Sometimes you bump into a rather common theme for a video slot and you think “yet another one”! But we’re talking NetEnt here which means that a common game doesn’t exist. NetEnt turns any boring theme into an attractive game and the same goes for the Rage of the Seas™ slot.
It wouldn’t be a pirate game unless there was some booty involved – and this game has got it. Rage of the Seas™ is packed with bet ways.
For all wannabe pirates, NetEnt added an impressive Galleon ship, canons, a little monkey, a parrot, a giant squid and some fellow pirates! You must love pirates and if not, I’m sure you appreciate a high volatility video slot.
Ahoy, video slot fans!
Pirates love gold and you love good winnings so you’re basically after the exact same thing! So jump aboard the Galleon and prepare for an adventurous time on the sea! Keep an eye on the little monkey, because he is definitely his cheeky self in the Rage of the Seas™ slot.
Another character you should keep an eye on is the captain. Every good pirate-themed slot needs a Captain Blackbeard, doesn’t it? As I said, nothing original about the theme or those involved. Basically, you see the same kind of attributes and characters in Rage of the Seas™ as in Hook’s Heroes™ and Ghost Pirates™. The good part has yet to come, though. Be patient!
They’re all so typical, those pirates. Check the other pirate on the reels, As if we never saw a bold pirate with a love for knives. Less common are the two female pirates. But what the heck, it’s 2020 and 50% female in a company is the new normal. We know NetEnt is in favour of equality, trying to have 50% men and 50% woman in their offices and that simply reflects in this pirate-themed slot.
So we have a bunch of pirates, the typical cheeky monkey, a shark even, and the giant squid as seen in many pirate films. But what role do they have to play and what to expect from the features in the Rage of the Seas™ slot?
With 96.04%, the RTP of the Rage of the Seas™ slot is quite average. The betting options, on the other hand, are slightly higher than average with 0.20 as the lowest bet and 400.00 as the highest bet.
As usual, in between the minimum bet and maximum bet, you have a good number of options available. There are around 50 different bets available and all you have to do to change the bet is and click on the stack with coins and pick your bet of preference.
Rage of the Seas™ slot features
Now, the best part of this review, the video slot features! There are quite some features available, but let’s start with the most important aspect of the gameplay, the ways to win.
When you start to experience sailing the salt waters with the marauding crew of Rage of the Seas™, you will have 1024 ways to win. It’s just a start, so prepare for a rougher sea when you keep spinning.
It has everything to do with the 5 reels and 4 rows of which half is expandable. How this works? It’s pretty simple. There are Boost symbols hanging around on the reels 2, 3 and 4. They are responsible for the expansion of the reel which will then go from 4 to 7 symbols. Thanks to the Boost symbols, your 5×4 reels can expand to reels 4-7-7-7-4. This will lead from the betways climbing up from 1024 betways to 5488. So raise the sails and prepare to spin!
The Boost symbol in Rage of the Seas™ can land on the reels 2,3 and 4 and when it does, the little cheeky monkey comes into the picture. In the above picture, you see how the monkey climbs from the Boost symbol to add some symbols to the reels. These symbols appear after the monkey opens the windows. In this image, you see the monkey expanding reel 2. But it can happen for reels 2, 3 and 4.
When one reel expands, 1792 bet ways are available. When the monkey opens the windows on 2 reels, you’ll have an amazing 3136 bet ways while 3 reels with 7 rows, and with that, a layout of 4-7-7-7-4, activate a whopping 5488 bet ways.
4 Rage of the Seas™ Feature Spins
Each time, the Boost symbol appears the monkey opens three windows for an extra 3 symbols on top of the existing 4. At the same time, 4 Feature Spins are activated reel expands to 7 symbols, you activate 4 Feature Spins. These have a lot in common with Free Spins, except they’re not free. But you won’t mind paying for the random features that come with these Feature Spins.
The Random Features:
- Stacked Wilds (can appear anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 and cover from 1 position to 4 positions)
- Spreading Wild (can land anywhere on reels 2, 3, and 4 and sticks one or two Spreading Wilds onto the reels 2,3 or 4)
- x2 Multiplier
- Major Reel Upgrades (removes all anchor and barrel symbols)
- Minor Reel Upgrade (removes all anchor and barrel symbols)
Rage of the Seas™ Free Spins
Either three Boosted reels (3 Boost symbols) or 3 or more Scatters activate the Free Spins feature. You can activate up to 12 Free Spins with at least 3 Random features activated:
3 Scatter symbols = 5 Free Spins
4 Scatter symbols = 8 Free Spins
5 Scatter symbols = 12 Free Spins
While we don’t mind paying a bet for the feature spins, but we always prefer Free Spins. They are for free, and that’s great, but there’s more. The fact that all three middle reels expand automatically during Free Spins, means all 5488 bet ways are available through the bonus feature.
When 3 Boost symbols appear, the remaining Feature Spins turn into Free Spins. The Random features activated already remain activated during the Free Spins feature.