Pirate from the East Slot Free Play
NetEnt has been part of the online gambling world for over 20 years now. In that time, it has achieved phenomenal success, launching smash hits like Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Arabian Nights, and many others. Today, the company employs over a thousand employees from all over the world, and has swept more awards than they can count. Other developers may come and go, but NetEnt has remained on top through thick and thin.
How to Play it
This game is played on a 5×3 board with 15 fixed paylines. Players can adjust their wagers by changing their bet level and coin value. Gamblers can set their total bet between $0.15 and $75 on each spin. A solid betting spread for the number of paylines it offers!
The core NetEnt layout remains the same, though the colour scheme has been drastically altered. Gone is the subtle, see-through grey we’re used to. Instead, the user interface looks like it’s made out of wood, with cyan buttons to perform various actions like spinning or changing bets.
Of course, a deeper look will show the layout changes are just skin deep. Open Autoplay, and the familiar grey menu will return. Here, you can select the number of auto-spins, as well as configure other elements of the Autoplay feature. Gamblers can set a win and loss limit, as well as a single win limit. You can also choose to stop auto-spins if any win occurs, or if free spins are triggered.
Symbol designs suffer from the same lack of detail as the rest of this release. None of the icons look that bad, but we’ve come to expect much better from NetEnt. Especially for the Wild and Scatter symbols, which look like they’ve been drawn in a rush. The highest paying icon is the chest full of gold, worth 2000 coins for a five-of-a-kind win.
A Wild can appear in any position on the reels. It also comes with a 3x multiplier attached to itself. To make use of this multiplier, you have to create a winning combination with a Wild. Not that difficult of a task, since Wilds can substitute for any symbol except for Scatters. Multiple Wilds do not increase the multiplier increase of your prize.
Collect three or more Scatters at the same time to win a small cash prize and free spins. When the extra turns are activated, players can pick between different combinations of free spins and multipliers. As such, the more Scatters activate the bonus, the more options you can pick between! The maximum number of free spins is 28, and the maximum multiplier is 6x.
Pirate from the East has a medium volatility, and a jackpot worth 2400x your total stake. The slot has an RTP of 96.38%, which is above the current industry average.
Honestly, we have no idea what the design process behind this game was. The special features aren’t bad, but they’re incredibly simple. Both in gameplay and graphics, this release reminds us of something NetEnt might launch ten years ago, rather than today. If you enjoyed older stuff this developer put out, this will be a nice nostalgia trip. For everyone else, you’re better off skipping this one.