Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold

What’s not to love about pirates? They’re fun, dangerous, coarse and entertaining in equal measure with their superstitions, colourful language and cut-throat personalities. So, if you’re the sort to love movies and books involving them, you’re bound to love this Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold slot.
Let’s start with the name. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s a sequel to the shorter-named Pirates' Plenty. So popular was that one that Red Tiger Gaming decided to go in again on the theme and make a slot boasting many of the features of the original, but just that little bit better and bolder this time round.

How to play Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold

Real pirates have plenty of big decisions to make every day. Where to sail to next and who to double cross and who to form an alliance with, to name but a couple.
The only decision you need to make here is how much you want to play per spin.This is a high volatility slot so bear that in mind when deciding on your stake: don’t go too big too soon because failure to activate those bonus features could see your bank take a bit of a pounding. Although of course, the reverse is also true.
There’s an option to use the Turbo spin if you want. Just makes it all go faster when you hit Play.

Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold Features

Close your eyes for a bit and think about all the things you associate with pirates. Bottles of rum, pistols, a cannon, the odd flask of poison, a map and a pirate’s hat…did any of those come to mind? Probably.
Well, they’re all here in the game as symbols. As is the skull and crossbones symbol, which is the top-paying symbol, awarding you up to 30 times your stake, should you get five in a row.
There are 20 active paylines (later on 30, we’ll come to those in a bit) in what is a 5x3 reel slot.
The graphics are definitely an improvement on the original, looking as sharp as a pirate’s dagger and as clean as a freshly polished gold coin.

Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold Wild symbol

What pirate story would be complete without a cheeky monkey lurking in the background and up to no good? None, right?
So it’s no surprise that there’s one here and it has an important job other than just annoying the already restless pirates: it’s the game’s Wild symbol.
Randomly triggered, when the monkey forms part of a winning combination, he steals the lower-paying symbols and replaces them with high value ones. Then, in Starburst-style, you get a re-spin and with all those high-value symbols in place, it could prove to be as profitable as raiding a Norwegian cargo ship.
Especially because with each different symbol (there are four possible different symbols) the monkey replaces, you’re awarded an extra multiplier (up to 4x), which is then applied to any win you get during the re-spin.

Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold Bonus Features

The Wild and all that happens when it appears (as per above), is a feature in its own right and is known as the Wild Monkey Feature. No prizes for originality there. But it’s certainly not the only feature.

Wild Island Row Feature

Remember how we said that sometimes there were 30 active pay lines rather than just 20? Well, here’s how that happens: every time a map symbol lands, it’s collected in the meter above the reels. This will send the sailing ship closer to its destination- the next stop for where the slot’s pirates are obviously up to no good. Once you’ve got enough map symbols and reached the new destination, a new (sixth) row will be revealed and there’s your extra 10 paylines.
Clear as the Caribbean Sea?

Battle Spins Free Spins feature

Now’s as good a time as any to mention the Scatter symbol. Get three of those Battle Spins symbols and in what is a very rare occurrence in a slot, you will be awarded a random number of free spins rather than a pre-determined one.
The other big player in the game we haven’t yet mentioned is Blackbeard. The Pirate captain runs a tight ship here- no pun intended- and is very much the man calling the shots. He’s also the one throwing the bombs during the free spins round.
They’ll remain sticky for the rest of the round and can either add free spins to your total or come armed with a Multiplier, rewarding you up to 5x the value of your win.
Keep your eyes peeled for Fire! Symbols. When they land, they’ll fire one or more cannonballs and if they land on the reels, they’ll turn normal symbols into Wilds and Wilds into bigger Wilds, increasing the Multiplier on your next win.
The cannon balls can also award you extra free spins.

How to play Pirates' Plenty: Battle for Gold

Sequels always run the risk of ruining the success of the original but fans of Pirates’ Plenty won’t be disappointed.
The slot got a facelift in terms of appearance, while having improved bonus features.
This is a highly volatile slot so it’s probably the Battle Spins Free Spins that will make or break your day. Those bombs and Fire! Symbols and the (positive) damage they can do in terms of putting multipliers in place, putting locked Wilds on the reels and giving more free spins, make this one of the potentially most lucrative free spins rounds out there.

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