Avast ye! It’s time to splice the mainsail, hoist the mizzen, cleave ’em to the brisket and set sail for Big Time Gaming’s latest slot, Pirate Pays Megaways


Out now via Unibet

General release October 27




Pirate Pays Megaways is a 6×6+1 video slot with up to 117,649 ways to win, packed with giant sea monsters, stacked wilds, mega-triggers and interactive bonus rounds.




96.53 per cent


The game is powered by BTG’s Megaways mechanic and features a horizontal secondary reel which can be found below the regular reels. With every spin, this secondary reel delivers one extra symbol to reels two, three, four and five.

In the base game, there are two scatters: a regular gold chest scatter on reels one to five, and a purple chest mega scatter on reel six. Landing three or more scatters trigger the Kraken bonus round. Furthermore, if one or more of the triggering scatters is a mega, then a mega feature offer is triggered. 

In the Kraken bonus round, there’s a range of 20 prize free spins and multipliers are shown on the screen. Players can choose to accept or reject the Kraken’s offer of one of these prizes. Should they rebuff the monster, destroying up to five of the remaining prizes, the majestic Kraken will make another offer. This will continue until an offer is either accepted or only two prizes remain, at which point the player can choose to open one of two mystery chests to reveal their final prize.

A special purple scatter symbol matched with two greens will trigger the Enhanced bonus round. It’s the same as above except the lowest ten prizes are removed.

Free spins commence after the feature offer. These begin with a multiplier of between one and 10, increasing after every reaction. 

A basic wild can be placed in the secondary reel or the main reels by the compass wild. Whenever this appears (in an initial spin or a reaction), it will indicate a direction: either South, East, North or West. Symbols in the direction the compass indicates will turn into basic wilds.  


“We wanted to breathe new life into the pirate-themed format by turning the cliché on its head,” said Nick Robinson, BTG CEO. “Pirate Pays is a slot that’s filled with some really interesting new elements, but it never compromises on entertainment value. That’s why this is a game that will appeal to all types of players from scurvy sea dogs to regular, everyday landlubbers.”

Pierluigi Rinaldi, head of exclusive content at Kindred Group, also commented: “Pirate Pays Megaways is jam-packed with the arresting graphics, sound and gameplay, and all the innovative mechanics and bonus games that we’ve come to expect from BTG.  We look forward to treating our players with exclusive early access to what may become a truly classic game.”


To play a demo version of Pirate Pays Megaways, click here.