If you’re one of those pokie players that also enjoyed the movie «Pirates of the Caribbean» with Johnny Depp, then this is surely to leave a positive impact on you. Personally speaking, pirates and other related stuff are not our favourites, however, we still think that Ghost Pirates is a very enjoyable pokie. So in other words, it will probably become a hit among many, pirate fans or not.
First of all we shall start by pointing out that this pokie does not work with betlines but with betways. The latter as you may well know are simply ways for winning, meaning that symbols just need to appear in succession from the leftmost reel. We’re pretty sure that most of you have tried other pokies like Asian Beauty that employ this system. Ghost Pirates features 243 possible ways to win.
What’s new here is the fact that you can choose how many betways to enable. You can choose to activate 3, 9, 27, 81, or 243 ways. Of course, just as with betlines, the more winning ways activated, the higher are the chances of winning. Betways, however, are not the only thing that you can decide. You also have the faculty of deciding between bet levels one and five, as well as the coin value that can reach a maximum of €0. 50.
We suggest that before you start playing you take a look at the paytable to check how the betways work, and what kind of profit to expect. Other than that it should all be plain sailing. Mad monkey, Polly and One-eyed Ed, together with other related symbols, will accompany you all throughout this profitable journey. Of course, wilds and scatters, represented by a pirate skeleton and a treasure casket respectively, also feature in Ghost Pirates.
Wild symbols work as usual, and it doesn’t make a difference on how many betways are activated. Scatters, on the other hand, are slightly different than usual. First of all you should know that three or more scatter symbols activate free spins, of which you can get a maximum of 25. When you get to the free spins round the display changes and it feels as if you’re getting close to a hidden treasure or something of the sort.
The difference here is that as opposed to most other pokies, scatter symbols should line up on an active betway in order to give you access to the free spins. Needless to say, whenever this happens, big profits should be expected. Another small difference is that the amount of free spins you get also depends on how many betways are activated. Check the paytable and see what we’re talking about.
Finally, what we can say is that Ghost Pirates is one of the very nice pokies by NetEnt. The sounds are cool, and the graphics are very good especially when you get winning combinations and the symbols become animated. On the other hand, it is not one of those pokies with many complicated rounds. So it best fits, in our opinion, those of you who enjoy advanced graphics but still prefer simplicity over complicated pokies.