(Re-post) Desert Treasure is the original version 20-liner slot game from Playtech, before Desert Treasure 2 came along a few years later. My biggest ever single win on any slot game came from playing Desert Treasure, and is probably my third biggest total win contributor to this day! We'll come to this as we go along.
Desert Treasure offers the usual free spins game and a bonus game. The smiling golden Cobra is the Wild symbol, don't know if cobras can actually smile, but who cares, substituting all symbols except for the scatter and bonus symbols. An exotic, or erotic if you like, smiling winking Arabian gal is the scatter symbol. Maybe I should wink back at her too, who knows, she may give me many more wins, hehehe. The bonus symbol is a compass. Both the scatter and the Wild symbols carry a win value, with 5 Wilds paying the highest win possible, at 10,000x the line bet, whilst 5 scatters pay 500x the total bet. However, those bonus symbols do not carry any win value but award cash wins in the bonus feature game when triggered. 3 or more consecutive bonus symbols on any payline triggers this bonus feature game, whereby you get to choose 3, 4 or 5 treasure chests to get cash wins. 3 or more scatter symbols (the lovely Arabian gal), triggers the free spins feature game, whereby 10 free spins with a 3x win multiplier are awarded. More free spins can be retriggered with 3 or more scatters appearing anywhere on the reels and can be retriggered infinitely! Well, that's what Playtech says, but in truth, free spins cannot be infinitely retriggered of course! The most I ever got was only around 50 more free spins. How many more can anyone get, I wouldn't know! The Bonus feature game can also be triggered during any free spins game.
Big wins of 5 scatters and 5 Wilds are possible both in the base game and in the free spins game as well. Getting these in the free spins game would pay the highest wins possible due to the 3x win multiplier! And this was how I got my biggest ever single win of all time! I was playing Desert Treasure with my usual bets of between $0.20 to $1. The reels were paying quite well and the feature games were coming quite frequently. Like they say, when the reels are paying, play with bigger bets! And this was exactly what I did. From $0.20 bets per spin, I gradually increased it to $1, then to $2 bets per spin. The wins were still coming regularly and my balance shot up to over $1000! Not wanting to cash out yet, for one reason or another, I don't really know why, just by instinct I guess, I continued on playing but at bigger bets, until I had about $1600 in my balance, playing at $8 bets per spin! Even with such a big win already in hand, I still didn't want to stop and cash out! Inside my head a voice was saying "play on, play on"
But, nothing good lasts forever, and the spins started eating away my credits. From $1600 it went down to $1000, and down again to $500. I was getting really upset with myself for not cashing out when I should. As a final attempt at 'win or lose it all', I doubled up and played at $16 bets per spin, and waited for that free spins feature game to come on. It finally did, with less than $200 left to spare! I sighed with relief! The first few spins didn't pay much though, until the last few remaining spins, when 5 Wilds came together on a payline! At $16 bet per spin ($0.80 per line), and with that 3x win multiplier, those 5 Wilds paid out a whopping $24,000++!!! WOW! That was the biggest single win I had ever won in my entire gambling lifetime, all thanks to the 3 erotic, exotic, lovely winking Arabian gals and those incredibly smiling 5 golden cobras! Maybe those cobras were only smiling at me? Who knows, hahaha.