Cannonball Bay is the players’ portal into a one of a kind Caribbean adventure where they will rub shoulders with pirates in the search for great treasures and gold of the Caribbean sea. Cannonball Bay is one of the new games that are powered by Microgaming that will put players aboard a pirate ship as they sail across the azure crystal clear waters of the Caribbean in search for the treasure of Cannonball Bay. Of course, it will not be that easy because as players reach the bay they will find out that another pirate ship has beat them to the bay and there is one way to settle this, which is through a lethal standoff and the winner gets the gold. Players will be rewarded greatly for their bravery and their efforts to secure the treasure.
Cannonball Bay is a 5-reeled video slot that has 25 paylines. The five reels of the game are formed by the 3 rows of symbols that the game has. These symbols include pirate ships, golden treasures, a ships wheel, parrots and card symbols.
The game comes packed with plenty of high paying opportunities including the line payouts, the scatter payouts, wilds and a free spins bonus round. Apart from the exciting game play and the high payouts, the game is presented in amazing top notch visuals including 3D visuals, an interactive interface, great audio effects and more. All of this helps in creating an immersive gaming experience like no other.
How to play Cannonball Bay
Controlling the game is done through the control panel, which is located at the very bottom of the screen under the reels. This control panel has all of the buttons that enables players to place bets and spin the reels and anything else they need to enjoy the game.
The first button on the left side is the “View Pays”. This one will allow players to view the paytable of the game so they can check out all of the different pays that they can earn through the game, whether through the line payouts or through the special symbols and bonuses.
The second button is the Coin Value button. Players will see the coin value and a + and a – symbol on its left and right. Players can pick a coin value that has a minimum of 0.01 and a maximum of 0.1 credits.
The next button is the Lines button. Players will click on “Lines” or on the + and – signs if they have activated the expert mode in order to select how many of the 25 paylines they want to activate. The more paylines players activate, the higher their chances will become.
After choosing the number of paylines, players will then choose how many coins they want to place on each of the lines. The same way they did with the paylines, either click on “coins” or the + and – signs. All of this will result in creating the stake which is viewed in the Bet cell. Under the Bet Cell, there is the Max Bet button which enables players to place the biggest bet possible at the game without having to go through all of the trouble of specifying the paylines and the coins’ numbers and values.
Any winnings are paid from left to right when matching symbols appear on adjacent reels. All payouts are paid on the paylines with the exception of the scatter pays as they are added to the payline wins. Also, all wins are multiplied by the number of coins on the paylines, except the scatter rewards.
The amount of the scatter rewards depend on how many scatters land on the reels. Players need at least 3 scatters. When 3, 4 or 5 scatters land, players will earn 5, 10 and 50 coins respectively.
Exploding Wilds Free Spins
The special symbol of the game is the pirate symbol. Three or more than three pirate scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the bonus game. This bonus game gives players 5 free spins during which, no symbols are ever safe from the wrath of the cannonballs as the ships will randomly fire at symbols to turn them into exploding wilds to help players get paid. This is why it is called the Exploding Wilds Free Spins bonus round.
The Wild Cannon Symbol
Since the game is themed around pirates, it is not really a surprise that the game’s wild symbol is none other than the Wild cannon symbol which is the weapon that pirate ships used to fire at each other.
The wild cannon will act like the joker in the deck of cards, it will substitute for any of the other icons that will land on the reels such as the poker cards, the pirate ship, the parrot and others. The only icon that it can’t replace is the bonus scatter symbol, the pirate.
Besides being a wild symbol, it is also the absolute highest paying icon in the game. Players can earn up to 2000 credits through this symbol. They will get that amount whenever they get 5 of these symbols on a line that they have activated.
Advanced Autoplay Options
The Auto Play options can only appear when players choose to play the Expert Mode. They can do that by clicking on “Expert” at the bottom of the screen.
The Auto Play options will then appear to the players as a part of the control panel but it will have only two options, 10x spins and 15x spins. Players who want more than that will click on “Auto Play” itself, this way, they will enter the advanced options for the auto play function.
They will be able to choose between a wider array of pre-defined number of spins including 5x, 10x, 15x, 25x, 50x, 100x up to 500x. They will also find two options that they can choose. These options are “spin until the number of spins is complete” or “Stop if win exceeds a certain amount”.
Game Settings Options
The game setting allow players to increase the speed of the game, turn on/off all sounds, control the visual quality of the game and for bets to appear in the form of coins or credits.
If any errors occur for any reason, whether the game play, the software or anything else, all bets and pays are void and any money paid by players on that malfunctioning round will be repaid to them.
The game has a payout rate of 95.15%.