Pirates’ Plenty 2: Battle for Gold (Red Tiger): Overview
Red Tiger's Pirates' Plenty is a love letter to the Pirates of the Caribbean school of good old-fashioned buccaneering, presented in the classic fantasy swashbuckling style: a colourful and action-packed adventure with undead sea captains, monkeys, treasure maps and a bundle of features to keep you busy on the high seas. Pirates' Plenty 2: Battle for Gold may not strike a bold contrast, but what you've got here is a sequel that's been enhanced and made even better with new nautical features to add to the overall experience.
Played using a setup of 5-reels and 20-paylines, you get to join Captain Blackbeard on a voyage where collecting treasure maps will unlock the all-important Wild Island Row for extra paylines, thieving pirate monkeys emerge out of nowhere to steal your symbols (leaving better ones in its trail), and where Battle Spins can lead to wins of up to 5500 times your total stake. You can set sail using your desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet from as little as 0.10 up to €/£ per spin.
There's more of anything you can think of in this sequel, in particular when it comes to the visual design and animations where it blows out everything from its predecessor. Rich, creamy, and highly detailed graphics focuses on setting the scene and constructing an atmosphere. Yet again it is the captain's quarters that serves as the setting where you'll see canons, swords, and all sorts of loot laying about. With the reels set against a stern window and with a gorgeous sunset in the backdrop, symbols on the reels include gold coin card suits as well as bottles of poison, muskets, canons, and the captain's hat. The most lucrative of all standard symbols is the skull, giving you 20 times your stake for a five of a kind combination.
Pirates’ Plenty 2: Battle for Gold (Red Tiger): Features
Pirates' Plenty 2: Battle for Gold does include wild symbols, although not straight out of the box. There is a Wild Monkey symbol which may appear on any spin in the base game, stealing all low-value symbols visible on the reels to allow new premium symbols to take their place. The Wild Monkey will then remain in the position of the last symbol removed, and a multiplier value will be applied.
To receive the full wild treatment, however, you need to collect 50 Map Symbols - this will unlock an extra row to give you a total of 30 paylines as well as introducing extra wild symbols to the reels. As if not enough, these wilds may carry win multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x and if they stack up on a payline, they'll add up together (for example, 3x * 3x = 9x multiplier). The Wild Island Row remains unlocked for all future spins at the same stake.
Three Battle Spins bonus symbols anywhere in view triggers the Battle Spins Free Spins feature. With a random number of free spins awarded, you'll benefit from sticky wilds that lock in position for the duration of the feature. Keep an eye out for the Fire! Symbol - when it appears on the reels, one or more cannonballs will be fired which can either turn into wilds or hit the enemy ship to award 1+ spin. Finally, Captain Blackbeard himself may also appear to give you some backup. When he does, he'll throw wild bombs onto the reels, which also become sticky.
Keep in mind, if you head into the Battle Spins with the Wild Island Row unlocked, there's a chance for you to land sticky multiplier wilds.
Pirates’ Plenty 2: Battle for Gold (Red Tiger): Verdict
For the most part, the nuts and bolts of Pirates' Plenty 2: Battle for Gold work as they did previously, keeping enough of the original appeal intact while folding in elegant new ideas. Moreover, we've found the sequel to have more personality weaved into it whilst also boasting an even bigger and more impressive production as a means to help you escape to this fantastical world. The art and visual presentation of the game stands abreast with its entertaining features, making this sequel worth looking into.
Not only is this Red Tiger offering a visual feast, but its direction is poignant and captivating. Of course, the richness of Pirates' Plenty 2: Battle for Gold will not appeal to every player out there, but if you're looking to be entertained, there's a good chance that this game will keep you sufficiently engaged.
If you’re a fan of Pirates’ Plenty, Battle for Gold more than lives up to expectations.