Whether or not ancient civilisations had hoards of gold and treasures, I guess we will never know, but thanks to Hollywood and movies like Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, we're certainly led to believe they had hidden rooms crammed full of valuables from the floor to the ceiling. Tapping into this popular theme in the world of online slots, we have Blueprint Gaming and their slot titled Temple of Treasure Megaways. This is a 6-reel slot which has up to 117,649 ways to win, a high RTP of 96.46%, and a maximum win of 10,000x bet.
You'd expect plenty of features to be included in a Megaways title, and Temple of Treasure doesn't disappoint. We've got cascading reels present throughout, where winning symbols are removed from the playfield and replaced with new ones for additional chances to win. We also have the inclusion of mystery symbols too, where after they land in view, they will transform into a random symbol from the paytable. Last up is the free spins feature, triggered when four or more scatters appear on the reels. Once activated, you can select the volatility of your bonus and also enjoy the benefits and an escalating win multiplier that has no limits on the value it can reach.
Can I tempt you into joining me for a raid on an ancient tomb? I tell you what, why don't you get back to me after you've had a few test runs on our free demo slot of Temple of Treasure Megaways. It's available for you to access and play below.
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Temple of Treasure Megaways slot paytable
For those that didn't know, Blueprint Gaming was the first studio to gain a Megaways license from Big Time Gaming, allowing them to add the unique engine to any of their existing games and anything new they created. This resulted in a flurry of slots being released from Blueprint, that at the time, were some of the best Megaways titles to hit the market. If you want to go back in time and experience some of these, check out our reviews and demos of Return of Kong Megaways, Buffalo Rising Megaways, and Genie Jackpots Megaways. Another game released around that period was the slot we are reviewing today, Temple of Treasure Megaways. So, let's not hang around any longer and make our way over to the pays section to see what can be won.
As always folks, we're starting at the top of the paytable, and the highest paying symbol in the game is the mask worth 50x the bet for a six of a kind win. Next in line is the jewel, which drops way down to 5x bet for a winning combo of six. This is followed by the ring valued at 2.5x for a completed line of six, with the final premium paying symbol being the necklace which awards 2x bet for a line of six. Onto the low pays, and we have five royal symbols, which are the Ace, King and Queen, all paying 1.5x for all six, and finally, the Jack, Ten and Nine, all worth 1x bet for a six of a kind hit. The slot also features a wild symbol that appears on the upper escalating reel only, substituting for all other regular in-game symbols.
The staking structure is very player friendly, and you can start the reels spinning on Temple of Treasure Megaways for just €0.10, with the maximum bet on the game reaching €100. Plenty of options are available within this range, making the game accessible to players with all-sized budgets and bankrolls.
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Temple of Treasure Megaways slot base game
Gameplay on Temple of Treasure Megaways takes place over a 6x6 reel set with an additional escalating reel above reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. This allows the game to display up to 7 symbols on each reel, totalling a maximum of 117,649 ways to win. If a minimum of three matching symbols (two in the case of the top paying symbol) land on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel first, then the corresponding wind will be paid.
Each time you hit a winning connection, the symbols involved in that win will be removed from the reels and replaced by new ones. This can lead to several wins from just one paid spin, and if you have a good set-up of premium paying symbols, you could be in for a significant base game hit.
The mystery symbol can land anywhere in view between reels 1 - 6. Once the reels have come to a halt, all instances of it will transform into a randomly chosen symbol from the paytable.
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Temple of Treasure Megaways slot free spins feature
You will need four or more bonus scatter symbols anywhere in view on the reels to trigger the bonus round. Achieving four will give you a maximum of 15 spins to start the feature; additional spins are added for extra scatters that trigger the feature, and the amounts vary depending on which volatility you choose.
You are given four choices once the feature has been triggered, which are as follows.
15 Free spins: A minimum of 324 Megaways per spin. +4 spins for each additional scatter.
10 Free spins: A minimum of 2304 Megaways per spin. +2 spins for each additional scatter.
5 Free spins: A minimum of 10,000 Megaways per spin. +1 spin per additional scatter.
The 4th option you are presented with is the mystery choice, where you get to pick a free spin amount out of the three on offer, and then you make another selection of the minimum amount of Megaways you will begin the feature with. If you decide to do this, then you would hope to pick the highest amount in both categories. Of course, you also run the risk of choosing the two lowest amounts, which would potentially be a very low paying feature.
The name of the game in the free spin feature is to get as many wins as possible, as each win will increase your multiplier by x1. Ideally, you need to see the multiplier increase early into the bonus to give yourself the best chance of hitting a monster-sized win. The free spins can be re-triggered during the bonus round, and for this to happen, you will need the bonus scatter symbols to appear on the upper reel. Three scatters will award five additional spins, whilst four scatters will award ten extra spins.
The mystery symbol can also land between reels 1 - 6 during the free spins round, and this is arguably where the paying potential is within the bonus. If you can get your multiplier to a reasonable level and then hit a decent screen of the mystery symbol, it doesn't tend to matter too much what symbol it transforms to, as it will be a big win regardless.
If your jurisdiction offers a version of this game that features the bonus buy, you can instantly trigger the free spins at the cost of 100x the current bet.
The mystery symbols can produce massive wins during the free spins.
You can potentially begin the bonus round with a multiplier of 10x.
It does seem quite hard to trigger the bonus round.
When Blueprint introduced the mystery choice aspect into the bonus feature, at the time, it did seem quite radical, and plenty of players were chasing the max spins and max multiplier. Due to the volatility shift in newer slots that has seen even more insane jackpots and multipliers, Temple of Treasure Megaways is now really nothing more than an afterthought for most players, but at the time, it was one of the best Megaways slots around. It's still definitely worth a few spins, even if it's purely for reminiscing purposes.