Red Flag Fleet is based on the Chinese Navy during the 1800’s. The 1800’s were significant years in Chinese military history, and ushered in the First as well as the Second Opium Wars. The Opium Wars played a very important role in establishing a free trade system in China, a country previously closed off completely to foreign trade – very hard to imagine in our modern day “made in China” society. As is the want with most periods involving naval development, this gave birth to the period of the Pirates – Chinese Pirates to be exact.
Legend has it that the most feared of all Chinese pirates was Ching Shih, female captain of the Red Flag Fleet, parading the Southern Seas and looting all sea vessels appearing on its nautical course.
Red Flag Fleet is an online video slot featuring 6 reels, 192 paylines and a free spins bonus round.
Red Flag Fleet Symbols
Red Flag Fleet symbols include the Red Flag Fleet Logo symbol, a Pirate Ship, a female Pirate (presumed to be Ching Shih) and a selection of standard playing card symbols – the Jack, Queen, King and Ace cards. The playing card symbols have a lower value than the themed symbols.
The Wild Symbol
The Red Flag Fleet logo symbol doubles as the wild symbol. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols, with the exception of the scatter symbol.
The Red Flag Fleet Scatter Symbol
The scatter symbol is represented by a pirate ship adorned with the signature red flags. Landing 3 or more of the pirate ship scatter symbols anywhere on reels 2 to 6 will activate the Free Spins Round.
The Free Spins Round
The number of scatter symbols landed on the reels will determine the number of free spins awarded during the free spins round. A combination of 3 scatter symbols will activate a total of 5 free spins, 4 scatter symbols will activate 12 free spins as well as a 10X multiplier on all winnings, and a grand total of 5 scatter symbols awards a whopping 40 free spins with all winnings multiplied by 10.
Reel Layout And Animation Features
When launching Red Flag Fleet, the scene is set by a short animation. The player is welcomed and invited to play by a charming female pirate who you’d love have sit with you to play a hand of real money blackjack. This is followed by the appearance of the themed background, showcasing a pirate ship navigating blustery seas.
The reels are presented in a curious way. Two symbols appear on the first reel, three on the second reel, and seven symbols on reels 3 through to 6.
Flexible Betting Options And A User-Friendly Interface
Red Flag Fleet betting options are flexible, starting at a minimum bet of 0.40 credits and increasing to a maximum bet of 80 credits per spin.
The game interface is user-friendly and simple to navigate. The sound effects have a strong Oriental influence, and adds a pleasant element to the experience of playing, underscoring the central theme, but can be switched to mute when necessary.