Aztec’s Treasure Pokies Review
Classic Ancient Civilisations Themed Online Pokie
If you have ever enjoyed Aztec’s Millions from RealTime Gaming, then Aztec’s Treasure will be very familiar. This game is identical in all respects but one – the size of the progressive jackpot. There are certainly reasons to play ‘Treasure’ over ‘Millions’. The main one is that with smaller jackpot prizes, Aztec’s Treasure is able to pay out more regularly.
While the design is most certainly based on the ancient Aztec civilisation, the graphics are plain and blocky compared to more recent games. Playing cards with crazy fonts, jaguars and gold jewels join the Aztec King on the reels.
Here are they key reasons to check out RealTime Gaming’s Aztec’s Treasure
- Stacked wilds cover the middle 3 reels, giving you potential for 20 win-line hits
- 3+ Idol symbols gets you 20 free spins, which are easy to extend
- A random progressive can be awarded after any spin, win or lose
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Aztec’s Treasure: Stacked Wild King Symbols
A stern-looking Aztec king is one of only two symbols with solid backgrounds. The other is the idol scatter. This symbol appears in longer strips on the reels than the others. He appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. With no kings on reel 1, it is not possible to trigger a win with this symbol alone.
What he will do for you is to connect other winning symbols, sometimes a lot of them from a single spin. If you are lucky enough to get all 3 middle reels stacked (and no idols on reel 1), you’ll trigger every line at 4 of a kind, with a shot at multiple 5 of a kind wins if you match any symbols.
Scatter Prizes and Idol Free Spins
Golden idols, which have a distinctive ancient look to them, trigger the free spins. You get 5, 15 or 25 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 – along with a prize of up to 100x your triggering bet.
The free spins see all prizes tripled compared to the pay table. This would be a great time to see coverage of the Aztec King.
You can retrigger for more spins easily. If you get 3+ scattered Idols, you get the same number of spins as listed above. Single scatters get you a single additional free spin (with 2 for 2). This makes it much easier to extend this bonus than on online pokies which only have full retriggers.
Aztec’s Treasure: Random Jackpot
A jackpot in the $10,000’s, rather than the millions, might seem less appealing to some. This prize will drop randomly. After any regular spin, at any stake level, it can be awarded. While smaller than the ‘Millions’ jackpot prize, this one will drop a lot more regularly. Think 100x $10k wins, rather than 1x $1,000,000 prize.
Setup and Regular Wins for Aztec’s Treasure
Everything is adjustable for this pokie. That includes the number of win-lines (20 by default and max), your bet sizes, speed (regular / turbo) and auto-play. This poker machine uses the standard 5×3 grid.
A beautiful Aztec lady has the single biggest line prize. She is worth 5,000 coins for 5 of a kind. Next comes the jaguar (2500 coins for 5), bird mask with headdress (1000) and two types of golden jewellery (500). Playing cards aces down to nines make up the smaller wins.
Scatter wins for 5 Idol symbols are 100x your triggering bet. You’ll get 25x for 4 and 3x for 3. During the free games feature, 1 or 2 scatters gets you 1x and 2x your triggering bet (in addition to those extra spins).
Jungles and Idols: Ancient Pokie Design
Graphics for Aztec’s Treasure are ancient in two ways. First, the theme is an ancient civilisation – with the jungle in view right over the reels. Second, the computer graphics are ancient in terms of look (and especially animations). These look like something from console games of 20 years ago.
For me, the older graphics did not take anything from the solid game-play – though nobody would deny that this title is firmly in the retro category. The only notable animation is a short zoom-in for the wild symbols, which show the Aztec King.
How Does Aztec’s Treasure Compare?
This RTG pokie is Aztec’s Millions, only without the million dollars plus progressive jackpot. They key reason to choose Aztec’s Treasure is that the jackpot drops are more regular. With solid and enjoyable game-play, including 3x wins in the free spins bonus, this is still an enjoyable (if retro) pokie.