So, you'd think that only Hollywood knows how to make sequels? Nah, Playtech can too, and did, with this Desert Treasure 2. Over the years, not all things would remain the same. Some things change, some things don't. With Desert Treasure 2, the icons remain the same, but the hero and the heroine has changed. The camel now has a saddle, the oasis has bigger trees, the map and compass has become a little bit more modernised, and the treasure chests are now much much bigger! Hehehe. Nonetheless, the chests may now be much be bigger, but the cash inside isn't, they are all still about the same!
Just look at the Oasis girl. Is she the same girl but more grown up now? I guess not. This new girl doesn't wink at all! She's more nicely groomed, with red rosy lips and a crown on her forehead, but with a rather serious facial expression, like she's asking me "so, what do you want now? Another 24 Grand?" Oooh boy, I wish she would just wink at me and not ask anything! Hahaha. The smiling cobra, whatever happened to my friend the smiling cobra? It's also gone! Now there's only a ferocious looking blue-eyed crawling creature, fangs ready to bite, and certainly doesn't look friendly at all! One step closer and that blardy thing will definitely bite me! Damn! Gone are my sweet winking oasis girl and the smiling golden cobras. I guess some blardy rich Arabian prince came, saw her and took her away in his private jet! What? No jet at that time? Oh, okay then, on his flying carpet, how's that? But this new sophisticated oasis girl... hmmm... I guess she must be waiting for a prince with at least a 12 feet long limo, nothing less! Hahaha.
So, having said all that, how did Desert Treasure 2 go? Well, to me, the original is still the best! Why? The cobras are now Expanding Wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4. No more 5 Wilds on a payline in the free spins game like before. Totally not possible now. 5 oasis girls remain at 500x total bet, but 5 of that new younger Arabian nomad now pays 10,000x the line bet, replacing the smiling cobras. So, this guy must be the culprit who took away all my smiling friends and replaced them with ferocious ones! He must be damn scared that another prince might just come by and take this new girl away too, hahaha. The free spins? Why, oh why, I don't really know, but the free spins are now only doubling any wins and not tripling them as before. Another big let down for me!
Well, you've read about the changes in the sequel to the original, and most of them are not better but lesser! This is reflected in the actual game play of Desert Treasure 2. Things may look almost the same, but the movements and payouts aren't! The free spins are much harder to come by, the retriggers are also rare, and you won't get so huge payouts in the free spins game too due to the reduced 2x win multiplier. I have played and played Desert Treasure 2, I found it blardy hard to win like I used to, and I don't like it as much as before. Do you?