Jolly Roger 2 Pokie Released by Play’n GO

Tia Winter | 31 August 2020

Many wish for the freedom of sailing the open ocean, and maybe getting into a few ship battles along the way. That is why respected iGaming developer Play’n GO decided to create a pirate themed pokie. The game is called Jolly Roger 2, and as the name suggests, it is a sequel to the already popular Jolly Roger. An impressive nautical theme with a touch of pirate flare is the centre of attention, and the studio has even gone the whole 9 yards, adding in a mini-game of epic ship to ship combat.

In terms of graphics, Jolly Roger 2 is certainly a looker. The detail in the lavishly painted symbol artwork is almost unmatched, and small touches extend even to the border surrounding the grid. Gritty brass, rustic wood, and breath-taking swirls are present in virtually every inch of the screen, proving once and for all that Play’n GO are truly passionate about aesthetic appeal.

But does the gameplay do the outstanding artwork justice?

Welcome Red Roger

At its core, Jolly Roger 2 is a 5 reel, 3 row pokie with 20 fixed paylines. The base game is not particularly unique or interesting, with a handful of high and low symbols, as is the tradition. A Wild in the form of a pirate flag does its anticipated job, acting as a Joker and matching with all other symbols.

But when Red Roger makes his appearance, the pokie goes from being run of the mill to something else entirely. Red Roger is the Scatter, and his presence kicks things into 6th gear immediately. There are multiple mini-games that will automatically trigger, each exquisitely crafted in both visual appeal and payout potential.

A Host Of Special Features

The first possible bonus is called Sea Compass, with the name of the game being multipliers. Very simply, Sea Compass will trigger and add a random multiplier to a win, ranging from 2x, all the way up to 8x. Note the outstanding detail on the compass image, making it look real enough to reach out and touch.

Bonus Quest is the next feature in the pokie, and has Red Roger taking players on an adventure. The option is first given for the player to select from a grid of scrolls, with 3 of the same scroll triggering that particular quest.

Of course, the quests are special spin features, with Bottle of Rum unleashing Wilds onto the reels, Freebooter Spins being an elaborate ship battle simulator that awards an ultra-lucrative modifier, and Treasure Map Hunt granting 10 Free Spins.

Jolly Roger 2 is a supremely comprehensive online and mobile optimised pokie with a clearly enormous amount of effort poured into it. It may well be the best effort by Play’n GO to date.