(Re-post) Pirates themed slot games can be fun, depending on how the game goes. Captain's Treasure, from the Playtech stables, can be considered an oldie, as this game was a part of the earliest games that were introduced when Playtech casinos came on line. That was more than 18 years ago. To compare it with any new contemporary games would be rather unfair and unrealistic, so lets look at it at how it plays and pays, and to what levels of entertainment it could bring.
Captain's Treasure is a 9-paylines 5-reels slot game and is devoid of any thrilling free spins or bonus feature games. Being a straight no-frills game, one can only expect enjoyment from it by its payouts. There are no bonus symbols to catch on the reels and the Wild symbols do not carry any win value either. A Wild symbol only provide a substitution for any other symbol, except for the scatter symbol, to create any possible win on the 9 paylines. This Wild symbol does not even double up any wins, unlike Wilds in certain other similar games. Having said that, lets take a look at the symbols used. There are the usual 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, followed up by a steering wheel, anchor, log sheets, and at the very top of the list, a pair of swords, which pay out 5000x the line bet. A treasure chest is the scatter symbol, paying out 100x the total bet for 5-of-a-kind. As you can see here, all win values are only half of their current counterparts, but 18 years ago, such paytables were the norm for 9-and-less-payliners.
Personally, I have played this game only on a few occasions, making a few small wins but getting mostly losses. Not good at all is it? The worse part was, and still is, trying to keep or maintain one's interest in the game whilst playing it! Watching as the reels spin is never that exciting, especially when there aren't any animations to catch your interest. My eyes went to sleep on many occasions even though I wasn't ready for it yet! Hahaha. Nowadays, animations are playing an important role in every new game. They catch your interest, they keep you entertained and they can even make you laugh too. Only giggles? Okay, fair enough, for those who lack funny bones in their bodies, but some animations can be really funny! If they don't get you laughing for a few seconds at least , you'd probably have lost too much already! Hehehe. Whoops! Still not laughing huh? Never mind.
For a refresher, I logged into my Playtech fun account, pick the Captain's Treasure game out, set my bet to $9, and just let it roll! Started with $2000, and 1 hour later, the balance is showing just over $4400! That easy to win? Not on your life! That's just playing in the fun mode, whereby wins do come more easily! A lot of players doubt this, but I for one, know it for a fact! I can prove it too, but that's another story. Today alone, I played 2 games in the fun mode, and both of them made wins! Try doing that with real money play! But if you do win, whoopie, must be your lucky day! Hehehe. Eh? So what am I trying to say? If you don't like playing Captain's Treasure, then go find another pleasure to play! A game I mean, but if you prefer something else, go ahead, it's your call anyway! Hahaha.