Treasure Nile is a very simple and easy to play slot by Microgaming. It is a regular 5 reel slot, with a substantial progressive jackpot. It has an Ancient Egypt theme, which is expressed rather well in the symbols. It isn’t packed with exciting bonus features and specials, but it has a high paying basic gameplay, and a fairly low volatility jackpot.
Treasure Nile is a 5 reel, 3 row slot with 9 fixed paylines. Before spinning the reels, players must first select their bets. There’s only one coin size available -0.5, but players can choose how many lines to bet on. The regular gameplay is simple, you just need to land matching symbols across a fixed payline. All winning combinations, except for scatter win, must be start from either the far left or far right reel, matching symbols in the middle reels doesn’t win any payouts. If there are multiple winning combinations formed in a single payline, only the highest value combination will be considered.
The game’s symbol are all typical of an Ancient Egypt-themed slot, they include:
The higher paying symbols are the Pharoah and the Pyramid, and the rest are relatively lower paying. The Pyramid is also the game’s wild symbol, and it substitutes for all other symbols in the game, aside from the Pharaoh symbol.
Treasure Nile is a progressive jackpot slot. To win the jackpot you need to consistently bet at the maximum, i.e. 9 coins per spin, and then land 5 Pharaoh symbols in a row. The jackpot isn’t especially big when compared to the multi-million dollar jackpots of some other progressive slots. However, it can occasionally rise into the hundreds of thousands, and it seeds at $40,000. It’s also quite a low volatility jackpot, and it’s won approximately once a fortnight, which is extremely high for a 6 figure prize.
Aside from the jackpot, there is also the possibility of winning a large payout via the regular gameplay. For example, if you land 5 Pyramids in a row, the game will award 3000 coins.
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Treasure Nile doesn’t have any bonus games or innovative bonus features, nor does it have a free spins bonus. However, it does have a scatter feature, and the low volatility and chance of winning the jackpot still make this a very entertaining slot.
Treasure Nile has an Ancient Egypt theme, (as you may have guessed from the name), and overall it works very well. The game has a very bright colour scheme, and the background is a deep purple. All the symbols are cartoon drawings of famous Ancient Egyptian icons, and they’re all extremely vibrant and well drawn.
The gameplay is accompanied by many different sounds and jingles, which are typical of classic, fruit-themed slots. Each win has it’s own little riff, and coins jangle as you spin the reels.
Treasure Nile is a great slot overall. Truth be told there isn’t too much to get excited about in terms of bonus features, specials, and innovative gameplay. However, the aim of the slot is to provide a very straightforward gaming experience, with the added bonus of a progressive jackpot, and it achieves this perfectly.
The basic gameplay is potentially very high-paying, the graphics are eye-catching and visually pleasing, and the soundtrack is pleasant. The only major downside is the inability to set your bet range. You can only bet 0.5 per line, and if you want to play all 9 lines, then you have to bet 4.5 each time, which may too much for beginners, or too little for high rollers. Tweaking the betting amount is a major part of online gaming, so it’s a little disappointing to see this game has a rigid betting structure.
Having said that, the game is low volatility, so your chances of winning are relatively high, and the jackpot is won approximately once in 11 days.