Age of Privateers is 5 reel, 50 payline progressive jackpot slot from Novomatic. Available to play on all devices from 50p to £100 per spin, this pirate themed offering takes you on a hunt for hidden treasures in the water with free spins with a 4x multiplier and a progressive jackpot up for grabs.

Visually, Age of Privateers is rather simple as it’s set on the shores of a white sandy beach – you will see a pirate ship in the backdrop. The reels are plain black and symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, barrels of rum, gold coins, compasses, pirate ships and female pirates. The Captain is the wild symbol and rewards you with 10 times your stake for 5 – it also substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter.

Age of Privateers comes with a Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 or more steering wheel scatter symbols – this will give you 12 free spins. All wins during the feature are subject to a 4x multiplier. If you get 3 or more scatters on a free spin, you will win an additional 12 free spins taking your total to 24.

More importantly, look out for the Captain wild symbol as 20 of these on the reels (covering all reel positions) will win you the progressive jackpot. You will win the full amount if playing at maximum stakes and a proportional share for lower stakes.

Now, Age of the Privateers may seem like another simple slot but it’s extremely high variance – I had wins of over 1,300 times my stake in the Bonus feature when the Captain wild appeared lots on the reels. Graphically, it’s what you’d expect from Novomatic and another decent pirate-themed adventure to set sail on. I also recommend you play Red Lady by Novomatic which is just as volatile.