Playing the base game the player won’t benefit that much, but watch out for the scatter symbol, which getting only 2 of them will only pays you X 1 the bet, but triggering 5 of them, as I triggered them few days ago, can pay 100 x bet ,which is nice solid win. The main symbols in this game is the Goldbeard Captain, the treasure chest, the pirate ship, the parrot and some other symbols like letters and numbers which will pay less.
The Goldbeard is the wild symbol, so he will substitute all the symbols on the reels except from the scatter ones, but what I am looking forward of this game is the free spins feature. The free spins round can be triggered when Captain Gold beard will land on the 1st and 5th reel, actually during the base game that's the 2 reels where he appears and during the free spins feature he will appear in the third reel, so getting Goldbeard on all 3 reels 1st 3rd and 5th, not only will give you some super wins, but that way you will re trigger the free spins round.
The number of the free spins is random, but the maximum you can get is 24 free spins, but if you are lucky to re trigger them while you play the first set of free spins, you might end up to 100 free spins. The last time I played this slot I triggered 86 free spins, so yes great number of free spins, but as I say, the game was on winning streak I guess. Many people don't like to play this game and see it as an average one, but from my opinion, this game is excellent if you have bonus to wager, but even if you don't I think it’s a great game to hit some nice wins.