From how the theme holds up to what games you can play within Pirate Plunder, our in-depth review will tell you everything you need to know.
Treasure Chest Progressive Jackpot
Hitting five Treasure Chest symbols on an active pay line will mean that you’ve won the progressive jackpot for the Pirate Plunder game – or at least a portion of it.
The amount of the progressive jackpot that you’ll see enter your account will be dictated by the size of your stake on the winning line. Starting off at 10p per line for 2% of the jackpot, things will improve with every increase in your stake amount until you’ll find yourself landing 100% of the promised amount for a £5 stake. That doesn’t mean that you need to play the full fifteen lines, just that the line that sees five Treasure Chest symbols landing on it must have a stake of £5 if you want to win the full amount.
Gameplay & RTP
The theming of Pirate Plunder is full of delightful little details that you might miss the first time around. Look closely at the line numbers and you’ll see that they’re sitting on colourful bombs, for example. From the moment you load the game up you’ll feel as though you’re playing a slot that’s far more rich in content than it actually is, thanks to the pirate standing in front of a ship sailing with a full moon behind it. That Pirate Ship and Moon is something you’ll see again when it comes to the various symbols of the game. It’s accompanied by the likes of a Treasure Map, a Skull & Crossbones, a Maid and a Pirate. It’s also good that the progressive jackpot is triggered by landing five Treasure Chests, given that you’d feel rather excited if you found them in real life!
Even the Queen, King and Ace symbols appear to be made of wood you’d find on a ship or a pirate’s leg, showing the extent to which the theme runs throughout the game. Unfortunately the lack of mini-games aside from the aforementioned progressive jackpot does disappoint somewhat, meaning that the graphics and rich look of the game flatter to deceive. Ultimately it’s just a normal, run-of-the-mill slot with nothing overly exciting to get you engaged. It’s not designed to be, to be fair. It’s intention is to keep you amused and entertained for a few minutes when you take a break from your favourite bingo room so it’s probably slightly churlish to complain about it not having all of the bells and whistles of some bigger games.
When the gameplay isn’t quite exciting enough to win over players then you look to the Return To Player average to see if that’s got much to recommend it. In the case of Pirate Plunder, the answer is ‘not really’. 93% isn’t the best RTP you’re likely to find, with some Virtue Fusion slots boasting averages that are closer to 98%. It’s not terrible, though, so if you quite enjoy the theme of the game and don’t mind that the gameplay is a little lacking in features then it’s definitely worth considering giving the game a go. After all, a slot can have the best RTP in the business but if you think it’s boring then you’re not going to keep going back to it. Pirate Plunder isn’t boring, there’s just not much to keep you engaged.