Ghost Ship

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Ghost Ship is a pirate themed video slot, and one which has been released by RTG (RealTime Gaming). It tries to be slightly different than other pirate themed games, with its spooky, watery graveyard theme. It pays off dividends, and makes Ghost Ship a rather original title, and one which comes comped with two progressive slot jackpots.

Ghost Ship’s imagery includes sunken bowheads, treasure chests, bells, cannons, and seaweed encrusted high playing card icons, amongst others. As for its reels, there are 5 of them, upon which sit a total of 25 paylines. This is perfectly normal for a video slot of this calibre.

Ghost Ship

  • Software:
    RTG
  • Type:
    Video slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    25
  • Coins Range:
    0.25 - 125
  • Jackpot:
    Yes
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes
  • Free Spins/Multiplier Better:
    Yes

Available stakes

At the bottom of the reels, the turquoise coloured wagering buttons will permit you to choose coin denominations of 0.01 up to 0.25 in total. All of the paylines in this game are adjustable, so players are going to find that minimum and maximum wagers range from 0.01 per line, per spin, up to a capped 6.25 per spin at most. That isn’t half bad considering there are two progressive to win.

Jackpots

Ghost Ship’s two progressive jackpots can be won at random. The smallest of these is the Minor Jackpot, and it often has prizes worth a couple of hundred credits in real money. The Major Jackpot is worthy considerably more, at around several thousand credits in your local currency.

Special features

A ghostly pirate (which is quite obviously supposed to represent Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series) is the wild icon in Ghost Ship. This wild can substitute itself for all other icons in the game, barring the ghost ship scatter symbol. Ghost captain wilds can randomly fill any reel on which they appear.

That scatter icon can offer you scattered wins worth 2x, 10x, or 100x your total bet, when 3, 4, or 5 of them appear anywhere on the reels. Ghost ship scatters will also trigger a free spins bonus game, if you land 3 or more in any position on the reels.

Bonus Game

After triggering the free spins bonus, players will be awarded a minimum of 6 free spins. There are two free spins offered for every scatter or wild you locate prior to triggering the bonus round. Any prizes which you pick up in this bonus game will be doubled if you land 4 scatters on the reels. Should you locate all 5 of them, then prizes will be multiplied by 10x their normal rate of pay.

Mobile version

RealTime Gaming have not actually released Ghost Ship as a standalone mobile slot. However, the game is playable in instant play format, and there are many portable gaming devices including smartphones and tablets which will be able to play the game.

Overall

Ghost Ship is a creative title, although you may argue that most of its intellectual content has been duplicated from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Nonetheless, the developers have chosen to represent a somewhat darker, more ghostly side to the tale, and that makes it stand out from all of the other pirate themed slots currently available in the online casino world.