Added: June 29, 2017
Online casino players today are literally inundated with new video pokies. While that is a good thing, players should visit some of the old time pokies every now and then. One such pokie is Skull Duggery that is live at Australian online casinos like Golden Riviera, Royal Vegas and Spin Palace.
Skullduggery refers to underhand, unscrupulous or dishonest behaviour and pirates were infamous for that. Skull Duggery has the ever popular pirate theme, and so even though it is on old online pokie it does merit attention. It is in the standard 5x3 reels structure with 9 paylines. The volatility will be high. You will need to be as daring as the pirates you face on the reels. The other numbers are as follows. You wager up to 5 coins per payline with a maximum coin size of AU$1. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$45.
There are two kinds of symbols on the reels. The first type is related to the pirate theme and the second type is related to fruits. The main symbol, however, is the Skull Duggery logo. It is the wild symbol and also awards the highest line payouts. As a wild symbol it substitutes only for the fruit symbols so you have to look for winning combinations with the wild symbol alone. Landing one of them on the first reel itself guarantees that you will at least double the line bet. Five Skull Duggery logo symbols in an active payline pay a whopping 12,000 times the line bet.
The other line payouts are very small in comparison. The pirate captain with a flaming red beard awards the next highest payouts. Five captain symbols pay 750 times the line bet. This indicates the extent of volatility in Skull Duggery online pokie. The other thematic symbols awarding line payouts are the treasure map and the tankard of ale. The fruit symbols are orange, grapes, peach, banana and coconut. The captain and the map start paying from two-of-a-kind combinations. The other symbols start paying from three-of-a-kind combinations.
There are two special symbols in Skull Duggery online pokie. The skull guarding the stash of gold coins is the scatter symbol. It awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more skulls land anywhere on the reels. The top scatter payout is 200x. The pirate thief is the bonus symbol. When three or more appear on an active payline the Booty Bonus game is triggered. You can win up to 3000 coins by selecting pirates on the second screen.