Game Review: Sunken Treasure
Game Type: Online Slots
Software Type: Real Time Gaming
Many legends and pass-on tales claim that underneath the deep abyss of seawater are treasures waiting to be unearthed. Stories claiming that sunken ships filled with untold treasures are still concealed under the deep waters. Fortunately, in Real-Time Gaming’s offering, one does not need to travel and carry out an underwater exploration to locate the hidden treasures. Sunken Treasure is a five-reel progressive video slot with 20 pay lines. It comes with a wild symbol, scatter symbol, free spins, and multipliers. Its betting range starts from $0.01 up to $100 while its coin bet range is from $0.01 up to $5. Sadly, Sunken Treasures does not offer bonus games similar to other RTG video slots.
To dive in and enjoy the beauty of the sea world, the game’s symbols take on the form of things and items scavengers usually find in shipwrecks. An ample amount of undersea treasures are presented in the gaming area, so there is no chance players might miss them. Aside from jewels and treasure chests, other symbols found in Sunken Treasures include: cheerful stars, merry fish, rusty anchors, a shipwreck, a scavenger in underwater suit, and a number of sea-adorned poker symbols. All symbols are decorated with bubbles to give that underwater impression.
The Display and Gaming Appearance
As expected the game’s background display is the blue waters of the sea viewed from down below. A ray of light can be found striking the sea floor in all angles. Sea weeds and underwater rocks and corals can be found at the bottom area. Meanwhile, the entire configuration of the gaming area follows the typical format used by RTG. On top are three display fields: Balance, Bet, and Win. While Balance shows the amount available in the virtual account of players, Bet and Win shows the wagered amount for every round and the winning amount a player has obtained, respectively. The Random Jackpot display is found below Bet and Win. Meanwhile, all the pay lines are located on both sides and they appear in a variety of colors. The gaming controls, on the other hand, are located at the foot of the gaming window. They are Bet, AutoPlay, Lines, and Spin. A Help button is found at the lower left corner of the window.
The Gameplay Features
To play the game, one must first consider the number of lines one wants to play with. As mentioned earlier, there are 20 pay lines, so players must choose well the number of pay lines they want to bet on. Playing in all lines is the best recommendation since it increases one’s playing odds. For each pay line, one must choose a wager that falls within the range of $0.01 to $5. Despite the lower values, any amount that falls within the range can guarantee one the chance of bringing home the random jackpot prize. What makes it more interesting is that Sunken Treasures has a progressive jackpot, so the figure can go up and up for every non-winning round.
Additional Features and Betting Options
The wild or substitute symbol in Sunken Treasures is the funny diver or the man with underwater suit. Although this appears only on reels 2, 3, and 4, they can replace other symbols except for scatter, to help form winning combinations in favor of the players. Furthermore, the prize derived by the wild symbols get bigger every time there successive winnings take place. On the other hand, the scatter symbol is a shipwreck. The appearance of three or four of these symbols on the reels can trigger free games and multipliers.