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Boom Pirates slot review

Added by Foxium. Information last updated: 22/09/2021

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Expert rating:

2.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Foxium

Release date:09/2019

RTP:96.19%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 3800

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Expanding reels

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Themes

Sea & shore

Adventure & action

Heroes & villains

Nature & animals

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
96.19%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 3800

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
48
Foxium score (compared to other slots of supplier)
13
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Boom Pirates brings the player to a little village that is flanked by the ocean as a pirate ship approaches and starts its attack! The game features a non-standard playing field, more than 10 million paylines and a free spins mode.

Developed by Foxium and released in 2019, this slot is still one of the newest games in this studio’s library. The graphics show this up to a point, where their tendency to use 3D graphics has already begun to show its age somewhat. Due to the size of the playing field, however, the tiles are small and details are hard to see. The player will spend most of their time looking at a 5-reel, 4-row playing field but it can expand out to a massive 9-reel, 6-row playing field.

As far as the setting goes, Foxium really embraced the pirate theme. The player is looking down at the sight of a little town next to the sea, with a pirate ship off the coast. The story immediately becomes clear this way, and some of the features also interact with the background. When it comes to the symbols on the reels, we can find the usual low- and high-paying symbols. The card letters that act as low-paying symbols are unfortunately rather bland and simple.

With regards to the music, the game does attempt to keep things appropriate for the setting. The music isn’t too original but it evokes the right time. There are also different sound effects when features or wins are triggered. The game has between 1,024 and 10,077,696 paylines to get a win on.

Symbols

Boom Pirates makes use of a collection of 3D art to fill the high-paying symbols. This includes stuff like parrots, cannons and different characters. They weren’t animated when part of a win but they still managed to help set the mood. When it comes to animations, the biggest one is the pirate that sometimes swings into view to turn random symbols into the same symbol. Another thing that can happen is a cannon barrage that expands the playing field.

Getting a win isn’t as easy as you would think considering the large number of paylines. This is mostly due to a large number of symbols, the rarity of the features and the low payouts. Because of this, the game is listed as High Volatility which fit my experience playing the slot. While it wasn’t too hard to get a simple win, these would be so small they wouldn’t even pay back a single spin.

As a result, I would advise new players to start off with a low bet. The game allows for this, offering the possibility to change your bet between £0.10 and £30 per spin. As a reward for playing the game, there is a potential jackpot. This max. win of 3,000x your bet is actually a bit low compared to other slots with similar volatility.

Boom Pirates has quite a few different symbols, including:

  • Scatter: Get 3 Scatters on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Female Pirate: Max. 25x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Male Pirate: Max. 20x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Parrot: Max. 10x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Cannon: Max. 10x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Gunpowder: Max. 7.5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 5x your bet with nine-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Boom Pirates includes a small number of different features that work side by side and don’t really interact with each other. Some of the features are activated randomly, others require special symbols on the screen.

The features in the game include:

  • Consecutive Reels: Wins are calculated based on the same symbol appearing on consecutive reels from left to right.
  • Random Symbols: When there’s a spin with no win during the base game, Mary might appear on the screen and turn random symbols into the same high-paying symbol.
  • Boom Pirates: During the base game, the Boom Pirates feature might activate randomly, expanding its playing field to the 9-reel, 6-row size for that spin.
  • Free Spins: With 3 Scatter symbols on the screen the free spins mode is activated. Players will receive 10 free spins.

Even though the game advertises that it has more than 10 million paylines, this will prove hard to benefit from. The slot will only show the full screen with the Boom Pirates feature, which can only randomly trigger during the base game when there is no win. The free spins mode will allow random tiles to activate but it will be unlikely you’ll get to play with the maximum size playing field.

Speaking of the free spins mode, I found it extremely hard to activate. Even though it only requires 3 Scatters on the screen, the game did not give me more than 2. I had to activate the Foxify feature which can increase the possibility of a feature activating for 50% extra cost per spin. I didn’t think this was worth it, as the volatility is still very high.

In Conclusion

Boom Pirates is a slot that makes clever use of its setting to create a nice-looking and playable game. Unfortunately, the graphics have already begun to look somewhat outdated as well as offering little in the way of animations or interesting views.

The gameplay was very hit-or-miss for me, as the features that are there are interesting on paper but prove very difficult to activate. When they did get triggered, they often only had a minimal impact on the gameplay and barely influenced my funds.

Players can use the Foxify feature to force a mechanic to activate but the added cost only makes it harder to get a win out of this. Keep that in mind if you want to give this slot a try. If you’re a player who likes standard slots with a twist, this game will likely entertain you for a while. Do you prefer something closer to the classic experience, it will probably not appeal as much.

Overall rating:

2.8

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.19%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 3800

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£30

    Progressive jackpot:

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    Reels:5

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:10077696

    Min. lines:1024

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    Languages

    You can play Boom Pirates in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Slovene, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Boom Pirates supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 09/2019
    The newest on Foxium 832nd newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.19% 0.33% > average
    5th highest on Foxium 1,137th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 3800 x your bet
    5th highest on Foxium 1,099th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 10077696 50388380% > average
    The highest on Foxium 5th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    The lowest on Foxium 508th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £30 per spin
    4th highest on Foxium 2,078th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Foxium 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Foxium

    Release date:09/2019

    RTP (Return to player):96.19%

    Max. win:bet x 3800

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 2.8

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