|Manufacturer:||Amaya Gaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.02 – £125.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
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There’s nothing like a good pirate-themed online slot but while Gold Ahoy is certainly all about pirates, is it any good? It’s developed by NextgenGaming (now part of Amaya Gaming) and it’s certainly got all the essential ingredients – swarthy characters, deserted tropical islands, grog and buried treasure. It’s also got two separate bonus features so read all about it below.
Gold Ahoy is a five reel slot with three rows and up to twenty five paylines; those reels are decorated with gold and bleached skulls while in the background there are burning staffs, palm trees and blue skies.
The high value symbols include the pirate ship, the Skull and Crossbones, a half-buried rum bottle and a cutlass; 9, 10, J, Q, K and A make up the lower values.
The pirate is the wild symbol and he’ll substitute for everything else except the chest and map bonus symbols.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the treasure chest scatter symbols anywhere in view and it’s a picking round in which you must choose just one of the chests on display for a cash prize. If you are very lucky you’ll find the ‘Win All’ chest.
Trigger this by landing three of the map bonus symbols anywhere on reels three, four and five; you must now select some spots to dig and this will determine the number of spins (up to thirty) and multiplier.
More spins can be triggered during this round and it’s also possible to activate the Chest Bonus.
Any win can be gambled by clicking the ‘Gamble’ button below the reels; try and double or quadruple that win by guessing the colour or suit of the next card drawn. The win limit is five correct guesses but get it wrong and you’ll lose it all.
Gold Ahoy is a decent addition to the massed ranks of pirate-themed slots and it comes with an appropriately cheery soundtrack; the graphics just about pass muster and the bonus feature trigger easily enough. It’s worth a go with an RTP of 95.00%.