There are always many things to look forward in a new year. There is a promise of better things coming our way in the future and New Year resolutions, some of which we actually manage to see through. In the midst of all this, for all the online casino fans out there, New Year also means heaps of new slots to enjoy and potentially win big on.
One such slot is Wild Seas developed by Elk Studios and set to arrive to online casinos in January 2018. The game features the already recognizable Elk style and exciting gameplay with plenty of ways to get lucky and win big.
The new Wild Seas slot revisits the idea of pirates plundering open seas and intercepting unsuspecting merchant ships to rid them of their valuables. More specifically, the game focuses on a story of Anne Bonny, one of few female pirates who left the trace in history.
As a player, you'll take charge of Anne Bonny's pirate ship as you cruise around the Caribbean and wait for the perfect moment to strike. Nice, bright graphics, combined with exciting music and fitting sound effects will round up the experience and drag you inside the Wild Seas adventure.
This new slot comes with five reels and four rows, and somewhat unusual 178 ways to win. The maximum potential win on a single spin is 178,000 coins, and with betting limits going from as low as €0.20 all the way up to €100 per spin, the game will cater to everyone, from casual players to high rollers.
Wild Seas works equally well on desktop computers, laptops, and various mobile devices, so players can try their luck whenever they feel like, no matter where they are. This is a medium volatility slot that features the RTP of 96.3%. Like nearly all games by Elk Studios, the Wild Seas slot also offers several betting strategies to help you optimize your play and give yourself a shot at some big wins.
There is just one bonus game in Wild Seas, but it consists of two parts. The bonus is triggered by landing two Wild Seas wild symbols on the second and fourth reel. Before the feature begins, the game will randomly assign one of the merchant flags (English, French, or Portuguese).
The first part of the feature is called Break the Convoy! The convoy of four merchant ships, which act as wilds during the bonus, starts stacked on the last reel and tries to travel across the reels and escape the pirate ship firing at them and slowing them down. After each hit, one of the ships lags behind one position, and players are paid their winnings accordingly on every spin.
Once there is just one merchant ship left on the reels, the second part of the bonus, called Loot the Treasures!, begins. It is only triggered if one of the ships was sunk during the first part of the game. Here, Wild treasure chests will land on the reels and get hit by the pirate ship to keep them on the reels. The bonus ends when a barrel of gunpowder lands on the first reel and there is a new treasure chest landing anywhere else on the reels.
The new Wild Seas slot is definitely something to look forward to in 2018. The game looks and plays great, and with stacked and sticky wilds in the bonus, the potential for some serious payouts is definitely there. The RTP could be a bit better, of course, but at over 96% it is still very decent and not a reason to skip on this exciting pirate adventure.