Theme and Graphics
Did you ever dream of being a pirate as a child? Imagined yourself as one of the sea cutthroats, ready to board a merchant ship? Have you ever felt the taste of seawater on your lips, plunged into a marvellous fantasy?
For fans of the pirate theme company Quickspin released a slot machine Skulls Up! Its main distinguishing feature – an interesting round of freespins.
Pirate slot must be decorated in a pirate fashion! In the background you can see a tropical island with palm trees and white sand on the beach. The game is stylised to look like an old ship. Many of the icons seem to be carved out of wood. The soundtrack is also in keeping with the theme.
Gameplay and Paylines
This is a video slot with five reels and fifteen cells for pictures on the main screen. No active lines are provided by the rules. Winning combinations are formed in 243 to 1944 ways according to the rules described below.
The bet must be made per round. It is a multiple of ten. The range is from 0.10 to 100 euros.
In the slot machine Skulls Up! simple icons, special symbols and free respins with prize features are available.
A customer gets money if at least three of the same picture are placed anywhere in different adjacent columns, starting from the first column. There can be several such sequences in one round. One symbol can participate in the formation of multiple combinations.
Payouts are calculated by special multipliers and the current bet. There is no doubling game.
Pirates appear on the screen: a red-haired girl in a triangle, a dark-skinned guy with a huge knife and a skinny corsair with one eye. You’ll also see a monkey, a parrot and coins marked with cards from ten to ace.
There are two jokers in Skulls Up:
• Skull Wild (skull) is a regular joker, replacing simple pictures in chains.
• Flaming Skull Wild is another Wild that not only completes combinations but also starts re-spins. He is shown on the middle three reels.
In addition, scatters are available:
• Scatter (chest) – three symbols appearing simultaneously on the field trigger free spins.
Let’s describe the rules for re-spins:
• Skulls Up! Re-Spin – Any Flaming Skull Wild starts a free re-spin. In doing so, the Flaming Skull increases by one cell the column in which it appears. Accordingly, more options for forming combinations are activated. Each reel can contain up to six pictures. In this case, 1,944 payout methods are available. Once the Flaming Wild helps to form a winning chain, it will turn into a regular joker. Respins continue as long as there is at least one Flaming Skull on the screen.
Respins take place automatically.
Let’s move on to the freespins:
• Flaming Free Spins – Six free spins for casino money begin. These, too, increase the size of the columns and increase the number of potential combinations.