Bones & Bounty Slot Features
Spin the wooden reels of a coral-adorned 6x4 grid to secure a payout by matching at least 3 identical symbols. All 4,096 ways are in play here, so there's no need to follow specific pay lines. Simply land the icons in succession from left to right, and the prize is yours. When forming combinations made of low-value royal emblems, the game pays from 0.3 to 3.2 times the bet. Scoring on premium icons represented by a map, an hourglass, a scope, and a compass awards from 1 to 6 times. The captain's portrait brings the top prizes of 10 times the bet for a 6-of-a-kind hit and also pays for 2-of-a-kind combinations.
Stacked Respin Wilds
Wilds can land as single symbols or stacks of 2, 3, or 4 instances. After dropping, they stick to their position and trigger a respin. Scoring at least one more Wild during the respin grants another one, and the sequence will continue until no more Wilds land on the grid.
Cash Bonus Game
Filling the bonus meter with 3 Bonus symbols during a single spin or over the course of multiple respins activates the bonus game. Players are awarded 3 spins that replenish whenever a new symbol appears on the board. With each hit, the entire grid also shifts to the right.
A Ghost Reel with an x2 multiplier is added as a 7th column. Whenever a coin overlays that reel as a result of the shift, it will be affected by the reel's multiplier and placed back in a random position on the grid.
Only the following icons can appear on the reels during the bonus game:
- Cash Coin with a value of x1, x2, x3, x5, or x10.
- Persistent Payer with a value of x1, x2, or x3. It will add its value to all visible Cash Coins on every successive spin after reaching the Ghost Reel.
- Multiplier Cash increases the Ghost Reel's multiplier by its own value and then transforms into a Cash Coin of equal worth.
Once all respins are depleted, all values visible on the grid are added together and paid out as multiplication of the active bet.
Players have the possibility to trigger the bonus game instantly through the Buy Feature option for a fixed buy-in of 100 times the bet.
If you're a seasoned slot player, you may have felt the overload of pirate-themed games a long time ago. The iGaming industry abounds in adventure settings, and treasure-hunting sea wolves are frequent visitors in online casino lobbies. Hence, if a studio decides to dive into that subject matter, there's a certain quality expected, be it from the visual or mechanical perspective. Talking about the former, Thunderkick has created a rather handsome picture in Bones & Bounty, even if slightly ordinary and predictable content-wise. A bunch of royals on wooden textures mixed with pirate equipment and the captain heading the paytable is as mainstream as you can go in this case. However, it's all nicely polished and organized in the playing area, efficiently utilizing the screen estate and making the scene feel full. All the effects and animations nicely supplement the spooky adventure atmosphere, putting emphasis and anticipation where they're needed.
Sailing around the base game is relatively mellow since all you look forward to is a stacked Wild landing anywhere in view to become sticky and award a respin, during which more of them may occupy the grid and extend the sequence. The true thrill of the hunt begins during the bonus, which initially looks like another link&win iteration, but boy, does it positively surprise. An extra Ghost Reel teases with an x2 multiplier, making us wonder how we can benefit from it. As soon as the first Cash Coin lands, the reels shift to the right, and it all becomes clear. The hungry spirit of the captain awaits the bounty to reach his domain, where he will multiply it and throw it back on the regular grid for more chances to repeat the cycle. It's a massive anticipation-builder charging each respin with an additional feature that affects the entire playing panel. If that wasn't enough, the multiplier can be further indefinitely increased, and there's a familiar persistent symbol that will boost all visible values on every successive spin once the captain gets hold of it. It's such an elegant idea, perfectly complementing the engaging, even if overused, hold&win format.