There are many different themed slots out there, but one with a Japanese and pirate theme is a first to see. Combining two very different themes was a way for NetEnt to make the unique Pirate from the East slot game. It is a 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 15 ways for the player to land a winning combination. There is something for everyone in this game, not only does it have a great design, the game has very interesting features and good payouts.
This has got to be one of the better releases in the last time. The providers took it upon themselves to release something new and never before done. The creators decided to mix two different things that one would usually not think of mixing. A pirate theme combined with Japanese culture was definitely a great choice as a great game came out of the unusual idea.
The main scene of events, of course, takes place on a pirate ship. The background is the beautiful sea with ropes draping down from the ship. There are canons to accessorize the reels that are made to look like an old treasure map. The soundtrack is the calming sounds of the sea and feet stomping on the ships' wooden deck. The sound effects remind of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and are adventurous and exciting.
The graphics are great and the characters are well designed. The symbols are where the Japanese culture shows and some of them include the regular royals as the low paying symbols, pirate ships, compasses, Japanese sake, treasure chests, and a pirate as the wild symbol. The player truly feels like they are on deck with Japanese pirates.
Not only does it have an interesting and unusual theme, but it also has good gameplay as well. The player can bet a minimum of 0,15 and a maximum of 75 coins per spin. It is a low volatility game and has a 96,38% RTP which is a very good offer. The payouts are frequent and quite decent. The player can win up to 2,737x the stake in a single spin, which sounds very tempting.
The game also has some interesting features that pay extremely well. First to mention is the wild symbol represented by the male pirate. It substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter and awards the player with a 3x multiplier when part of a winning combination.
The second beneficial symbol is the scatter represented by the female pirate. Landing 3 or more of them on the reels triggers the free spins round. Before the round starts the player gets 3 options all with a different number of multipliers and free spins combined. The player can choose up to 28 free spins and multipliers up to 6x. Every time a scatter symbol appears on the reels during the round the player gets an additional free spin.
The scatter awards during the base game as well. Every time the player lands 2, 3, 4 or 5 of them on the reels they get 2, 4, 15 or a 100 times the stake awarded.
Overall, the game has shown itself as very interesting both in appearance and gameplay. Incorporating the Japanese details in the pirate theme was a great idea from NetEnt and they released something unique that should spark interests. The features are creative but most importantly pay really well. There aren't any cons to this game so if the theme is something that you might like then you should definitely take a look.