Play’N Go Just Launched Sails of Gold Pokie Machine
Seeing Sails of Gold launched by Play ‘N Go brings a déjà vu feeling from back when Novamatic launched their video pokie game Columbus Deluxe.
These two games are exactly the same with minor differences, which don’t bring any improvement to the overall game concept. Players can manipulate the number of 10 active pay lines according to their need and the bet level from $0.10 up to $50 per spin.
There is only one standard free spins bonus round, which doesn’t seem to offer the excitement and payout up to the promoted 250,000 coins maximum win.
What We love
If you take a look at the game rules and play the game for real, you will find only a few good details that are worth mentioning. The scatter symbol has a double function in the free spins bonus round acting as an extra wild.
This in return can provide more winning combinations, especially when you re-trigger the bonus with another 3 scatters on the reels. Also the number of newly awarded free spins is added to the overall accumulated number.
The pay table is decent with 5,000 and 2,000 coins payout for 5 of a kind wins with the two highest paying symbols on a pay line.
What we Do not Like
We don’t like that Play ‘N Go didn’t find the time and effort to create a unique and interesting game like the rest of their pokie games offer. Instead they launched a clone game from another software provider and earned zero points for creativity.
The free spins bonus round has no multiplier added to the winnings which makes it almost impossible to get some big wins on the reels. Depending only on the wild symbols for the maximum payout seems too risky to chase, even with the extra wild feature.
Definitely not. Play ‘N Go may promote a payout of 250,000 coins for this game, but that’s equal to impossible to achieve. There is no multiplier in the bonus round and the maximum payout is 5,000 coins for 5 wilds on a pay line.
Even with the extra wild function a win like this is very hard to trigger, let alone multiple wins like that in one bonus round. Sails of Gold has very small payouts during base play and the same continues in the bonus round. It seems more like a high variance pokie than the low variance that is actually promoted.
We expected that the bonus round would be easy to re-trigger with an average of 3-4 re-triggers per bonus round, but that also seems impossible. In our session we managed to re-trigger the bonus round only once and got a 40 x bet win. All other bonus rounds paid 15-20 x bet which is nothing to cover our losses during base play.
You can try the game for real if you like risking your money, maybe you will have better luck than us, but in the end you are looking at a big fat zero on your balance. We hope that future releases by Play ‘N Go will be on a much higher level than Sails of Gold.