Pirate Golden Age by Pragmatic Play puts pirates, everyone’s favorite anti-heroes, in the spotlight. This slot will certainly evoke nostalgia and a sense of freedom like no other.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Pirate Golden Age has a fairly standard structure with 3 rows, 5 reels and 20 paylines. Keeping true to the game’s theme, the symbols include bombs, anchors, parrots, and 3 different pirates. The Captain symbol pays the highest at 75x the bet for a 5-of-a-kind combination. In addition, the slot has a 3,000x max win, 5/5 volatility, and 96.49% RTP.
The base game doesn’t have any features except the Wild represented by the Skull symbol. Not only do Wilds replace all normal symbols, but they also pay 75x for a full line. If you want to trigger special features, you have to collect 3+ bonus symbols to enter the bonus round.
The bonus revolves around the Mystery Symbols which transform into the same paying symbol after every spin. But the real special part comes when a spin is done and all Mystery Symbols are collected into a chest. They are added back to the reels randomly on the next spin. This way, the more new Mystery Symbols appear, the more mystery symbols are guaranteed to come back next spin.
What’s more, Mystery Symbols can stack on top of each other to form a Multiplier with a value equal to the number of symbols in the stack. Finally, even though the round starts with 7 free spins, players can win randomly from 1 - 3 extra spins for every 5 Mystery Symbols they collect.
Despite its simplicity, Pirate Golden Age offers a surprisingly enjoyable experience. The design is captivating but you can really feel the true power and beauty of this slot in the bonus round. At first, the Mystery Symbol seems so lame since many games have mystery symbols in their base game. However, the mechanic of retaining the symbols makes the bonus so much more rewarding! When you have more than 5 Mystery Symbols in the bank, every spin almost guarantees a win.