Loose Cannon by Microgaming
Given the cult status of pirates on the internet, it’s somewhat surprising that there aren’t even more online games featuring them as the starring characters. Indeed, Microgaming’s Loose Cannon is one of only a handful of games to fit the theme, so it’s good news that it makes a good job of doing so. The visuals are more than passable and see a return to a largely cartoonish style and you can tell that the action is going to be modern in nature thanks to the inclusion of 243 ways to win. There are plenty of themed icons to line up along these lines, with the pirate ship symbol always offering a helping hand in its role as a wild card symbol.
That wild card also comes complete with a nice themed twist that can really help players along too. When it lands on the third reel, it will expand to cover the reel in its entirety, and the action doesn’t end there. Cannonballs will be fired into the air, with several of them coming to rest on positions of the board. Anywhere they land will be turned wild too, so the winning combinations are sure to keep coming when this fairly regular occurrence happens.
Loose Cannon Free Spins
The wild feature may be fun, but the really meaty part of Loose Cannon is the free spins round and you’ll need to land the scatter symbol on reels one, three and five at the same time in order to trigger it. You’ll grab a bonus consisting of fifteen fixed free spins, although more can be won with further combinations of scatters within the game itself. In place of a multiplier, the rather unique addition to this particular bonus round is the opportunity to win from both left to right and from right to left, essentially doubling the potential win lines.
The increase in winning combinations during free spins is actually more impactful than you might expect and it’s something that should definitely be seen to be believed. The bonus game doesn’t actually take all that long to trigger, so it’s well worth looking into and you can get a feel for it with no deposit and therefore no risk by playing Loose Cannon for free at the top of this page!