Playtech's Captain's Treasure Pokie Review

November 7, 2014

 

The volatility of pokies is one of the main things that determines the bet sizes you can use, and this ultimately determines the size of the prizes you can win. If you play non-progressive games with a low volatility, then the end result is that you can end up winning bigger top prizes. The Captain's Treasure pokie by Playtech is a good example of a low-volatility game that has these features, and with an impressive top payout, you'll be able to use larger coin sizes than usual to get a shot at bigger absolute payouts than you normally would have access to.

Captain's Treasure uses nine paylines that are spread across five reels. The coins in this game range from $0.01 to $5.00 each, and you can bet up to five coins on each of the paylines. This gives the game a highly-customizable bet size that starts at a mere $0.09 per spin, so anyone at any level of stakes will be able to afford playing this game. What's more is that it has a low volatility, so you can play with bigger bet sizes than usual to get a chance at bigger top prizes when you hit the right winning combinations.

This game has a pirate theme, as you can probably tell from the title, and the captain is the wild symbol accordingly. The best payout in the regular game is 5,000x for getting five of the sword symbol. Even though the captain shows up on all five reels, you aren't going to be able to get any specific payout for five captains, so you can win 5,000x for five of the captain as well. Other pays are available like 2,500x for five of the treasure map or 1,000x for five of the anchors or wheels.

Something that's really cool about this game is that there are a lot of different ways to win, and this contributes to the high hit-rate and the low volatility. What's more is that there are a number of ways to win a payout from lining up just two symbols, and that's a pretty big deal. This combined with the low minimum bet sizes are some of the biggest reasons to play this game since there aren't any real bonus features. However, there's plenty of value from the normal payout table, and that makes this game pretty atypical in this regard.