One pirate in particular and his adventurous lifestyle has captivated people’s imaginations for centuries, and that is Blackbeard. This fearsome pirate terrorised the Caribbean during the 18th century, until his violent death in 1718. This exciting and creative slot game by Amaya Gaming is based on Blackbeard’s life and times, and gives you all the images of the stories.
The backdrop to Blackbeard’s Gold slot is a wooden pirate ship sailing on the blue sea, with a clear sky behind. The background sounds only play when the reels spin or during a bonus game. They are mostly continuous ship noises like creaking wood and chains being rolled up, with splashing water and the squawking of seagulls.
The Technical Game Details
Blackbeard’s Gold is a five-reel game, with 243 ways to win, produced by Amaya Gaming. There are no pay lines, and matching symbols appearing from left to right will result in a pay out. The symbols are highly detailed and attractive, and there is the legendary tattered Pirate Flag, a purple Compass, a Skull with two crossed swords and a fierce Pirate with a red scarf. The lower value symbols are the standard playing cards from ten through to the ace. In Blackbeard’s Gold these symbols are drawn in beautiful intricate detail in different glowing colours. There is of course the pirate Blackbeard himself, who is the symbol with the second highest value and also the Scatter symbol.
The symbol with the top value is the open Treasure Chest piled with gold coins, and this also serves as the game’s Wild symbol. The Wild symbol can replace any other symbol in the real money casino game in order to complete a winning combination, apart from the Scatter. Blackbeard’s three ships, the Revenge, the Victory and the Galleon also play a part in the game.
Blackbeard is the Scatter symbol, but if you can land three or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels, those symbols will all turn Wild, and this can result in some big wins.
The Galleon Feature
The Galleon Feature in Blackbeard’s Gold is activated when the Revenge appears on reel one and the Galleon on reel five. You will be asked to choose one of the five Treasure Chests you can see, and they will determine the free spins awards. Each of the chests offers different rewards, and you may win ten free spins plus a multiplier of two and one extra Wild per reel, or ten spins and a multiplier of three plus two extra Wilds per reel. You can also win fifteen free spins plus a multiplier of two and one extra wild per reel, or fifteen free spins with a three times multiplier and two extra wilds per reel, or twenty free spins with a multiplier of four, and two extra wilds per reel. More spins can be won by landing the ships again during the round.
The Victory Feature
The Victory Round can be triggered by landing the Revenge ship on reel one, and the Victory on reel five. You again pick one of five Treasure Chests on offer to determine your prize. You can win a mix of 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 free spins, with the addition of a multiplier of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. On each spin up to three reels may turn Wild.
Blackbeard’s Gold has plenty of features and bonus rounds which are easy to activate, and may definitely give you some good wins.