Hot sands. Bright sun. Treasures awaiting to be found. No, we’re not talking about a day at the beach. We’re talking about going searching in the hot sands of the desert for some treasure. That’s precisely what you’ll get when playing this online slot game from Playtech. This isn’t just any desert land, but what appears to be the desert of Egypt. We say this as there’s two pyramids clearly on display in the background. And what better location than this to begin a search for buried treasure? After all, a huge plethora of hidden treasures have been found within the country, dating back to the days of Ancient Egypt. So, if you’re not afraid of walking through the desert’s sands, then this one could definitely be the slot for you to try. Of course, it features some of the typically high-quality graphics that Playtech always provides in its games. Therefore, you’ll have a visually enticing time while spinning the slot’s reels, as well as awaiting the arrival of any special feature rounds. Overall, from a first impression point of view, Desert Treasure provides a very attractive slot offering.
Desert Treasure Slot
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While you’re playing this game, you’ll get to see a layout of five reels and three rows on display. This is a standard video slot design, so you needn’t worry about having to get used to something new. Alongside this setup, the game contains a total of 20 pay lines. You can customize these though, just by using the ‘Select Lines’ button at the bottom of the reels. Not only that, but the game gives you the option of changing around your wager as well. First of all, you need to use the plus and minus buttons in order to select a specific coin value. This allows you to choose between values of 1c and $1. Then, if you use the ‘Bet Per Line’ button, you can alter the overall wager between one and 10 coins per active line. This means that Desert Treasure features a maximum overall bet possibility of $200 per spin. You can make use of the ‘Bet Max’ button to reach this level instantly.
As Playtech slots go, we can honestly say that Desert Treasure isn’t one of its very best when it comes to graphics. Don’t get us wrong, the game is still very visually pleasing, but it lacks a certain sort of finesse that we usually associate with Playtech offerings. The background displays a sandy desert with pyramids in the distance and a camel on the right-hand side. Upon the reels of the game, you will discover what kind of symbols it holds. To begin with, the often-seen playing card icons can be found there, ranging from the 10 and J, right up to the Q, K and A offerings. Each of these has a desert creature on it, from snakes and spiders through to scarab beetles and scorpions. Next in line is a devious-looking Arabic man, while a camel makes up another symbol in the game. Lastly, the highest paying standard symbol is that of the desert oasis. Spinning five of this icon into view on a winning pay line will reward you with a pay-out of 500 times your overall bet.
Desert Treasure Slot by Playtech
Alongside the game’s base features, you’ll get to see a wild symbol come into effect at times. This is present in the form of the golden cobra snake. As a wild, this one can substitute for all other icons on the reels, except for the scatter and bonus symbols, and help you to form a winning combination in the process. If you manage to bring five of these into view on a winning pay line, them you will be given a huge pay-out of 10,000 times the stake in play.
Desert Treasure also has its own scatter symbol, which exists in the form of the beautiful girl. Scatters can show up in any position on the reels and as long as there are two or more in any location, you will receive a pay-out. Whenever five of them come into view anywhere, you will be given a bet multiplier of times 500. Additionally, if three or more appear, then you’ll receive a reward of 10 freespins of the reels. During the freespins feature round, all wins (with the exception of bonus wins) are tripled and more freespins can be received while it’s in play.
Speaking of bonus wins, you’ll find that the map and compass works as the bonus symbol for this game. If you spin between three and five of these into view on a winning pay line, you’ll start the bonus round. This puts you into play as a desert merchant, who is in charge of collecting items for sale. It’s a click and pick round, with each item that you choose revealing a cash prize to add to your balance.
One final thing to add to all of this, is that Desert Treasure makes up one of this developer’s slots that is a part of the Dollar Ball series. You need to enable this by clicking on the relevant button at the top of the reels. Doing so will put you in line to potentially win a huge progressive jackpot. All the Playtech games that have this possibility allow a part of your wager to be added to the progressive total. You’re able to win this amount at any random point during gameplay.
Desert Treasure - Conclusion
We’re usually a bit hesitant to play a game that has Egyptian influences, considering that there are so many out there, and some of them are much better than others. However, with Desert Treasure, the Egyptian influence is only there in a minor way. The game plays out very nicely on the whole, and the inclusion of the Dollar Ball option makes it a bit more unique inn comparison to the vast range of Playtech games. Furthermore, we’re always interested to access freespin rounds in games, and with a bonus round and a wild symbol included too, this works out to be one of the developer’s better slots.