Another entry in the ever-expanding canon of Egyptian-themed slots, Playtech’s Desert Treasure does away with the conventional array of pharaohs and gods on its reels in favour of more down-to-earth approach that sees players explore an oasis in search of a buried fortune. Featuring five reels and 20-adjustable paylines, the slot is bolstered by the presence of Playtech’s Dollar Ball progressive jackpot, which can be enabled for an additional £1.00. That added incentive aside, the game also features substitute wilds, free spins and a special pick-and-click bonus.
Unlike most other Egyptian-themed games, Desert Treasure doesn’t really delve into the country’s ancient mythology, but instead focuses on the present; with a shifty-looking desert explorer leading you on a journey to find buried treasure. The symbols in the game include said guide, a camel, a lush oasis and a golden cobra among others, with the action taking place to a backdrop of scorching sands. The bonus round, meanwhile, sees players transported to an oasis where they must select from a variety of chests and containers to uncover instant cash prizes.
In addition to providing access to the Dollar Ball progressive jackpot prize, Desert Treasure also includes a number of features that can help enhance players’ base game winnings. The first is a free spins game that is triggered whenever three or more scatter symbols appears anywhere on the reels, with this awarding players 10 free spins with the added incentive of a 3x prize multiplier. The second – and arguably more exciting – feature is activated whenever three or more consecutive bonus symbols appear on a valid payline starting from the left-most reel. This then takes players to a desert oasis where they’ll have to pick from a selection of containers to reveal instant cash prizes, with the number of picks they receive being dictated by the number of triggering symbols.
A fully adjustable title, Desert Treasure enables players to alter both the number of active paylines and their bet per line amount each spin. The former ranges from 1-20 and the latter spans £0.01-£2.00, meaning the game can be played for a maximum stake of £40.00 per spin. The Dollar Ball progressive jackpot game can also be enabled for an additional £1.00 charge by clicking the button at the top right of the screen, with the total prize fund also being displayed at all times.
Something of a fan favourite, Desert Treasure manages to do something a little different with the well-worn Egyptian theme while still providing a range of bonus features that will appeal to all levels of player. The game is capable of paying out a top base game award of 10,000x your line bet each spin, already making it one of the more generous slots out there before we even touch on the Dollar Ball jackpot prize fund.
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