Design-wise, the Pearl of the Caribbean evokes associations with the land-based slot machines. However, if you land the expanding wild pirate, you get up to 250 active pay lines. You can adjust your bet size anywhere between 0.10 and £500 per spin.
The symbols you will land on the reels include low-value card suits, as well as better paying pirate accessories – pearls, treasure chests, ships, skulls, cannons, etc.
The female pirate is the wild that substitutes all symbols except for the gold doubloon scatter, to help you land winning combinations. If the female pirate appears fully in view, the Expanding Wild feature is activated, the top 4 reel sets come into play, and you get 250 paylines.
Land 3 or more scatters to trigger the free spins round and get 8 free spins to start with. If you land a wild during the free spins round, it becomes an expanding wild and covers the entire reel. Scatters appear during the free spins and you get a re-trigger if you land at least 3 of them in one spin.
Big Bet Game Feature
Depending on how much you are willing to pay, you get different guaranteed game modifiers
£20 Big Bet Game – pirate wilds turn into expanding wilds when partially in view
£30 Big Bet Game – pirate wilds become expanding when partially in view; low-value symbols are removed
£50 Big Bet Game – pirate wilds partially in view become expanding wilds; low-value symbols are removed; you benefit from multipliers of up to x5
At a first glance, the £50 bet seems a bit expensive, but this is the most viable option, as the multiplier significantly boosts your chances of making your wallet plump.
Other than that, the Pearl of the Caribbean is a decent slot that would appeal to players looking for a title with an old school flavour. In case you are looking for a similarly themed slot with a modern design, we recommend Red Tiger’s Pirates Plenty.