Right at the outset of playing the Treasures of Troy online slot game, “Your odyssey begins!” Heroes and trappings of the ancient civilization filling the symbol set (stuff like Helen of Troy, Paris, Menelaus and the sword of Achilles) show that someone at casino software developer NYX Treasures of Troy did his/her homework. Despite the admirable job in the history department, though, Treasures is certainly well more notable for its payline scheme and generally, let’s say, non-mainstream gameplay style.
For starters, Treasures of Troy is billed as a “1024 Ways” slot game, effectively making a winning combination of two identical symbols in any two or more adjacent reels. In addition, any symbol which appears in the same reel and matches one or more within winning combination(s) adds a bonus multiplier to the win(s). Note that, as a 1024-payline slot game, Treasures of Troy plays with five reels of four rows each.
Of course, nothing in this life comes for free, right? (Except for, ahem, free-play demo slots, that is.) If you’re playing the Treasures of Troy slots game for real money, you’ll be paying for 40 lines – unless the “1024 Ways” option is on, which doubles the needed wager to 80 coins.
To play or not to play with the 1024 Ways option on is not as clear-cut as it appears, however. (Not too surprising…) In Treasures of Troy, payouts in the base game are 10x higher if won with only 40 paylines active – but this slot game is pretty high variance, i.e. those big wins are out there, but you may have to wait a while. The highest-paying queen symbol, for example, is worth a nice 5,000 coins (or up to $50,000) for five on an active payline in the 40-payline version of the game. In short, high-rollers should play 40 paylines; lower-budget and penny slots players should go for the 1¢ wager and the 1024 Ways option.
The Treasures of Troy slot includes a scatter symbol (it’s marked SCATTER) – but of course it works slightly differently than the usual. We could even call them “stacked scatters”: Land two to four scatters in column three to trigger the free spins bonus round consisting of 10, 15 or 20 free games; during the free spins round, an extra bonus symbol which can retrigger the spins is added to the reels.
The Treasures of Troy online slot game: A little oddity – I mean, Odyssey – will do you a world of good. (Just play it as a penny slot or free-play slot…)