The pirate slot genre is full of adventurous and entertaining releases, but sometimes developers dress up a mediocre concept in pirate clothing to compensate. This is how Pirate Golden Age by Pragmatic Play appears to us, and it comes with no basic gameplay features and an uninspired mathematical model that will hardly impress experienced players.
Actually, there’s something uninspired about the whole thing, from the more or less static symbols to the annoying soundtrack. A treasure island in the background is decent, but most of it is hidden behind the pitch black grid. You get a bonus round with a somewhat innovative mystery symbol collection system, and the 3,000x potential is as mediocre as the game itself.
Pirate Golden Age Slot Bonus Features
The premium symbols pay out between 6.25 and 7.5 times your bet for 5 matches, and the pirate skull wild substitutes for payout symbols to help you complete wins. The wild symbol pays as much as the top tier Pirate Captain symbol when you land pure wild wins. The base game does not contain any other bonus features.
The bonus round is triggered when you land 3+ bonus symbols on the same spin in the base game and you win the 2x, 20x or 200x your bet of 3, 4 or 5 scatters in view. Either way, you start with 7 free spins and get a golden mystery symbol during the feature. All mystery symbols turn into the same random symbol and are collected between free spins.
The collected mystery symbols are then randomly placed on the grid for the next spin, and mystery symbols can land on top of each other to generate a multiplier. The multiplier is equal to the number of mystery symbols in a given position, and multiplier values are added if more than one is part of the same win. You get 1, 2 or 3 extra spins for every 5 Mystery symbols accumulated.
The 200 Spins Pirate Golden Age Slot Experience
We had a good time testing Pirate Golden Age from Pragmatic Play, but honestly, we weren’t too impressed. Anyway, we still created a short and edited highlight video that you can watch below, and it contains only the best moments of our 200 spins testing session.
Pragmatic Play has a busy schedule to fill with new releases, and we understand the temptation to churn out a mediocre pirate-themed slot and call it a day. That’s exactly how Pirate Golden Age felt to us, at least, and it’s more of a “shelf filler”. The base game is a tedious slog with no extras to liven things up, and after a while you wish the grid was transparent so more of the background could be seen.
The game lacks spark, creativity, and punch, and is as far from a swashbuckling and daring adventure as a pirate slot can get. At least add mystery symbols to the base game to give people a taste of what’s to come in the bonus round, but no, there’s nothing. They do their thing in the bonus round, but the 3,000x potential is hardly enough to keep anyone engaged with this release for very long.
Base game with Wilds
FS with accumulating mystery symbols
Wins up to 3,000 times the bet
Customizable RTP ranges
No base game features
Pirate Golden Age Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Pirate Golden Age?
The highest Pirate Golden Age RTP of 96.49% is slightly above average. However, this release includes customizable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Pirate Golden Age?
This is a high volatility rate from Pragmatic Play, scoring 5 out of 5 on the in-game volatility scale.
What is the highest possible win?
You can win up to 3,000 times your bet in Pirate Golden Age, which is a rather mediocre potential.
Is there a free spins mode in Pirate Golden Age?
Yes, the bonus round is the only feature and includes 7 free spins to start with. You collect mystery symbols and they are placed in random positions per spin.
Can I play Pirate Golden Age slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Pirate Golden Age demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first). You will also find casinos up there that our scan has confirmed contain this title.