If you loved the Lord of the Rings franchise, Treasure Heroes is the video slot for you. Incredible production value, innovative game mechanics and an engaging storyline make this the must-try new release of the season.
Set for launch on the 5th of March 2020 on desktop and mobile, you’ll be able to enjoy all this online pokies game has to offer right here at Mummys Gold Casino. In the meantime, you can learn all about what this hot new title is about, with us!
A Quest for King’s Treasure
The first thing we noticed about this Rabcat Gambling/Microgaming collaboration is how detailed the theme is. Basically, the Warrior and the Magician are the heroes who must explore a labyrinthine dungeon to find fabulous riches. Ancient kings hid the treasure thousands of years ago, to protect it from pillaging dark hordes.
A soaring soundtrack makes the game feel even more like a quest from a fantasy story, and the reels move and stop in unison, which has a powerful visual impact. They still spin independently of each other, but they’re in total sync.
The lavish graphics are perfectly executed, and give the slot a high-quality video game feel. The 6 intricate regular icons are, in ascending order of value, a blue jewel, a dragon charm, a golden lantern, the Warrior, the Magician and a treasure chest. The 5×5 grid is set against the treasure-filled dungeon, as seen from a bird’s eye view, which enhances the video game atmosphere.
Moving Reels Feature
The Moving Reels feature comes into play after every winning spin, and is possible because of the synchronistic turning of each barrel. First Reels 1, 3 and 5 move together to make room for new icons, and then Rows 1, 3 and 5 do the same.
Imagine the columns and rows of a Rubik’s cube moving, and you’ll get the idea. If the new icons create more paying combinations, the Moving Reels feature happens again. This continues until no more wins land, and then the regular spinning resumes.
No Paylines or Ways
Instead of Ways to Win or the conventional paylines, Treasure Heroes pays out when a cluster of the same symbols land. If at least 6 are touching each other, horizontally or vertically, they pay out. The amount that you get depends on which icons were involved, how many of them landed, and the size of your wager.
Since there are no paylines, you don’t get to choose how many coins you put on each spin. You can choose the size, which can be as small as 0.01 or as big as 0.5. Since you must wager 20 coins on each round, the minimum and maximum bets sit at 0.2 and 10.00 respectively.
That means that the top jackpot, 1,925x your total stake, is worth almost 20,000! The medium-volatility game has a hit rate of 17.03% and a return to player percentage of 96.12%, so you stand a good chance of landing the jackpot or other beneficial payouts.
Magical Wins With Scatters and Wilds
As if the base game in Treasure Heroes wasn’t rewarding enough, the developers added some engaging special features that will elevate your wins even more. Firstly, the Wild Symbol is a vaguely witch-like insignia that can substitute for any icon except the Scatter to complete more paying clusters.
The Scatter looks like a key, and when 2 of them land at the same time in any reel positions, they merge into 1 and unlock the dungeon door that can be seen to the right of the screen. This takes you to the Harry Potter-esque Treasure Chamber, which is where you’ll get to play out your 10 free spins.
A skeleton pulls a lever after each free spin, which puts a random number of new Warrior and Magician characters on the screen. They battle the undead guardian who still stands watch over the treasure, and they may or may not win. If they do win, they turn into Fixed Wilds that are held in place for the remainder of the bonus round. This is just another way this slot draws you into the intriguing storyline, and boosts your potential winnings at the same time.