Pirates' Plenty (Red Tiger): Review
Sorry about the cheesy heading, it's really hard not to include at least one pirate catchphrase when reviewing a pirate-themed slot. Speaking of pirate phrases, it has been speculated that the term Jolly Roger derives from the name of the red flags used by French privateers during naval battles to signal "no mercy", which were called Joli Rouge (“pretty red”) by the french, a term that was then supposedly butchered by non-french speaking pirates.
In this 5 to 6 reel, 20 payline pirate-themed slot powered by Red Tiger Gaming, we'll head to the bottom of the ocean in search of a sunken treasure where the captain of the dead awaits in the depths below to aid you in your quest for riches. High variance and playable from between 0.20€ to 40€ per spin, highlights include fully stacked multiplier wilds of up to 5x, re-spins with premiums only, and a free spin feature made up of three stages. Furthermore, a 6th reel may come into play and remain open for the rest of your session.
The visual design team at Red Tiger is becoming ridiculously skilled at crafting slots. Firing up Pirate's Plenty nearly leads to sensory overload. There are plenty of details for your mind to process here and for those of us who are fans of the old classic adventure pc-games, it's a bit like stepping into a modern version of Monkey Island. The colours are warm, the design incredibly detailed and if you pay close attention, you'll even notice the ship slowly sway from side to side. Set inside the captain's quarters, the reels include gold coins with card suit symbols as well as bottles of grog, crossed muskets, cannons and the captain's hat. The most rewarding, however, is the skull - 6 of them will give you 50 times your stake.
Pirates' Plenty (Red Tiger): Features
Pirates' Plenty starts as a 5-reel slot but can extend to 6 reels with the help of the Treasure Reel feature. Whenever one or more treasure map symbols land on the reels, they'll add to the collection meter - here represented by a treasure map with a ship moving along. When enough symbols have been collected, the 6th reel comes into play and remains activated as long as you stay at the same bet level. There are a couple of other features on offer as well:
- Wild Ships feature - only available with the 6th reel activated, these fully stacked multiplier wilds can boost your wins by 2x, 3x, or 5x.
- Wild Monkey feature - in the base game, look out for the pirate monkey. He'll steal all your low-value symbols which are then replaced by premiums.
Unlocking the Treasure Reel feature sets you up for an exciting base game session, but ultimately it all comes down to the Ocean Spins bonus. 10 free spins await if you land the 3 scatter symbols needed to gain entry. Now, above the reel set you'll see three chests. Whenever a key symbol lands on the reels it contributes to the unlocking progress of the chests. When all three keys required to open the first chest have been collected, one of the low-value symbols is transformed into a wild for the remainder of the free spin session and extra free spins are awarded. The whole process is repeated for the two remaining chests as well.
Up to 5000 times your stake can be won from a single spin with the 6th reel in play should you land a full-screen skull symbols along with a 5x multiplier wild.
Pirates' Plenty (Red Tiger): Verdict
There's undoubtedly an interesting twist to the Pirates' Plenty plot - unlocking the 6th reel changes everything. Not only does the Wild Ships feature come into play along with the extra reel, but the win potential is also significantly increased as well. Even the Ocean Spins bonus is an entirely different game altogether with the 6th reel activated.
Pirates' Plenty is a graphically intense online slot that cranks the eye candy to 11. It also manages the feat of balancing a generous set of entertaining features with a highly volatile mathematical design, although it can be a bit hard on the bankroll at times. Pirates' Plenty is an online slot that will likely appeal to both recreational players and hardcore punters, and it shows us that it's entirely possible to combine utterly delicious visuals and fun gameplay with outstanding potential. Other game developers have a lot to learn from Red Tiger Gaming.
All hand hoy! Time to plunder that old shipwreck!