Ships Ahoy! Bombs will fall on the pirate-themed slot from industry giant Playtech. You will have up to two pirate ships at your disposal to throw bonus bombs at the reels filled with multipliers, wild modifiers, cash prizes and free spin triggers. Shoot’em right and you could win up to 4,000 times your bet.
Bombs is a video slot with five reels, seven rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Sailing the high seas on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.20 to 200 credits per spin in the default setting with one ship or 0.50 to 500 credits per spin when both ships are active. The RTP of this medium variance game is accordingly 95.63% for one ship or 96.86% for two ships.
Open the Bombs slot to find yourself in the middle of a tropical part of an ocean. Two small islands with palm trees can be see in a distance while the two pirate ships that will throw the bombs at the reels are sitting on either side on top of the frameless reels, which are placed just blow the water line. A typical pirate soundtrack completes a well-designed game.
All pay symbols, including wilds and scatters, can appear as single symbols or as 2×2 mega symbols. At the low end, you will find the card suits – spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds – followed by treasure maps, gold skull doubloons, anchors and pirate captains. A chest marked with “W” is the wild symbol, substituting for all symbols except scatters. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1x to 20x your bet when one ship is activated and 0.4x to 8x your bet when both ships are in play. A red bomb is the scatter symbol and key to setting off the bonus bombs coming from the ships.
Bonus Bombs Feature
Before you start to spin the reels, you must decide whether you want one or two ships throwing bonus bombs. The default setting is with one ship only and activating the Extra Ship will cost you 1.5x the base bet. For example, a 0.20 credits base bet increases to 0.50 credits. The principle is simple, more ships means more bonus bombs and more chances to it bigger wins and trigger the Bombastic Free Spins.
The ships are placed in each corner above the reels and can throw a bonus bomb at the start of any spin. Any bonus bombs in view are saved for each bet size. The bombs will land next to the top row and move down by one row with each spin. As the game has seven rows, you will have seven chances to set the bonus bombs off. That happens when a red bomb scatter lands in a spin on the same row as the bonus bomb.
- Cash Prize Bomb – awards a random cash prize up to x10 times your total bet.
- Random Multiplier Bomb – awards a random multiplier between x2 and x10 to all wins on-screen, including wins from a Cash Prize Bomb.
- Random Wild Bomb – spreads up to 10 random wild symbols on the screen.
- Free Spins Bomb – awards you with 10 free spins
- Explode all Bombs – detonates and triggers all bombs currently in view
- Mystery Bomb – can become any other bomb when it is triggered.
The Bombastic Free Spins Feature
Triggering a bonus bomb marked with “Free Games” will award 10 free spins, which can be retriggered for up to 70 free spins in total. During the feature, the chance for a ship to drop a bonus bomb is significantly increased, providing more potential to hit big wins. Plus, any bombs that were in view on the triggering are transferred to the free spins and any left at the end are transferred back to the base game.
Bombs is definitely an interesting and entertaining slot concept with plenty of action and big win potential. The best part is that all reel modifiers and enhancers are available in the base game and free spins, meaning you can hit a mega win on any spin. Whether to have one or two ships active, is a decision every player has to make. Our test runs showed slightly better results with two ships, but that won’t always be the case.