From treasure of the Nile, to treasure of the palace, now treasure of the tribes. Hmm. All these treasures are nothing more than giving my treasures away, with none giving me back anything, not even those treasures from the deep. But tribal treasures are usually nothing like ancient treasures and they aren't really worth much like ancient artifacts. Perhaps this is why this game Tribal Treasure can play a little bit better than those other ancient treasure games? Well, no one knows for sure, but it certainly is to me.
The crazy Native is the Wild symbol in the game, paying a wild 10,000x the line bet if you can get all 5 of them on a payline. It substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, but is otherwise a dumb Wild symbol for not doubling any wins with it, nor becoming stacked or expanded. The Idol is the Scatter symbol, appearing only on reel 3, paying 1x the total bet, and each appearance adds +1 to the counter meter. Get 10 of them and a Free Spins game is awarded, consisting of 10 free spins, with all wins multiplied by 5x, but more free spins cannot be retriggered. The other symbols in the game pay from a very low 900x to 100x the line bet for getting 5 of each kind. A low paytable despite the very good Wild symbol value.
Knowing how all other Microgaming's treasure-themed games tend to start off cold for me, I played Tribal Treasure cautiously, playing with only 15 to 20 paylines, until the game became warmer. I had the first Free Spins game after 148 spins, and that game paid me 38x my total bet amount, playing with 20 paylines. Not too bad. Thereafter, I played with the full 25 paylines, but on minimum bets only, and the next 2 Free Spins games paid 40x and 18x respectively. That last 18x win wasn't a good sign, so I quit playing the game, with only a slight loss incurred. Not too bad a game, but not good enough to be satisfactory for me personally.