Powered by Pragmatic Play, Treasure Horse is a three reel slot with three rows and eighteen fixed paylines. Set with ornate, golden frame borders where the reels float against a backdrop of a dark green valley sandwiched between tall mountain peaks.
The Chinese background music is complemented by waterfall and forest and waterfall noises to boost the Chinese countryside effect.
Players will be forgiven if they assumed a title with Treasure Horse would be set in American's Wild West. Instead, it is China and the prospect of rubies and golden riches instead.
In ancient times, horses were not just a sign of wealth in China, but across the globe. It provided owners a faster advantage in battle, an ability to be more productive on the farm, and a wealth status symbol over neighbours.
Once players open the game, they enter a picturesque mountain scene, where Chinese temples on either side flank the reels with a waterfall cascading down the hillside. A gold-ornamented game display window is on the left by the pay table plus the multiplier wheel is located on the right when the free spins are activated.
Treasure Horse has four theme-related icons that are some money pouches, a gold coin, a lucky ’88’ and some Bonsai trees. These are the higher-value symbols whilst the single, double and triple bars make up the lower value icons.
The wild symbol is the large gold 'wild' that replaces all other icons except the rearing Treasure Horse symbol that acts as the game's scatter. Landing three of these wild icons will be the biggest payout for players.
The coin symbol is the next highest to pay out – players who can land three of these on a payline and will be awarded a payout that is twenty-two times their bet stake.
Features of Treasure Mine
As mentioned, the golden Treasure Horse is the game's scatter. Landing three of these on the same spin will activate the free spins round which is where the gameplay becomes really interesting. Players will receive eight free spins, plus, a new reel will join in on the action, packed with multipliers ranging between x2 and x6.
All icons become stacked during the free spins and each and every Treasure Horse that lands will award players with one extra turn.
Treasure Horse only has three reels; however, it’s a beautiful and colourful slot with audios that draw the player in; wins hit more systematically than the usual three-reeler so if this is your cup of tea then definitely open this game.
The graphics are very nicely done, and the instrumental backing track really enhances the Asian atmosphere. Yes, the gameplay is primitive – the free spins round can pack a pretty decent payout punch thanks to the multiplier reel located on the right.
The variance here is in the high range with maximum wins of 6,000 times your stake available on every free spin. If you enjoy the Chinese theme, then Treasure Horse moves along at a fair old gallop and is well worth a turn.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring