Skulls Up Aims to ‘Expand’ Player Bankrolls with Big Wins


Hey there fleas. If you remember rightly, a few weeks back I brought you a little insight into the upcoming Skulls Up slot release by Quickspin. Another pirate themed slot with bounty hiding within its reels, but unlike other swashbuckling creations, this one promised to offer more entertainment value and more chances to win.

Skulls Up is now available to play and it’s the software giant’s first slot of the year to be developed with a ‘portrait first’ focus. Perfect for those of us who love to spin away on mobile devices. A tropical theme with numerous exhilarating features is sure to be a hit with slots aficionados.

Quickspin, a Playtech Group always have a focus on creating mobile optimised games, a strategy which the aim to ramp up even further this year, with a special focus on their new portrait mode. Most online casino style games require the user to rotate their device to landscape mode in order to play, but this one will launch instantly from your phone’s upright position. Handy really, as the expanding reel engine will require the full length of your screen when it comes into play.

Time to Walk the Plank!

Bonuses come in the form of flaming bonus spins, flaming re-spins (basically the reels continue to re-spin until you win) and flaming skull wilds. On top of that, those reels have the ability of expanding to fit six symbols. Every wild appearing on your reels during the flaming re-spin will open up a new position above the reels…

…this in turn increases the win potential from 243 ways to win to a whopping 1,944 ways to win. Daniel Lindberg, Quickspin CEO had this to say on its release: “We’re really excited to kick-start 2020 with our first release! We’ve got a diverse roadmap planned out for the year, and we’ll continue to push the boundaries with one innovative, high-quality slot per month, with a clear focus on mobile devices. Skulls UP! is a great testament to our strategy. Making full use of our new portrait mode, it’s a beautiful example of a game that was developed with our ‘portrait first’ approach.”

Show Me the Bounty!

Playable from 20p to £100, Skulls Up is delightful with impressive visuals and immersive audio. Instead of the reels spinning as you’d probably expect from a slot machine, the symbols drop into the 5×3 grid. Three or more matching symbols landing on consecutive reels from the leftmost to the right, will trigger a win.

Max base game win is £2K and this is awarded when the woman pirate lands to complete a full win line. Biggie offers wins of up to £1500 whilst smelly offers a top prize of £750. Wrench the monkey and Biscuit the parrot both deliver wins of up to £500. Now, this may not seem like much, but there are ways to win on more than one-win line – there’s could be as many as 1,944 in play during the bonus feature.

Despite the impressive number of win ways, they’re nowhere near as mind-blowing as the 117,649 ways to win in Pirate Kingdom Megaways slot by Iron Dog Studios.

Special symbols to keep your eyes on are the skulls and treasure chests; these unlock additional features. Will you be playing the latest pirate themed slot?


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