Pirate-themed slots never go out of fashion, so it should come as no real surprise that this is the avenue that ELK Studios has chosen to go down with the theme of their Wild Seas slot.
Naturally, this slot is mobile-friendly (as is evident from the sizeable “thumb-sized” buttons” but it is also a rather nifty looking game in terms graphics, which you don’t always get with mobile slots.
ELK Studios may have started out as a small-scale developer of online slots, but they are rapidly changing people’s opinions of late.
Most of their recent games are not only mobile-friendly, but contain impressive graphics, and original gaming features. Admittedly, Wild Seas is a bit of a step-back in terms of features, but there is still more than enough entertainment to be had in this game to make it a worthwhile venture.
How to play
You’re going to find 5 reels and 178 ways to win in this game. The rather unusual payline structure might initially appear off-putting, but when you realise that minimum stakes are only going to set you back $0.25 per spin, your tune will change. Even at its costliest, you are only ever going to be able to bet up to $100 a spin on this game.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: Avoiding the cliched skull and crossbones flag, the pirate flag in this game is the slot’s title logo. It acts as a wild symbol and can replace all other symbols in the game without exception. In case you’re wondering, there are no scatters here.
Free spin bonus: The free spins bonus in this game is not triggered via scatters (there are none, as we’ve said). Instead, players can trigger the feature by landing wilds on the second and fourth reels. This will offer players a total of 8 free spins, played out on a separate set of reels. On the fifth reel, a ship will fire on escaping pirate ships (which try to make their way to the first reel). When ships are sunk, they turn into treasure icons (frozen wild symbols). If ships escape, the bonus round ends.
With a little luck, players can hope to win as much as 1,000 coins in this slot machine. With an RTP (return to player) rate of 96.30%, you’ve got more than reasonable chances of scooping up decent wins with this mobile slot.
To win the non-progressive jackpot prize, players are going to have to land 5 of the lady pirate symbols on any of the paylines in the game, and with 178 of them to choose from, you’re sort of spoiled for choice.
Wild Seas isn’t the best pirate-themed slot we’ve ever seen, and the prizes are fair in comparison to the wagers. Graphically, the slot’s a bit of a gem, but it is in its special features that this ELK Studios developed slot really excels.
It offers something different from what we’re used to seeing in a mobile-friendly pirate-themed slot, and that’s great.
T&Cs Apply 18+