8 Golden Skulls of the Holly Roger Megaways online slot by Microgaming and Buck Stakes Entertainment sets you on the path of pirate adventure with a dazzling all-female crew with a beach at sunset forming the backdrop for the game. The slot employs the Megaways feature that generates variable paylines with every spin and the rolling reels feature that removes symbols in winning combinations, allowing new ones to appear and potentially triggering chains of wins. The game’s bonus features include free spins.
If 3 or more skull symbols appear on the reels, you will receive a corresponding Firepot cash prize. For 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 skull symbols on the reels, you can claim 1.5x, 5x, 20x, 100x, 300x, or 2,000x your stake, respectively.
Landing 4 or more scatters on the reels will activate a bonus wheel that allocates you free spins and a multiplier. The wheel spins and you will be awarded 10 to 30 free spins with a 1x -3x multiplier. If you trigger the feature with over 4 scatters, you will receive an extra 2 free spins per additional symbol and the feature can be retriggered by the appearance of 3 scatters.
8 Golden Skulls of the Holly Roger Megaways slot plays it a bit safe but still delivers engaging gameplay and decent payouts. This is the first title from Buck Stakes Entertainment and the studio’s choice to depict an all-female pirate crew will certainly gain the slot some attention. The Firepot feature delivers regular wins, but you will need it to work together with the hard-to-trigger free spins to achieve the game’s top potential of $120 000. All in all, this is not a bad first effort and the gameplay is interesting enough to keep you engaged for a while.