Attention all you fans of pirates, parrots and Jolly Roger! Play Dead Man’s Chest slots from Parlay Entertainment, the game has just the theme you have been looking for. This five-reel game has 20 pay lines, with one-penny minimum and a maximum per line of £10. Pay and credit is in Euros at the free version.
Screen layout is similar to some other games from Parlay, with Stake, Lines and Bet Max across the bottom of the main screen. Spin button, Auto play link and Pay Table link are on the bottom right. Symbols include the J, Q and K along with the skull and crossbones, XXX grog jug and the black-bearded pirate himself. The tropical background and the ghost ship on the pay table screen add quite a bit to the atmosphere of this game.
Basic play includes up to 25 free spins when you see three or more parrot symbols on the reels. Players may win up to 2,000 times the bet per line. Wild symbol is the eerie skull and crossbones, which substitutes for other icons (except the parrot Scatter symbol). The Wild symbol also doubles the payout.
Key symbols are the silver coins and gold coins, which pay attractive amounts. Any coin pays 8, 16 or 32, depending on level of your bet. But that old standard of pirate movies, the ship often called Flying Dutchman, is the highest-paying symbol on the board (pays 200, 500 or 2000).
The graphics on Dead Man’s Chest slots are magnificent. Some players will enjoy the “cute” sayings displayed above the reels. Some are encouraging but when you don’t hit a winning combination such statements as “Life on the open sea” can seem a bit sarcastic! Balance available, current stake, free credits and paid amount are shown in smaller displays at the top right. Players can choose lines to play with the button or by clicking on a number beside the reels.
The company behind Dead Man’s Chest slots has placed dozens of original slot games in the online industry. The company is also well known for its online bingo and other gaming creations. As with Parlay’s other games, Dead Man’s chest has nice animation, solid graphics and an interesting theme. Slots veterans will find it interesting and quite a change from fruit, ancient Egypt and outer space.