Feel like a buccaneer taking part in Boom Pirates – a Foxium slot using Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. You will spend a memorable time sailing across the seas. Captain Mary and her crew of freebooters will accompany you. Here, they are on their next attack of an island chasing treasures. Get ready to be rich with up to 3,800 times you bet waiting for you and 10,077,696 Wonderways™ active!
Foxium is expected to release Boom Pirates on October 2, 2019. This is a long-awaited game which will soon be available for play. The slot lets you take part in a buccaneer island occupation and plunders with a lot of chances to go home rich. It has 2 random features expanding the grid and granting you big wins, and Yo Ho Ho Free Spins.
Boom Pirates uses a default grid made of 5 reels and 4 rows that can provide 1,024 ways to win. The grid can increase and become up to 9 reels and 6 rows producing 10,077,696 win ways. This is thanks to using the innovative Wonderways™ mechanics. This happens randomly in the base game and free spins. Every time you score from 3 to 6 matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, you get a payout.
You can use all kinds of devices to play with wagers from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. Those who decide to apply the Foxify™ feature can play with wagers of from 0.30 to 75 credits per spin. In the base game, there are 2 randomly activated features. These are the Wonderways™ Reel Extension and Mary’s Swashbuckling Attack. These upgrade the grid to its largest size and turn a losing spin into a winning one with 5 of a kind combination.
You can win the 10 Yo Ho Ho Free Spins organically or use the Foxify™ feature to improve your chance. You can also use the Buy Feature and purchase the free spins for 100x stake. The slots’ volatility is medium to high with an RTP of 96.19%. The highest win you can take from the slot is 3,800 times your stake.
Foxium has put great efforts to create such an authentic and pleasant slot. You will feel like taking part in the action thanks to the great graphics, soundtrack, and animations. The island that the pirates plan to plunder is used as a background of the reels. The game window is made of wooden planks with a green meadow, palm trees, and small wooden houses inside. On the left, you will see the pirate ship and the sea.
The scenery changes from daylight to night as the pirates progress to the village. On the reels, you will see the card royals from 10 to A and 5 picture symbols. The latter include canons, gunpowder barrels, picturesque parrots. There is a tattooed pirate – Ben and Captain Mary. The inactive symbols are made of stone blocks with skulls engraved on them on the right of the grid. The soundtrack is cheerful and in buccaneer’s mood with pirates’ cries.
The symbols include low-value ones – the cards and premium ones which are the picture symbols. The 10 to A card royals pay from 1x bet for 5 matching symbols and 5x bet for 9 matching ones. This happens when the game window expands to the maximum. The high-value symbols are the gun powder barrels, the cannons, the parrots, the pirate Ben, and Captain Marry. The captain is the top-paying one with 5 to 9 matching symbols giving you 1.2x, 5x and 7.5x to 25x stake. The game doesn’t include a wild, only a scatter. It appears on reels 1, 3, and 5 spelling the famous pirates’ battle cry: ‘YO-HO-HO’.
The slot is full of features and extras so, get ready for a real buccaneer adventure. You can take advantage of the 2 random features which can activate at the beginning of any spin in the base game. These features will modify the reels during the current round only. Here they are:
If you decide to trigger the free spins organically, you have to land 3 scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 spelling “YO HO HO”. Then, you will get 10 Yo Ho Ho Free Spins and you can re-trigger them by landing 3 more scatters during free spins. Only this time you will receive 5 extra free rounds. There is no limit how many time you can re-trigger them receiving 5 more free rounds. Before starting to play them, the scenery will change to a night setting. Also, the ship will prepare to fire the cannons.
The game’s window will increase to a maximum of 9 reels and 6 rows. But it will start at the default 5 reels on 4 rows active format with 1,024 win ways. It will remain this way while all positions on the extra reels are covered with stone skull icons. The grid will start unlocking to its full potential of 9 x 6 after the ship’s cannons start firing the reels. This happens oftener in free spins mode and uncovers new active reels giving you up to 10,077,696 win ways. Any extensions made to the playing grid will remain active for the duration of the free spins rounds.
There is a Foxify™ button which you should decide whether to use or not before you start spinning. It increases your chances of triggering the Yo Ho Ho Free Spin and costs 50% of you active stake per round. You can use this option before any spin. So, if you play with a stake of 2.00 credits, an active Foxify™ option would increase it to become 3.00 credits. The developer doesn’t reveal how much this option increases the chances of winning the free spins. The game offers a Buy Feature as well which lets you purchase the Free Spins for 100 times your current bet. It grants you instant access to the free games.
Foxium needed a whole year to finish the game since its announcement. Looking at its features, gameplay, and mechanics, we can say that the waiting was worth it. The studio is a small one and releases 2-3 slots per year. Boom Pirates is full of features and extras, modifiers and options you can use to adjust your play to your preferences. Both regular players and punters who aim at grand prizes will be pleased with the game. Its 3,800 times your stake win potential is good and the 10,077,696 Wonderways™ are one of the innovations. We can conclude that this video slot is impressive and a “must-try” title.