Desert Treasure 2 Slot Review

Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon may be the most famous explorers when it comes to ancient Egyptian artefacts, chiefly for their discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb back in 1922, but you can experience a little tongue in cheek exploration of this most ancient of lands thanks to the enjoyable and fast-paced Desert Treasure 2 slot from Playtech, the sequel to the original Desert Treasure slot which proved such a hit originally in casinos and then online in the years before the sequel to the game was released.

Desert Treasure 2 is a retro-styled game that has some more modern features intertwined within it. It is a 5×3 reel slot with a total of 20 selectable paylines in play which can be individually selected or deselected. You can also bet from £0.01 up to £5.00 per payline, which gives you a minimum bet of £0.01 (£0.20 if you want to play all paylines) and a maximum wager of £100 per spin, which puts this more towards the mid to lower stakes slot gaming dynamic. The game is available to play right now, alongside the original, at Bet365 Games.

There’s the usual playing card lows from 9 through to ace across the reels and the higher value symbols are a selection of Egyptian symbols including a camel, an Oasis in the dersert and an Arabian chap who offers you a chance of a 10,000 coin win if you can land him five across the reels on any of the paylines in play on that spin. The Cobra Wild is an expanding wild that can fill the reel and substitutes for all symbols bar the Scatter and the Oasis Bonus, we’ll take a closer look at each of these bonuses below.

Desert Treasure 2 Slot Bonus Features

IN addition to the Expanding Wilds Cobra symbol, there are two other key bonus features of the Desert Treasure 2 slot. The first of these is the Free Games features, which is activated when you land the female symbol three times or more across the reels. When this happens you trigger 15 free spins and during free spins all your wins are subject to a 2x multiplier. You can also retrigger this bonus from within the round by landing three more scatters and you can keep retriggering the bonus potentially an unlimited amount of times.

The second feature is a little more involved and is the Oasis Bonus. Land three or more of the Oasis Bonus symbols on the reels and then you load up the bonus feature, which is a “Pick Me” type of game. Here you can select from a number of boxes to select 3, 4 or 5 prizes, depending on the number of symbols you landed to trigger the bonus.

However, if you reveal a map with one of your selections then you trigger the secondary bonus stage which consists of two separate bonus games. The Secret Tent or the Hidden Sanctum. You can select which game to play and in each you can select from the items available in each to win cash prizes that can be worth as much as 100 times your usual stake on the slot.


Editor's Review

Desert Treasure 2 is starting to look its age now in terms of graphics and soundtrack in particular, but there’s no denying that it retains the playability and excitement that made it a popular slot in its heyday. With three different bonuses to chase, the slot offers players a chance at landing a decent sized win. The slot doesn’t really compare to modern day slots and it lacks some of the refinements of newer games, but as a retro-styled game, Desert Treasure 2 still works very well and has more than enough appeal to keep you spinning at the reels for some considerable time yet.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:20 Selectable
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech