Microgaming is behind Loose Cannon, a slot machine with a pirate theme that will appeal to many, despite it being a very common choice. The pirate topic seems to be a favorite for many developers, and they generally do a very good job with it, so there is no shortage of good looking slots in this category. Loose Cannon was well done also, featuring images with pirate captains, with beautiful women, cannons, treasure maps and the obligatory monkey companion. For the feature list, they used stacked wilds, a scatter and free spins. You’re using 243 ways to win here, while payouts can potentially go up to $312.50.
Betting and Prizes
The system uses 30 paylines in this case, even though the reels host ways to win. You’re getting a chance to wager up to $1.25 per line, or $37.50 total, for just one spin. You can use coins with denominations of up to $0.25, a maximum of 5 per line. You get 30 fixed lines, so you can’t modify that number. The minimum bet is at $0.30.
Should you play the game at its maximum bet, of $37.50, you can hope to win a prize which will reach a value of $312.50.
Loose Cannon Slot Features
The wild symbol in this game takes the form of a pirate ship, appearing on the 3rd reel. If it lands there, the ship replicates itself to all the positions, becoming a stacked icon. At that point, the cannons of the wild symbol will fire in both directions, to the left and the right, turning regular icons into additional wilds. As many as 15 wild symbols can be present on the reels of the slot at the same time. A wild will replace any other icon, as long as it doesn’t have scatter abilities.
The scatter is shown as a compass on top of which an octopus sits. These scatters are used on three reels, the ones from the 1st, 3rd and 5th columns. You need all three to get paid, a prize which will be worth 5x the wager, and to also trigger the feature with 15 free spins. You can retrigger the free spins. While in free spins mode, you get paid both by combinations starting from the left and those going from the right to the left.
Theme & Design
The game’s design features only proper symbols, with images of characters and objects you’d expect to find on a pirate ship. From the pirate captain, to the monkey, the compass, treasure chest, treasure map, rum jug, cannons, pistols and other related images, they all look quite impressive and well drawn.
Loose Cannon slot should prove to be a good choice for anyone that loves pirates, even though there are already so many slot machines with this particular theme.