Rage of the Seas is the latest and greatest online slot from the one and only NetEnt. In September 2020 NetEnt released this innovative game that bends the usual conventions for a whole new experience. You’ll be joining a gang of pirates in the hunt for treasure and riches across the open ocean.
This innovative game is played on a 5×4 set of reels which can be expanded during the game to make a 4-7-7-7-4 set up. On the standard set of reels, there are 1024 betways. When all of the reels are expanded, it increases to 5488 betways to give gamblers like you even more chances to win. Bets start from as little as £0.20 and reach up to a maximum of £400 per spin for anyone looking to maximise their return. Rage of the Seas is filled with exciting gameplay. Gamblers can expect to find some special wild features, reel upgrades, multipliers, free spins, and a maximum jackpot of 27,440x your stake.
Graphics and Theme
The home screen features the skull and crossbones logo that sits in front of two angry-looking pirates who are staring menacingly at each other, ready for conflict. The graphics that depict the main characters are best described as realistic animations. The realism of the home screen graphics make it feel like a movie, not a game. The graphics on the game screen are less lifelike but still clear and crisp. The reels sit at the bow of a mighty pirate ship with two glowing lanterns sitting either side of the reels to light the nights sky.
If you’re a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll love the soundtrack to this game. It’s a rip-off of the movie soundtrack, using lots of high tempo violins to set the scene for an action-packed game. When you land a big win, the screen will explode with coins, and you’ll hear them jingle as they hit the floor. In addition to the coins, the pirate narrator will roar a cliché saying to add to the atmosphere. Expect a lot of ‘ahoy me’harties’ and ‘Aaaarrrrrgggghhhhs’.
Rage of the Seas symbols
The high paying symbols in the game are the character symbols, which include the bearded pirate, a lady pirate, the savage with a knife in his mouth, a lady pirate with an eye patch. The bearded pirate is the highest paying symbol who pays out 2.5x your stake for five of a kind. The low paying symbols are made up of pirate paraphernalia and include a parrot, a bottle of rum, a barrel, a hammerhead shark, a steering wheel, and an anchor.
There are also a number of wild symbols; a scatter symbol and a boost symbol.
Boost symbol and features spin
If you land the boost symbol on reels two, three, or four, the corresponding reel will expand from four to seven rows. The betways increase with every reel you expand up to a maximum of 5488. On top of that, the boost symbol will activate four feature spins. During the feature spins, one of four bonus games will be active.
Random bonus features
Stacked Wilds – can appear anywhere on reels two, three, or four and cover anywhere from one to four positions to help you make winning combinations.
Spreading Wilds – can land somewhere on reels two, three or four and will stick up to two more wild symbols onto adjacent positions.
Major & Minor Reel Upgrades – remove all of the two lowest paying symbols (the barrel and anchor) to make way for new symbols to fall and create bigger wins.
Rage of the Seas free spins
Free spins are triggered when you land either three boost symbols on reels two, three, and four or when you land three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Like most other slot games, the more scatter symbols you land, the more free spins you unlock:
- Three scatter symbols equal to five free spins
- Four scatter symbols equal to eight free spins
- Five scatter symbols equal to 12 free spins
Players need to start by choosing their betting value which can range between £0.20 per spin up to a massive £400 per spin. From there all you need to do is hit spin and try to land combinations of three or more matching symbols anywhere across the 5×4 set of reels. According to the paytable, the wild symbols pay out the maximum reward for winning combos. This is a high volatility game meaning that wins are less frequent, but when they do come in, they’re more likely to be a big win. The random bonus features will help you boost your winnings throughout the game.
Rage of the Seas on Mobile
NetEnt has designed Rage of the Seas to be mobile-friendly. It’s compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices. You can storm the seas for treasure wherever you aaarrrgghhh!