A follow up for the original Pirates Gold game from Pragmatic Play has arrived, Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot! Dig out your eyepatch, peg leg, cutlass and follow the renowned buccaneers that rule the seas, and hopefully you’ll line your pockets along the way.
Pragmatic Play have been consistently putting out games recently, with instalments like Gems Bonanza, Return of the Dead and Wild Walker.
All of these more than adequately showcased the quality that we’ve become so accustomed to from Pragmatic Play. Can Pirate Gold Deluxe hold a candle to these? As well as other big titles from Pragmatic Play?
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot looks very similar to their first instalment. A classic and dramatic Pirate tune is heard prominently in the back ground, as well as the sounds of the sea and the birds.
Visually you can see different ships from Galleons to Brigantines in the background, rocking back and forth in a highly animated ocean. Overall the theme is quite nice, you can tell that some work went into it to make it a bit more sharp and appealing.
Pragmatic play utilises their normal method of giving players the options to change their stake in the way of Bet Level, Coin Value, or simply total Bet. Simply amend the stake according to your usual preference and spin away.
The lowest option for Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot is 0.20, and the highest is 100. There are a lot of options in between the two, so there’s plenty of option for everyone.
As for the symbols…The two top symbols in the game are represented by the male and female Pirate, followed by the Parrot and the Ship. Low paying symbols are represented by Map, Spyglass, Hook, Gold Coin, Silver Coin, and Bronze coin.
The Chest symbol is Wild and substitutes for all symbols except for the Money Symbols. This is only present on reels 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot uses a more classic method of playing in the form of paylines, of which there are 40. To form a win, you’ll need to match 3 or more symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel, along any of these set pay lines.
Wilds will help substitute for the needed symbols, and the biggest potential here will come from getting lines of the Pirate top symbols. Of course, this won’t happen that often, and even then, a line is worth 12.5x.
All in all, it can be an incredibly uneventful and boring game in the Base…all the excitement in has definitely been saved for the Money Respin round.
In the Base game on Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot, you’ll notice that yellow bags are present on all of the reels, these are Money Symbols. Each of these get a random value from a predefined set, taking into account your stake.
You’ll need 8 or more of these to land anywhere on the reels in Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot to start the Money Respin Round.
In the Money Respin round, all regular symbols will disappear, leaving only the Yellow bags that triggered the feature. You’ll get 3 spins, giving you a chance to land more bags within the empty spaces.
If a space is filled, then the lives will reset to 3, but if you go 3 spins without landing any additional bags, then the round will end.
There are different coloured bags within the round which serve different functions and up the potential.
With this being a Jackpot Slot, Jackpot Prizes may also be won in the Lucky Treasure Bag Feature. 50x is up for grabs in the minor Jackpot, and 200x is up for grabs with the Major.
Filling all 20 positions on the board during the Lucky Treasure Bag Feature will award the Grand Jackpot, worth 1000x.
This is a Bonus Buy Slot. You’re able to buy the feature if you don’t live in the UK, which comes at a price of 100x your stake
Overall…I’m not really sure what Pragmatic Play were thinking when they took one of their old games, gave it LESS features, and called it a ‘Deluxe’ version.
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot is the complete polar opposite of what you’d expect from a deluxe game. The original Pirate Gold had Free Spins and a Lucky Treasure Bag Feature, as well as wins that could potentially reach 32,000x.
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot has no such Free Spins round, opting for just the Lucky Treasure Bag Feature, all while cutting the potential almost in half with a new max win of 15,000x.
The only thing different in Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot, and it’s something that won’t affect UK players, is that this has a bonus buy option. That’s pretty much it.
Kind of a disappointing show from Pragmatic Play given the actual decent games we know they can put out, but not all of them can be winners I suppose.
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot is available to play on selected Online Casinos now!
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Last modified: November 20, 2020