With the advancement of online casino games and the increase in popularity of online casinos, various online gaming software companies have come up with new and innovative games with which to present to players from around the world. Among the many include Net Entertainment, Playtech and Microgaming. But one should note that no matter the software used, they provide an excellent experience for any player no matter his level of online gaming.
Among the most popular virtual games sought after by online casino players include those of video slots and slots. The many difference between the two is that although slots are the standard electronic fruit machines found among land based casinos, video slots have more detailed graphics and animation and present a whole new alternative to standard slot play. Among the casinos which offer these games include casino New Zealand which have collaborated with one of the leading creators of such games; Netent. These New Zealand casino pokies are both offered as free game play in the free New Zealand Casino as well as in real mode play. Among the most popular of all such video slots is Ghost Pirates. As mentioned earlier, video slots such as Ghost Pirates present players with a unique theme and characters complimenting that theme which cannot be found in any other video slot type. There are no two such casino games which are alike. Being a creation of Netent, Ghost Pirates is comprised of state of the art graphics’ software and animation which surpasses the imaginations of its creators. So much so, that Netent have ensured that Ghost Pirates not only includes the standard video slot features such as free spins, scatter wind and wild substitutions, but it has also included certain reel combinations which make it quite worthwhile for the players.
The Ghost Pirates video slot comprises of five reels and two hundred and forty three ways of winning. As its name suggests, Ghost Pirates is based on a theme which revolves around a ghost ship and whose pirates are causing havoc on board anyone who visits. Among the characters which players are expected to find when playing this game include the notorious ghost pirates Peggy Rotten, One-Eyed Ed, mad monkey, Polly the pirate and a number of symbols which further compliment the theme such as treasure maps, anchors, cannons, and guns. The character combination which provides the highest payout is that of Peggy Rotten, while the lowest payout in Ghost Pirates is for the combination of the anchors. However for further information on the pay table, players may refer to it directly when playing Ghost Pirates online whether in free or real mode. In this exciting new video slot players are able to choose from a series of bet ways ranging from 3, 9, 27, 81 or the full 243 ways as well as from a series of bet levels ranging from one to five. Additional features added to the Ghost Pirates game include the standard Netent options enabling players to play an easier and more user friendly game. These include the auto play and the max bet. When enabling the auto play option, players are able to automatically play a series of spins which will be played one after another without the players having to click on the ‘spin’ button after each and every single round. The number of such spins will depend on the available credit and may be chosen from the options provided through the ‘auto’ button on the bottom left of their screen. On the other hand, the max bet option will enable the game to automatically take into consideration the maximum possible bet ways and bet level per spin. In order to enable this, players would need to click on the ‘max bet’ button instead of the ‘spin’ button in the middle of the screen after each round.
As mentioned earlier, Ghost Pirates includes a series of features which allows players to win extra bonus rounds or bonus amounts. The best feature would have to be the free spins feature. In order to activate the Ghost Pirates’ free spins, players would need to spin a series of three or more Scatter symbols which can appear anywhere on the reels. In the case where a player plays three, none, twenty seven or eighty one ways and three scatter symbols in the form of chests appear, then the player will win ten free spins; in the case that four scatter symbols appear, then the player will receive fifteen free spins; while in the final case of the appearance of five scatter symbols, twenty free spins will be awarded to the player. However if on the other hand the player plays the maximum of 243 bet ways, the free spins are slightly more: when three scatter symbols appear, the player will receive fifteen free spins, in the appearance of four scatter symbols, the player will receive twenty free spins and finally with the appearance of five scatter symbols, the player will receive twenty five free spins. It is important however that in this case, the scatter symbols appear in succession from left to right reels. Another factor which is important to note is the fact that the Ghost Pirates free spins will take place in the same bet as the spin which activated them in the first place. More additional free spins may also be won during the free spins themselves through the appearance of three scatter symbols during the free spins.
Ghost Pirates offers an approximate theoretical return to players up to 96%. This allowed for players to place any types of bets they prefer, but through the max bet option as mentioned earlier, the higher the number of bets, the higher the winnings for the players. Wild substitutions also allow for players to have better chances of winning the high amounts available in Ghost Pirates. The wild substitutions come in the form of a skull and bones and can represent any characters and symbols except the scatter symbols.