We’ve seen slots of all kinds, weird crossovers that are based on various themes up to a point of becoming bizarre and tasteless. Space Corsairs, as the name suggests, attempts to connect two not even remotely related areas, the space and pirates. Corsair is just a cooler word for pirates. Humanity has yet to explore the cosmos, so does this band of pirates. In all honesty, we like Playson’s approach in releasing a sensational video slot such as Space Corsairs. We must point out the stunning, creative and rewarding bonus feature called "Black Hole”.
|Space Corsairs Details|
|House Edge: 3.99%||Return to player: 96.01%|
|Autospin: Yes||Softwares: no download - instant play, mobile, Mac|
|Released: March 1, 2016||Min Bet: 0.3|
|Max Bet: 75||Scatters: Yes|
|Gamble: No||Max Coins: 15|
|Reels: 5||Paylines: 15|
|Spins: Yes||Bonus Rounds: Yes|
|Wild: Yes||Software: Playson|
|Space Corsairs comparison|
|House Edge:||3.99 %||3.68 %|
|Return to player:||96.01 %||96.32 %|
15 lines don’t sound promising to us, nor to any other player that has the slightest idea of what this means. However, after we gave it a shot we realized that the lines matter only in the base game, to trigger special bonus features. That said, there’s no such thing as a huge win that can have a strong impact on your game experience overall. You should rely on frequent small wins, waiting for Free Spins and the bonus game. In other words, this is a low volatility slot game. Before you start playing, adjust the bet size in the range of 0.30 to 75, or 0.02 to 5.00 per line.
These space pirates are the main protagonists in the game. They look like they’re this special breed of sailors, a mix of pirates and explorers on the course for some mischief. Regardless, it’s none of your business what these guys are onto. Just spin the reels and try to trigger some of the bonus features, including “Black Hole” which is our personal favorite, the Free Spins bonus feature triggered by the Scatter Symbols and the Bonus Game which is a pick and click game.
The audio is on spot and the graphics come with a plethora of details, but it’s not as polished as what we can see in NetEnt’s or Betsoft’s games.
Black Hole is out of this world, it’s something you’d hear on the TV. It’s a distinctive bonus feature which we haven’t seen anywhere else. It’s triggered when there’s a Wild symbol in the middle of the 2nd reel. This brings on the action. All symbols that are around the black hole start revolving. Each revolution is a new spin. That’s 7 chances to win, with a guaranteed wild in the center.
The Bonus Game that you trigger by landing 3 or more bonus symbols, anywhere on the reels. It’s a simple pick and click game. You should click on the planets and a cash prize will be awarded. However, if you hit the red planet, the game is over. It doesn’t matter if you trigger the game with 3 or 5 bonus symbols, the outcome is the same. Bonus symbols come in the form of this weird 3D space map.
If you’re a fan of free spins you can get some in Space Corsairs. To win Free Spins you need to have 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols which are represented with what looks like the Sun. You can win up to 25 free spins and the bonus game can be triggered during free spins. The Black Hole can be triggered as well.
Players who like to step away from the slots that are considered common and popular could find some fun in Space Corsairs slot by Playson. The bonus feature frequency is admirable! It’s been some time since we last tested a game with high bonus feature hit rate. A word of advice, make sure you double check the bet size before you spin the reels. We burned 75 in a single spin. That hurt.