Plucky Pirates

Pieces o' eight could be flying all over the place when you play the Plucky Pirates online slot by Nektan. Join the boisterous buccaneers on their adventure across the seven seas in search of vessels to raid, and you could be sailing off into the sunset with prizes worth up to 2,500 times your bet! This five-reel, nine-payline slot is ideal for beginners as the special features are kept to a minimum. It's also a budget-friendly game as you can control the number of active paylines, which means that you can take Plucky Pirates for a spin for as little as 1p.

More about the Software Provider

Nektan PLC was created in 2011 by an ex-Commercial Director of rival online slots developer, IGT. Nektan has always taken a "mobile-first" approach to software development, which is why all of the sites that run on its platform (including Samba Slots) invite players to enjoy their games on a broad range of devices. Nektan also has an in-house software team that develops slot games. You can choose from fantasy-themed titles like Heroic: Eye of the Dragon and Magic Touch, adventure-themed slots like Gunslinger's Gold, Cave Raiders HD, and Big 5 Safari, and even sports-themed games such as Carnival Cup.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Plucky Pirates invites you to join its crew of brigands as they search the nearby shores of a tropical island for buried treasure. The scenery is positively stunning, with palm trees casting shadows over the golden, sandy beach in the foreground, and blue skies and sunshine framing the pirate ship at the rear. The semi-transparent reels sit over the top of this picturesque scene, and on them, you'll find cannons, cutlasses, parrots, treasure chests, pirate ships, the crew's captain, the game logo, and five playing card symbols (10, J, Q, K, and A). A lively sea shanty starts to play once the reels are in motion. The game logo is the most valuable symbol, and it awards 2,500 times your stake for five-of-a-kind.
As we mentioned in the intro, the paylines in this slot are not fixed and, therefore, you can activate anywhere between one and all nine of them depending on your budget and preference. You can also change how much you stake per line (N.B., the minimum is 0.01, and the maximum is 1.0). The Menu button to the left of the reels contains the rules/paytable, sound options, turbo mode (allowing the reels to spin faster), cashier, and lobby).

Bonuses and Special Features

Plucky Pirates allows you to make wild substitutions and also comes with a free spins bonus.

The wild symbol is the green parrot, and when he's not hanging off the captain's shoulder, he can substitute for any symbol on the reels apart from the scatter to help you create and improve existing winning combinations.

The scatter symbol is the cannon, and you'll need three, four or five cannons anywhere in view to receive ten, twenty or forty free games respectively.


Plucky Pirates five reels, three rows of symbols, and nine non-fixed paylines, and boasts an excellent RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.34%. The game lets you create winning combinations using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Shiver me timbers! There's plenty of bounty to be had in the Plucky Pirates slot! So, jump aboard the galleon and get ready to plunder some splendid spoils in the free spins bonus.