Ahoy me hearties, it’s plundering for a jackpot we go in Pirate Radio, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Realistic Games. Booty on offer in this seafaring adventure includes a bonus feature that offers up to 25 free spins with multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 6x. Set sail between 20p and £30 per spin on all devices.
The woody interior of a galleon forms the backdrop to the reels in Pirate Radio – those reels include brightly coloured A to 10 symbols as well as a trio of cartoon pirates. Each pirate awards 300 coins for a 4-in-a-row combination.
By far the most rewarding symbol is the Jolly Roger flag which is the game’s wild – land 4 of these in a row starting from the leftmost reel and you’ll pocket 10,000 coins. A full 5 wilds on a single payline will get you a mammoth 40,000 coins.
Land 5 matching pirate symbols on a payline and you’ll trigger the Pirate Bonus feature where you will be awarded 10 free spins. During these free spins, any combination of at least 2 pirates will get you a payout. They don’t all have to match, any combination will do. Land 5 for a 250 coin payout.
There’s also a traditional Free Spins Bonus feature available – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the treasure chest scatter. You’ll then get to spin 2 wheels. The first will determine how many free spins you’ve been awarded – this can be anything from 5 up to 25. The second will award a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x or 6x which will be applied to all free spin wins. You can re-trigger more free spins here too with up to 50 in total possible.
These pirate waters can be choppy for your bankroll – the features can certainly deliver but they don’t arrive too often. We’d put the variance in the medium to high category. Expect spells when your pillaging will deliver little reward. Get a healthy number of free spins and a high multiplier and doubloons aplenty can be won.
Featuring cartoon visuals and a Captain Pugwash style backing track, Pirate Radio is a simply designed slot. There’s nothing revolutionary about the features but they offer enough action to make this trip on the ocean waves one worth making. I also recommend Novomatic’s Red Lady which is highly volatile.