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Pirate’s Charm slot review

Added by Quickspin. Information last updated: 16/07/2019

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Tester rating:

3.5 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Quickspin

Release date:05/2018

RTP:96.49%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 1431

Mobile version:Yes

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Themes

Sea & shore

Adventure & action

Heroes & villains

Horror

Movies & TV

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RTP (Return to player):
96.49%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 1431

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
45
Quickspin score (compared to other slots of supplier)
34
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Pirate’s Charm sets sail onto the Seven Seas to explore, plunder and hopefully retire with big piles of gold! At least, that’s what the pirates want. We’re just along for the ride.

This slot has a 5-reel, 3-row playing field with an impressive 243 paylines, meaning that any symbols on consecutive reels will trigger a win. The Quickspin game, released in 2018, is set at a pirate port in the dim light of the morning sun. I wish the playing field didn’t almost completely cover the drawing as it is a great way of setting the mood.

The different symbols are nicely drawn, with even the low-paying card letters decorated with barnacles and seaweed to give it an appropriate feel. I wish there were some more animations to give the slot some movement. The characters were the highlight for me, especially considering they have a slight manga twist to their art-style. The colour scheme keeps them sufficiently different, although it was a bit disappointing to see that the two male pirates both have a moustache and goatee. I would have thought there was some more variety in pirates!

If you were expecting typical pirate music to accompany the setting, you would be half-correct in guessing the music Pirate’s Charm has. I found it to give off Pirates of the Caribbean vibes it did have an original sound, going from very much in the background and subtle to be more bombastic and dominant. Wins especially were celebrated with almost an orchestra worth of instruments.

Symbols

The symbols in Pirate’s Charm can be divided between high- and low-paying symbols. Where the high-paying symbols are characters and pirate items, the low-paying symbols are based on cards. I suppose pirates were known to play cards during their time onboard so it’s not completely outside of the setting but I still wish the creators had injected some more originality into these tiles. I can’t deny it all looks good though, with wooden boards behind the letters to give the impression they’re part of the ship.

The symbols are from highest to lowest:

  • Bonus: Get 3 Bonus symbols to activate the free spins mode.
  • Mystery Charm: The Mystery Charm symbols transform into a random symbol except for the Bonus symbol.
  • Pirate with Parrot: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Female Pirate: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Pirate with Cigar: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Skull & Swords: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Wheel: Max. 1.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Ace: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • King: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Queen: Max. 0.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • Jack: Max. 0.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.
  • 10: Max. 0.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winline.

If you’re worried about the low coin wins per symbol, you should know that the game has a listed High Volatility. During my time playing, getting wins was not extremely difficult but the low coin value meant it was unlikely to help much in increasing my funds. However, the abundance of special Mystery Charm symbols did help facilitate some infrequent big wins. This meant that over a longer time playing I found my funds to grow somewhat.

Features

Pirate’s Charm is rather light on the number of features it uses, but the Mystery Charm symbol has several special functions that help keep the gameplay interesting. The features are:

  • Mystery Charm: Mystery Charms act as random symbols during the game. All Mystery Charms on the screen change into the same symbol.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 Bonus Symbols on the screen to activate the Free Spins mode with 10 free spins.

Because the Mystery Charms have a bunch of different functionalities, I’ll list them in a separate list:

  • Random Symbols: Mystery Charms act as random symbols during the base game, taking the place of a random symbol that often facilitates a win.
  • Re-Spins: Whenever Mystery Charms appear on reel 1, 2 or 3 during the base game they trigger re-spins. Additional Mystery Charms can trigger additional re-spins. When a re-spin is triggered, the Mystery Charms become sticky.
  • Sticky Wilds: During the Free Spins mode, any Mystery Charms that appear become sticky for the rest of the mode.
  • Extra Free Spins: If a reel is covered with Mystery Charms during the Free Spins mode, this adds another 2 free spins.
  • Mystery Spin: During the base game, it’s possible for the Mystery Spin to activate. When this happens, the game adds more Mystery Charms to the screen than normal.

Because the Mystery Charms are such an important aspect of the game, a lot of time is spent observing them. I found them to be very common, often triggering re-spins because of it. This also helps explain the high volatility and the low coin value of wins, since there are frequent wins and re-spins that don’t cost the player a bet.

In general, I found the gameplay to be quite entertaining. I had to look up the paytable to see exactly how the Mystery Charms work though since they have so many functions and they aren’t quite explained well enough. The re-spins triggered very often while the free spins were rather rare. I also didn’t see the Mystery Spin feature activate a lot.

In Conclusion

Pirate’s Charm is a nice slot for people that enjoy a classic slot experience that’s been spiced up with a feature that comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes. One size does not fit all, however, and I can imagine that players who prefer more classic slots to become annoyed by the distracting features.

The game looks excellent which I’ve come to expect from Quickspin. Their games always have a nice setting and a number of beautiful symbols. I wish there had been some more animations because the only real movement in a spin is the Mystery Charm. Still, it looks lively and realistic.

If you’re looking for a big jackpot, Pirate’s Charm doesn’t quite deliver. The max. win of 1,431x your bet isn’t especially low but there are other slots that offer a bigger incentive. Though, during my time playing, I found that the size of the bigger wins was enough to keep me playing.

Overall rating:

3.5

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.49%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 1431

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:243

    Min. lines:243

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    Languages

    You can play Pirate’s Charm in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay

    Currencies

    Pirate’s Charm supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 05/2018
    27th newest on Quickspin 968th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.49% 0.64% > average
    32nd highest on Quickspin 549th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1431 x your bet
    28th highest on Quickspin 1,178th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 243 1115% > average
    4th highest on Quickspin 150th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    15th lowest on Quickspin 1,057th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    3rd highest on Quickspin 644th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    4th most rated on Quickspin 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:Quickspin

    Release date:05/2018

    RTP (Return to player):96.49%

    Max. win:bet x 1431

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.5

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