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    SLOT INFORMATION
    • Software

      SoftSwiss
    • Type

      Video Slots
    • Reels:

      5
    • Paylines:

      9

    SoftSwiss is known primarily for their great gaming platform, but they've also produced a number of titles of their own, and Desert Treasure is a good example. It has excellent interface values, making it really easy to use via mobile, and they even have a feature that allows you to independently verify the fairness of the game and that it hasn't been tampered with using a hash system. With that having been said, the game itself is not very visually appealing, and it's not very innovative in any way, shape or form.

    Game Layout

    With five reels and three rows, this game is very clearly a video slot, and it uses nine paylines. Some people don't like having this few paylines in a game, but we don't mind at all because it makes it much easier to keep up with which lines can win and which cannot. You only have a few coin sizes to pick from with values that run from $0.10 to $1.00 apiece, so you can bet between $0.90 and $9 per turn. We would have liked to see more betting options here since the $0.90 minimum is a little too high for a lot of penny players, and the $9 maximum isn't high enough for most high rollers.

    Scatter and Free Spins

    The warrior wielding two blades is the scatter symbol in this game. Pick up three or more of them anywhere on the reels, and you will get a set of free spins. However, they also have their own wins that are based on multiples of your total bet. You can get 400x for five of them, 40x for four or 4x for three. The top scatter win is like a 3,600x line bet win, which makes it the second largest regular payout in the game.

    If you pick up three scatters, you'll be given 10 free spins. Four scatters earns 25 free spins, and you can also pick up 50 free spins for five scatters. All of your free spins are also given a 3x multiplier on all of your wins, which is a pretty big deal considering it gives you access to a 24,000x top jackpot, as you'll see below.

    Wild Symbol

    The Arab woman is the wild symbol in this game. She shows up on all five reels to give you better chances of coming out with wins at the end of a spin. Five of a kind pays a whooping 8,000x, which jumps to 24,000x in the bonus feature. Four of this wild gets you 800x, three pays 80x and just two of a kind still gets you a win worth 8x. They do not substitute for the scatter symbol, but they do substitute for everything else.

    Other Payouts

    Below the wild and scatter are three different symbols that pay out mid-range prizes. The gold emblem pays 1,000x for five of a kind, and you can win with as few as two of a kind with this symbol. The shield with two swords in front of hit also pays out 500x for five of a kind, and you need a minimum of three of a kind to win with it. The lamp symbol pays 250x for five and 50x for four, but there is no three of a kind win for it. This is really unusual, and it's not something we can say we're a fan of. SoftSwiss should really avoid doing this because some players will be excited to get three of a kind in the lamps only to discover it doesn't actually pay out anything, which can lead to resentment.

    Players will also find five Arabic symbols as the low-end pays. Two of them pay for two of a kind or more, two pay for three of a kind or more, and one pays for only four of a kind or more, which again, we don't agree with. You can win 150x for five of the first two, 75x for five of the next two and 50x for five of the lowest-paying symbol.

    Our Thoughts

    There isn't really anything that stands out as being great about Desert Treasure. SoftSwiss has done a great job with the interface itself, as they always do, but the game has nothing that we haven't seen a thousand times before, and we've seen it done better many times as well. This is a very middle-of-the-road game that might give you entertainment for a short while, but we believe players will quickly grow tired of it.

    By Jesse Eddleman

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