Wild Buccaneers Megaways Review
The Wild Buccaneers Megaways is the brand new, rip-roaring, action-adventure animal pirate slot from Four Leaf Gaming. Only their second ever slot, Four Leaf Gaming has gone all in on the pirate theme, with a twist that all of your sea-faring shipmates are actually wild animals.
With a top prize of 50,000x, this is one booty that any pirate would be proud to have swiped! But with high volatility, and a below-average RTP of 95%, you could be forgiven for thinking that getting a win out of this game is hard work.
However, with tons of unique features and the incredible Megaways function giving you up to 117,649 ways to win, finding this buried treasure might be easier than you think.
The overall pirate theme is done really well in Wild Buccaneers Megaways. Don't forget, Four Leaf Gaming is a very new software developer, so the fact that they've gone so big on this theme and its array of special features is a testament to this fun new brand of slot maker.
The big twist here of course is that the pirates themselves are actually animals. From a very serious-looking elephant and angry alligator to a strangely debonair and very human-looking monkey that, honestly, feels like he’s judging you a little, the choice of animations is odd yet weirdly satisfying. There's also a parrot at the side of the screen sitting on a chest, but sadly he doesn't really do anything at all, apart from looking a bit lost.
The background of a beach, we presume in some unknown far-flung place, gives this a very tropical vibe and the reels appearing on a ship's sail are a particularly nice touch. Finally, this game comes with a suitably jolly and classic ‘piratey’ soundtrack, which adds to the overall swashbuckling theme.
If you're new to the world of slot gaming, then Wild Buccaneers Megaways might be a bit of an overload at first. There is so much going on in this game that it's hard to keep track of. But at the end of it all, this is still a normal slot game.
The aim is to match winning symbols across paylines and, given that this game comes with between 64 and 117,649 paylines, each spin can go from moderately calm to absolutely insane in an instant.
There are almost too many special features to mention, but the Treasure Trails chests, cascading reels and Fortune Finder features are the ones that stick out to us the most.
As with most Megaways titles, Wild Buccaneers offers a fantastically large prize in the form of 50,000x your stake, but it comes with incredibly high volatility as well. However, with so many special features, including the Nitro Spins and free spins chests in the Treasure Trails feature, walking away from this game with a decent prize is not out of the question.
We would have liked to have seen slightly more from the RTP, as 95% is quite a bit below the average of 96% for a slot title. But of course, with the Megaways mechanics giving you random amounts of paylines with every spin, the RTP moves up and down throughout the game.
Overall, this is a very well-put-together game that offers tons of fun and the potential to land a massive top prize. But first, you'll need to get over the initial assault on the senses when you open the game!
This is a fun slot that's quite typical of the adventure theme. In all honesty, we're not quite sure why Four Leaf Gaming chose to use animals instead of humans, especially as each of them looks angrier than the last. That said, it certainly leaves a lasting impression and helps this title stand out from the many other pirate-themed games on the market.