The promise of treasure, adventure and rewarding loot attracts not only pirates to Pirate Gold online slot, but also players. They can look forward to a large playing field with wild and scatter symbols, a bonus round with money bags and a non-progressive jackpot. Of course, you can also set sail and hunt treasure chests on your cell phone or tablet. Apart from the adapted menus, all versions are identical in terms of content.
Individual bonus conditions (information is available after registration)
The jackpot of the Pirate Gold “slot game” is a so-called “non-progressive jackpot”. Such jackpots are characterized by a fixed prize that cannot be expanded. The winnings of the Minor, Major and Grand categories are based on the current bet. Apart from this small disadvantage, this type of jackpots also has advantages. You don’t have to wait for a full pot and it is not possible for another player to snatch it away. Those who are afraid of getting smaller prizes because of this need not fear any longer. If you play with a stake of 200 EUR, you can bag 10,000 EUR on the smallest level, 40,000 EUR on the medium level and even a whopping 200,000 EUR on the highest level.
To get to the jackpots, money bags have to be collected. These special symbols can appear anytime and anywhere and carry randomly generated cash values or a jackpot logo. If there are more than 8 money bags on the screen, the money bag bonus game (lucky treasure bag feature) is started. In this bonus round, the money bags collected so far are first fixed and all other symbols are removed. There are now only money bag symbols, retrigger symbols and multiplier symbols on the reels.
The game starts with 3 spins. The number of spins is reset every time a money bag appears on the screen. All new money bags are also fixed so that the reels slowly fill up with money bags. The bonus game ends when either no more spins remain or the entire playfield is filled with money bags. The multiplier symbol brings a random multiplier of x2, x3 or x5, which is removed at the end of the feature. If the retrigger symbol appears, the whole feature is restarted after the bonus game ends, keeping the original triggers.
Then at the end comes the reckoning. If the number of jackpot symbols outweighs the money symbols, it will be paid out in the corresponding level. Otherwise, the values of all money bags are added and multiplied by the multiplier. Only if the game field is completely filled, i.e. 20 filled positions, the big jackpot is paid out regardless of the values.
In addition, there is a wild symbol and a bonus symbol. Both of them can only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The wild symbol works like a kind of wild card. It can substitute for other symbols (except money bags and other special symbols) and thus fill gaps in winning combinations. In some circumstances, there can be more than one possibility on a winning line. In this case, of course, the most advantageous combination for the player is chosen. The bonus symbol is the trigger for the free spins. Three of them bring ten free spins, and three more in the free spins round bring another 10 free spins. There is no maximum value. During the free spins round, the reels are sorted differently and the pirate as well as the female pirate get the additional properties of the wild symbol.
Pirate Gold Slot Machine uses a playing field of five reels with four symbols each and 40 fixed paylines. To determine one’s bet, one is allowed to set the number of coins per line and the coin value. Thus, a total bet between 0.40 EUR and 200 EUR is possible. The RTP (Return to Player) value of the slot machine is a pleasant 96.5%, the manufacturer classifies the volatility as very high, which means that there are no frequent payouts, but you can expect particularly high winnings.
The amount of the jackpots depends on the stake. The small “Minor” jackpot brings 50 x total bet, the medium “Major” jackpot is 200 x total bet and the highest “Grand” jackpot even a whopping 1000 x total bet.
The paytable consists exclusively of themed symbols. There is no distinction between categories, but the symbols are sorted in ascending order. The list starts with copper coin and silver coin (x0.125 – x0.375 – x1.25) and gold coin and hook arm (x0.125 – x0.625 – x1.875). All the following symbols are paid already from two equals. In the case of the telescope and treasure map with x0.05 – x0.25 – x1 – x5, in the case of the pirate ship and parrot with x0.05 – x0.375 – x1.25 – x75 and in the case of the pirate and pirate with x0.05 – x0.5 – x2.5 – x12.5, which makes them the highest paying single symbol.
Online casinos, which offer their players slots like Pirate Gold, usually also offer a whole range of other online casino payment methods. Among the most popular ones, besides the credit card, are probably Skrill and bank transfer.
It is above all the luring jackpot that provides the main motivation for this slot machine and, depending on the stake, can bring in a nice sum. Those who want to crack it, however, may need a lot of patience due to the high volatility. Apart from that, Pirate Gold is quite well produced, has some nice mechanics and nice backgrounds, but the focus is elsewhere. All in all, Pragmatic delivers a well-rounded package.