Pirate Gold Slot Overview
What’s a pirate’s favourite letter? You think it is ‘RRRR’, but really it is the ‘C’. Okay, sorry, that’s enough of that…
Pirates might not have had much interest in letters, but they sure had an interest in treasure. And treasure is what you get with Pirate Gold slot from Pragmatic Play. With a huge top prize and plenty of high seas action, Pirate Gold is one of the better pirate themed slots that has come our way recently.
The last one we reviewed had gone for a friendly, cartoon vibe. Well, there’ll be none of that here ya’ swabs! Pragmatic Play has gone for a more realistic look and packed the game with all of the pirating iconographies you could imagine.
Pragmatic Play has brought together a boatload of extra features that include wilds, Free Spins, Jackpots, and a Lucky Treasure bag game. Mix this with rousing graphics, high pirating drama, and you have the recipe for some smooth sailing.
Navigating the numbers
Pragmatic Play has used a slightly unusual set up of 5 reels and 4 rows that produce a clean, ordered look. Symbols are big and bright, with some dark bordering that contrasts them nicely.
The reels sit against an animated background, made up of moving clouds, bobbing boats, and a rippling sea. It’s stunningly done, and very atmospheric, conjuring up an exotic Caribbean sea at sunset. Talk about setting the mood!
When you are done admiring the scenery it is time to choose your bet level from 0.40 coins up to a healthy 200 coins. Paylines are fixed at 40, and the game has been rated 5 out of 5 for volatility by the developers. With an RTP rating of 96.5% and such a big top prize, this game may not suit everyone. As always give it a crack in free play mode if you are unsure.
Oh wait, we didn’t mention the top prize. Pragmatic Play has stacked Pirate Gold with an exceptional max win of up to 32,270x the bet which could translate into an immense fortune!
Symbols and extras
There are 10 main game symbols, and we will use the total bet level to calculate their individual value.
The four low pay icons are the coins and the hook. Three of these are needed to return 0.125x, while five of a kind will return up to 1.875x the bet value.
The remaining 6 symbols need just two of a kind to form a winning combination. There is the Periscope and Map (0.05x, 0.25x, 1x and 5x), the Ship and Parrot (0.05x, 0.375x, 1.25, and 7.5x), and the two pirates (0.05x, 0.5x, 2.5x, and 12.5x). None are overly generous on their own, but a collection of extras is on hand to help out.
The chest overflowing with treasure is the Wild and can be found on reels 2,3, 4, and 5. It can stand in for everything but the Money and Bonus symbols.
The golden compass is the Bonus symbol. You can’t miss it with its big blue lettering. It can appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, and 3 of them will reward players with 10 free spins. During the free spins, three more Bonus symbols will result in another 10 spins. These can be retriggered indefinitely. Not only that, but the two base pirate symbols become wild on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 to drastically improve the chances of winning.
Money, money, money
The final symbol is the Money symbol which can appear on any of the five reels. Land 8 of these money bags and the Lucky Treasure Bag feature is launched. The eight original bags stay locked in place to start the feature. Three spins are awarded, and the reels contain only Money symbols, blanks, multipliers, or retrigger symbols.
Multiplier symbols come with either 2x, 3x, or 5x and are added to the multiplier total. Land three retrigger symbols to launch a brand new Lucky Treasure Bag feature when the current one ends.
When the feature ends, Money symbols are added together and multiplied by the total of the Multiplier symbols. Needless to say that this feature is a key highlight of Pirate Gold, but, it gets better. If each of the 20 spaces on the reels is filled, the player also adds the Grand Jackpot to their tally. What better way to end a fruitful voyage?
The Lucky Treasure Bag feature can also be triggered during Free Spins. Your ship really has sailed if you are lucky enough for that to occur!
What makes Pirate Gold slot so special?
Pirate Gold slot is a drop-dead gorgeous swashbuckling adventure across the sea in search of treasure. There is no shortage of pirate themed slots bobbing up in down in casinos at the moment, but this one is a standout.
In a way, pirates were the original gamblers. They risked it all for the ultimate reward and a chance to retire in peace. They lived a life of adventure and romance, which players can get a taste of with Pirate Gold. It shares the drama, the highs and lows, and of not knowing what is around the bend. It could be a dud, or it could be 32,270x the wager! It’s fun, exciting, and did we mention gorgeous to look at?
There are several excellent bonus features, and what we like is that they can work together. There is no one-off Free Spin round or an isolated bonus game. They can occur simultaneously, which, when it happens, is about one of the best feelings ever. Bonus games can trigger multiple times during Free Spins, and Free Spins can be retriggered. It’s a feast of extras. This ideal scenario may not happen frequently, what with Pirate Gold being a highly volatile slot. But, me hearties, when it does, it is a glorious sight to behold.
At the end of the day, there will be no walking the plank here. Pragmatic Play has done a commendable job constructing a stunning game. One that also happens to possess massive jackpot potential for lucky buccaneers.
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