Microgaming released a new 243-payline slot, Loose Cannon, on March 5th, 2014.
Loose Cannon is built around a pirate theme, featuring traditional pirate images ranging from treasure maps, treasure chests, and rum bottles to a compass which acts as the Scatter symbol. The polished graphics and sound effects fit seamlessly in with the theme, making this yet another example of Microgaming quality.
The specialty of the slot game is the Wild symbol which appears on the center reel, expanding to cover the entire reel. In addition, the Wild symbols may start randomly firing cannonballs into the air which then land on the screen turning 1-15 symbols into extra Wilds.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when a Compass symbol lands on reels 1, 3, and 5, awarding the player 15 free spins during which wins are also paid from right to left. During the free spins, you can win additional free spins (re-trigger).
BigWinPictures’ opinion on the slot:
Loose Cannon is yet another nice addition to Microgaming’s family of 243-payline video slots. The game itself didn’t introduce anything new to the field, but thanks to its quality graphics and enjoyable soundscape, it warranted a lengthy gaming session.
During the time that we played the slot, the most notable aspect of the game was the center reel feature, which appeared almost too often and ended up usually shooting one, or at most two, extra wilds onto the screen. I think the highest number of extra wilds we ever received was three.
The slot’s maximum payout is €75,000 which is understandable given the possibility of the screen filling up with wild symbols during the Wild Cannon bonus feature.
We felt that the significance of the center reel Wild symbol was slightly reduced due to its appearing so frequently, and would probably have preferred to have the Wild appear less often but resulting in a higher number of extra wilds than the usual one or two.
The slot is nonetheless worth trying. Who knows, the screen may even fill up with wilds.
P.S. If that does happen, remember to take a screenshot and send it to us Here.
Below is a video of the best free spins that we were able to get: