1429 Unchartered Seas is a unique slot by Thunderkick with 5 reels and 25 paylines. It has the pirates, ships at sea feel and theme and as the name implies, it takes you way back in time on a journey in the sea.
The return to player is 98.6% making it a house edge of just 1.4%. There are expanding wilds which substitute for all symbols except for bonus symbols and they appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. The bonus symbol is the compass and 3 will get you 10 free spins, 4 will get you 20 free spins and score 5 of these to get 50 free spins. 5 mermaid icons also pay out 5000 coin jackpot.
The expanding wild symbols are the dragon growing out of the water to attack the ship and these wild symbols fill up the entire reel. The compass symbols is your bonus icons which can generate free spins. The other icons include a mermaid, sea turtle, giant squid, giant lobster and a sea monster. There are also sun, moon and star icons which have lower payouts. The game itself is played on a map which is at a slant with a different look to a slot game. The reels a very smooth as part of the whole imagery and it really takes you to a time of explorers on ships trying to stay alive, parry the weather and ward off mysterious sea monsters which legends were made out of. The music is quiet, somewhat soothing but also has that element of suspense.
This slot is available at many casinos featuring Thunderkick gaming software but for simplicity's sake, you can try it at a recommended casino LeoVegas. They'll give you 200 free spins to start your casino experience.