Novomatic Age of Privateers Slot Review and Free Play

Age of Privateers: Demo

Join a pirate skipper on a quest for golden riches in Age of Privateers. The likeliest way to get hold of the booty in this 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Novomatic is the bonus round that awards up to 24 free spins complete with a 4x multiplier. Seafarers will also have a shot at hooking a progressive jackpot prize. Set sail from between 50p and £100 per spin.

The design in Age of Privateers is pure Novomatic – the plain black reels include lower value playing card values as well as a selection of pirate-related paraphernalia. You’ll see stacks of gold coins, barrels of gunpowder, a compass and a mighty pirate ship. Best of the standard symbols is the blonde-haired female pirate who will get you an award of 4 times your total bet if you land 5 on a payline.

The smiling ship’s captain is the wild – land 5 of these on a line and you’ll pocket 10 times your stake. As usual, the wild substitutes for everything bar the scatter. The skipper is also the key to unlocking the progressive jackpot. Land 5 reels filled with stacked wilds during the Free Games feature and you could be sailing away with a life-changing haul of treasure.

Landing 3, 4 or 5 ship’s wheel scatters triggers that Free Games feature – as well as a prize equal to 1, 10 or 100 times your stake, you’ll also get a dozen free spins. As usual with Novomatic, there’s a modifier on offer with the free spins. Every payout during the round gets boosted by a 4x multiplier and is quadrupled. You can re-trigger another 12 free spins if you land 3 or more scatters during a single free spin.

These are prime Novomatic waters we’re sailing in here. The design doesn’t show much in the way of flair but video slots from this developer rarely do. What keeps them popular is the fast pace of play and potentially explosive bonus round. Age of Privateers ticks both of those particular boxes.

Other pirate-themed games, like WMS’ Red Flag Fleet, feature better design and offer a wider range of extras – the free spins round makes Age of Privateers worth investigating though. The waters here may be choppy but the 4x multiplier makes them well worth navigating.

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