Skulduggery is defined as being an act of dishonest behaviour and acts of trickery, and that’s exactly what you’ll be up to as you take on the role of a thief dressed in all black to secretly get on board a pirate ship and raid it of all the Captain’s loot. We aren’t one for advocating robbery, but with a 12,000-coin jackpot up for grabs it’s hard not to want a piece of the action!
The background of the Skull Duggery online slot is planks of stained wood which have been used to create the pirate ship and as you spin the reels you’ll hear the wood creak as the waves crash into the vessel, the whistling of birds resting on the mast, the sinister laugh of the Captain revelling in the loot he has stolen (little does he know your about to nab it on him), plus the sounds of bones rattling together in comical fashion (like yours might if the Captain catches you in your tracks decides to make you walk the plank) whenever the Skull Scatter symbols appear!
Played across a 5×3 grid with 9 adjustable paylines included, the Skull Duggery casino app has been developed by Microgaming and boasts a high return to player percentage of 95. With Wild symbols being worth up to 12,000 coins, huge Scatter pays of up to 200x your stake, and the Booty Bonus which sees you steal the loot from the ship, the rewards are simply too good to refuse divulging in an act of skulduggery!
Raiding the Captain’s Ship
As you board the pirate ship in the midst of darkness while the Captain and his jovial pirates celebrate landing their loot by downing lots of rum, you’ll have to tread carefully in case they catch you as we’re pretty certain that would result in you being sliced up with a cutlass or being humiliated by having to walk the plank!
The Skull Duggery slot games logo is the Wild symbol here and while it can only substitute to complete food pays rather than all symbols, whenever it does so the wins are tripled in value. The quirky skull symbol is the Scatter and this brings wins of 2x up to 200x your stake whenever you land between two and five of them on the reels at once, plus the final special symbol is the Bonus symbol that represents you carrying a treasure chest in all black to avoid the Captain and his cohorts catching you.
You will also see the Captain (but let’s hope he doesn’t spot you or it’s trouble time), there are maps with daggers stuck in them which is the spot where the Captain stole the valuable treasure from, there is a tanker dull of rum to down, plus five different food symbols that the pirates love to feast on while at sea with mango, grapes, oranges, bananas and coconuts to feast on – yum, yum!
Get Your Hands on the Booty
While it’s pretty disappointing that there aren’t more bonus features in the Skull Duggery slot machine, the Booty Bonus does offer the potential for very large wins as you attempt to navigate your way off the pirate ship with all of the treasure for yourself.
You’ll need to land three or more of the Bonus symbols on the reels at once for the feature to begin with the number of symbols you activate it with correlating with how much you can win. Three symbols result in 40 to 750 coins, four offer you the chance to win 100 up to 1,500 coins, while the maximum of five will see you scoop a minimum of 200 coins and maximum of 3,000 coins.
This will see you come face to face with five scurvy pirates who have caught you red-handed on the deck of the ship, with you getting to choose one of them to push overboard into the waters for cash prize!
While there are big base game wins on offer, it’s a little disappointing the Wild symbols only substitute for the low-valued food symbols and that there is only a pick me game included therefore I’d recommend you check out the Sharky slot machine from Novomatic and the Red Flag Fleet slot machine from WMS for pirate-themed action with plenty of bonus features to enjoy!