Join a band of buccaneers on the hunt for pillaged treasure in Pirate Gold, a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. This superbly designed game comes with a pair of cracking bonuses. There are free spins with 2 extra wild symbols as well as streak re-spins with potential multipliers of up to 5x and jackpot prizes. Play this extremely volatile slot on all devices from between 40p and £200 per spin.

The visuals in Pirate Gold are very well put together. With a mist-shrouded harbour in the background, you’ll see 10 standard pirate related symbol spinning around the wooden reels. They include bronze, silver and gold coins, a hook hand, a telescope, a treasure map, a ship and a parrot. The most lucrative symbols are the male and female pirates. Land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket an award of 12.5 times your total stake.

Helping to create the winners is the treasure chest which is the wild. This replaces everything apart from the scatter and can land anywhere bar reel 1. There are 2 excellent features to get stuck into in Pirate Gold.

Free Spins feature you’ll begin with 10 free spins (plus a payout equal to your total stake) if you land 3 of the ship’s compass scatter on the same spin. These free spins take place on a new set of reels where both the male and female pirate symbols are wild if they appear on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5. Landing 3 scatters triggers another round of free spins – there are no limits to how many free spins you can win.

Lucky Treasure Bag feature – joining the usual symbols on the reels are money bags brandishing cash amounts or jackpot prizes. If you hit 8 or more of these on the same spin, you’ll activate this round. The money bags from the triggering spin are held and 3 respins follow. On the respins, you’ll only see blanks, more money bags, multipliers or respin symbols.

Land a money bag and the respins reset to 3. Once your respins are complete, all the cash amounts are added together and that’s what you’ll win. If you landed a multiplier, the total win is boosted by that amount. Your win here could rocket by up to 5x.

You could also land the Minor and Major jackpots which are worth 50 and 200 times your stake respectively. Fill all 20 positions with money bags and you’ll scoop the Grand Jackpot too which is worth 1,000 times your total stake.

We’ve set sail on many virtual pirate adventures but Pirate Gold is one of the best we’ve come across. The visuals are excellent, perfectly complemented by a classy backing track. The 2 bonus features offer some great potential too. A word of warning though. These pirate-infested waters can be perilous for your bankroll as the variance here is extremely high. It does offer gold of 32,270 times your stake in the Lucky Treasure Bag feature!

If you can cope with the potentially massive swings, then you won’t find many more entertaining slots than Pirate Gold. If you like the pirate theme, Quickspin’s Pirates’ Charm is very good.