Chests of Plenty: Pirate-Themed Slots Game
Chests of Plenty is a digital slots game created by Ash Gaming. It revolves around the theme of pirate treasure, with the reels set against a tropical island backdrop and featuring pirate-related icons. It’s a three line, five reel game, with the icons displayed on parchment squares. Chests of Plenty features 20 bet lines, and although players must play all 20 lines on each spin, they can adjust the total stake (and thus the bets per line) to suit their pockets.
More Than One Wild Option
The low scoring icons on Chests of Plenty, as with many other games, are the poker symbols 10, J, Q, K and A; although in a nod to the game’s theme, these are rendered in an old-fashioned script with ornate flourishes. The medium value icons explore the pirate theme more faithfully, featuring cutlasses, a parrot, and a pirate.
The wild symbol is a buxom female pirate called Chesty Wild, which substitutes for all other symbols (except the scatter icon) on winning bet lines. A bet line of five Chesty Wilds scores a win of 10,000X the line bet. A feature unique to Chests of Plenty is an additional wild: if the pirate icon ends up immediately to the left or right of a Chesty Wild symbol after a spin, the pirate icon becomes wild too.
Variable Bonus Features
Chests of Plenty present players with a number of bonus options. A closed treasure chest is the game’s first scatter icon, and three scatters in any position on the reels unlock the Treasure Chest Feature.
The three chests zoom to the centre of the screen, and three gemstones are taken from each one. Three of a kind (all taken from one chest) produces bonus wins: three rubies win even money, three emeralds win double the stake, and three diamonds win 5X the stake. If all three chests produce three diamonds in the same round, making nine diamonds in total, the player wins the progressive jackpot. However, as long as at least one chest produces a three-gem match on each round, the Treasure Chest feature continues, allowing the player to rack up several bonus wins before the feature ends, which happens as soon as a round produces no winning gem combos at all.
Unusually, Chests of Plenty also features a second scatter icon: the treasure map. Three, four or five treasure map icons anywhere on the reels not only score wins in their own right (from 15X to 2,000X the bet), but they also trigger a Treasure Map Bonus Round. Depending on the number of scatters in the triggering spin, players will end up on one of three islands. There, they spin a wheel of fortune, with the numbers 1-7 and a skull symbol.
Landing on the skull symbol ends the bonus round, but any of the other numbers will move the player around the island, or even onto the next island. So players who score three scatters and start off on the lowest-paying island can move all the way to the highest-scoring island if the wheel of fortune favours them. This bonus round delivers cash wins, as well as treasure chests that reveal further bonus options. Apart from the progressive jackpot, wins in normal play can rise to as much as 10,000X the line bet.