Sails of Gold has a mystical and almost Henry VIII about it. The reels are set in on some island with palm trees swaying in the breeze. The skies are various shades of orange, purple and blue – which either means there’s a storm brewing or you are playing at dusk. The reels are set on navigation paper with compass so-ordinates sitting behind each symbol. Surrounding the reels are wood and gold – what you’d expect to find on some luxury ship during the 15th century. Columbus himself looks like he could be related to Henry VIII, especially with the royal clothes he’s wearing.
You’ll find card values of 10, J, Q, K and A on the reels along with Columbus, pirate ships, crest, compass and jewels.
Navigate Those Wins
You will need to trigger the free spins bonus to get your hands on the biggest cash on offer. There is 250,000 coins to be won during the free spins bonus. When it comes to base game wins, Christopher Columbus will award a 5,000 coin payout when you trigger five of a kind on your active payline. The crest awards 1,000 coins, the jewels award 500 coins and the compass awards 250 coins.
Searching for Slot Features
You may be searching a while before triggering the free spins bonus in this slot game. To get your hands on 10 free spins, three pirate ships need to sail onto the reels. The golden pirate ship that falls during your free spins is wild and will substitute for every other symbol on the reels. Free spins can be re-triggered and the maximum win that can be had is that of 250,000. Columbus is wild during the base game and substitutes all other symbols (bar pirate ship) to help form winning paylines.
Not happy with the amount you’ve won? Any win triggered will activate the gamble feature. The reels will change to show a dealers table with a deck of cards. Choose the correct colour to double your win or the correct suit to quadruple your win. Keep going until you either bottle it and cash out – of give one incorrect guess, the latter will result in your losing everything.
Explore All Avenues
Sails of Gold slot machine is a medium to high variance slot machine that packs a punch. Whilst the base game doesn’t offer much in terms of value – the free spins bonus feature can award some eye-watering amounts of cash. We were playing for a good while before triggering the free spins bonus, but then we managed to re-trigger free spins and turn our 50.00 stake into 850.00.
The potential to win big is there and little wins will keep you going as you search for the bigger wins, but with the bonus round coming few and far between – you must have a bankroll that can withstand losses. This slot game can be accessed on desktop, mobile and tablet devices plus, there is a demo mode available for you to test before staking your own cash.