Pirate Gold Deluxe slot REVIEW
Pirate Gold Deluxe ReviewIt’s not unusual for developers to create Deluxe versions of their games sometimes, but that usually means you have a beefed up version to look forward to. Not so with Pirate Gold Deluxe. Pragmatic has made some strange choices here, like slashing off half the potential and removing the bonus round altogether. Visually, the games are very similar, although the backdrop has changed a bit.
The good news is that you now have the opportunity to buy the Respins round (not for UK players). This Hold & Win Respins feature has been upgraded with 3 different modifying money bags, as well as a retrigger treasure chest. Especially the multiplier bags add some excitement here, but calling this a “deluxe” version still feels a bit off.
A screen of the Pirate Gold Deluxe playing space
Pirate Gold Deluxe Features
It’s really all about the Lucky Treasure Bag feature here, and you need to land at least 8 money bag symbols to trigger it. The money bags land with random cash prizes, but they can also give you the Minor or Major jackpots. The triggering money bag symbols become sticky on the reels, and you now get 3 respins to start with.
You will only land chests, blanks or purple, red or green money bags during this feature. As long as land at least one symbol that’s not a blank, the respins tally resets to 3 again. Each symbol you land will also become sticky on the reels. The different colored money bags, as well as the chest symbol, trigger the following features:
Purple money bag - absorbs all the money bag values that triggered the feature.
Red money bag - absorbs all the value of the money bags currently present on the screen.
Green money bag - adds a multiplier value of either 2x, 3x or 5x to the global multiplier that will boost your total feature win.
Chest - retriggers the feature when the current one has played out.
The Hold & Spin Respins feature ends when you run out of respins, or when all 20 reel positions have been covered. All the money bag values are then summed up, and the global multiplier is applied if you landed at least 1 green bag. If all 20 positions are filled, you also win the Grand Jackpot of 1,000x your stake.
A lot has been stripped away from this Deluxe version, but at least you now have the opportunity to purchase the Money Respins feature. It will cost you 100x your stake, and this gives you between 8 and 19 money bag symbols on the next spin. The bonus buy feature is not included for UK players.
The 200 Spins Pirate Gold Deluxe Experience
After a while of base game grinding, we gave in to temptation and paid for the Money Respins feature. You can skip the boring part if you want, and just go straight to the bonus feature at 0:42 into the 200 spins highlights video. We won a decent amount from it too, but you will have to see for yourself whether or not we made a profit.
Calling this a “deluxe” version of Pirate Gold is very strange. A deluxe model of something is usually more lucrative, yet the opposite is true for this game. The visuals might have been shined up a tiny bit, but the 15,000x potential is less than half of what is advertised in the original title. Pragmatic Play is known for “controversial” max wins that never seem to be realized, so we really see no reason to cut it in half in the deluxe version.
Pragmatic has also decided to toss the free spins round out the window, leaving you with only the Hold & Win Respins feature. The different money bag features are admittedly a somewhat original twist, but landing even a single multiplier bag is not easy. The same goes for the retrigger chest by the way, but when you do get a solid multiplier the payouts can be massive.
Hold & Win Respins with different feature money bags
3 fixed jackpots up to 1,000x your stake
High volatility and 15,000x max win potential
“Deluxe” version with half the potential and no free spins round
If you love Pirate Gold Deluxe you should also try:
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Pirate Gold - is the original game this Deluxe version is based upon. Both games are highly volatile, but this version offers a staggering 32,270x max win potential. You will also benefit from a bonus round here, as well as a simpler version of the Money Bag Respins feature.
Seven Seas Jackpots - is a similar pirate themed game, but this time with fruit symbols on the reels. You will benefit from a Hold & Win Jackpot Respins feature here also, in addition to a bonus round with 3x3 mega symbols that can land you up to 700x your stake.
Jolly Roger 2 - is a more elaborate pirate game that has done a bit more with the theme than the game at hand. You will benefit from plenty of features here, and a randomly triggered Compass feature offers multipliers up to 10x. There are 3 different bonus rounds in this game, and payouts up to 5,000x your stake is possible here.
Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Pirate Gold Deluxe slot?
The default payout percentage is 96.48 %, which is just a tad below what the original game offered, though, you can get lower payback due to RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.48%, 95.48%, and 94.48%.
How volatile is Pirate Gold Deluxe?
This is a high volatility title from Pragmatic, just like the first game.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 15,000x your stake in this Deluxe version, which is less than half of what’s on offer in the original Pirate Gold slot.
How does the Lucky Treasure Bag Respins work?
You trigger it by landing 8+ money bags. These become locked in place, and 3 different color money bags can land to trigger different features. You can also win 2 smaller jackpots here, and the Grand Jackpot of 1,000x by filling the screen with money bags. Landing a treasure chest retriggers the feature.
Is there a free spins mode in Pirate Gold Deluxe slot?
No, while a bonus round was included in the first game, Pragmatic has decided to focus solely on the Hold & Win Respins feature in the Deluxe version.
Can I play Pirate Gold Deluxe for free?
Yes, you can test the free Pirate Gold Deluxe demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there you can also check out different casinos to play at, and their respective welcome offers.