Unlocking riches from the mysterious Treasure Gate is the name of the game in this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Novomatic. The highlight of this fantasy adventure is the feature round that awards 15 free spins. Look out for a second stacked wild that can land throughout the bonus round. Play from between 40p and £50 per spin.
Like many Novomatic games, the design in Treasure Gate is a little crude. The action takes place on a set of plain black reels. You’ll see the usual lower value playing cards as well as a selection of symbols related to the myth and legend theme. They include bottles of potion and swords which award payouts of up to 25 times your total bet per payline. More rewarding still is the red dragon who pays 100 times your stake for a 5-in-a-row combination.
By far the most lucrative symbol is the mysterious looking Treasure Guard – she is the game’s wild and replaces everything apart from the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of her on a payline and you’ll win a payout equal to 50, 50 or 250 times your total stake.
Treasure Gate comes with a Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 of the dungeon scatter symbol. You’ll then receive 15 free spins. Prior to the start of the free spins, 1 of the standard symbols will be chosen at random to become a second wild. This comes in addition to the Treasure Guard wild. The second wild can land on all 5 reels and hit fully stacked.
This is just the sort of game we’ve come to expect from Novomatic. There’s nothing flashy about the sound and visuals which are functional at best. The base game action is equally Spartan. As usual, it’s the bonus round that offers the potential thrills thanks to the second wild.
There’s nothing fresh or innovative on offer here. If you enjoy simple, volatile video slots that come with free spins with a twist then Treasure Gate is one Novomatic video slot to add to your usual playing rotation. If you like the theme, I recommend you try Yggdrasil Gaming’s Double Dragons.