Pelican Pete Slot

Aristocrat does a nice line in high variance slots and in Pelican Pete they've come up with one with a distinctly nautical flavour. It's a 5 reel, 50 payline affair complete with a fine free spins feature which is boosted by a series of sticky wilds. Play from between 25p and £500 per spin.

Like many Aristocrat powered releases, Pelican Pete is a brick and mortar conversion. It won't win any prizes in the sound or visuals stakes though. The imagery, fine as it is, is very basic. If you like slots with rich, HD style graphics then this isn't one for you. Symbols include starfish, anchor, fish, treasure chest and sunrise. Pelican Pete himself is the wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter.

If the visuals are a little underwhelming, the Free Spins feature is anything but - the feature is triggered when you find 3 lighthouse scatter symbols anywhere on the reels 1, 2 and 3 and you'll be awarded 10 free spins.

Anytime the Pelican Pete wild symbol hits during the round it will turn into a sticky wild and remain in place for the remainder of the free games. Look out too for the scatters during the feature as they can get you even more free spins – an extra 5 taking your total to 15. Needless to say, getting multiple sticky wilds early on in the free spins can help deliver some supremely impressive results.

Pelican Pete is a typical Aristocrat slot - it may not be much to look at on the surface but the volatile bonus feature can be spectacular. Be warned, the variance here is high so expect plenty of lean spells when all you'll catch with Pelican Pete are some tiddly little sprats. Get lucky with the sticky wilds and you could end up with a mighty catch of coins.

It’s very similar to Miss Kitty (also by Aristocrat) as it shares the same free spins feature but this game is much more volatile. If you like the sea though, IGT’s Lucky Larry’s Lobster Mania 2 is something worth looking into as it has brilliant bonus features and a land-based feel (graphically).