Ghost Ship Slots is a very blatantly Pirates of the Caribbean knock off that we hope Disney never finds out about because it is pretty damn good. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that took more elements from the series and added a bit more of the character work to what you are tasked with matching. If you are a fan of the films, Johnny Depp, or the Disney ride, you will love this game. If you are a budding pirate and have a taste for money, you will likely love this game too. Just do not rub our winnings from us, as we consider them hard earned and will fire back!
The premise of Ghost Ship Slots is Pirates of the Caribbean. It is so obvious that we feel even people who have not seen the films will pick up on it. It is still a nice theme, however, so we cannot fault them for it. It is the theme that launched a thousand or more dollars from the pockets of fans every passing second in the theme parks, and even more at the box offices over the years, making it a safe bet that it resonates with many people for a variety of reasons.
Graphics in Ghost Ship Slots are really good. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. The suits of cards have a slight moss/algae on them, maybe even sea weed, that adds to the effect as well. It would have been easy to skimp there. The fact that they did not clearly shows their attention to detail, and speaks for how the rest of the game comes together.
Gameplay in Ghost Ship Slots is thankfully not ghastly. At 5 reels and 25 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect. The ghost ship, as you might expect, is what you are hoping to match, and wins top out at 25k times per bet you place on a line.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $1, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out high thankfully, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
+ Great theme
+ Looks wonderful
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Ghost Ship Slots is the slot game Disney should have made, minus just a bit of the charm of the films thanks to a limited use of actual pirates in it. If you have ever dreamt of gambling on the high seas, you should seek help. That is kind of weird, is it not? Who does that. But if you dream of winning a bunch of money and think pirates are cool, by all means indulge in this wonderful title that has something to offer everyone.