1429 Uncharted Seas Review

Ocean adventure and the hunt for treasure is the goal in 1429 Uncharted Seas, a seafaring-themed slot from Thunderkick. This beautifully designed 5 reel, 25 payline title comes with expanding wilds and a free spins feature. Take to the waves from between 25p and £2,500 per spin.

The ocean has provided fertile ground for slots developers. While many pirate-themed slots have adopted a cartoon style, 1429 Uncharted Seas is much more weighty fare focussing on the early years of seafaring exploration. The reels look like a beautifully designed map from the middle ages and feature a selection of mermaids, ships and assorted underwater creatures as well as the sun, moon and stars.

They’re superbly drawn and are vastly different to the imagery usually found on most slot reels. Shadows flow across the screen adding to the impression of a rolling seascape. The high class visuals are accompanied by a sweeping, orchestral soundtrack, complete with bells, cannon blasts and cracks of thunder. It really does look and sound an absolute delight.

1429 Uncharted Seas comes with two main bonus features. The ship is the wild symbol – when it appears on any of the 3 middle reels (reels, 2, 3 or 4) in a winning payline, it will become an expanding wild – filling up the reel and boosting the chances of a big win.

Next is the Free Spins feature which are triggered by the compass scatter symbol. Three on a payline will give 10 free spins. Four provide 20 while finding five will give you 50 free spins. It’s possible to trigger even more free spins if the scatter reappears during the feature. Up to 50 free spins can be re-triggered here (with up to 100 in total)

The biggest paying symbol is the mermaid which offers payouts of up to 50 times your stake. The overall variance is on the lower side of medium but the free spins hit fairly regularly to keep the action flowing. Thunderkick has created something pretty special in 1429 Uncharted Seas.

The innovative visuals and sound are as classy as anything you’ll see. The features may not quite live up to the stunning imagery but there’s still plenty to enjoy. Go hunting for undiscovered treasure in 1429 Uncharted Seas and you won’t be disappointed. If you like ocean-inspired slots, Nemo’s Voyage by WMS is recommended as well as Lord of the Ocean by Novomatic.