1429 Uncharted Seas
The 1429 Uncharted Seas slot machine sails you and your good casino ship into seas full of treasure and riches untold.
- Another top quality graphical production from Thunderkick Games
- Excellent fixed pay-line set up delivers the same experience at all levels
- Hit the expanding wilds on the middle reels to land the biggest wins
- Scatter activated bonus round with free spin mechanism
- Win up to a maximum of 50 free spins for five scatters in view
- Re-trigger the bonus round for even more bountiful slot treasure
You have to love a nautically themed slot game. 1429: Uncharted Seas celebrates those old days of Columbus and his search for the new world. You might be surprised to find this is not the first time the epic voyage of this explorer has been used for a slot machine theme, but it is certainly one of the best.
Graphically this title is up to the same standard we’ve come to know and love from Thunderkick. There is plenty to get your teeth into with the pale blue background, giving you that seaward feel with every spin. The remainder of the symbol set looks like it might have been prised off some old time map with classic there will be monsters type illustrations to help you feel your way into the theme.
The sounds on Thunderkick’s 1429: Uncharted Seas are equally good offering you booming cannon sounds and a rip roaring track to go with your spins. We’ve come to expect the highest levels of production from this developer and the audio on this machine certainly doesn’t disappoint.
As with most slots of the moment 1429: Uncharted Seas uses a standard base game with a fixed 25 pay-line set-up. As a result you can change your stake with every spin, but not the number of pay-lines on which you’re betting. It’s a simple structure that comes complete with a rather cool pay-table with even the three strong combinations coughing up some decent prizes.
During any base game spin, when you stop in a wild symbol this will trigger a cool animation, filling the reel with a massive sea monster. This monster turns every single available vertical stop space wild, giving you a massive boost to the winning potential of your spin. In classic slot machine fashion you can stop in multiple expanding wilds on any of the middle three reels, giving you a chance to land in some absolutely phenomenal prizes that are almost as good as finding the a new world full of gold and treasures.
Even though we’ve come to respect Thunderkick over time for producing titles that deliver a whole bunch of punch in the bonus round, 1429: Uncharted Seas falls back on the tried and tested free spin format. Stop in three of the compass scatters anywhere in view on the base game grid and you’ll gain access to this super feature.
The more scatters you land the greater the free spin count up to a maximum of fifty. You’ll be pleased to learn that for the duration of your spins the expanding wild mechanism is still fully engaged, allowing you to land some truly monster wins.
Slot Professor Says
I am a fan of Thunderkick, as they’ve raised the bar with games like Fruit Warp and Arcader, but 1429: Uncharted Seas feels a little bit IGT circa 2008. Yes there’s plenty going on with the clever expanding wild system that manages to hype up your wins to the big level and the free spin round has the firepower to launch a bonus broadside straight into your bankroll.
One thing that’s totally managed to rake my goat about 1429: Uncharted Seas is the low feature activation. In order to keep the wins pretty meaty off the reels it seems that Thunderkick have managed to keep the feature activation buoyed down to a real minimum. I’ve played a number of gaming sessions that have gone on for quite some time that simply haven’t hit the high notes of the feature, and I’m talking good thirty minute plus stints at the game.
Still 1429: Uncharted Seas has a great mathematical model behind the reels and there is plenty to get excited about with good wins coming from every single angle on this online slot machine. It’s not one of those titles where you’re eeking out your cash and waiting for a big feature as the pays are right there and available at every single opportunity. All you have to do is pick the suitable stake and get spinning.