A Look at Cryptologic Release, Blackbeard’s Gold Online Slot
Blackbeard was a famous pirate that roamed the Caribbean pillaging ships and stealing treasure. Much like a very popular Disney movie with a similar theme. The only difference here is that Blackbeard did actually exist, and when he died the location of his buried gold died with him. Enter the theme for our slot, Blackbeard’s Gold. In this adventure slot you job is to discover the famous pirate’s treasure, and hopefully keep it for yourself. This slot boasts five reels, but no actual paylines.
Blackbeard’s Gold is one of Cryptologic’s 243 ways to win slots, which means that the symbols can come up on any line, so long as they are read from left to right. The bet range per spin goes from 25 coins up to 125 coins. Obviously, playing with the maximum bet will give you a greater chance of hitting all the added extras.
Blackbeard’s Gold Pirate Symbols and Feel
The game obviously has a pirate theme, which is represented in both the symbols and the overall feel of the game. The background to the reels looks to be the rigging of a sailing ship, presumably a pirate’s one. The reels themselves are black, with the symbols standing out boldly on them. This is a good-looking smart slot, with time and effort put into the graphics.
The layout is pretty simple, with all info that you need at the bottom of the screen done in black and blue. The symbols are of course all pirate based too. On the reels a player may find Blackbeard himself, a Jolly Roger flag, crossed swords and a treasure chest. The base symbols are from the deck of cards, flamboyantly done to look like they come from a treasure map. There are of course special symbols in Blackbeard’s Gold, which are the Box of Gold wild, and the three Ship scatters; Revenge, Victory and Galleon.
Blackbeard’s Gold Bonuses
The first Bonus is the Wild. This symbol can not only replace any other symbol on the reels except the scatters, but when combined with the Blackbeard symbol it creates more wilds and can result in a large payout.
The scatter ships launch the Blackbeard’s Gold bonus rounds, but don’t do anything else. There are two bonus rounds in this game, the Victory feature and the Galleon feature. The Victory feature is triggered by finding a Revenge ship in the first reel and a Victory ship in the last reel. You will be presented with a number of boxes to choose form, each hiding a quantity of free spins and a multiplier. A player can receive up to ten free spins and a 5 times multiplier if they are lucky. In this feature the Wild symbol can fully cover one or more reels, really resulting in big wins.
The Galleon feature is started when a player finds Revenge in the first reel and Galleon in the last. Here you also have to choose a box with a number of free spins and multipliers, the only difference being that the wager amount in this round is set by the game, not by the player.