Pirate Gold Deluxe slot by Pragmatic Play sees the return of the fearsome crew of pirates looting the seas as the follow-up to their Pirate Gold slot from 2019.
The 4x5 game with 40 paylines has a more vivid backdrop and graphics than the original, but the overall look is still very similar. Behind the reels, the sea is quivering as the suspenseful tune mashes with the humming of the water, creating a great atmosphere. The symbols are pretty much the same. The low-pays, a bronze, silver, gold coin, and a hook require at least three for a win. On the higher end of the paytable are a pirate monocular, treasure map, ship, parrot, and the two highest paying symbols, Mr. and Ms. Pirate, that need two of a kind for a win. The treasure chest is a Wild.
Pirate Gold Deluxe is a high volatility adventure, rated 5/5 on the Pragmatic's scale. The RTP is 96.48%, with the maximum winning potential of 15,000x your bet.
The Deluxe version of the game surprisingly doesn't have the Free Spins round as the original. Here, it's all about the refurbished Lucky Treasure Bag hold & win feature.
The golden sack is the Money Symbol that can appear on any reel during any spin and take a random value or the Minor or Major Jackpot value. When eight of those symbols hit, they trigger the Lucky Treasure Bag feature. For this feature, regular symbols disappear, and only the Money Symbols that triggered it remain. The reels contain only blank spaces, Money Symbols, Retriggers, and Multipliers. You start the feature with three Respins. All Money Symbols that land, lock on the reels until the end of the round. Every time at least one Money Symbol lands, the number of Respins resets to three.
As suggested, during the Lucky Treasure Bag feature, we get some new symbols:
Purple Bag: takes the value of the total of all Money Symbols that activated the feature
Red Bag: takes the value of the total of all the symbols present on the reels when it lands
Green Bag: a Multiplier that can take a value of 2x, 3x, or 5x. At the end of the round, the total win multiplies by the total multiplier
Skull Chest: a Retrigger Symbol that restarts an extra Lucky Treasure Bag feature when the current one is over
The looting ends when you fill the screen or run out of Respins. If you fill the reels, the Grand Jackpot is awarded, worth 1,000x the bet.
You can also choose to Buy Money Respins for 100x your bet, which will spin-in 8-19 Money Symbols on the next go.
Pirate Gold Deluxe comes as a bit of a surprise since it has fewer features and 2x lower potential than the original. However, the modified hold & win bonus game can still have you counting plenty of bounties.
From Pragmatic Play