How to Play Skulls Up!

There is no telling where the tide will take you when you venture onto unfamiliar waters. Skulls Up! is a slot released by Quickspin in January 2020, full of cheeky monkeys, parrots and pirates! The pursuit of treasure is paved with scorching features and wilds, including Flaming Free Spins, Flaming Respins and Flaming Skull Wilds. Even the reels are unpredictable as they might grow from 3 to 6 rows tall!

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How to get started with Skulls Up!

While slots come in a variety of shapes and sizes, one thing is certain; they are designed to be simple to navigate.

At the centre bottom of the 5×3 (reels/rows) slot, you’ll find the ‘TOTAL BET’ displaying a value besides an up and down arrow. You can vary your wager size from $0.10 to $100 using the arrows. It’s as simple as that! Press the big orange button to the bottom right to start your spin.

If you don’t want to click on the spin button continuously, then the autoplay button (two arrows wrapped into a circle) is for you. This will open up a text box that allows you to choose anywhere from 10 to 1 000 automatic spins. From here, you can also select your ‘LOSS LIMIT’ or ‘SINGLE WIN LIMIT’ if you wish.

Next, if you are impatient, there is a button with two right-pointing arrows that will cut down on spin times.

You can view the payouts of the 5 high wins and 5 low wins symbols on these 243 to 1944 ways to win slot. This high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.26% has a maximum prize payout of 3,650x bet!

How to get started with Skulls Up!

Symbols to watch out for

The slot divides the 5 high wins symbols into hilarious crew members: No-Beard, Biggie, Smelly, Wrench and Biscuit. No-Beard is a female captain – that explains the name! Wrench and Biscuit happen to be a monkey and parrot, which is quite unusual for a sailing crew. The low wins are taken care of by the ace through to 10 royal flush symbols. Collect 3 or more identical symbols left to right to win.

What’s a pirate theme without a skull or 2? Well, there are the Skull Wild and the Flaming Skull Wild. There’s even a chest scatter symbol for good measure.

Overall, the artwork puts you on a sandy beach overlooking the turquoise colours of the Caribbean Sea and goes nicely with the symbols and tropical instrumental music.

Skulls Up! slot features

Wild symbols in Skulls Up!

No, you didn’t read wrong; the slot has 2 wilds! There are the Skull Wild and a Flaming Skull Wild that may appear on the middle 3 reels (second to fourth). These skulls replace all symbols except the chest scatter to create wins.

Wild symbols in Skulls Up!

Bonus features

There are 2 features for you to discover: Flaming Re-spins and Flaming Free Spins. It’s tough to decide sometimes whether the heat is coming from the features or the tropical sun – and that’s a great feeling!

Skulls Up! Re-Spins

Any Flaming Skull Wild triggers the re-spins feature and continues provided that there is at least 1 Flaming Skull Wild on the reels. As if 243 ways to win wasn’t enough, a new Flaming Skull Wild or Skull Wild symbol during the feature will increase the number of rows and ways to win up to a scorching 1944!

Flaming Free Spins

It is very entertaining to unlock 6 Flaming Free Spins with 3 chest scatter symbols. Part of the reason is that you might trigger Skulls Up! Re-Spins just like in the main game where the reel positions remain unlocked for the duration of the free games. Skull Wilds will increase the height of the reel even outside of the Skulls Up! Re-Spins feature. If you managed to increase the height of a reel to the maximum of 6 rows, then you will receive 2 more free spins.

Bonus in Skulls Up! slot game

Skulls Up! Mechanics

We’ve included a summary of some of the critical details for Skulls Up! slot in the table below.

  • Max Win (coins): 3,650x
  • Min Bet ($): 0.10
  • Max Bet ($): 100
  • Return to player: 96.26%
  • Volatility: High
  • Free Play available: Yes


Pirate themes are amongst the most popular types of slots, and so it comes as no surprise that there are many out there. With just the Flaming Free Spins and the Skulls Up! Re-Spins, this slot is not so rich, at least when it comes to features. However, when it comes to laughs, artwork, music and max payout, it holds its own.

While having a high volatility corresponding to a higher maximum payout, it maintains a relatively generous RTP of 96.26%.

Do you have what it takes to pillage and plunder and put it all on the line for treasure? It’s time to find out!

Play Skulls Up!