Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter Slot Review 2024

Become a member of Captain Glum’s crew as they hunt for Skull Island, home to a thousand pirate treasures in Play’n GO’s latest release, Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter!

Even the faintest whisper of the legendary Pirate hunter Captain Glum will make the fiercest of pirates tremble at the knees. If you’re planning on joining Captain Glum’s crew, you best have an iron stomach and nerves of steel.

Captain Glum has only ever feared one pirate in his life…the matriarch and leader of the Pirates, the Pirate Queen. Both Captain Glum and the Pirate Queen have a strong hatred for each other, but they have a few things in common…they’re both stubborn and will never back down from a good ‘ol ship battle.

Will Captain Glum keep his bad reputation intact or will he finally cower at the feet of the Pirate Queen? Let’s sail on and find out!

Captain Glum Pirate Hunter Base Game

Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter Base Game and Features

Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter is a 5-reel slot with Connecting ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to land 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.05 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.20% and a max win cap of 9,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying symbol here is Captain Glum, followed by the Pirate Queen, the Red Ship, and Green Ship. Low-paying symbols fall to Hearts, Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Play N Go
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 9,000x
Paylines Connecting Ways
Release Date 04/05/2023
RTP 96.20%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.05

Permanent Wild

During the base game, a special Permanent Wild symbol will move to a new position in the middle 3 reels with each new spin. The permanent Wild acts like a regular Wild, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters.

Captain’s Due

Also during the base game, whenever 1 or more Scatters land in view, the Captain’s Due feature may randomly trigger.

Once this happens, 1 of the Scatters in view is randomly chosen and the Permanent Wild will move Horizontally at first then Vertically toward the chosen Scatter’s position.

As it moves, the Permanent Wild will leave behind Wake Wild symbols that substitute for all other symbols in the paytable except Scatters.

Captain Glum Pirate Hunter Wake Wilds

Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter Free Spins

Landing 3 or more Skull Scatters across the reels in any position other than the Permanent Wild triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

At the start of Free Spins, the additional top and bottom rows are covered by hull segments of a Pirate Hunter flagship and a Pirate flagship. The Pirate Hunter flagship has a total of 5 open gun ports below each reel, and the Pirate flagship has the same above each reel.

When the cannons of either flagship are reloaded, they may randomly take 1, 2, or 3 Free Spins. All loaded cannons are then pushed back into the gun ports from left to right at the start of each Free Spin.

If during any Free Spin, a flagship has all 5 cannons loaded up, the Broadside feature will trigger. Once this happens, all 5 cannons will fire simultaneously in the direction of the other flagship.

Broadside Feature

During the Broadside feature, cannonballs that are fired from the Pirate Hunter flagship will travel upwards, whereas cannonballs fired from the Pirate flagship will travel downwards.

If the fired cannonballs of the Pirate Hunter flagship encounter a High-paying Pirate Ship symbol on a reel, the cannonball will sink the ship, transforming it into a Wake Wild symbol. The same will occur for the opposing High-paying Pirate Hunter ship symbol by the cannonballs fired from the other Pirate flagship.

The sinking of High-paying Ship symbols contributes toward a Pirate Hunter vs Pirate competition. Pirate Ships that are sunk by either party will increase their current scores on the right side of the reel set.

If a cannonball that is fired does not interact with a High-paying Ship symbol of the opposing team, it will smash into the corresponding hull segment of the other team’s flagship, destroying the segment and opening up the reel in that direction by +1 position. If the segment has already been destroyed, there will be no changes made to the reels.

At the end of Free Spins, if the Pirate Hunter team has a higher score than the Pirate team, the Treasure Hunt feature will be awarded. Here you will be met with 3 Treasure Chests, each hiding either a x2, x3, or x10 Multiplier inside them. Choose 1 Treasure Chest to reveal one of these Multiplier values that will then be applied to your total win.

Captain Glum Pirate Hunter Free Spins

Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter – Our Verdict

Usually, in a slot where there’s a villain or two, you automatically expect to be on the good guy or gal’s team, but it seems that pairing up with Captain Glum is actually more beneficial if you want to pocket a few extra quid and get in on the Treasure Hunt feature in Free Spins.

Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter, despite its name is a charming slot with a number of interesting features available. The main attraction in the base game is definitely the Permanent Wild symbol and what it can do.

Although limited to the 3 middle reels, it forms winning combinations when there wouldn’t necessarily be any and does well to top up your balance regularly. This is then heightened by the Captain’s Due feature that can trigger when 1 or more Scatters land in view, similar to the Toro goes Wild feature seen in ELK Studios Book of Toro.

To further complement the game is the Free Spins round, where another 2 features come into play. In addition to Free Spins, winning the competition at the end of the round gets you access to the Treasure Hunt feature which guarantees a Multiplier of up to x10 that is applied to your total win.

A max win cap of 9,000x isn’t the most impressive figure we’ve seen, but it’s certainly an amount we wouldn’t turn our nose up at. All in all, Captain Glum: Pirate Hunter isn’t the most glamorous Play’n GO title but it’s not exactly the worst either.