What does John have to say?
- Mobile friendly
- Visible paytable
- Simple gameplay
- Theme is somewhat overdone
- No jackpot
- Few in-game features
Players today have become accustomed to video slots that look a certain way. The popularity of the 5-by-3 reel layout and a host of game features have created certain expectations in the average casino player. That’s why it can be difficult for game studios to take an ‘older’ look and make it into a game that players today will enjoy.
Pragmatic Play’s 2019 slot Treasure Horse has come very close to that ideal standard. Built on a 3-by-3 reel structure, the game does not feel or look dated at all. Indeed, it packs in plenty features that make it an appealing and exciting option for all sorts of players.
The Chinese theme is hardly groundbreaking but that said, the game has visual appeal. The design is engaging and doesn’t overdo the Asian motifs to the point of looking kitsch. Read on to find out what this Pragmatic Play video slot is all about.
- Release date: 07.02.2019
- Game: Treasure Horse
- Game provider: Pragmatic Play
- Number of reels, rows and paylines: 3 reels, 3 rows, 18 betlines
- Bet levels: £0.18 to £90
- Maximum win: 540,000 coins
- Special features: Scatters, Wilds, Free Spins
- Jackpot: No
- Mobile: Yes
- Return to player: 96.52%
- Variance: High
Treasure Horse bonus features
Pragmatic Play has tackled the restrictive layout choice of Treasure Horse with a generous helping of paylines. While 3-reel slots would normally offer just a few paylines – usually around 5, very rarely up to 10 – Treasure Horse packs in a whole lot of win potential thanks to its 18 betlines.
The game is set in a somewhat generic Asian landscape, with cherry trees, towering temples and a waterfall in the background. On the reels themselves, we can see traditional fruit machine symbols like the Bar as well as themed symbols including coin pouches, bamboo shoots, coins and fortune symbols.
The Treasure Horse itself, a majestic golden creature rearing on its hind legs, appears as the Scatter, and we will be seeing what this symbol can do shortly. We know that new players in particular will appreciate having a permanently visible paytable to the side of the game screen, and even veteran players will likely make use of this feature.
The Wilds on Treasure Horse are extremely lucrative, rewarding players with 5,555 times their stake when three land in a row. They appear as the word Wild in gold.
Treasure Horse free spins
The Treasure Horse Scatter symbol is good news for players! Landing three of these symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger 8 free spins. What’s more, an additional spin will be added to the tally every time a Treasure Horse lands during free spins rounds.
When the free spins feature is activated, an extra, fourth reel appears on the right-hand side of the game screen. This displays a row of multipliers, from x2 to x6. Players will also note that all symbols appear fully stacked during free rounds. This, in addition to the good chance of re-triggering free spins, boosts the potential for landing significant wins.
Treasure Horse jackpot
There is no jackpot available to be won at Treasure Horse. However, Pragmatic Play has worked in a generous 540,000 coin max, which means there are big wins to be claimed by lucky players.
The RTP value of Treasure Horse is 96.52%. It is a high variance game, which explains how this deceptively simple slot can still draw plenty of player interest.
Treasure Horse Mobile
Players can access Treasure Horse on their iPhone, Android and iPad devices at any mobile friendly casino.