Open stone doorways and seek out hidden bounties with a compass in Treasure Room. Its symbols and treasure hunting theme focuses on ancient Roman valuables. This five-reel three-row slot by Betsoft offers 20 paylines and a progressive jackpot for maximum bets. Its replay value is heightened by a frequent wild symbol and a pair of scatters that initiate their own separate bonus payouts. Players anticipating an immersive experience will be let down, but occasional gamers will latch on to the basic gameplay.
Treasure Room is available in free and paid gaming modes. It looks best and runs smoothest on mobile, but delivers a broader experience on desktop platforms.
The 5×3 reels take up the majority of the window, making the slot spins easy to follow. Bets are adjustable using three buttons at the bottom of the screen. “Coin Denomination” adjusts the unit value between .02 and .50. “Select Lines” can be used to choose up to 20 paylines. “Bet per Line” sets the bet and payout multiplier between one and five. “Spin” and “Max Bet” start individual plays, with the latter raising the per line bet to five. At the top of the screen is an “Auto Play” option that customizes up to 100 automatic spins. “View Pays” opens up a thorough listing of game information.
This setup is for desktop only. On mobile devices, most of the options and buttons are located in a green menu on the left side of the screen.
Played paylines deliver wins when three consecutive standard symbols align, from either left to right or right to left on the first or fifth reel. Each of these symbols are treasures from the eponymous room. They are, in order of increasing value: Hourglass, Treasure Map, Blue Gem, Emerald Ring, Roman Helmet, Coins, Diamonds and Treasure Chest.
Compass Symbol is the game’s wild card, standing in for any symbol other than the bonus, jackpot and scatter. The game’s scatters include Gold Disk and Sword & Shield symbols that each lead to their own bonus features.
Treasure Room comes with a progressive jackpot that rewards only maximum bets when five Treasure Chests (and no wilds) land on a payline. The progressive increases glacially, relying on time rather than spin quantity.
Three Gold Disks on a played payline starts a basic bonus game. The player is given three doors to click with paying gems behind each. These payouts vary widely and there doesn’t seem to be any strategy to picking the doors in any order. Per the game information, landing a four and/or fifth Gold Disk creates larger winnings in the bonus game.
Picking up three or more Sword & Shield icons on a payline starts a simple click-me bonus. Each of the icons read, literally, “Click Me”. In this feature, the player may click only one. Winnings here also vary broadly, though there appears to be no additional value in getting five icons compared to three.
Treasure Room’s graphics are serviceable, and won’t “wow” anyone. The sound is a mixed bag. There’s no background music and the constant flame effects sound like mashed shopping bags. But there are a variety of payout sound effects.
The bonus games are uninspiring in their design, and usually deliver smaller wins than the wild symbol creates on the reels. Still, they (and the progressive jackpot) do offer the potential of big payouts.
Treasure Room is a straightforward game without a single element to separate it from hundreds of other available video slots. It’ll appeal most to casual gamers, though the multiple features may appeal to the occasional experienced player. New gamers may want to give Treasure Room a search as it’s a decent entry point for online slot games.