This game plays with the standard 20 paylines and 0.20 starting bet per spin, so you don’t need a big balance to start playing it. The game is actually by Ash Gaming, but I’ve been playing it on a Playtech platform all this while. It has a fairly good paytable, getting 5 Wilds paying 500x the total bet, 5 Pirates paying 100x, but unfortunately, both the Scatter and the Bonus symbols are non-paying. This I don’t like! Not only that, there are no Free Spins games either (argh!), but there are 2 Bonus games instead – the Treasure Chest Bonus and the Treasure Island Bonus. For me personally, I’d rather skip these 2 Bonus games for a Free Spins game, but that’s just my preference of course.
The Jackpot can only be won in the Treasure Chest Bonus game. All you need to get is 9 Diamond symbols from the 3 Chests. Simple right? That’s what the game makes you think, until you start getting different gems appearing from each of those chests! There was a time (some years ago) when I actually got 6 Diamond symbols from the first 2 Chests, needing only that last Chest to draw out 3 more Diamonds, but alas it didn’t, otherwise I would been praising this game instead! Hahaha.
The Treasure Island Bonus game is a boring game, if I may say so. A pirate would be spinning that wheel for the number of moves on the Map, and you win whatever the marker lands on, either a cash win or advance to the next higher level on the Map. Most of the time though, you’d win some lousy cash amount, argh! I don’t know just how much this feature game can pay out at its best, but what I’ve gotten so far are hardly ever more than 20x my bet amount! Yep, disappointing indeed.