Well, shiver my timbers! Looks like we have a new high-volatility slot by Pragmatic Play that’s worthy of sailing the seven seas with a maximum potential win of 32,272x your stake. Jump onto the ship for a reel plundering tour with Lucky Money Bag respins where you can win three fixed jackpots and a free spins round with the pirates turning wild on the reels.
Pirate Gold is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 40 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Your pirate adventure on desktop or mobile will cost you 0.40 to 200 credits per spin. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.50%.
It is all in the name. Being called Pirate Gold, you can expect a pirate-themed slot with a port of a typical hideout in the background. It was their retreat where they would return from their latest plundering tour to enjoy the spoils and share the loot. Stunning nautical graphics and crisp animations are accompanied by a suspenseful soundtrack that builds up into a dramatic crescendo on big wins or teaser spins.
The pay symbols are perfectly designed for the theme. At the low end, you have bronze, silver and gold doubloons, followed by a captain’s hook, a telescope, a treasure map, a sailing ship and a pirate’s trusty friend, the parrot. The premium symbols are a female and a male pirate in “Jack Sparrow” style. Lining up five across the reels will reward you with 1,25x to 12.50x your bet.
The other available symbol is the trusty treasure chest which acts as a wild on all reels except the first, however, it can’t replicate the scatter symbol. An intricate tile with a compass is the scatter symbol, appearing on reels two, three and four only.
The Pirate Gold Free Spins Feature
Let’s move on to the slot features as they promise rampant reel plundering tours. First in line is a free spins round. Three compass scatters will trigger 10 free spins which can be indefinitely retriggered. The round is played on a different reel set where both the female and the male pirate are turning into wild symbols when they land on reels two to five.
The Lucky Treasure Bag Bonus Feature.
Take another sip of rum as we are progressing to the second feature, which has been a common appearance on Pragmatic slots such as Wolf Gold. In play are three fixed jackpots bounties – Minor at 50x, Major at 200x and Grand at 1,000x your stake – as well as coins wins, multipliers and retriggers. The Luck Treasure Bag feature is triggered when eight or more money bags land on the reels in one spin.
You will get three spins to potentially hit more money bags. A single Mini or Major jackpot symbol landing on the reels will award the respective jackpot. Plus, you can hit multiplier bags which will award x2, x3 or x5 mutlipliers for the entire win from the bonus game as well as treasure chest marked with a golden skull which will retrigger the entire bonus game.
Once the spin count reaches zero all coin amounts on the money bags and jackpot wins are added and paid in one sum. Any collected multiplier will be applied first though. Should you have won a retrigger, the bonus game restarts with the same money bags that triggered the first round.
And not to forget the main reel plundering trophy, the Grand jackpot. You will need to fill all 20 reel positions in one bonus game to receive the special award of 1,000 times your stake.
In conclusion, the game looks great, the artwork is really on point while the sounds are sharp and fit in perfectly for walking the plank to be shark food. We had a fair few free spin features in our test runs and all paid under 100x and also the lucky treasure bag feature yielded similar results. That said, Pragmatic themselves rate this 5/5 lightning strikes for highest volatility, so we couldn’t expect a monster win in a such short space of time. Definitely a game to venture into dangerous waters, very dangerous for bankroll granted, but hey that’s the beauty of a game with such variance.
Avast ye! Some caution on the bet size is recommended with such slots as they can eat sizeable balances with no remorse. However, the rewards will be a big loot when it runs hot. Drink rum, sing sea chanties and spin away.