Get ready to shiver your timbers in Skulls of Legend, a 5 reel, 30 payline slot from iSoftBet. This pirate-themed adventure comes with 4 different free spins features that offer between 7 and 15 free spins as well as an assortment of wild extras. Walk the plank from between 30p and £6 per spin.

Set against the dark ocean horizon and encased within the woody confines of a galleon, the reels in Skulls of Legend have a strong pirate feel – the usual lower value playing cards are there, joined by a parrot, cutlass and pistol, cannon, female pirate (who looks like she been modelled on Homeland’s Claire Danes) and the pirate skipper. 5 of these deliver 1,500 coins.

The crystal skull is the wild – it doesn’t offer any specific payouts but it does replace all other symbols. You’ll notice a meter under each of the reels – every time a wild lands, 1 of the lights under that reel will be lit. After you’ve lit all 4 spaces, you’ll be rewarded with a stacked wild which will remain in position for 4 spins.

The sailing ship is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels will result in a payout of 450, 900 or 2,250 coins. You’ll also trigger 1 of 4 free spin features – details as follows:

Rhum Barrel Free Spins feature – here you’ll be given 7 free spins. On each free spin, the skipper can fire his pistol and turn between 2 and 5 symbols wilds. These wilds will be held in place for the 3 spins that follow.

Compass Free Spins feature – 10 free spins are awarded here. On any spin, the symbol in the central position of the reels can turn wild along with all the symbols in a specific direction depending on where the compass point lands.

Storm Free Spins feature – you’ll receive 14 free spins here. Following any losing the spin, the symbols can be re-arranged and a winning combination formed.

No Quarter Free Spins feature – 15 free spins are awarded here. Watch out as the crew fly across the reels on a rope swing and in the process turn a random selection of symbols wild.

We found plenty to enjoy in Skulls of Legend as it’s a well-designed slot that features quality graphics and a jaunty soundtrack that’s right in keeping with the theme. The features are pretty good too. The wild meter can deliver some tidy extras in the base game once you’ve unlocked the stacked wild. There’s plenty of variety on offer in the 4 free spins features. We particularly enjoyed the Rhum Barrel Free Spins feature where the held wilds can quickly deliver.

There are plenty of pirate-themed slots already available – Skulls of Legends shows that there’s always room for a new one in a popular genre if the game is well designed and comes with innovative extras. Skulls of Legends offers both and is well worth a closer look. If you like the pirate theme, Novomatic’s Red Lady is a superb choice.