Strap in with John Hunter for another exciting treasure hunt, and this time it’s to the tropical island of Bermuda. This is the first time you’ll see the hero animated alongside the reels, and this is also his first Cluster Pays grid slot adventure. John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches is therefore an unusual installment in the Pragmatic Play series, and we’re happy to see the concept expanded.
In addition to crash wins and randomly triggered cursed wilds, you get a money symbol collection system with 3 modifier collection symbols. In the bonus round, you get a lot of money collecting action where a bonus wheel determines whether or not you end up winning the accumulated “extra pot”. All in all, this episode is worth a try because of the novelty and offers a decent 5,000x potential.
Bonus Features in John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches
Golden Wilds can land anywhere on the 7×7 grid, and these substitute for regular payout symbols to complete win clusters. A cluster of more than 15 matching Premium symbols pays out between 90 and 150 times your bet, and all wins trigger the Tumble feature . The winning symbols are thus removed and new/existing symbols drop down to fill the gaps. This repeats as long as you win.
Regular golden wild symbols sometimes turn into cursed wilds . The cursed wilds are upgraded with a x2 multiplier or additional wilds are randomly placed on the grid. The multiplier applies only to wins that include the cursed wild symbol.
You land money symbols with random money values across the grid, and if you land a collect symbol at the same time, the money values are collected. All money symbols present are collected once per collected symbol, and there are 4 different collecting symbols as follows:
- Collect – simply collects all existing money symbol cash values.
- Extra Credit Collect – adds its own value to all existing money symbols before collecting them.
- Multiplier Collect – boosts all existing money symbols with a multiplier before they are collected.
- Extra Drop Collect – awards additional money symbols to the grid before each one is collected.
You win 3, 5, 10, 20 and 100 times your bet respectively if you land 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 scatters and this also triggers the 12 free spins bonus round . You get +5 extra spins per 3+ scatters you land during the feature, and it plays out similarly to the base game.
The big difference is that money symbol values are collected whenever they land, whether there is a Collect symbol or not. However, this money symbol pot is separate from the pot you collect by landing various Collect symbols, and it is only awarded if you win on the bonus wheel that is triggered at the end of the regular bonus round.
Finally, players outside the UK and anyone living in an eligible jurisdiction can take advantage of the bonus buy feature. This will set you back 100 times your bet , and you are then guaranteed to get at least 3 scatters on the following spin.
The 200 Spins John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches Experience
You can see a couple of regular wins and a collectible win in the base game before we buy the bonus round near the 1 minute mark. We got a pretty solid payout of 2 multiplier collectible symbols at a time, and you can see for yourself how it all turned out by clicking the play button below.
John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches is not only the first Indiana Jones-style Cluster Pays grid slot, but also the first time you’ll see John Hunter animated alongside the reels. He might have made a bit more of himself, as he mostly clings to his golden treasure and whip. Either way, the handsome fellow brings enough star power to the table to lift this volatile release a bit above mediocrity.
The pacing is excellent with Turbo on, and the money symbol collection is enough to keep the base game reasonably interesting. The cursed wilds also help you out from time to time, and things can get tense in the bonus round. The extra pot can add to your excitement on good days, but it’s a bit of an anti-crown if you don’t get it. Overall, a decent grid slot debut for John Hunter, but we’d love to see a more active hero in future installments.
Cursed Wilds feature at random times.
Money symbol collection with 3 modifiers
FS with end wheel extrapot
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Watch out for adjustable RTP ranges
John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches?
The highest Return to Player of 96.51% is slightly above average, but note that this game comes with adjustable RTP ranges .
How volatile is John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches?
This is a very volatile release, scoring 4.5 out of 5 on Pragmatic’s own volatility scale.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win up to 5,000 times your stake in this game, which has become Pragmatic’s standard potential.
How does the Cursed Wilds feature work?
Regular Wilds can be “cursed” at random times, and this assigns them a x2 multiplier or additional Wilds are added to the grid.
What about the Money Collect feature?
There are 4 different collect symbols, 3 of which come with modifier actions. Land at least one collect symbol along with money symbols, and they will be collected and/or boosted by the modifier action.
Is there a free spins mode in John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches?
Yes, you get 12 free spins to start with and all money symbols are collected in a separate pot when they land. The collect feature works the same as in the base game, and you can win the separate pot at the end of the feature in a bonus wheel spin.
Can I play John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches for free?
Yes, you can try the free demo game John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm their age first).