Avast ye! Big Time Gaming has spliced the mainbrace, hoisted the mizzen and set sail with our Slot of the Week award with the release of its swashbuckling title, Pirate Pays Megaways.
Packed with giant sea monsters, stacked wilds, mega-triggers and interactive bonus rounds, the 6×6+1 video slot features up to 117,649 ways to win, along with offering a high volatility and an RTP of 96.53 per cent.
Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming, said: “Pirate Pays Megaways is all about swashbuckling pirates, legendary sea monsters and a bounty of features, stacked wilds, mega-triggers and interactive bonus rounds.
“The game being crowned Slot of the Week is testament to all the hard work and passion our Big Time Gaming team puts into every single game we release.”
Powered by BTG’s Megaways mechanic, the game features a horizontal secondary reel which can be found below the regular reels. With each spin, this secondary reel delivers one extra symbol to reels two, three, four and five.
Furthermore, there are two scatters in the base game: 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. Moreover, 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 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.
Additionally, a special purple scatter symbol matched with two greens will trigger the Enhanced bonus round. It’s the same as above except the lowest 10 prizes are removed.
After the feature offer, free spins commence, beginning with a multiplier of between one and 10, increasing after every reaction.
Lastly, 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.
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.”