Cannonball Bay Slots

Cannonball-BayCannonball Bay is a conquistador themed slot machine, with a very attractive design. It might look like a pirate themed slot machine at first, but take a closer look and you will notice that there is no Jolly Roger flag here, only a guy with funny clothing and a helmet on his head, while the background image shows you caravels, the first explorer ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean and were used to discover the Americas. It’s a very attractive design, with a theme choice that is far from common, and I think it’s going to be a game that many will enjoy.

This game offers 5 reels, 25 lines and a mix of free spins, exploding and regular wilds, scatter symbols and payouts of up to $4,000.

Features of Cannonball Bay

The features that you will take advantage of are normal ones, but that doesn’t make them any less pleasant to the sight. You have wilds inside, scatter symbols, multipliers, free spins and some very special exploding wilds in them.

Get the Bomb symbol to appear, and you can take advantage of it in a couple of ways. This being the wild, it can take the place of others as in any other game, and hopefully this will improve your wins considerably. It will not substitute for a scatter symbol, but you shouldn’t expect it to be able to do that anyway. Multiple wilds, if they happen to land on the same bet line, will pay up to 2,000x the line bet.


Another big feature comes from the scatter symbol, an image of the Conquistador on it, which will offer up to 50x the bet value as prizes if you have enough of them present. The smallest prize, of 5x the bet, is given for three Conquistadors, while the largest one is for all five.

Free Games Feature

To get the free spins to activate, you need a minimum of three Conquistadors scattered around the reels. This will trigger 5 free spins with exploding wilds. As each round starts and the reels spin, you will notice cannonballs that land on the reels, explode, and then turn some of the symbols into wild ones.


To retrigger the feature with an extra 5 free spins, you need another set of 3+ scatters.

Betting options and jackpots

The game allows you to modify its bets in a couple of ways. You have the number of lines first, which goes up to 25. The number of coins is second, with 1 to 20 being used per line. The denomination is last, with a small range between $0.01 and $0.10. The line bet goes up to $2 only, despite the 20 coins used, while the total bet is at $50.

The rewards offer you 2,000x, or up to 40,000 coins, though that will mean only $4,000 cash.

Design and symbols

Though there is a bit of a comedy built into it as well, the result is still a good looking slot machine, and even the poker cards look the part and are quite attractive. You see a map like image in the background, with latitude and longitude lines placed on top of the ocean on which two majestic sail ships are navigating. The slot does look the part of an explorer themed title, with its ships which look the way they would’ve been made in the 15th and 16th century, in the early days of America’s exploration.


Symbols: Conquistador (scatter, 50x total bet), Cannon (wild, 2,000x), Treasure Chest (1,500x), Barrels (1,000x), Ship’s Wheel (750x), Anchor (500x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The exploration theme and the presence of the conquistador on the reels of the game make it quite different from most slots of this type. I’m not a fan of the low prizes, but I enjoyed the features, and especially the exploding wilds offered by the free spins.

Cannonball Bay can be found at any Microgaming casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.