Avast ye! Get ready to become a pirate for a day and sail the high reels on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Initially part of LeoVegas’ originals, Pirates Smugglers Paradise is now going global, letting you plunder a tropical island where vast hidden treasures await on a 5×5 grid slot with a wicked pay mechanic, cascading symbols, win multipliers, symbol collection and three choices for the bonus round that can lead to wins of up to 1,243 times your bet.
Pirates Smugglers Paradise is a cascading slot with a 5×5 grid and cluster pays. Wins are awarded for six or more symbols landing connected in a cluster. You can join the pirate crew on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has low to medium volatility with an RTP of 96.30%.
A secluded bay, where the pirates would usually hide and wait for their next plundering tour, serves as a fitting background to the game. The ship is moored just offshore with the sail holding the slot reels. One side of the sail displays the win multipliers while the left side has a collector for free spin symbols. A moustached crab is holding count of the completed symbol rows to add win multipliers. A lively pirate soundtrack accompanies the usual reel noises.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card suits – blue diamonds, green clubs, purple spades and red hearts – awarding across the board 2.5x your bet for a cluster of 25 symbols. On the medium level, you will find a pirate’s hook, a poison bottle, a sword, and a handgun. Clusters of 25 symbols will pay 6.25x to 10x your stake. Four characters are the premiums– a parrot, a deckhand, a quartermaster and the captain of the ship. Hit a cluster of 25 symbols to win 12.5x to 25x your bet. The game has no wild symbol, while a rolled up treasure map marked with ‘Free Spins’ acts as the scatter.
Core to the gameplay is a new reel mechanic called Dropdown Wins that Yggdrasil has introduced for the first time on this LeoVegas original. A spin sequence starts with 25 symbols dropping on to the 5×5 grid. When a cluster of minimum six matching symbols lands on the reels, they are chosen as the winning symbols. If two clusters drop simultaneously on the initial cascade, the lower value symbols will transform into the symbol of higher value cluster. All winning symbols, including those not part of the winning cluster will remain, while all other symbols will disappear from the reels. A new set of symbols will drop down, filling the empty spaces. Any further occurrences of the winning symbol, irrespective if they are adjacent to the triggering cluster, will remain again and the rest disappears for another cascade. This continues until no new matching symbols land on a dropdown or the grid is filled with matching symbols.
Wins are evaluated and paid only after a sequence concludes, however, not before potential win multipliers are applied to them. Filling minimum two rows with matching symbols in one spin will see the crab activate an x2 multiplier while three, four and five full rows will award x3, x5, and x10 multipliers. They will reset after every spin sequence.
The reel plundering tour will reach its climax in the Free Spins features of which there are three to choose from on every trigger. You will need to have three treasure map scatters collected on the meter to the left by the end of a spin sequence to enter the bonus round. Each round comes with seven Free Spins which cannot be retriggered.
Rushing to become a reel pirate? This Yggdrasil creation might not be the best choice to turn into a plunderer as the maximum win potential peaks at 1,243x your bet. However, it promises a fun, low-volatility slotting adventure with plenty of action and features that will keep you well entertained.