The command bar in Plundering Pirates: Hold & Win is conveniently located at the bottom of the reel so that players can simply manipulate the game. Before you can claim the prizes hidden in this slot machine, you must establish your desired wager using the command bar. Your wager can range from a minimum of 0.20 coins to a maximum of 20 coins.
As for the paytable, the main game features eight regular pay symbols, as well as wild symbols and gold coins. Paying symbols consist of low-paying J-A and high-paying parrots, primates, female pirates, and male pirates. Given that there are only 10 paylines, the payouts are mediocre. Five premium symbols, for instance, produce wins worth four to ten times the wager. Wilds do not have their own value, but they can substitute for any symbol besides gold coins.
The Plunderin' Respins in Plunderin' Pirates are where players have the best chance of landing larger wins and are loaded with Booty Booster modifiers. Explosive Modifiers have been added to the main game to disrupt the flow.
Throughout normal spins, the captain on the side of the screen may hurl bombs at random onto the grid, transforming symbols. As a consequence of his actions, bombs may add between 3 and 5 wild symbols, transform all low-paying symbols into high-paying symbols, or add between 1 and 3 gold coins to help activate the bonus game.
When at least 5 gold coin symbols appear in the basic game, the Plunderin' Respins feature is activated and 3 respins are awarded. In Plunderin' Respins, any new gold coin symbols that land on the reels secure in place and reset the number of respins to three. Once all respins have been used or all available positions have been filled, the feature ends. When this occurs, the values on the gold coins are rewarded. The values of tokens can range from 1x to 100x the wager.