NetEnt has kept things simple as far as design goes in Pirate of the East. The setting is the deck of a classic pirate ship. There you’ll find lower value royal symbols as well as a barrel of gunpowder, a ship’s compass, pistols and daggers and a sailing ship. Appropriately enough, the treasure chest is the most rewarding standard symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket an award equal to 0.33, 1.66, 20 or 133.33 times your stake.
Pirate wild = 3x multiplier
The Pirate from the title is the game’s wild. As usual, this brigand substitutes for all the standard symbols (but not the scatter). Each time you land a winner that includes a wild, the payout receives a 3x multiplier boost and is trebled. That means you could land an award of 400 times your total stake if you manage to land 4 treasure chest symbols in combination with the wild.
Free spins & multipliers
The main feature is a classic Free Spins feature. It’s triggered in the usual manner by hitting 3 or more scatters symbols (the woman pirate) anywhere on the reels on the same spin. After a payout of 4, 15 or 100 times your stake, you’ll then go on to play the free spins.
Pick 1 of the scatter symbols to reveal how many free spins you’ll receive and what multiplier will be live throughout the round. If you get really lucky, you could get 28 free spins with a maximum 6x multiplier. Keep an eye out for scatters appearing as each 1 will reward you with 1 extra free spin.
Piggy Riches in disguise
Pirate from the East is one of NetEnt’s more understated slots. The design isn’t as flashy as some titles in the developer’s catalogue and the gameplay is equally straightforward. If you’re looking for flashy design and plenty of extras, you might be a little disappointed with what’s available here.
When it comes to gameplay, it’s identical to NetEnt’s Piggy Riches slot which has achieved cult status – Pirate from the East just has an Asian, pirate theme instead. That doesn’t make it a bad slot game though. With an RTP of 96.38%, you can win up to 2,400 x stake on every free spin which is decent.
If you fancy playing a pirate-themed slot with an Asian flavour that delivers simple but potentially explosive play, then you could do worse than set sail with the Pirate from the East.