The Wombat says: As far as we’re concerned, there are nowhere near enough pirate-based games in the world of online casinos.
We love a swashbuckling slot as much as an Egyptian one (and we have plenty of those such as Gods of Giza for example).
Luckily, those creative geniuses at ELK Studios are about to right this tragedy with their sea-faring slot Wild Seas. Taking inspiration from the legendary Anne Bonny, an Irish pirate who looted the Caribbean seas and European sailing ships in the late 1600s, the heroine of this slot is a plucky female pirate (yes, there were lots of those too)!
This game came out about the same time as the Reel Rush slot– but that one is a more traditional looking fruitie from NetEnt.
Wild Seas is a 5 Real and 4 Row Pirate online and mobile slot game from ELK Studios. This is a volatile game with an RTP of 96.3%, about average. There are 178 Ways to Win and features include a Bonus, Sticky Wilds, Walking Symbols, Nudging Wilds, and standard Wilds.
This game was released in January 2018.
Cannons at the ready Wombat Fans, it’s time to parlay with pirates and see if we can’t steal some of their contraband gold.
Look and Feel
As always, the graphics in this slot from ELK Studios are totally awesome. We’d say that they are even superior to the visuals in the Siren’s Serenade slot which is another nautical spinner.
The action is set in tropical waters of the Caribbean and the reels are see through, although they are loaded up with animated pirates and intricate dubloons!
As you’d imagine the soundtrack to the game is a mix of the roaring ocean sounds and rousing classical music. We particularly like the cinematic intro that sees pirate ships advance closer to land, while the steely eyes of our Pirate Captain appear out of the darkness. This game is as good looking as King Kong Fury and some!
Wild Seas Slot Game Play
The Wild Seas slot is a 5 reel slot with 4 rows and 178 paylines. The symbols on your swashbuckling reels are made up of a load of pirating paraphernalia and include the pirate lass Anne Bonny ( who is the most valuable icon in the game), and the 3 ship’s captains.
There’s a stern English one in red, a French chap with the big hooter in blue, and a Portuguese skipper who is sporting a jaunty green hat.
Your lower value symbols are made up of gold, silver and bronze coins.
The Wild Seas flag is the Wild symbol in this slot and it will do the usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels to help you form extra winning combinations. It also plays a part in the bonus, but more on that below…
Now here’s where things get really interesting, as the Wild Seas slot because free spins round is completely unique! There are 2 levels…
Sailing Wilds Free Spins
Level 1 is called Break The Convoy. You can trigger this bonus by landing the Wild Seas symbols on reels 2 and 4 simultaneously. Next you’ll get 8 free spins on a new set of reels with 5 frigates (from one of the 3 captains picked at random) on the last reel. These ships will act as wilds and they’ll move one place to the left with each of your Free Spins.
Pirate ships will also appear on reel 5 and fire cannons at the Wild sailing ships as they escape across the reels. If a ship gets hit more than 3 times the ship will sink and turn into sticky wild treasure chest until the bonus is over. Your aim is to collect loot chests as possible before the next level starts.
Level 2 is called Loot the Treasures. Here you’ll be given sticky wilds on all positions held by captain’s loot chests. Look out for the extra treasure chests which can also become sticky wilds when they hit on reels 2, 3 and 4.
More sailing ship Wilds are added to reel 5 here too, and the free spins continue until you land a bomb barrel on reel 1 – as these little blighters will explode which means the bonus is over.
All in all Wombat Fans, the Wild seas slot is another superb release from ELK Studios. Swashbuckling fans will LOVE this imaginative slot and the rest of you will enjoy the varied game play and very lucrative bonuses. Set sail for Wild Seas slot land lubbers, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Wombat score: 5/5
Is there a free spins bonus in Wild Seas?
Yes. Try and drop in 2 Wild Seas flag anywhere on reels 2 and 4 as this will set off the Free Spins – 1 of the captains on the reels is selected at random as your opponent.