Booty Time Slots
One look at the title of this slot might give you a very different idea of the theme to what it actually is! No, there isn’t a backside in sight, the word Booty also pointing to ill-gotten gains made by pirates. You won’t find Long Silver or Blackbeard here however, as the pirate ship is manned by birds, with various beaked characters including parrots and pelicans appearing on the reels. You’ll also find a treasure chest, rum and a number of gold coins each emblazoned with a playing card symbol across it. The highlight of the slot is the free spins feature, where you’ll have to pick both the number of spins and the multiplier.
The slot is set on the deck of the pirate ship, with the setting sun just over the blue horizon of the sea. Flags blow from right to left on the masts and between these sits the ornate red title. The reels have a brown, wooden backing, while the symbols all appear in dark tones, making for a game that might be better with a little more colour. The symbols are drawn well, all of the pirate birds having a comedic air, which is added to by the animation when forming part of a win line. The accompanying soundtrack to the game is a Spanish sounding guitar tune, which certainly adds to the pirate theme.
Playing Booty Time
Booty Time is a 5 reel slot with 25 win lines. This number of lines can be changed to any number between 1 and 25 by simply using the slider found either side of the reels. You’ll also choose your coin size and the number of coins, and these in combination with your chosen number of lines will give you your total stake for each spin. Wins come along when you land three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line.
One look at the pay table shows you that Captain Squawk, the parrot in charge of the ship, is the highest paying symbol of all, where landing 5 in a row will win you 2,500 coins. His ship mates pay 1,250 and 750 coins for the maximum 5, while the rest of the symbols win you between 500 and 100 coins for the full house of five. Captain Squawk and the number 9 are the only symbols in the game that will also pay out when hitting just 2 in a row.
The Booty Time title symbol is the wild at the game and will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter. When substituting leads to a win, this win will be doubled due to the 2x multiplier in place for the wild,
To be a good pirate you’ll need to find treasure and the treasure chest here acts as the scatter. This only appears on reel 1, 3 and 5 and should it land on all three you’ll enter the free spins feature. This feature is actually in 3 parts. Firstly, you’ll pick one of the 3 scatters, which have now turned into gold coins, and this will determine how many picks you’ll have in the second stage (like all good pick me rounds, you’ll see the values that you missed out on, so you’ll now be very happy or feel like you’re ready to walk the plank!). The second stage shows a grid of fourteen treasure chests and each will reveal a number of spins and possibly a multiplier. You’ll use the number of picks you gained at the start and the spins and multipliers you win will be added to the 3 starting spins and the 2x multiplier you’ll start with. Having completed stage 2, you’ll now be ready to hit spin and hopefully see the wins come rolling in. During the free spins, landing the 3 scatters again will retrigger the feature.
Booty Time is a fun slot which doesn’t quite hit the heights. The slightly dark look of this MicroGaming designed game isn’t particularly appealing and the features are also a little lacking, with just a free spins round and nothing away from the reels at all. The fact that there are a number of pirate based slots around also doesn’t help, as this one fails to stand out. However, some will enjoy the game. The one feature is much more involved than your usual free spins game and there is a sense of humour about the game too. Whether this is enough is open to question.