Aye, aye Captain! Join a pirate ship and go on an adventure of a lifetime when you take a spin on Hidden Loot by Betsoft Gaming. Hidden Loot is a unique slot game that offers hidden reel features, bonus rounds and a cute, quirky theme that will have you craving for more. You’ll be introduced to the ship’s Captain, Captain Peg-Leg, who stands to the left of the reel, and you’ll look for treasures with him on an island with the ship anchored not far away.
Hidden Loot doesn’t offer any background music, and the animations and graphics are cute and quirky although albeit simple. This desktop slot game also offers a simple bonus round that will help you take home the gold!
Hidden Loot is an interesting free slot game because it only has 3 fixed paylines. You need to get all 3 of the same combinations in a row to win. You can’t adjust the amount lines you’ll play, and the grid design only has 3 reels and 3 rows.
To join the ship, you’ll need to make a bet per line of anywhere from 1 to 5 coins. Coin values range from 0.02 to 0.50 game credits when playing for free and $0.02 to $0.50 when betting hard-earned money. Hidden Loot isn’t really a game for high rollers. It’s more suitable for conservative betters and beginners because the most that you can bet per spin is $7.50. That’s if you max out all of the settings possible when playing for real money.
One of the main reasons why you should play Hidden Loot is because you basically get two spins for the price of one, and you also have some control over how the board might turn out by holding the reels. For each bet you make, you get 2 spins. The first spin only spins the bottom row. If you see any symbols that you like, you can hold anywhere from 1 to 2 reels. Once you hold a reel, all positions in that reel will become the same symbol. You’ll then get a second spin and all of the symbols that weren’t held will re-spin again in hopes of helping you land a winning combination.
As Hidden Loot is a fairly simple slot game, there are only 8 icons. There’s a wild icon that can be used to replace any other symbol on the board, a skull icon, a ship icon, a treasure chest icon, a red diamond icon, a blue diamond icon, a yellow diamond icon and a Hidden Loot logo icon.
The highest paying icon is the skull icon. A row filled with this icon will pay out 50 times the line bet. The lowest paying symbol is the yellow diamond icon. You’ll get your line bet back if you happen to land a spin with 3 of them in a row.
3 Hidden Loot logo icons will trigger the ultimate bonus round. In this bonus round, you’ll be taken to a separate screen. Help Captain Peg-Leg navigate underground tunnels with the arrow keys on your computer or laptop. To impress the Captain, you’ll need to find 10 red diamonds within a certain amount of time. If you achieve this goal, you will be taken to level 2 and then to level 3. You’ll be tasked with the same job in all 3 levels; however, the time limit will decrease. For each diamond you find, you’ll get an instant cash prize added to your winnings.
While collecting diamonds, make sure to look out for the undead skeletons. They’ll rise up for the dead to stop you. If you have additional time on your clock, you can also use the time to try the bonus again to collect more prizes.
Although the gameplay and bonus rounds in Hidden Loot slot is incredibly simple and plain, this is a great slot game for beginners to play. It shows you how the boards work, and you won’t have to commit to large bets. Hidden Loot is also undeniably a fun slot game to play. The pirate-theme is quite attractive.