|Online Slot Machine||Barbary Coast|
|Slot Provider||Betsoft Casino Software|
Pirate themed video slots don’t come much more popular than Barbary Coast. Unlike many other developers – who have tried to cash in on the Pirates of the Caribbean craze by featuring ghost pirates – BetSoft Gaming have gone for really traditional pirate themed slot. With its solid 3D graphics, nifty imagery, and decent audio, Barbary Coast is certainly up there as one of the few, real swashbuckling pirate themed slots on the market.
As with almost all major BetSoft Gaming titles, there are 30 lines spread over this slot 5 reels. Players can alter those, the number of coins they wish to stake per line, and the value of those coins by using the barrels displayed at the bottom of the reels. Avoid the cannon, though, as that will rather cruelly max out your bet. Wagers stem from a floor of 2p per line per spin, up to a ceiling of £150 per spin.
There isn’t a whole lot of loot for you to snap in Barbary Coast, which is surprising given the slot’s popularity. You can snag up to 300 coins by landing five maiden icons on a payline. Five skull and crossbones symbols, or treasure chests will see you net 250 coins. Failing that, there is a decent amount of bonus booty to be had in this slot’s special features.
If you want wild symbols, then you will need to land the cannon symbol on the central reel. Bagging the cannon icon on the third reel will see the cannon start firing and exploding. An explosive wild reel will then become yours on the very next spin.
A free spins bonus can only be activated if you land 3 or more parrot symbols on the reels. These count as scatters, so it doesn’t really matter where they end up. Unfortunately, the free spins feature cannot be retriggered in this bonus round, and no multipliers are added to your winnings.
Landing 3 or more Captain Blackbeard icons on the reels will trigger a Fight Bonus which can see you pocket further instant cash prizes. Land any 3 worker pirate symbols on the reels to trigger a Grog Challenge bonus, which offers you the chance to out drink a pirate and win more cash prizes.
Dashing Sawyer Click Me bonus
When players land 3 of the Ben Sawyer (red-capped) pirates in any positions on the reels, they will trigger the Dashing Sawyer Click Me bonus. You know what’s coming now: you can pick from several of the icons on the screen to win instant cash prizes.
We stand by our comment that Barbary Coast is right up there with the best pirate themed slots. Okay, the free spins bonus round may be pretty bland, and the cash prizes you can win in this game are petite. However, there are plenty of bonuses for you to trigger, and most of them are easy enough to land. Cash wins come and go without needing too many big paying combinations on the reels, and that is never a bad thing.