Totem Treasure is the name of a 5-reel video slot powered by Isle of Man-based software developer Microgaming. This charming slot machine has a Native American theme, as indicated by its colourful symbols of campfires, teepees, dreamcatchers and feathered peace pipes. The slot has five paylines and three rows.
In Totem Treasure, the aim of the game is the same as in other video slots: to find matching combinations of symbols, starting from the leftmost reel. Those who can pull this off will be rewarded with payouts stretching from one coin to 12,000 coins, and along the way there’s a wild symbol to help you match up winning icons. Only the highest win is paid per selected line, and the player can play on however many paylines they wish, between one and five. Are you ready to learn more about Microgaming’s mystical game? Then read on.
As colourful as a comic book
Totem Treasure is not an ultra-modern game; quite the contrary, in fact. Which is not to say that the illustrations are in any way poor, merely that the title cherishes gameplay more than design. The symbols are well sketched, and the designers have utilised a broad colour palette to get the job done. The reels appear on a simple blue backdrop, with the name of the game appearing below reels two, three and four.
The control panel appears in its usual place, with buttons for Bet Max, Coins, Lines, Win and Spin. You can also toggle between Expert/Regular modes, the advantage of the former being that you can set AutoPlay in effect. You can play up to 500 automatic spins and decide whether the AutoPlay stops when all spins are complete, or if a win exceeds a figure determined by you.
In terms of stakes, players can only play one coin per payline, with 5 being the maximum per line and 0.25 being the minimum. As such, the bet max is 25 per spin. Play with whatever stakes you feel comfortable with and get started!
Totem Treasure gameplay
Although there are no bonus multipliers or free spins on offer in Totem Treasure, your chances of hitting a win are greatly enhanced by the presence of a wild symbol. The game’s wild is the female Indian. This one substitutes for all others in the game to help you form wins. However, it is not linked with any values in its own capacity.
Other icons include the aforementioned dreamcatcher, peace pipe, teepee and campfire. There are also playing card icons: 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. Lastly, there is a headshot of a steely-eyed golden eagle. This is the highest paying symbol in the table, able to award 40 for three, 1,000 for four and a whopping 12,000 for five at maximum bet. Of course, the wild can help you achieve any of these sums if you’re just one short.
Among the other symbols, the teepee pays 15 for three, 500 for four and 5,000 for five. The campfire pays eight for three, 200 for four and 2,000 for five. The dreamcatcher will furnish your pockets to the tune of seven for three, 80 for four and 1,000 for five. Last among the character symbols, the peace pipe pays six for three matching, 60 for four in a row and 600 for all five in a line.
As is typical in slots, the playing cards are at the lower end of the spectrum, although to be fair, the top playing cards pay rather well. The Ace, for instance, pays a 500-credit top prize, which is not inconsiderable. It also pays 50 for four.
Unfortunately, there is no bonus round in Totem Treasure: the treasure will come your way one way and one way only: by finding matching combinations of symbols.
A totemic slot game?
Totem Treasure is a nice offering from the reputable Microgaming suite, a throwback to the days when video slots meant hitting matching symbols and winning cash, rather than gazing at delightful three-dimensional graphics and staring agog at outlandish, Xbox-worthy animations.
If you enjoy playing cartoonish slots, and you like having a wild symbol on your side to make the magic happen, this one’s most certainly for you. Oh, and the generous pay-table isn’t a bad incentive either: who wouldn’t want to walk away with a 12,000 wodge in their back pocket?
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