Shiver me timbers; this game is fantastic! Hop aboard the new and improved pirate ship on Jolly Roger 2 slot from gaming giants Play’n Go. This online video slot is a rebirth of the much-loved original Jolly Roger, which launched way back in 2012.
Jolly Roger 2 is more sophisticated than its older brother but still follows a 5×3 game grid with 20 pay lines. You can bet anything from just £0.20 up to a whopping £100, and your maximum win is 5,000x your stake – meaning you could win £500,000, ahoy!
Bonus features include Free Spins, a Multiplier Compass and a Bonus Quest Feature, and of course, this game has Scatter and Wild symbols with a pirate theme. With audio similar to the popular films, Pirates of the Caribbean, get into your best Jack Sparrow character and try and hunt down the treasure – it’s yours for the taking!
Graphics and Theme
Pirate themes are popular with many slot games, but Jolly Roger 2 is up there with the best. The reels are semi-transparent and set on a ship where you see the deck and cannons behind. The colour palette is very much brown and gold to reflect the wooden ship and treasure aspects of the game. Surrounding the reels, you can see the ocean in its bright blue glory, which is full of sailing pirate ships ready to engage in battle. The graphics are so much better than the original as they’re more realistic and also include great symbols such as 3-D diamonds, a skull ring, a treasure chest and an eye-patched pirate.
When it comes to the soundtrack of Jolly Roger 2, it can only be described as suiting the gameplay flawlessly. A traditional pirate-like tune bellows in the background as you spin the reels and puts you in the mood to take a voyage for treasure. As you’re playing, a brief clicking sound plays each time you spin, and the sound of jingling coins is played when you win some cash. As the game progresses and you strike luck with the bonus features, the tempo of the music picks up in pace and adds an epic atmosphere for you to play to.
The iconic pirate death ‘skull and bones’ symbol acts as a standard wild in Jolly Roger 2 and fills in for all paying symbols except scatters.
The pirate with an eye-patch, who we can only assume is Roger himself, plays as a scatter on his pirate ship. Landing 3 of this symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 will take you to the Bonus Quest Round for more chances of a big win and accumulate free spins.
The multiplier compass feature is a great one and is located at the top of your reels in between the big Jolly Roger sign. It can activate on any spin at random and award you a multiplier of up to 10x!
Bonus Quest Feature
The bonus quest feature on Jolly Roger 2 is a pick bonus game. Get 3 scatter symbols to trigger this feature where you’ll be greeted with 12 treasure map scrolls, each containing a different bonus feature. By uncovering and matching up three symbols, you’ll go on to win a bonus game. There are four bonus games including Instant Prizes of up to 20x your stake, Bottle of Rum for a stacked wild on random reels, Treasure Hunt for ten initial free spins to collect even more free spins and Battle Spins, a complex free spins feature.
Battle Spins Free Spins
Battle Free Spins is the most generous but also the most complicated feature that you can trigger from the Bonus Quest. It features three lives and unlimited free spins. This unlimited free spin round only ends once you’ve lost all three lives. It’s a fierce battle between the Merchant Ship and the Dutch, Portuguese or British Privateers. Essentially, the ship that collects the most gold wins the battle. Here, your main goal is to sink one of the privateer ships for the best rewards. This includes an extra life, a free spin with a multiplier compass active and a Pirate Victory Award. The last depends on which Privateer ship you sink and here’s what you can win:
- Portuguese Victory Reward – 1 or 2 random symbols will become wilds
- British Victory Reward – all high-paying symbols get upgraded to treasure chest symbols (the best in the game)
- Dutch Victory Reward – 3 reels sync up
Game How to Play
Playing Jolly Roger 2 is super easy, and once the game has loaded, you can click on the ‘I’ button to review the paytable and bonus features. Then, all you’ve got to do is adjust your wager between £0.20 – £100 and hit the spin button to get going! There’s also autoplay options if you want to sit back and relax, or turbo spin options if you like to play the game a little faster. The turbo spin feature is activated by clicking on the lightning bolt symbol.
To win big on this fun-filled video slot, you’ll have to land three or more matching symbols on any of the games 20 pay lines. You get the most cash back if you land the treasure chest, or if the wild substitutes another symbol, as both of these icons pay out x10 of your stake.
Jolly Roger 2 on Mobile
Jolly Roger 2 can be played on all major mobile and tablet devices easily including iOS and Android. No matter what size screen you choose to play on, you’ll have the same quality gameplay and just as much fun on this pirate-themed slot.