Splice the mainbrace and other nautical terms! Goldbeard is not the nickname for David Beckham's facial fuzz, but is instead a pirate-themed 5-reel 20-pay line online slot from RTG. Goldbeard was a legendary booty-plundering pirate who hounded the good sea-faring folk of the early 1700s and whom RTG have completely made up. His creation may have be influenced by the very real pirate Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, who was nicknamed 'Blackbeard' on account of his black beard. Folk in the early 1700s were not renowned for their imagination when it came to nautical non de plumes.
All the symbols in the buccaneering game are pirate-like symbols including treasure chests, parrots, cannons and ships, along with traditional eighteenth-century playing card symbols from nine to ace. This game follows the typical RTG template, so you can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 0.50, and the number of lines you want in play from one to all twenty. Grabbing yourself some doubloons is achieved by landing at least three identical symbols in sequence from the left-hand reel on one of your active pay lines.
Payout & bonus rounds
Goldbeard himself, whose fearsome appearance is somewhat diminished by the large purple feather he wears in his hat, acts as the wild symbol but only appears on the two outside reels. All payouts that contain a Goldbeard symbol are doubled.
If you land Goldbeard on reel one and reel five at the same time, then you are awarded either two, three or four free spins in which Goldbeard will now make a special guest appearance on reel three as an extra wild. Free spins can be retriggered.
A golden Goldbeard coin is used as the scatter symbol in this game, and you only have to land at least two coins anywhere on the reels to treat yourself to a bit of booty.
The progressive jackpot is triggered at random while you are playing the game.
As pirate-themed slots go, Goldbeard is now creaking a little at the seams, probably just like his ancient sailing vessel. Why not enjoy a free spins with Goldbeard before RTG send him down to Davy Jones' locker?