Looking at this game for the very first time, I was struck by the very bright colours used for the symbols and the individual symbol background, but although everything looks bright and vibrant, the quality of the graphics are of low quality, which spoils the overall presentation of the game. True, this Totem Treasure is a very old game from Microgaming, so nothing much more can be said about it. Others may be okay with it, but I find it rather unpleasing, especially the look on the face of the Red Indian woman, the Wild symbol. Argh! Whatever is she thinking in her head? She could have at least smile a bit for a more pleasant appearance.
That aside, Totem Treasure plays with only 5 paylines, which I'm not keen of at all, and starts at $1.25 minimum bet, just as for the other 5-paylines games too. Argh! Too high for my liking for any 5-paylines game. That Red Indian Lady is the Wild symbol, a very dumb symbol that doesn't do anything except to substitute for all symbols. Yep, it pays absolutely nothing for itself, it doesn't double any wins with it, and it doesn't become stacked or expanded. On top of this, there isn't any Scatter or Bonus symbol, so this game has nothing to offer, except for a straightforward 5-paylines boring game. The Eagle pays a very good 12,000x the line bet for getting 5 of them, if you can actually get them, because I couldn't even get 3 of them in my only play on this game. The Tippee pays 5000x, the Fire pays 2000x, and the others pay from 1000x to 100x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. For a straight 5-paylines game, the paytable can be considered either good or average, depending on how you look at those values with the non-paying and non-doubling Wild symbol.
Honestly speaking, I don't like and I cannot appreciate any game that doesn't have any free spins or even a bonus feature at least. Having 5 paylines only makes the game even worse to me, not to mention the $1.25 minimum bet per spin required. I played only 50 spins on this game, taking a big risk on my deposit, just to try it out for once, and what a blardy game it turned out to be! Most of the spins were empty, most of the paying spins paid less than my bet amount, and only 2 spins paid a little bit more than $1.25! Can you just imagine that? Only 2 spins that actually gave a small win. All other spins were straight losses! I couldn't even make an escape without being burnt, because the blardy game ate all of my money before I could even quit and run away! An absolutely disappointing game, one of the worst I've played!