Skullduggery may seem like a strange name for a five reel slot, and we wouldn't say that it is a stand out game, but it is still a very fun slot from Microgaming who never disappoint with their creations. The game itself goes for a pirate treasure style theme, and the aim of the game is to join the captain and the ship's crew to go pillaging for plunder in the hope of uncovering some big jackpots. We have had a few spins on this installment as well as analyzing the bonus features so that you can make an informed decision as to whether this deserves your hard earned pennies!
The game offers the standard slot experience from Microgaming, and the slot appears to be one of their older versions with its 2D graphics and casino style vibes. We like the pirate theme, and it is decent fun, but more experienced players may get bored rather easily. However, the betting options are good, and the pirate theme will certainly appeal to many types of player as well as the bonus features on offer. It certainly won't be for everyone, but we would recommend a few spins on free mode to see if this is the game for you.
The game's logo represents the wild symbol on the reels, and this symbol can triple the pay-out of any combination that is completed as a wild symbol. It also creates its own winning combination by replacing most other symbols on the reel thus increasing the likelihood to pick up a win. It does not substitute for the scatter symbol but in general, this is a useful symbol and will form the basis for many of the player's higher wins. We found that it appeared fairly often so keep an eye out for it as it can help you win big.
Booty Bonus Game:
This is a unique bonus feature that is lots of fun. It is triggered by the bright blue thief symbol which you cannot miss and in this bonus round you can win up to 3000 coins by selecting random objects to reveal bonus wins that vary in amount. Five pirates are also displayed and behind each one is a random bonus win with the player able to select one pirate. The number of symbols that can activate this bonus round indicates the range of randomly selected bonus win amounts.
The only bonus game is the Booty Bonus detailed above, but Skullduggery does offer a pretty comprehensive auto-play function which we found useful when playing. This can only be activated in Expert mode, and you can select up to 500 spins to be played automatically. You can also set the auto-play to stop playing once you have won or lost a certain amount and in general, we found this feature to be particularly suitable for players who perhaps do not want to click repeatedly but still play a lot of games. We would recommend this for those on a specific budget.