The theme of piracy is very fashionable these days. Of course it has lately been brought back into fashion by a series of films: the Pirates of the Caribeans trilogy from the Disney studios. This wave of popularity has not been left unnoticed by gambling software developers which have also gone with the flow. Several slot machines with pirates for a theme have been released recently. Not long ago, Netent, for example, has released the splendid Ghost Pirates slot machine. On this page, we will look into the Betsoft game called Barbary Coast.
A very thorough artistic direction
This game has wonderful 3D graphics. Their every detail make us plunge into the colourful world of pirates. As far as the soundtrack goes, its symphonic music is particularly catchy and energetic. It evokes the high seas and adventures. Fans of pirates cannot be disappointed by the overall atmosphere of this slot. Let\'s now see what its game dynamics are like.
A general overview
The Barbary Coast slot machine has 5 reels and 30 payment lines. It allows you to win free spins and to take part in two bonus games. It also has quite innovative and fun features called explosive Wild reel and Pick me.
The range of bets
As far as bets go, you can choose one of the following values 0,05, 0,10, 0,25, 0,50 and 1 $/€. You can also bet from 1 to 5 coins per payment line. The range of bets extends thus from a minimum bet of 0,05 $/€ and a maximum bet of 150 $/€.
The explosive Wild reel
If you get a canon symbol anywhere on the third reel, a plank covers up the whole reel. A fat sailor then approaches the canon which allows you to place the maximum bet and uses it to shoot a canon ball on the plank which explodes. Behind it, you can now see a wild symbol which spreads on all the spaces on the third reel. It can change into any symbol to complete a winning combination.
The Ben Sawyer symbol looks like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribeans, who is played by Johnny Depp. It triggers the Pick me feature. In order to do so, it must appear at least three times on the screen, anywhere on the reels. The inscription Pick me then appears on all the Ben Sawyer symbols. You must click on each of them, one after the other. The pirate then swings across the screen, Tarzan-style, and tears away the symbol you have chosen, uncovering a sum which you win.
In order to win free spins, you need to get 3 or more parrot symbols. During these free spins, you can still trigger other feature or even trigger more free spins.
The grog challenge
Three or more symbols depicting a fat sailor on a single activated payment line trigger the bonus grog challenge. You take a seat on the deck of a boat across from the fat pirate. You challenge him to a drinking competition, during which the loser of a heads or tail game must drink a glass. The bonus game ends when one of the two contestants keels over into a coma. The longer this challenge takes, the most money you win.
The fight bonus
Three or more symbols depicting the pirate captain on a single activated payment line trigger a bonus fight game. During this game, you need to choose your next three moves in a fight against a famous filibuster. If one of the moves you choose allows you to hit your opponent or to counter his attack, you win money.
The Barbary Coast slot machine has very fun and innovative features. Its two bonus games are especially fun to play. Also, it has good graphics, a very well-composed music and a lot of animated sequences which give rhythm to the game. It is therefore a great online casino game.