Wild Seas is ELK Studios’ newer take on the pirate-themed slot genre. The game, which features some classic pirate imagery – aims to take slot action of the seven seas to a whole new level. Despite its rather primitive special features, this 5-reel, 178-line slot does have quite a lot to offer you. First and foremost, it is cheap to play, with wagers costing between 25p and £100 a game. Secondly, players can win up to 1,000 coins in all via the game’s non-progressive jackpot. The RTP is also good value for money, too, coming in at a more than respectable 96.30%.
Wild symbols do show up in the slot, and this is where the developers have shown a touch of originality. Instead of the old skull and crossbones flags, Wild Seas features its own logo as a pirate flag and subsequently a wild symbol. Wilds can substitute for all other icons which appear on the reels.
Wilds are also used to trigger the only bonus round in this game. Landing the wild symbols on the second and fourth reels will trigger the Sailing Wilds Free Spin bonus, which is the only one you’re going to get in this game.
To kick off the bonus, players will get 8 free spins. One of the captains will be chosen at random, and 5 of his or her ships will appear on the fifth reel. On each spin, the ships will sail one reel to the left, hunted down by other ships’ cannons. If a ship is sunk (by being hit 3 times), it will become a frozen wild for the duration of the bonus. If it escapes, it will disappear from the first reel.
Wild Seas is not the most gripping slot in terms of special features, but it does accurately and faithfully bring a little life to the sometimes-tired pirate-themed slot genre. There are decent wins to be had in this game, which costs a pittance to play and you do get value for money, too.