Iron Dog Studio, the 1X2 Network subsidiary, is dropping players into a pitched naval battle at the heart of the pirate era in its first Megaways-licensed slot, Pirate Kingdom Megaways.
The game sees a buccaneering crew attack a trade ship and seize its treasure. Powder kegs bob in the Caribbean water, skull and crossbones sit atop the reels, dynamic sea shanties accompany every spin and big wins are heralded by booming canon fire.
As winning combinations appear the symbols shatter at the sound of musket fire and crash to the deck as new symbols take their place. What’s more, Big Time Gaming’s mechanic delivers up to 117,649 Megaways to win with every spin.
This volatile game, with 40,000x bet max win, also boasts a treasure chest of bonus features including a swashbuckling free spins round. Triggered by four or more successful winning tumbles, up to 14 free spins play out as players hunt for treasure located in a sunken ship.
If seven symbols land on a reel during the free spins round, the reel locks at full height for the duration of the feature. What’s more, a progressive multiplier allows players to earn even more free spins while bone ladders unfurl from the top of the screen when reels lock at full height to deliver big wins.
If that wasn’t enough to shiver a player’s timbers, Wild crossed-pistol symbols can fire at any time, substituting for any one symbol while 2x Wilds double the pay out of any win that includes them. If three 2x Wilds land in any single spin, the player can multiply their haul of booty by x8, resulting in some impressive wins in the base game.
What’s more, subject to jurisdictional compliance and operator preference which can be toggled on or off, the game can allow players to buy the free spins bonus round with different levels of buy-in available. They can also choose a guaranteed locked reel to give the added boost within the free spins from the start, giving players a ‘loot’ of excitement.
Pirate Kingdom Megaways launched exclusively with LeoVegas on 11th November and will be made available to the wider market from 2nd December 2019.
Kevin Reid, CCO at 1X2 Network, said: “Pirate Kingdom Megaways is set to be one of our most successful games to date. Creating a slot using the revolutionary Megaways mechanic has enabled us to add a new dynamic to our portfolio, which is already hugely popular with players.
“Pirate Kingdom Megaways will undoubtedly be a massive hit industry wide and we’re delighted that goes LeoVegas will be launching it exclusively before a network wide release.”
Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming, said: “The Iron Dog Studio team has done an incredible job of combining our Megaways mechanic with its own unique and huge popular brand of online slot to deliver a truly thrilling player experience.”
Mats Andersson, casino release manager at LeoVegas, said: “Pirate Kingdom Megaways delivers a thrilling experience to players by combining Iron Dog Studio’s unique brand of online slot games with Big Time Gaming’s revolutionary Megaways mechanic.
“At LeoVegas we strive to offer our players the latest and greatest gaming experience – which is why we are delighted to offer Iron Dog Studios, Pirate Kingdom Megaways exclusively across the LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group for three weeks.”