I really hate it when any game plays with so little paylines yet must play with a huge minimum starting bet. This Treasure Nile game from Microgaming is one of them, and probably the worst kind that you can find anywhere! It plays with only 9 paylines, which already is making wins very hard to get, and the minimum starting bet per spin has been set at an incredibly ridiculous $4.50! Yes, it's a Jackpot game no doubt, but the Jackpot Prize is so miserably small as compared to other Jackpot games that has really huge jackpot prizes, yet they can be played with just $0.20 or slightly more bet per spin. This Treasure Nile is an outrageous money-eating game by Microgaming!
The coin value is fixed at $0.50 per line, with no option to change it, but you can play from 1 line up to 9 lines. Yeah right! And hope to get a nice win from playing with just 1 line? The Pyramids is the Wild symbol in the game, substituting for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, but cannot complete any win for the Jackpot prize. It is a totally dumb Wild symbol that doesn't pay anything for itself, it doesn't double any wins with it, nor does it become stacked or expanded. The Scarab is the Scatter symbol, paying a low 50x the total bet for getting 5 of them, but doesn't award any free spins or any other feature. What the argh! The Pharaoh pays 6000x the line bet for 5 of them, but getting 5 of them on the 9th payline wins the Jackpot prize. The other symbols pay from 3000x to 100x the line bet for getting 5 of each kind. A quite good paytable but with a ridiculous starting bet size per spin!
What would any player say, or think of it, when a game eats all of $20 deposited money in just 5 blardy lousy spins? Lots of profanities, that's for sure! I even gave it a 1-middle-finger salute! Treasure Nile can even eat $45 or more in one straight go without even paying back one single cent! And knowing how Microgaming games can go for over 20 spins without paying any single cent back, the chances of losing $90 within 1 or 2 minutes are real! Avoid playing this game if you cannot play with a starting bankroll of at least $200.