The Pieces of Eight slots game can be found at casinos offering Genii software. Genii is one of the newer software developers in the online gaming market. Alongside many of the smaller casino software providers Genii focus heavily on slots games. The House Edge/RTP of the Genii slots games is sometimes listed within the paytable for the newer games in their catalogue. For the older games, as Genii is partnered with UK licensed operators and the UKGC license requires the publication of this information, RTP figures can be found on numerous casino sites. As such we know that the house edge for Pieces of Eight is 8%.
Pieces of Eight is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The game plays over 25 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Captain”, which substitutes for all symbols other than the “Cannon” and “Treasure Chest” symbols.
Free Spins– The “Cannon” is the Free Spins symbol. 3 or more will trigger the game’s Free Spins feature.
Bonus/Scatter – The “Treasure Chest” is the Bonus/Scatter symbol. Three or more of them will trigger the game’s Bonus feature. The bonus feature is a tile flipping game where cash prizes can be won. Prize values in the Bonus game are proportional to the original bet and no multiplier is applied.
Free Spins – Landing 3 of the “Cannon” symbols will award you with 10 Free Spins. 4 of the “Cannon” symbols will award you with 20 Free Spins. 5 of the “Cannon” symbols will award you with 30 Free Spins. Free Spins can be re-triggered during the feature and the bonus feature can also be triggered.
Pieces of Eight sees you take to the high seas in a pirate ship laden with guns and cannons, preparing to score a boat load of precious bounty. All slots designers need a pirate themed game and this is Genii’s version on that theme. Unfortunately, it fails to live up to the promise that so many other pirate games manage to deliver. Quite simply, the game does not look all that great. The software being used is not as developed as you will see elsewhere, which leaves the game feeling a little amateurish. The symbols are basic, as is the background screen, making this a game that you will forget playing if you can actually bring yourself to do so in the first place. There are all the basic features but none of them offer that little twist, that extra bit of something special. Add to this a very high house edge and you have a game that you need to avoid.
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