This pirate-themed video slot is one of two games (the other is “Big Sky”) on which Aristocrat launches its new “Win Your Way” category. With Win Your Way, players chose one of three volatility levels: low (green), medium (yellow) or high (red). Players can easily identify their choice through user-friendly buttons and on-screen images. The choice actually alters the pay schedule on the top of the screen—only pays highlighted in the selected Win Your Way color are paid.
The choices to the player are green for low volatility, which results in multiple two-symbol wins and lower pays for four- and five-of-a-kind; yellow, for higher big wins and fewer two-symbol wins; and red, for the highest payouts for top jackpots, no two-symbol wins, and fewer three-of-a-kind wins.
Captain Cutthroat places this mechanic inside its “Xtra Reel Power” format, which is a scatter-pay setup—the player pays to activate reels, and all wins are paid as scatters. The “Xtra” part is a four-by-four reel setup that results in a potential 1,024 ways to win on each spin.
The main feature on the game is a free-spin round. Three, four or five scattered pirate symbols trigger eight, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. During the free games, each pirate appearing anywhere on the middle reels multiplies the total win for that spin by either two or three. The feature can be re-triggered during a free spin, and two scattered pirates landing on the reels during a free spin tacks five free spins on to the end of the round.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Format: Five-reel, scatter-pay video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 200, 400, 800
Top Award: 13,500
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.01%—12.19%