Temujin Treasures: Slot Overview
With several Asian slots under their belt already, Pragmatic Play partner Wild Streak Gaming turns their attention to the Mongolian steppe to theme the colourful Temujin Treasures. Unless the history of the Khans is a personal area of interest, it might be news to know Temujin was the original name of Genghis Khan, one of the most successful conquerors in history. Genghis might be famous for his ruthlessness, but in Temujin Treasures we see a jollier side of the warrior king. Get in his good books, and rewards come in the form of fortune wheels, firecrackers, wild transformations, free spins, or jackpots.
A combination of tenacity, strength, and an iron will set Temujin on a path that would see him dominate a patch of land stretching from the Chinese Pacific coast to the Adriatic Sea. So effective was Genghis Khan at warfare and diplomacy that few people in history ruled over as much territory as he did – before or since. Get lucky in Temujin Treasures, and the smiling Khan may well bestow some of his loot on you.
To get to the loot, players choose stakes from an odd range starting at 38 p/c, rising to £/€190 per spin. Temujin Treasures is a volatile trip to old Mongolia, which Pragmatic Play has rated 5 out of 5. The RTP is quite high too; the theoretical return to player having a value of 96.55%, while potential (including jackpots) isn't bad at all either.
Played using 5 reels and 4 rows, one semi-twist is that Temujin Treasures has dropped the usually fixed payline format in favour of a 1,024 ways to win system instead. Less surprising are the symbols, which start with 10-A tiles, calligraphy style, followed by coins, vases, flowers, elephants, and Temujin as the 5 premiums. Combination values, without the benefit of multipliers which come later, aren't worth a heck of a lot. For instance, 5 premium symbol lines are worth payouts of just 0.26 to 2.6 times your stake. Fortunately, the studio has tacked on a bunch of features to make the game more appealing.
Temujin Treasures: Slot Features
Temujin Treasures packs four features, big and small, firing at various points in the game. A Fortune Wheel is the key to most of them, joined by firecracker symbols and symbols transformations from the Wild Switch Feature.
When 6 of the same symbols land on the middle three reels, the Wild Switch feature transforms them into wilds symbols. Payouts are calculated using the new wild symbols in place. Wild symbols themselves only ever land on the middle three reels to replace any pay symbol to complete a win.
The elaborate reddy gold dragon symbol holds the key to better riches as the game's scatter. Landing 3 of them launches the wheel feature, which spins to award one of several prizes. This could be a lesser bet multiplier or free spins. It could even be one of 4 fixed jackpots – Grand, Major, Minor, or Mini, worth 28, 88, 288, or 8,888 times the stake, respectively. You know you're in Asia with all those '8s' floating around. If you win a jackpot or a bet multiplier, the wheel spins again to award more prizes. After the 5th wheel spins, the 6th level only contains free spins.
Players can win 6 to 50 free spins from the wheel and what makes them special is a new firecracker symbol. Whenever a firecracker hits, it awards one of the following:
- Free game retrigger – 1 to 5 extra spins.
- Money values – a random amount from 100 to 5,000 times the bet line.
- A wild multiplier with a value of x1, x2, x3, or x5 applied to the total spin win. It also multiplies wins from other multiplier money values, or if a jackpot is won on the same spin, the number of jackpots awarded is equal to the multiplier.
- Jackpots – Major, Minor, or Mini.
Finally, players may buy entrance to the bonus game by hitting the bonus buy button and paying 100x the total bet.
Temujin Treasures: Slot Verdict
Temujin Treasures is the sort of Asian extravaganza that has everything needed to entertain those keen on this style. It's bright, gaudy; there's dragons, lions, coins, the works. It doesn't go completely overboard with the clichés, but it tries hard, so you are never in any doubt as to what kind of slot you're playing. There are little touches that give it moments of charm as well, such as the fortune cookie messages that accompany wins – 'You are on the right track', or 'Oh my, that win is so big' eliciting the odd chuckle.
Aside from the geographical shift north to Mongolia, there are no surprises when it comes to Temujin Treasures looks. Wild Streak has designed the game along classic Asian lines involving loads of reds, greens, and golds. Layered over is a classic Eastern-inspired soundtrack, and you've got the kind of game that will please fans of this style as much as it will turn off those nauseated by the sight of them.
One tick in the pro column is that potential is pretty good, with Temujin Treasures offering a healthy 9,000 times your stake. If the game ever hits this mark, the round immediately ends, and any remaining features are forfeited. In general, it will be hard to win big though without major assistance from the features due to minuscule symbols values. Basically, you need to hit the Grand jackpot to score anything spectacular.
Like most slots in this grouping, Temujin Treasures is aimed at a specific audience and does little to attract anyone outside of it. Those on the inner circle are sure to enjoy the mid-level jackpots and secondary action as much as any other Asian slot. As an icing on top, it's one of the few times you'll see a picture of Genghis Khan smiling.
Ultimately, Temujin Treasures is the kind of game that will please fans of this style as much as it will turn off those nauseated by the sight of them.