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Sails of Gold is as beautiful a slot as you would expect it to be considering that it’s a Play’n GO slot. The graphics are rich and detailed and set the scene for a journey with Christopher Columbus quite nicely. Columbus himself poses as the wild here and his ship (though he had three) is the scatter symbol. A compass, a royal sigil and a bejewelled brooch can also be found on the reels as well as the generic card symbols.
The base game is as simple as they come, offering small and regular wins and the occasional bump when a wild helps bolster those wins. This slot is definitely all about the free spin bonus and you’ll be pleased to hear that free spins are triggered often.
You’ll need to land the ship scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 in order to trigger the free spin bonus. You’ll start off with 10 free spins, but you’ll rarely have to contend with that.
Indeed, a golden ship will show up during the free spin feature and act as an additional wild. If you get three of those, and more often than not you will, you will get an additional 10 free spins. As far as we know there is no limit to retriggering free spins like that. Of course, more often than not you won’t get more than 20 free spins in total, but every once in a while you might get up to 40.
The biggest wins are to be had during the free spin bonus, but they do depend on getting more and more free spins. Even if you can’t retrigger them, however, you’ll soon collect three more ships in the base game to get you back into the free spin mode.
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If it weren’t for the frequent free spins in the opportunity to retrigger those free spins, we would probably get bored pretty quickly with this slot. It’s solid enough, mind you, because Play’n GO seldom disappoints. But it’s also nothing super special.
Eventually you might have enough of this particular slot, because the action will only sustain you for so long. And you do depend on the free spin feature to reel in some bigger wins. If you like it simple and are budget conscious, you’ll like this slot. Anyone looking for more action will soon move on to bigger and better things.