|Online Slot Machine||1429 Uncharted Seas|
|Slot Provider||Thunderkick Casino Software|
At first I was quite sure that the year was a typo, since we all know Columbus set out to discover the new world(or rather a shorter route to China) in 1492. In other words this isn’t a slot about the exploration of the New World, but rather just a slot with a theme of exploring the unknown seas. Why the name bears the year is beyond my guess, perhaps it simply sounded good. That said the game does look and sound good, as is the case with almost all Thunderkick games.
The slot opens up with an intro that you should watch at least once, but which you can skip as well if that is more to your liking. After this the game opens up to the main screen of the slot, where the player is presented with a map of the uncharted seas. The atmosphere is quite well done, as you feel like you are exploring a map in the depths of your cabin with just the flicked of candlelight as your only companion. Though there’s no great number of bonus features you do have the expanding wilds as well as quite a massive number of free spins.
1429 Uncharted Seas at a quick glance
- Produced by Swedish game company Thunderkick
- Released in 2015, updated in 2016
- Return to player is surprisingly high at 98.5%
- Max win 670 times the bet, low volatility
- Minimum bet 10 cents, maximum 100 euros
Free spins galore
The main bonus feature in the game are the free spins, which you can get up to 50 at a time. The rounds are activated when the scatter symbol, also called bonus symbol, appears thrice or more times on the reels in a single round. The bonus symbol in this case is a compass, which guides you towards a storm of free spins. The more symbols the more rounds you get, a quick recap on this below:
- 3 bonus symbols – 10 free spins
- 4 bonus symbols – 20 free spins
- 5 bonus symbols – 50 free spins
The free spins are played with the same bet as the round that launched them. You’ll get an intro page, as well as animated intro if you are so lucky, whenever the bonus rounds start and end. As is the norm the amount of total wins is displayed at the end of the free spins. In addition to free spins the game has an expanding wild that features in reels 2, 3 and 4. Whenever the wild completes a payline, in which case it substitutes for all other symbols except the bonus, it expands to cover the entire reel landing even more wins.
1429 Uncharted Seas slot comes with quite a regular setup of 5 reels in 3 rows and with 25 paylines. All paylines function from left to right, with 3 symbols guaranteeing a win, and 5 symbols paying out the biggest win for any combination. All wins are based on the bet level, which runs from ten cents to a cool hundred euros. The minimum win is 0.5 times the bet, while the maximum(from a single payline combination) is 50 times the bet. The symbols have a nautical theme, which should be evident from the name alone, and you have sea monsters, mermaids, angry turtles and other symbols precious to seamen and sailors alike landing on the screen.
The game has a surprisingly high RTP of 98.5%, which means that rounds where you win nothing at all are quite rare. Combined with low volatility and medium wins you are looking at a perfect game for playing bonus money, and an excellent slot when playing simply for fun. You will certainly get your moneys worth. Once again though you’ll be waiting for the bonus features to land in order to score any life changing wins.
Uncharted Seas is not drastically new nor innovative enough to garner any awards, it is however a solid slot with excellent graphics, sound effects and with some decent wins. A basic game from Thunderkick in other words, that is quite fun to play. If you’re looking for jackpot like wins there’s quite a few other games to play though. For those adventurous enough to face the high seas a 100 euro bet can net you 67 000 euros via the free spin feature. Upon testing the game the feature landed quite a few times, though winnings of it were not that massive with our one euro bet. We recommend you give this slot a try to see if it’s worth playing.