Goldbeard is a pirate-themed progressive slot that promises to provide players with a swash-buckling and rewarding video slot experience. Developed by Realtime Gaming, this progressive slot has a lot of features that players are sure to love. These features include Wilds, multipliers, free spins, and a progressive jackpot that can be won randomly after a spin. While most may find its graphics to be a bit lacking, it does give the progressive slot a vintage look while also ensuring that the gameplay is smooth and consistent. Like RTG’s other titles, this progressive slot is playable mainly on desktops/laptops (Mac, Linux, and Windows) with browsers that still support Flash.
The Goldbeard progressive slot has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 betting lines that pay only from left to right. When it comes to betting, players can either increase or decrease the bet level as well as the number of betting lines (minimum of 1 and maximum of 20) that they’d like to wager on. In order for a spin to be considered a win, it should result in the appearance of a winning combination composed of at least 3 of the same kind of symbols in positions adjacent to each other and on a betting line. The progressive slot then has Wild/Substitute symbols and Scatter symbols that can help improve players’ chances of hitting a big win. Appearing only on reels 1 and 5 on the regular game mode, the Substitute Goldbeard symbol substitutes for all other symbols (except Scatters) to help complete a winning combination. In addition, the appearance of at least one of these symbols on a winning betting line will result in the pay out for that specific line to be doubled as well as give players 2, 3, or 4 free games. During these free games, the Goldbeard symbol will then start appearing on reel 3 while the multiplier for wins would be increased to 3x the starting bet. As for Scatter Goldbeard coin symbols, these can appear anywhere and can multiply wins by as much as 100x the starting bet (minimum of 2 Scatter symbols and maximum of 5). To top off these rewarding features, the progressive slot has a progressive jackpot that players have a chance to win randomly (regardless of the result) after a spin.
From its symbols to its background, Goldbeard is not a progressive slot that you would call visually appealing. Its 2D graphics and animations are simple and devoid of any detailed rendering. With that said, it’s not as if it looks bad. RTG likely opted to make the graphics as simple as possible (and the audio as laid back and subdued) to give players a smoother gameplay experience.
With a lot of online casinos now opting to get Realtime Gaming casino software, it’s relatively easy for players to get access to the Goldbeard progressive slot. If they’d like to play with real money right away, players can troop to Slots.lv, Slotastic, Casino Extreme, Lapalingo, Jackpot Capital, and All Star Slots (just to name a few). On the other hand, those who’d like to try it out before wagering can check on the RTG website for a demo of the progressive slot.