Pirates are not exactly nice people and caused a global crisis in the 18th century, yet the average person cannot help but be fascinated with them. Maybe it is not the pirates per se that we are fascinated with, perhaps it is the idea. Whatever it is, there can be no denial that in 2017, when maritime piracy is at a 21-year low, the aura of pirates remains.
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley have been a huge hit at the box office, suggesting that the public simply cannot get enough of pirates. Published way back in 1822, Sir Walter Scott’s The Pirate is one of his most popular novels, while Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is a much-loved classic. There is something about an eye patch, a saber and a parrot that seems to have fascinated mankind for ages.
Just like pirates, tales of lost islands and lost cities have also captured the human imagination. There are people who are still searching for the ancient missing city of Atlantis, while American television drama series Lost remains as popular today as when it was first aired.
Given our fascination with pirates, treasures and lost islands, it only makes sense for gaming and online gambling companies to have video games and slots based on those themes. As much as our inner child would want it, it is simply not possible for us to embrace the pirate life in the real world or get lost on an island. Online slots and video games help us explore those ideas in a fun and safe environment.
There are a number of pirates and lost island games available. Below we have looked at three of the best in detail.
The Curse of Monkey Island
The Curse of Monkey Island is one of the most popular and fun video games. With excellent graphics and stunning sound, this game is a real adventure and will leave you wanting more. As you go deeper into the game, you will find the puzzles and the challenges getting more and more difficult.
The story revolves around a wannabe pirate by the name of Guybrush Threepwood who must lift a curse from his love Elaine Marley while fighting against the evil zombie pirate LeChuck. LeChuck plans to kidnap and marry Elaine, who is the governor of half the Caribbean. Guybrush comes across a cursed diamond engagement ring possessed by LeChuck. He slips it onto Elaine’s finger and transforms her into a gold statue. A group of mysterious pirates steals Elaine and sails away, which means that Guybrush must find his love and discover a way to remove the curse.
The NetEnt-developed Lost Island slot, which forms part of online iGaming site Fabulous Bingo’s library of slot games, makes extensive use of the themes of desert islands and treasure; with the treasure in this case also equating to the chance to win real money. There are five main symbols in the five-reels title, all of which are modeled around valuable artifacts: a valuable stone, a gem necklace, a green drum, and a deity mask.
The story of Lost Island is that this remote island is a deserted place after the tribes who lived there have left. What they have been left behind are treasures and artifacts, which you can now find and keep for yourself by spinning the reels. The island, though, is no ordinary island; it is a mysterious place – half of it has light all the time while half of it is always dark.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is one of the best and most enjoyable games out there. This is the third game in the Shantae series following Shantae and Shantae: Risky’s Revenge and has been a huge commercial success. It also has elements of feminism in it, making it very much a modern-day video game.
In Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae is living a normal life after losing her genie powers in the last game. She wakes up to cannon fire outside her house in Scuttle Town, as cyclopic military leader Ammo Baron and his forces invade it. As the game progresses, Shantae has to form an unlikely alliance with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots. She gains new weapons and tools as the game goes deeper and the challenges become tougher.
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