Play at Desert Treasure free slot game
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Desert Treasure is an online video slot machine by Playtech that has five reels and 20 win lines. The theme is Tomb Raider-ish, and the symbol set includes the leading lady, her nemesis, a jewel-encrusted gold snake statue, a compass and map, a camel, an oasis and the standard poker symbols decorated with lizards, scorpions, beetles, snakes and spiders.
Betting units range from $0.01 to $5, and the game allows up to 10 units per line. Players can also opt to activate less than 20 of the win lines, but 20 is the default. This means that the minimum bet is a penny, the minimum bet to activate all lines is 20 cents and the maximum bet is $1,000. Note that not all casinos allow for the $5 or even $2 coin size, so the maximum bet may be $400 or $200.
The golden snake statue is both the jackpot symbol and the wild, and it can substitute for everything except the scatter and bonus symbols. The scatter can pay out up to 500 times the line bet, and it awards 10 free spins with three or more on the board. Free spins have a x3 win multiplier in effect and allow for additional free spins. The compass and map symbol is the bonus symbol, and three or more of them initiate a second-screen bonus game that lets the player choose three chest-like items, which all include cash rewards of varying amounts.
Graphics & Audio
Desert Treasure employs an engaging art style that lends itself to easy reading and identification of symbols and does a good job of telling a story. Unfortunately, there is no music to set the mood, and the sound effects are rather nondescript.
The jackpot is 10,000 times the line bet, and it can be hit on all 20 lines. Therefore, on a machine that allows for the $5 coin size, the line jackpot is $500,000 and $1.5 million during free spins. Even on a machine that caps the coin size at $1, the total overall jackpot is $2 million or $6 million during a free spin. This machine also has the Dollar Ball feature, and the progressive pot can be won in addition to the main jackpot.
The lacking music and sound effects is a mixed opportunity, but that is a minor gripe overall for a video slot machine that really delivers in terms of gameplay and the opportunity to strike it rich. Please refer to our five reel slots page, to test more games.