1429 Uncharted Seas is another inventive slot from Swedish supplier Thunderkick games.
Visually stunning, with a great nautical soundtrack, it transports you back to a time when intrepid explorers sailed off into uncharted territories to seek their fortune!
The game takes place on a map, unfolded on the Captain's table. The game symbols are all taken from Elizabethan sea charts with mermaids, sea monsters, suns, moons - and, yes, there be Dragons, too!
The free game below gives you 5,000 credits to play with so you can explore the high seas to your heart's content!
As with other Thunderick games, you don't need to select how many lines to play, or alter the coin size per line. Instead, you choose an overall bet, from 0.10 per spin all the way up to 100. That way, you're always playing every line.
The expanding wild symbol is a galleon (see image) which expands vertically if included in a payline win. It can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, but when it does appear, it substitutes for all symbols except the bonus symbol. The video below shows exactly what happens to your payout when the expanding wild appears!
There are 25 paylines in total and each game symbol pays out in multiples of the current bet. The lowest value symbols are the sun, moon and stars. The sea creatures pay more, but the most valuable is the mermaid - get five of those on a payline and you'll win 50 times your bet!
The game also features a 'lost at sea' bonus round, where your ship runs into a storm and has to find its way to clear skies. Not much that you need to do, except take advantage of the free spins on offer!
The bonus symbol is the ship's compass and the bonus round is triggered when you get three (or more) on a payline - three bonus symbols give you 10 free spins, four get you 20 and five will give you a massive 50 free spins! You'll always know when a bonus symbol appears on a payline as you'll hear the doleful ship's bell ring. Ask not for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee!
The small, frequent wins mean that 1429 Uncharted Seas can correctly be categorized as a Low variance slot. Theoretical Return To Player is an excellent 98.5%.
Like all Thunderkick games, this is not a run of the mill slot but one where a lot of thought has clearly gone into the design and gameplay. It offers so much in terms of originality and sheer enjoyment that it's a game you'll find yourself playing over and over!
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