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Ever since Johnny Depp made his first appearance in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ the internet has seen a true flood of slots based on the pirate theme. One of them is Barbary Coast by BetSoft.
And compared to Microgaming’s Pirate’s Paradise this slot is absolutely convincing. Barbary Coast is, like all the other BetSoft games, produced with a very high standard. Graphics as well as sound and game play are really beautiful. Free spins, different bonus rounds and a very good payout rate make playing this slot a pleasure which can become really lucrative thanks to its features.
Barbary Coast has 5 reels and 30 lines. The minimum bet per round is 0,02 coins. Maximum bet per line is 5 coins – which add up to 150 coins per spin.
The symbols of this slot are gold coins, treasure chests, skulls, barrels, treasure maps and a compass. The symbols one should really look out for are the parrot, a character named Ben Sawyer and cannons.
The parrot is the scatter symbol of the slot. Getting at least three parrots causes up to 25 free spins, which unfortunately cannot be extended.
If Ben Sawyer appears at least three times, the Click Me Feature starts. The player simply has to choose a Click Me symbol and Ben Sawyer swings by and grabs it. This way easy credits are earned (watch the video).
Additionally to this feature there are two very lucrative bonus rounds: The Fight Round and the Grog Challenge.
The Fight Round starts when three or more symbols appear, showing Captain Blackbeard. The goal is to win a sword fight and rescue a pretty female captive. The reward of this round is big bonus credits.
One of the most ridiculous features at any time recently is the grog challenge where the player has to prove his ability to drink other pirates under the table. It is triggered once three or more workers appear on the reels.
Overall BetSoft has, once again, done everything right with this slot. Of course it cannot be denied that this slot tries to profit from the unbelievable success of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ but the realization of Barbary Coast satisfies in every aspect. BetSoft managed to create a pirate slot with its own character, which captivates the player for hours, due to the numerous and frequently appearing features.