Pirate’s Pearl Megaways Slot Review
I haven’t been a parent for very long. My lady has kids from her previous marriage, so I came to the game late, so to speak. I’ve had to cram a lot of parenting lessons into a much shorter period of time. (Not unlike their actual father.)
Once, I was left to sort out the entertainment at one of the boys’ sleepovers with three other kids. I was scrolling through shows and found a pirate series that looked action-packed.
A series about pirates should entertain a gang of 11-year-olds. So I stuck it on, passed out snacks, and left to keep an unobtrusive eye on them from the kitchen. Less than 10 minutes later, the boys got uncharacteristically quiet.
I already knew then that if kids go quiet, it means they are up to something. As I entered the living room, I saw the kids watching a sweaty pirate brutally sucking a set of bare breasts.
The hard lesson learned is to always research shows before letting kids watch them.
Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on the sort of games you like, Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot from GameArt contains no nudity, but it is nonetheless for adult entertainment only.
Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot is a bit different from your standard slot. You play on a 6-reel, 4-row grid, where symbols change in size and can take up to 2 positions on a reel.
There is also an additional reel above reels 2 to 5 that spins horizontally.
When you spin the reels, winning combinations of 3 to 6 matching adjacent symbols explode allowing new symbols to cascade in to fill the open positions. This continues until no new winning combinations are formed.
Symbols on the horizontal reel can also form part of winning combos and explode, letting new symbols fill the gaps from left to right.
Above the grid sit three banners that count how many Mystery Black Pearl Ship symbols are collected and trigger different features. More on them under the Features sections.
The betting range for this game is only €0.40 to €2, so the financial risk is never very high and there are up to 117,649 ways to win.
Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot offers a 96.58% RTP, very high volatility, and an insane 80,000x maximum multiplier. The top prize is a respectable €160,000.
There are no limitations on which currency you play with, with the exception of the Australian dollar. Sorry, aussies.
The 3 banners I mentioned above explained from left to right:
The Ocean Battle is triggered when 100 Mystery Black Pearl Ship symbols are collected.
During this mini-game, you aim cannons aboard your ship at an enemy ship and take 6 turns firing at each other.
- For every successful hit, you’re awarded a random multiplier between 2x and 1,000x. All the multipliers are summed up at the end of the match and applied to your bet.
- If you successfully hit the enemy ship 4 or 5 times, the total multiplier achieved is doubled.
- If you successfully hit the enemy ship all 6 times, you’re awarded 10,000x your total bet.
- If the enemy ship hits your ship 4 times, you sink, and the feature ends with the sum of all the multipliers won up to that point applied to your bet.
YO-HO-HO! MEGAWAYS RE-SPINS
Collect 45 Mystery Black Pearl Ship symbols, and you’ll be awarded 3 Re-spins. Each Re-spin has more winning ways than its predecessor.
Collecting 16 Mystery Black Pearl Ship symbols removes all the low-paying symbols from the reels and allows new symbols to fill the empty positions, potentially creating new winning combinations. Afterwhich, the counter is reset to 0.
You need to land 5 or more Scatter symbols to trigger the Free Spins round. The more Scatter symbols that land will award an increasing number of Free Spins and a starting multiplier which will increase by 1x for every winning combination that lands.
- 5 Scatters = 10 Free Spins with 1x multiplier.
- 6 Scatters = 14 Free Spins with 2x multiplier.
- 7 Scatters = 18 Free Spins with 5x multiplier.
The Free Spins Wheel lets you spin for +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +7, or +10 additional Free Spins added to your existing Free Spins.
The Multiplier Wheel lets you potentially multiply your multiplier either by 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x.
You can win up to 29 Free Spins or up to 30x starting multiplier.
Both wheels have a large red section with a skull and crossbones, if you land on it you lose the Free Spins round completely and are returned to the base game.
Thankfully, you can opt to skip the wheel and its offer of increased spins and multipliers and just get right to the Free Spins round you initially triggered.
During the round, your starting multiplier increases by 1 for every winning combination that lands.
Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot lets you purchase 1 of 3 Free Spins rounds.
- Option 1 = 10 Free Spins plus 1x starting multiplier for 90x your current bet.
- Option 2 = 14 Free Spins plus a 2x starting multiplier for 190x your current bet.
- Option 3 = 18 Free Spins plus a 5x starting multiplier for 385x your current bet.
I didn’t experience any issues with Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot during my playthrough and I tested it on my Windows laptop computer and my Android phone.
The betting range on Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot starts at just €0.40 and goes up to €2. It has an incredible 80,000x multiplier, which can lead to the maximum prize money of €160,000.
On starting up Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot, I could tell immediately that this was not a simple game. It’s not the game for you if you’re just getting into online slots.
The Ocean Battle mini-game is a fun little diversion from hitting the spin button and can lead to some decent wins if you’re lucky. I also appreciate that you can buy it if you have no luck triggering it.
The option to increase the number of Free Spins and starting Multiplier is a great little addition. I found myself trying to get the highest number of spins with the highest multiplier I could get using this feature.
And we can’t not mention the almost unheard of maximum 80,000x multiplier. Multipliers are a key element in the Free Spin rounds and can lead to some hefty wins if you play smart and get lucky.
Overall, I think Pirate’s Pearl Megaways slot goes above and beyond to make this a unique game with its features. I would recommend it for that fact alone, but for long time slot players only. This is not a slot for newcomers.
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