up great wins is surely going to get you in the mood for more. So enjoy your journey on the high seas to a tropical island, take in the picturesque and beautiful visuals, and grip the gamble that lies ahead.
Every now and then we hoped that if we lived and were good, life would permit us to be pirates. Twenty years from now you may be more disappointed by what you didn't do than what you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Players score a hit when at least 3 matching symbols land adjacently across a payline from the left most reel to the right. There are 10 pay symbols used throughout - 6 being low-value which are 9-A card ranks, this leaves four higher values that depict different pirate characters. Landing five premiums in a combo results in a payout worth 0.75-1 time the stake. Fortunately, there are multipliers that up those values.
There is a special Anne symbol that leaves a Wild Frame around the position it landed in when it hits, bringing up a x1 multiplier. If another Anne symbol lands on a succeeding spin, the multipliers in all the frames increase by +1, up to a max of x30.
There is also a special cannon symbol and when one of these lands in the base game, 1 x Locking Wild Respin is gifted, this is where all framed positions turn into wild multipliers. Once the respin is complete and wins are paid, all frames are cleared from the reels for the next paid spin.
The bonus symbols are treasure chests and when 3 land in the base game, the Free Spins bonus is triggered, + 1x the bet is awarded.
The free spins are unlimited and continue until the Locking Wild Respin feature has been triggered 3 times. During the free spins, Wild Frames stay on until the bonus round finishes. Also, cannon symbols may make an appearance as +1 or x2 cannons. The +1 cannon symbol grows the Wild Frame multiplier by +1 prior triggering a "Locking Wild Respin". The x2 cannon then doubles the Wild Frame multiplier and follows suit.
The bonus symbols are treasure chests and when 3 of them land in the base game, the Free Spins bonus gets triggered, plus 1x the bet is awarded. The Free spins are limitless and last until the Locking Wild Respin feature has been triggered not once, not twice but three times. During the free spins, Wild Frames remain on the reels until the bonus round finishes.
If available, Caribbean Anne 2 is paired with 4 HyperBet bonus buy options. Each one finishes when the set number of Locking Wild Respin features have triggered. So, a bonus round with 2-5 Respin features costs 19.55x, 58.55x, 148.5x, or 330.25x the bet, respectively.
Caribbean Anne 2 stays in alignment with the spirit of the original, whilst altering a few bits for improvements. The goal remains the same; build up as many Wild Frames as possible in the base or bonus game to activate some multiplier action. You'll certainly need it too, because let's say the grid fills with the highest paying symbol with no modifiers included. Technically, the reward for this is a meagre 40x the bet. But fortunately, Wild Frames did produce the odd multiplier, and Caribbean Anne 2 is more sophisticated than the first with the cannon symbol triggering a respin. In the first one, every 10 spins, the frames accrued in that time would be converted into wilds. Then the process would repeat.
The original Caribbean Anne (2019) slot, a pirate-themed game was, in Kalamba's own words, a"smash hit", which gives reason to the pirates' return. As is usually traditional in a sequel, most stats have been driven upwards, features tweaked, and known faces have returned. In a positive step, Kalamba has jabbed the bizarre HyperBet system found in the first game to focus on a couple of respin/free spin features and a HyperBet bonus buy that was permitted.
Things have lightened up for the sequel, the first game was a little grim but Caribbean Anne 2 looks like Anne has found a pretty sweet hideaway to bury treasure or lay low from privateer hunters. Regarding the background, there's sunshine, a big skull cave type thing, in the base game, and the lush tropical flora giving the game a laid-back Caribbean feel. That peak rising mid screen gives off a St Lucia feel.
When free spins trigger, the action relocates inside a candlelit ship laden with riches, as a full moon beams through the back window, and the soundtrack transforms into a dramatic pirate track. The background art is enjoyable in both phases, and the female swashbuckler angle's pretty neat.
The great news for Anne fans is there's no arm twisting in this sequel. Bets produce the same RTP, from 40 p/c to £/€80 per spin. With any stake, the RTP sits at 96.71% when playing naturally, or it rises to 96.9%-97.16% if you purchase the buy feature. The game occurs on a 5x4 sized grid, designed with 40 fixed paylines, where hit frequency tips the scales at 17%. It's definitely a highly volatile game, Kalamba rated it as 10/10, but it also packs impressive potential.
Maximum win of x 14,100.
Caribbean Anne 2 is an improvement from the original, though that isn't saying a whole lot considering how much the first one seemed to disdain regular gamblers. At least this second edition won’t penalise you for playing at the default HyperBet Level 1, and perhaps your bank balance and nerves will be saved the second time around. All said and done, the visuals are incredible and immersive, and the game has the potential to be very lucrative.