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The theme and the plot
“Treasure Horse” – best described as “golden ass” in German – is a perfect example of how the simplicity of a slot consisting of three reels can be combined with real ingenuity.
Only at first and superficial glance does this game look cheesy. The colors red and gold dominate the Buddhist temple background, and the closer we look at the graphics, the more magnificent and detailed even their smallest details become.
All in all, this slot game is a good example of how the game development team of “Pragmatic Play” has treated and implemented an old theme in a completely new way.
The graphics, sounds and animations
The selection of images comes from a basic pool of graphics. The golden statue of a horse, the square perforated coins, the lucky “88 “s and various money envelopes given away at New Year are more than familiar from many other games, but have been given new life with a lot of care.
The music presents an interesting interpretation of classical Chinese music, rendered by synthetic-sounding instruments, and the animations in the game are minimalistic in their implementation, but maximal in their precision.
All in all, the various game elements, be they ever so simple in presentation, are nevertheless believably implemented.
The base game consists of a 3×3 reel matrix, which has a total of eighteen paylines. The payouts in the base game are kept painfully low and occur very rarely. However, this is because the real big wins are to be had in the high-paying (but rarely occurring) free spins bonus game.
Otherwise, there are no additional game features in this slot game. What sometimes feels stingy in other slots games feels like intentional minimalism in Treasure Horse, and actually seems to enhance the game rather than detract from it.
The Wilds, Bonuses and Free Spins
The wild symbol substitutes for all other game symbols except the scatter. If you hit three Wilds on a payline, your bet is multiplied by a factor of 1,000 (or 55.55 times your bet per single spin).
The scatter symbol triggers the free spins if you hit at least one of them on each reel.
The free spins bonus starts with eight free spins. More free spins can also be added to the ones already won, but only if you hit more scatter symbols. For every scatter hit anywhere on the reels during a free spin, an additional free spin is credited.
During the free spins, an extra reel is added to the game, which adds a random multiplier to your wins for every single reel spin. Additionally, the symbols that hit can be stacked on the main reel. This will give you even greater chances to win even higher multiplier wins.
The bet levels, payout rate and variance.
The payout rate of this game is 96.52%, this is a good half a percent higher than the industry average of around 96%.
The betting ranges on the site we tested ranged from a minimum bet of $/£/€0.18 per single game to a maximum bet of $/£/€90.00 per single game round.
The volatility of this game is high and therefore fits perfectly with our preferred gaming strategies. The higher the variance of a game, the better.
The conclusion and summary
Treasure Horse combines excellent visual design with a pared-down minimalism to create an excellent slots game with only three reels.
The choice of the visuals, images and music makes for an impressive and beautifully simple gaming experience.
We can recommend this game especially to those players who are not into any bells and whistles and are satisfied with a minimum of effects.