Ghost Ship An Unusual Pirate Themed Online Slot


The theme of pirates is one of the most common in online slots. The pirate themed slots usually bustle with activity with swashbuckling buccaneers, ships rolling on the high seas, cannons firing and lots more. But there is one online slot launched by Realtime Gaming that creates a contrary atmosphere, one of death, desolation and doom. It is appropriately titled Ghost Ship.

Readers who are familiar with the epic poem The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner will be able to empathise with the situation. The Ghost Ship is an abandoned pirate ship that is haunted by the ghost of the captain. The Ghost Captain is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payout of 2500 coins. The Ghost Ship is the scatter symbol and it awards payouts multiplied by the total bet. When any of these two symbols appear on the reels the Ghost Captain may fill up the remainder of the reels. Watch out for the nifty animations in the wild and scatter symbols. Other symbols are from the pirate theme like canon, treasure chest and ship’s figurehead, but are shown sunken on the ocean floor. The playing card symbols are draped in seaweed.

There is only one bonus feature in Ghost Ship. It is triggered by three or more Ghost Ship symbols landing anywhere on the reels. You start with an award of two free spins for every wild and scatter symbol that is there on the reels. In this feature the wild symbol is guaranteed to fill up the reels that have any Ghost Captain or Ghost Ship symbols. If four scatter symbols were there in the triggering spin then the payouts are doubled. Five scatter symbols multiply the payouts a whopping 10 times. The feature can be retriggered. You can tell that a pirate’s treasure is there to be won when this feature is triggered, so do not expect it to occur frequently. Ghost Ship has variance on the higher side.

Ghost Ship is a 25 paylines slot game that has the regular Realtime Gaming features. There are the two randomly triggered progressive jackpots that can be hit after any spin. This slot game has gone live at all Realtime Gaming online casinos such as Club World and Silver Oak. These online casinos offer the more traditional type of pirate themed video slots as well. You can try Goldbeard and Pirate Isle if you like this theme.