As the name suggests this slot game is based along a pirate theme. A flash movie at the beginning of the slot game familiarizes players with the central characters of the game who are also key symbols in the reels. The movie details the account of a pirate who has deceptively made away with the ship’s treasure and hid it in a faraway island. He then comes back to the ship and patiently awaits the night to pass. The ship’s captain finds out about the larceny only when day breaks. The quest for the offender ensues and players are left at the edge of the seat to find out who gets blamed and thrown at the sharks. This fictional account serves to fully engage the players and once the game begins, they are fully involved, hooked, line and sinker. The background music for the game takes cues from the flash movie and features sounds from a croaking ship. The symbols used on the reels also derive inspiration from the pirate tale; interesting pictures like island fruits, treasure maps, beer tumblers, pirate, ship’s captain and a skull with clattering teeth all make up winning propositions on the reels.
The payout possibilities are quite encouraging in this slot game with plenty of 3x multipliers and several scatter symbols in operation. In all there are 38 possible winning results. The Skull Duggery symbol is the wild symbol which substitutes all other symbols except for the scatter symbols. The Scatter Skull logo, the pirate, captain and dagger symbols are the scatter symbols. Bets can be placed from a cent upwards to a dollar, with a maximum of 45 coins per line. There is an interesting Booty Bonus round wherein players need to pick 1 of 5 alternatives. These alternatives are based on the introduction movie and include 5 members of the crew rounded up by the Captain for the grievous offence. Once players pick the member they think has most likely made away with the treasure, the person walks down the plank and jumps off into the shark infested water. Then the bonus earned is displayed and added to the total accumulated credits of the player.