Skulls Up: Demo
Skulls UP! Theme/Symbols
With an obvious pirate theme, Skulls UP! Sees you set sail for lost riches as you join pirates, parrots and cheeky monkeys upon a tropical island. With superb cartoon style graphics and animations, you’ll see a beautiful beach in the backdrop. With a relaxing soundtrack playing, it’s colourful and bright.
Symbols include low value A, K, Q, J and 10 royals which appear on wooden coins. You’ll also see Biscuit the parrot, Wrench the monkey as well as pirates Smelly, Biggie and No-Beard. The No-Beard pirate is the highest value symbol giving you 2, 4 or 20 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
There’s also a regular Skull wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols bar the chest scatter and flaming skull wild. Being a 243 ways to win slot, winning combinations are formed by getting matching symbols on any position on adjacent reels starting from reel 1.
Skulls UP! Re-Spin feature
Look out for the flaming skull wild symbol as this activates the Skulls Up! Re-Spin feature – you get free re-spins which continue as long as flaming skull wilds appear on the grid. If you land a new flaming skull wild or standard skull wild during a re-spin, a new position above the reels opens up – this increases the number of ways to win. Each reel can reach 6 symbols in height which can give you up to 1,944 ways to win in total. When you land a win involving a flaming skull wild, it’s extinguished to transform into a regular skull wild before the next re-spin.
Flaming Free Spins feature
Keep an eye out for the treasure chest symbol as this is the scatter – when you get 3 simultaneously, you will trigger the Flaming Free Spins feature with 6 free spins. The flaming skull wild symbols will trigger the Skulls UP1 Re-Spin feature like in the base game which gives you more ways to win.
However, all unlocked reel positions remain unlocked for the duration of the Flaming Free Spins feature. Furthermore, every reel you manage to increase to full height will reward you with 2 additional free spins – this means you can benefit from 10 extra free spins which takes your total to 16 free spins.
Skulls UP! slot verdict
The Skulls UP! slot is a good one from Quickspin – I like the fact you get a feature every time you see the flaming skulls wild symbol which leads to more ways to win and potentially bigger payouts. It works better in the Flaming Free Spins feature due to the number of ways to win only increasing.
High variance, you can win up to 3,650 times your stake on each spin or free spin in Skulls UP! With an RTP of 96.26%, this may well be our favourite pirate themed slot game. All that is required is that you set sail for riches and join pirates Smelly, Biggie and No-Beard.
If you like pirate slots, Iron Dog Studio’s Pirate Kingdom Megaways slot is recommended as you can win up to 40,000 x stake on every spin.