Riptide Pirates Demo

Riptide Pirates Slot Review 2024

Riptide Pirates from Games Global studio Nailed It! Games takes us on a buccaneer adventure like no other.

The pirate life is glamorised pretty hard in popular media and in reality, life was pretty rough for pirates. That being said, we love plausible deniability and we’re 100% confident that being a pirate was sick, scurvy aside and no pun intended.

At first glance, Riptide Pirates looks fiery and fierce with a smouldering background and even hotter prizes to be won dangled in front of you like a doubloon. It also looks like a slot, which is more than can be said for its bonus round which completely transforms the game reminiscent of the ever-popular battleships.

Is the Riptide Pirates the crew for us? or would our complete disregard for law and order and undying loyalty to our captain be better placed elsewhere? Nailed It! Games have entered a saturated thematic pool with their latest instalment – can it stand out?

Riptide Pirates - Base Game

Riptide Pirates Base Game & Features

Riptide Pirates is a 5-reel Video Slot, playable from £.€0.20 per spin, up to a maximum of £.€40 per spin. Simply click on the bet selector and choose from the available options.

Riptide Pirates has 6 High-paying and 4 Low-paying symbols throughout, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 10x your bet for a 5-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are standard A, K, Q, and J. Wilds substitute for all symbols except Riptides and Scatters.

Wins occur when 3-5 identical symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Win lines are created across 25 active pay lines, set in a Horizontal and Diagonal line sequence.

Riptide Pirates has a theoretical RTP of 96.14%, a High Volatility rating, and a hit rate of 35.28%. There may well be alternative RTP options, yet we do not have that information available. In addition, Riptide Pirates has a max win of 5,000x your bet.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 40
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 25
Release Date 09/05/2024
RTP 96.14%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20


Below each reel is a Riptide Collection meter. Each Riptide symbol that hits will be added to the reel’s respective Riptide Collection meter. A free Riptide Collection Boost is for each bet size when playing Riptide Pirates for the first time.

When a Riptide Collection meter is full, it will trigger a Riptide Wild Stack on its respective reel for the next spin. Each active Riptide Wild Stack moves one position to the left with each spin.

In addition, a new Riptide Wild Stack can be activated on a reel already occupied by another. This will award a x2 Multiplier to the new stack, or increase existing stacks by +x1.

Bonus Booster

Each Scatter symbol that hits will contribute +1 Point to the Bonus Booster above the main reel set. Filling the entire Bonus Booster meter will unlock all 4 Cannons. The Pirates Bonus begins with the amount of Cannons active in the Bonus Booster, with at least 1 guaranteed.

Riptide Pirates - Riptide Feature

Riptide Pirates – Riptide Feature

Pirates Bonus

Landing 3 Pirate Scatters in the base game triggers the Pirates Bonus round. The round begins with 1-4 Cannons active. Each successful hit will restore the Cannon Chances counter to 3.

If a ship or boat is sunk, a special Prize is won, however, hitting a Chest symbol will award a Bonus hidden inside. To sink a ship bigger than one field will require all sections of the ship to be hit.

  • Red Ship – Awards 5,000x your bet.
  • Purple Ship – Awards 200x your bet.
  • Green Ship – Awards 50x your bet.
  • Blue Ship – Awards 15x your bet.


Wooden Boats can award a Cash Prize of 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x your bet. Their values can be increased by Extra Prize, Fortune, or Double bonus symbols. However, hitting a Chest symbol will award one of the following Prizes:

  • Treasure – Instant prize of 10x, 20x, 50x, or 100x your bet.
  • Extra Prize – Random prize of 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x your bet is added to all Wooden Boats.
  • Fortune – With each turn, a Prize of 2x, 3x, or 5x your bet is added to all Wooden Boats.
  • Hunter – Hits one section of each Big Ship.
  • Reinforcements – An additional 7 Boats are added to the Map.
  • Double – Times the value of all Wooden Boats in view by 2.
Riptide Pirates - Pirate Bonus

Riptide Pirates – Pirate Bonus

Pros and Cons of Riptide Pirates


  • Fiery pirate theme and high-quality graphics.
  • Unique Pirate Bonus played on a Map, with gameplay similar to Battleship.
  • Variety of betting options.
  • Epic Jackpot feature with a top Prize of 5,000x your bet.


  • Max win cap of 5,000x your bet.
  • No Ante Bet or Bonus Buy options.

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What a game Riptide Pirates turned out to be. The Base Game has its share of thrills, but the Bonus Round is nothing short of brilliant. We can’t quite recall who else may have tried battleship style slots in the past, but we’d wager that Riptide Pirates did it best.

Many try to stray from the conventional idea of a slot, only to lose their way in the process. Riptide Pirates is a great mix of both. The Base Game has simplicity yet excitement, and the bonus round has well-thought-out and nail-biting action.

The statistics of Riptide Pirates are quite impressive with a hit rate of 35.28%, and the maximum win looks pretty decent at 5,000x. To be honest, we’d have liked to see a higher max win, but overall, we cannot help but to say bravo to Nailed It! Games for a job well done.