Royal Treasures is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot themed on the Indian royal court. This exotic game features symbols such as Kings and Queens, royal guards, and Asian animals, while there are also wild symbols and a generous free spins round, which is fully re-triggerable for masses of potential free wins.
With dramatic music accompanying the spins and a number of exotic symbols and images, this mysterious game will appeal to slot fans with an adventurous streak.
Before you begin your search for the royal treasure you need to place your bet and decide on your approach. You can play as many or as few of the 20 available paylines as you choose each spin, giving great flexibility. You can also alter your coin bet from €0.01 to €0.50 to give a maximum bet per spin of €10.00. This is quite a low max bet so this game will not suit players with a big bank roll looking to push the boat out with their slots play.
The exotic theme incorporates both royal and military elements, transporting players into a world with the Indian royals in their opulent gowns, jewels and headdresses, a turban-wearing guard with the rifle on his back, a shield with crossed swords, and a tiger, elephant and horse. The background features elegant curtains with gilt edging, while the sound effects include the sound of a military march with crashing cymbals whenever you spin the reels.
The payouts are decent in Royal Treasure and although not perhaps as high as you would expect from the vaults of a royal palace, they offer good potential returns. The highest paying symbol in the game is the crossed spears, which awards 1,000x your bet if you match 5 symbols on the reels at once. This is also the wild symbol for the game, so it substitutes for all the other symbols, except the scattered shield. The wild spears can also appear expanded to cover a whole reel for extra potential wins.
The other symbols to watch out for are the King and Queen of India, who both pay up to 500x your bet. The royal guard and the horse both pay up to 300x your bet, and the elephant and tiger both pay up to 200x your bet for 5 matching symbols. The lowest paying symbols are the ornately decorated high cards, which all pay 50x your bet for 5 symbols.
Look out for the shield with crossed swords during gameplay because this special symbol is the scatter. If you hit at least 3 of these icons you automatically trigger the free spins bonus round. In an unexpected twist, this bonus feature can be personalised as whichever scatter symbol you select, a different number of free spins is awarded.
We managed to get 20 free spins from 3 scatters. Fireworks spread across the screen at the start of the round and while the free spins play out, the background turns blue.
The best part of the free spins bonus round is that it can be re-triggered from within the round itself. This means you can trigger the free spins again and again up to 50 times for some potentially massive winning opportunities. You will never miss your free spins scatters either, because whenever two scatters appear on the reels, dramatic sparkling sound effects await the fall of the last two reels to see if you have won entry to the bonus round.
Royal Treasure offers a variety of themes to appeal to a range of players. There is a strong military atmosphere to the game thanks to the weaponry on display, while the royal flavour is always in the background with the courtly characters and the opulent décor. Fans of exotic adventure slots will also love the whole foreign atmosphere and the attractive Asian animals.
One disappointment in the theme was the lack of variety in the sound effects and music, with the same military drumming playing for every spin along with a dramatic trumpet on each win. The free spins did not hit often enough for our liking but when the round does arrive, this offers some excellent winning chances. This is a solid slot game with attractive graphics and a mix of interesting themes.