Buccaneer’s Bounty Slot from Amaya
Buccaneer’s Bounty is an online slot which will see you take to the high seas and join a band of pirates. The captain of the gang is a red haired lady who brandishes a large dagger, while you’ll find a scallywag as part of the gang, looking much like Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Of course, no pirate slot would be complete without a parrot, a treasure and a skull and crossbones, the highlight of the slot is certainly the free spins bonus round, while you’ll also find two fun mini games too. If you enjoy this game then I recommend also checking out Blackbeard’s Gold – another pirate-themed Amaya slot.
How to Win on Buccaneer’s Bounty
There is no doubt at all which symbol you’ll want to land more than any other – the treasure chest. This is filled with gold as landing five of these symbols in a row will see you pick up a mouth-watering jackpot of 6,000 coins, while hitting just one on a win line will still see a payout. Not only this, but the symbol is also the wild and will substitute for every other symbol at the game apart from the bonus one.
The captain of the ship is the highest regular symbol, worth 1,500 coins for the maximum 5; the scallywag and island come next, both paying 500 coins. Each of these symbols will pay for 2, 3 or 4 in a row too, while you’ll need at least 3 in a row from left to right to land a win with the other symbols at the game, such as the parrot, the skull and crossbones and the treasure map.
Buccaneer’s Bounty Bonus Features
The first bonus feature is triggered by landing the treasure chest wild on both reels 1 and 5. This will see you taken to a separate screen for the ‘Treasure Ship Bonus Game’. You’ll now have to choose whether to be an Island defender or a pillaging pirate. Having made your choice, you’ll now be in control of a series of cannons, although to fire them you simply click on the passing ships. You’ll have 10 shots in total and the more ships you sink the more credits you win. It would be stretching the truth to call this a skills round, as you’ll simply click on the slowly moving ships and it seems that hitting or missing with the cannonballs is seemingly at random.
The scatter symbol is a completely black, somewhat spooky looking ship. Land two or more of these across any of the reels and you’ll gain an immediate scatter win, starting at 2x your total stake for the minimum 2, with a payout of 100x your total stake for the maximum 5. However, if you can land 3 or more pirate ships from left to right, you’ll enter the free spins round. You’ll have a total of 10 free spins, with the added bonus that every win you achieve will be doubled. What makes this feature even better is the fact that you can re-trigger it and gain an additional 10 spins.
Design and Setup
The game has a bright, almost Disney cartoon style feel, each of the symbols easy on the eye, the captain and the scallywag the two symbols which particularly stand out. The backdrop to the reels shows trees hanging down from an island, while a ship proudly displaying the skull and crossbones heads toward the shore. The game might have been better with a little more animation on the reels, the majority of symbols just flashing when forming part of a win line, but overall the design is a good one. The accompanying sound is a little unusual, having no real relevance to the theme apart from the occasional sound of a seagull.
Buccaneer’s Booty is a five reel slot with 20 pay lines, although you can choose to play any number between 1 and 20. The minimum coin value is just 1c, while this ranges all the way up to $40, making this a slot ideal for both recreational and the more serious slot enthusiast. The auto play option is a very handy one, where you can simply set the number of spins or use the more advanced option where you can set ‘stop conditions’ such as when you have gained a cumulative number of wins or losses.
There are a number of slots with a pirate theme and this Amaya designed game certainly holds its own. The ‘Treasure Ship Bonus Game’ isn’t the most advanced feature you’ll ever come across, but there is certainly something satisfying about downing a ship and seeing your bankroll rise, while the free spins feature with the added multiplier makes for a very profitable bonus round. No, this slot won’t win any awards, but Buccaneer’s Bounty is ideal for those who enjoy variety in their slot gaming.