Game description

Pirate Pays Megaways Slot (Big Time Gaming)

Pirate Pays Megaways Slot (Big Time Gaming)Pirate Pays Megaways is a new game from the top developer, Big Time Gaming, and the developer has gone with a wildly popular pirate adventure theme, with the equally appreciated Megaways system.

Designed to produce highly volatile slots that provide lots of fun, this mechanism is used in hundreds of new games right now. As we are going to discuss below, it’s got great payout potential, and its accompanying features make a major contribution to the fun as well.

Here is all that you can expect while playing Pirate Pays Megaways for real money:

Game Set-Up

Pirate Pays Megaways has six reels and may deliver anywhere between a few hundred to as many as 117,649 ways to win. 

Wilds, scatters, cascading reels, free spins, a growing multiplier, are just a few of the great features found in this slot.

Betting and Prizes

I love the Megaways concept, and I had to make a few real money spins. Using just $0.20, I went on to spin the reels of Pirate Pays Megaways, and the maximum that you can use on each round is $20.

I’m very happy with the slot’s potential, and as much as 104,400x the stake is possible on just one spin.

However, bear in mind that like all other Megaways titles, this one also attracts very high volatility, but the developer has tried to cool things a little with a decent RTP of 96.23%.

Pirate Pays Megaways Slot Feature

With a regular Megaways set-up, there will be 6 standard reels and an extra horizontal reel at the bottom of reels 2-5. There are a total of 117,649 ways to win in every round, and 2 to 7 symbols are randomly assigned to each of the five reels.

As soon as you get a winning combination, the Cascading Reels feature kicks in, allowing you to build on your winnings by replacing the old combos with a new batch.

After each win, the Cascading Reels feature will appear, and it will remove the winning symbols and replace them with new ones.

Among the features available are wilds, which act as standard substitutes (they display an image of a compass). Using these features was a joy for me because they simplified the process of coming up with winning combinations.

To use the bonus features, you'll have to get two different types of scatters to land on the reels simultaneously. The first five reels feature Golden Treasure Chests, with a Purple Treasure Chest appearing on the sixth.

If you collect three or more of the standard scatters, you'll be taken to the Kraken Bonus Game, while getting a Purple Treasure Chest will give you to the Enhanced Bonus Game.

If you're lucky enough to get the Kraken feature, you'll be provided with a number of options from which to choose. Your initial multiplier and the number of free spins that you qualify for will be determined by this.

During the free spins round, the cascading reels mechanic will increase the multiplier, so keep an eye out for that. After each new cascade, the multiplier you earned during the previous bonus round is multiplied by 1x.

I needed another 3-4 scatters on the horizontal reels to retrigger the feature, and this is how I earned myself an extra 5-10 spins.

Theme & Design

This is a pirate-themed game with an interesting list of symbols. They include Royals (low-paying positions 9 - A), while better-paying ones are gemstones that have pirate motifs. Wilds and scatters are present as well.


Pirate Pays Megaways is a great slot game, but only for an experienced gamer. It has good payout potential, but the vicious volatility may work against gamers will little experience.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden