Sails of Gold Slot Gameplay and Bonus Features
There are three main symbols in the game, and they already pay for two-of-a-kind. You'll only get half your stake back, but it's still something, and it reduces the variance of this slot game a bit. Prizes for three-of-a-kind aren't too good, up to 50 coins or 5x your bet, and for four-of-a-kind, you can win 200 coins or 20x your bet. Five-of-a-kind can bring you a lot of money, as these three symbols pay 250, 500, and 1000 coins respectively, so that's 25x, 50x, and 100x your bet. There are also five card symbols, and it's interesting to see that they too pay well for five-of-a-kind, as the prizes are from 100 to 150 coins, or 10x to 15x your bet. Not that far off from the high-win symbols. Wild is a paying symbol and you can get 5000 coins if you land all five.
This is a low variance paytable, or at least it looks like that on paper, but the win frequency in this game is very low and most spins are non-winning ones. This increases the variance to medium, but not more than that, as this game has a way of issuing enough wins to keep your balance around the same level you started with.
When you land three Ships on your reels, you'll trigger the free spins game, a really simple one. You'll get 10 free spins, and there will be a Golden Ship symbol that can land on your reels during the feature, and it's a Wild symbol. The free spins game can be re-triggered.
The graphics are excellent, and this is a great slot game for all fans of nautical themes, especially the very popular seafaring theme. Even the game console takes part in the theme, as all the buttons are styled to look like something that would belong to a 17th-century sailing ship. Many slots are using this theme, but Sails of Gold is arguably the most successful of them all.