Ship ahoy! It’s time to take to the high seas and join the happy band of pirates as they battle against oncoming ships intent on pillaging their loot. Sounds like you have quite the battle on your hands here. But you are not alone, you will have the company of the tough but fair captain Mary, and Ben, a master explosives expert. That will come in very handy, that’s for sure. The scenario wouldn’t be complete without an outspoken parrot, he’s there in glorious technicolour, let’s for the sake of argument name him Joey.
The game features vibrant 3D graphics with idiosyncratic characters who each have their own personalities and roles to play. Microgaming has not only put a lot of effort into the look and feel of this pirate adventure, but they’ve also taken Megaways head-on by introducing Wonderways. Similar to Megaways slots games, Boom Pirates also has reels that expand. Also similarly, the game begins with 1024 winning ways, and players can trigger over 10 million if they’re really lucky. Now that is a lot of ways by anyone’s standards.
How to play
Climb aboard the good ship Boom and paddle your way to some big prizes. It’s all-out war as the cannonballs fire on both sides of the Island. But that is a good thing, because the Canon is your friend in this game, Yep, it really is. Forget expanding wilds, how about expanding reels, sound good to you? Well, this is what the Canon is here for, blasting its way across the reels, expanding the columns and rows, and offering so many more chances to win the big prize money. Wonderways to you, if you aren’t already familiar.
Come here, there’s more… landing 3 or more scatters will trigger the Free Spins bonus, during which the game brings out the big guns. The canon is all over the place, boom, boom, boom, expanding the reels at a faster pace. If things aren’t going as well as you like in the main game, don’t worry, Mary will launch a random Swashbuckling Attack following a non-winning spin. She just swings in, wielding her sword around willy nilly changing symbols and awarding a 5-of-a-kind winning line. Mary and her co pirate Ben are the highest paying symbols on line wins so you want to spend as much time in their company as possible. Ooh arr me hearties, avast ye, it’s all hands on deck if you’re to be in with a chance of some nice pirate booty.
One of the most exciting features of the game is the Cannonball Feature which is randomly triggered. The Canon fires balls at the reels to activate more winning ways (Wonderways). The reels are expanded by a number of rows and columns, and more cannons present on the reels when triggered will expand the reels from 3,125 winning ways to 7,776 to 46,656 – up to a staggering 10,077,696 ways to win.
Landing 3 or more Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 will trigger the Free Spins Bonus Feature, where 10 Spins will be awarded. During this round, the cannonball feature is more active, expanding the reels at a faster pace. Once the reels have been expanded, they stay that way for the rest of the game, opening up the chance of a higher winning potential during the Free Spins.
Mary’s Swashbuckling Attack is a totally random feature where she swings on to the reels following a non-winning spin to change some symbols and award a 5-of-a-kind win - other winning combinations may appear at the same time.