Released: August 2016
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 2
Jackpot: 45,000 coins
Skulls of Legend is another game that takes on the pirate theme, but it’s a thousand gold doubloons ahead of all the others that are created in the same vein. It’s a fairly recent release from iSoftBet, and it incorporates a variety of high quality, high definition graphics and entertaining game play. The reason that this game excels where many others fail doesn’t rest in a single area though, because this offering also has an intriguing additional theme. Not only does it present a pirate-based set of reels, but it also incorporates the idea of ghosts as well. Ghost pirates! Hence the title, Skulls of Legend. As you spin the reels of the game, you’ll be doing so against a background of deep sea-based artefacts and barnacle-covered statues in skull form. Not only that, but you’ll be provided with a mysterious and thematically relevant piece of music every time that you press the spin button, bringing together a wonderful atmosphere while you play.
The Legend Lives On
Anyone who decides to access this game will see that it incorporates a total of five different reels and three rows, so this is a regular slot game layout to play on. That being the case, it’s all designed in the developer’s high quality graphics. It’s upon these reels that you’re able to find the variety of different symbols, starting with the regularly seen A, J, K, Q and 10 icons. Not only that, but there are five additional standard symbols alongside them, and these begin with the image of a parrot. There’s also a cutlass crossed over a gun, while a cannon makes up the third symbol. The final two standard paying icons exist in the form of a female pirate and the captain of the ship.
Alongside the incorporated reels, rows and icons, players will also be able to place wagers on a total of 30 different pay lines. These lines are fixed in position, so you’re not able to adjust them at all. However, all players do have the possibility of altering the wager around that they place. This is done by switching around the value of a single coin, between the minimum of £0.01 and the maximum of £0.20 per pay line. This allows players the opportunity to play a maximum overall wager of £6 per spin. There’s also an ‘Auto Spin’ button included, allowing you to play up to 1,000 consecutive spins at the same bet level.
It’s great when you can find a game with the addition of some intriguing special features, and Skulls of Legend definitely fits capably into this category. The first of its specialities is its wild icon, and this is represented by the close up of the skull pirate. As a wild symbol, this can substitute for any other icon appearing on the reels, except for the scatters, in order to form winning combinations. Any wild appearing during the base game will be added to the wild counter at the bottom of that reel. Once four wilds have been collected on a reel, it will become a sticky extended wild for four paid spins.However, the specials don’t end there.
As noted, there is a scatter symbol included in the game, and this is represented by the pirate ship. These provide pay outs wherever they show up on the reels, and if you manage to spin five into view in any location, you’ll receive a maximum pay out of 2,250 coins. Furthermore, three or more of these coming into view will trigger the game’s freespins round. There are four different special freespin rounds available in the game, which are as follows:
- Rhum Barrel Free Spins: This provides you with seven freespins and on any spin, between two and five random symbols can turn wild, and each wild remains in the same position for three spins
- Compass Free Spins: In this round, you’ll receive 10 freespins and on any spin, one symbol on the centre of the reel can turn wild along with all symbols in one direction of the compass
- Storm Free Spins: You’ll get 14 freespins to use with the Storm round. On any losing round, the symbols can rearrange themselves to form at least one winning combination
- No Quarter Free Spins: 15 freespins are awarded to you with this round, and on any spin, one to five random symbols anywhere on the reels can turn into wilds
The Final Word
As far as pirate-themed games are concerned, Skulls of Legend can probably be considered one of our favourite offerings. You’ll find that iSoftBet have done a perfect job on design, gameplay, specialities and authenticity of atmosphere.