Become a reel buccaneer and join the Boom Pirates on the Wonderways slot from Foxium powered by Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. You will be sailing the high seas with Captain Mary and her band of looting marauders as they spot an island for their next treasure hunt. Get ready for the attack as they manoeuvre the ship towards the port for their pillaging tour and make a quick getaway with wins of up to 3,800 times the bet.
The Wonderways Reel Extension will see the variable reel set expand up to 10,077,696 ways while Mary will randomly swing in on a rope to guarantee a win. Two features will allow you to either buy an instant bonus round or increase the chances to trigger it. Enter the Yo Ho Ho Free Spins where the extended reel set will stick for the entire round once it has expanded.
Boom Pirates Wonderways is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 1,024 ways to win as default. This can increase up to nine reels, six rows and 10,077,696 ways through the newly developed Wonderways reel mechanic. Wins are paid for three to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Join the pirates on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. Using the Foxify™ feature will increase the range to 0.30 to 75 credits. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.19%.
Foxium has gone to great length to produce an authentic pirate-themed slot. Graphics, animation and soundtrack come together to create an intense atmosphere and gaming experience as if you would be personally part of the pirate crew. The island they are about to pillage is in the background of the game window that is built from wooden planks. Grey stone icons with a skull cover the inactive reel positions. The ship is seen moored offshore indicating that the pirates are ready to make landfall. The scenery changes from daylight to a night setting as they loot their way through the village.
Open the game to find the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end of the paytable, awarding 1x your bet for a five of a kind and 5x your bet for a nine of a kind when the game window is expanded to the maximum. They are followed by gun powder barrels, cannons, parrots, the first mate Ben and Captain Mary. Hitting five or nine across the reels will pay 1.2x to 5x and 7.5x to 25x your stake respectively.
There is no wild symbol on this game but a funny combination of scatters that will trigger the free spins. They appear on reels one, three and five only and spell out the pirates’ battle cry ‘Yo Ho Ho’.
Boom Pirates Slot Features
Get ready for an action-packed and intense pirate adventure on slot reels as Foxium has packed it to the brim with features and optional extras. Before you start spinning, you can decide whether you want to click on the Foxify™ button to increase your chances to trigger the Yo Ho Ho Free Spins. The feature can be activated on any spin in the base game and will cost you 50% on top of your default bet, e.g. a spin with 2.00 credits will increase to 3.00. Foxium did not quote by how much exactly the feature frequency is heightened when using the Foxify button, leaving us in the dark as to whether the extra cost is worth spending.
You can also opt for a shortcut to the Yo Ho Ho Free Spins by clicking on the orange gift box in the controls area to activate the “Buy Feature” option. It will cost you 100x your default bet and take your straight into the free spins round.
Should you decide to wait for an organic trigger, then you will benefit from two random base game features. They can trigger at the start of any spin and will modify the reels for the current spin only.
- Wonderways Reel Extension: Will trigger randomly in the base game to increase the game window up to the maximum 9×6 size with 10,077,696 for the current spin. The extra reels and rows are activated only if they contain a winning symbol.
- Mary’s Swashbuckling Attack: Will trigger randomly on a losing spin in the base game. Mary will swing in on a rope to change symbols for a guaranteed five of a kind.
Brace for the main reel treasure hunt when you either land the three scatters spelling “YO HO HO” on reels one, three and five in one spin or buy the feature. The game will trigger 10 Yo Ho Ho Free Spins, which cannot be retriggered as such but hitting again three scatters during the feature will award +5 free spins, no limits.
Before the start of the feature, the scenery changes to a night setting with the ship ready to fire the cannons. The game window increases to the maximum size with nine reels and six rows, however, the round will start with the default 5×4 format at 1,024 ways while all other positions are covered with skull icons.
The ship’s cannons can start firing randomly at the start of any free spin to uncover a random number of reel positions. The cannon attack can repeat until the entire grid with the maximum 9×6 size and 10,077,696 ways has been activated. Any extension will stay active until the end of the free spins.
It has taken Foxium nearly one year from the first announcement to finish Boom Pirates and looking at the complex mechanics and set-up it is quite understandable. They are a relatively small game studio that usually release no more than two or three games per year. But it was worth the wait as the slot is very entertaining with lots of features and optional items that players can use as they please. The win potential with 3,800x times bet should please the regular punters and hyperwin chasers alike.
Overall, a stunning creation that should be on anyone’s “must try” list. We only urge some caution on using the “Buy Feature” option as the free spins pay often less than the cost. Boom Pirates is exclusively available at all Digimedia casinos until end of September 2019. It will go global at the start of October 2019.