Online slot game designers Thunderkick have been producing high-quality slots games since 2012 when they noticed a gap in the online slot market.
They noticed that a lot of slot games were quite basic, so their designers came up with better, faster and more immersive games, and with 1429 Uncharted Seas they have done just that.
The game has five reels on three rows and offers up to 25 pay lines. The layout has been designed to look like an old-style sea chart, and it really adds to the atmosphere of the game. This is a low volatility game that offers a Return to Player ratio of 98.6%, which gives the chance of some big wins, although smaller wins may be harder to come by. However, when you do land a win, it should be for a larger amount.
The most you can stake on a single spin with all pay lines active is $250 with the minimum being 1p per pay line, or 25c if all pay lines are selected. There is no progressive jackpot on this game, and the most you can win is 670x your unit stake, giving a total jackpot for a $250 spin of $167,500 or 167.50 for the minimum bet of 25c.
Getting a win is as straightforward as landing three identical symbols, with the game including eight standards and two bonus symbols. The symbols in this game are represented by the kind of creatures you would expect to find in an old-fashioned sea-faring adventure, including a mermaid, large and small sea serpents, a sea turtle, a giant squid and a lobster.
The large sea serpent is the wild symbol and will substitute all other symbols on the reels to form a winning combination, except for the bonus symbol. The game also offers the player the chance to stack wild symbols for bigger wins, and these stacking wild icons are represented by a ship or green monster that only lands on reels 2,3 and 4.
The compass symbol is the bonus symbol and landing three or more of these on a pay line will trigger the free spins feature, and you will receive ten free goes for three compass symbols, 20 for 4 and 50 if you land all five.
This is the only bonus feature contained within the game, although what it lacks in bonus features, you can be sure that you will gain some big wins if you are fortunate enough to land five scatters and receive the 50 free spins.
The designers at Thunderkick have certainly put a lot of effort into designing this game, and it looks all the better for it. The lack of bonus games may well be off-putting for the more serious gambler, but the amount of free spins you receive if you land enough compass symbols goes some way to making up for that. If you are lucky enough to get the 50 free spins, then the winnings have the potential to be huge.