We Search for Plundered Riches in Pragmatic Plays High Variance Pirate Gold Slot!
Pirate Gold is the latest online slot be released by Pragmatic Play with a scheduled release date of the 23rd May 2019. Videoslots Casino is once again our casino recommendation for Pragmatic Play slots and should have this playable on release day along with a complete back catalogue of Pragmatic slots.
As you would expect from the title, Pirate Gold has a very distinctive pirate theme with plundered money bag treasures, parrots, treasure maps and of course a healthy dose of pirates making up the reel strips, what is unusual is that this slot boasts wins of up to 32,270 x bet which is definitely not be sniffed at and comes with a very high variance rating.
Pirate Gold uses a slightly larger 5×4 reel setup and comes with 40 fixed paylines, there are 2 notable bonus features, a regular free spins bonus round and a special Lucky Treasure Bag feature which is where the various stake based jackpots can be won. If you have played the Caishen’s Cash slot then the features on here are quite similar with a few distinctive changes.
The base game doesn’t have too many special features apart from a few wilds, so realistically you are looking to trigger either of the bonus features regularly to keep the gameplay exciting with the Lucky Treasure Bag feature really being the key to the bigger wins with Jackpots, Multipliers and full bonus re-triggers on offer!
|Pirate Gold Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Re-Triggers|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.50%|
Lucky Treasure Bag Feature
The Lucky Treasure Bag Feature is triggered by landing 8 or more of the special money bag symbols in the base game, these are then held in place on the reels and you are awarded 3 re-spins on the reels.
Any additional money bags that land in view during these spins resets the re-spin counter to 3 and the money bags are held in place, there are a variety of extra symbols which can also land in view including full bonus re-triggers, multipliers and of course the jackpots.
The bonus round ends when you either run out of re-spins or completely fill the reels with money nags which also awards the grand jackpot!
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 of the regular scatter symbols, and awards an initial 10 free spins, before the free spins play out all of the pirate symbols on reels 2 to 5 are transformed into wilds.
You can also full re-trigger this bonus round with an additional 3 scatters.
Pirate Gold Slot
Pirate Gold is another very solid slot release from Pragmatic Play and definitely has some decent win potential in the Money Bag feature, the graphics particularly the ships and sea creating the backdrop for this slot are great for setting the mood along with the rumbling pirate music and bird squawks.
Both bonus features are capable of some decent wins, but certainly, the Lucky Treasure Bag feature is where the really big wins are going to come from, the re-spin and held prizes feature is particularly exciting especially when jackpots, multipliers and full bonus re-triggers are also on offer.
We did manage to get several wins well over 100x stake along with re-triggers in our playtests but we didn’t hit any of the Jackpots from a reasonable period of play. The only real negative is that with 2 bonus features and jackpots the base gameplay does feel a little bland as certainly a big portion of this slots RTP will be built into both bonus rounds so definitely worth considering if you decide to check this slot out.
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