Treasure Nile is a progressive video slot machine developed by Microgaming. It features five spinning reels, nine bet lines and a number of special features. The theme of the game is ancient Egypt, and the symbol set includes ankhs, scrolls, hieroglyphics and Anubis statues. The big win to date on Treasure Nile is approximately $360K, and the average win is about $94K.
Gameplay is fairly straightforward for an online video slot machine. Available coin sizes range from $0.05 to $0.50, and you can choose one to nine coins in play, which dictates the number of active bet lines. Therefore, the small bet is $0.05, and the large bet is $4.50. However, we would not recommend playing at anything less than $0.45, which is the minimum bet to activate all nine lines.
Treasure Nile offers both a scatter symbol and a wild symbol. The scatter pays out with three or more symbols anywhere on the reels. The scatter payout is multiplied by the number of coins wagered in that spin and is paid out in addition to any other wins that round. The wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol to form a standard combo. It can trigger a standard jackpot, but it cannot trigger the progressive jackpot.
The King Tut sarcophagus head serves as the jackpot symbol, and at five across, it pays out 6,000 coins, and the player can win this on each of the game’s nine bet lines. When the jackpot is triggered on the ninth line, it pays out the progressive jackpot in addition to the standard jackpot and any other payouts elsewhere on the reels. With a board full of jackpot symbols, the player can walk away with $27K in standard jackpot money in addition to the progressive jackpot, which was $41K at the time of writing this review.
Treasure Nile is a great deal of fun to play and it has a lot going on to keep you interested over long stretches. The game is not necessarily cheap, however. Keep in mind that the progressive jackpot only pays out with a max bet, which means that you would have to wager $4.50 a spin.