Zulu Treasure is a brand-new slot game from world-famous casino game developers Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. They have been producing casino games for land-based and online casinos since 1995. So, it’s safe to say they know their stuff. They have produced other popular titles such as Long and Happy Life, Panda King, Kanga Cash, and Money Heat. Zulu Treasure is their latest release and invites you into the South African Zulu tribe’s quest for gold.
The game is played on a 5×3 set of reels with 100 pay lines. Bets start at £2 per spin when betting across just 50 pay lines up to a maximum of £60 per spin when betting across all pay lines. The starting bet is relatively high compared with most online slot games, making this game more appropriate for experienced and wealthy slots players. The maximum win in the game is a fairly modest 300x your stake. However, players will also get the chance to win one of four fixed jackpots. The largest jackpot is a whopping £10,000! On top of that the game is filled with lots of exciting gameplay like free spins, a treasure hunt feature and a quad shot bonus.
Graphics and Theme
The graphics are best described as high-definition animations. Ainsworth has done a great job of bringing the game and its characters to life with the design they have chosen and developed. The game is set on southern Africa’s open plains in the evening twilight hours. The magical sunset creates an orange game screen that’s soothing to the eye. The reels are surrounded by tall grass and acacia trees. Plus, hundreds of fireflies floating above the grass create a dynamic effect on the screen. The reels are encased in a wooden border decorated with ornaments from the Zulu tribe.
The soundtrack is a joyful and soft tribal song. Background chants are overlayed with steel percussion instruments and wind instruments. Together they create a relaxing song that will guide you through your time with the Zulu tribe. When you hit spin, the reels begin to rotate with what sounds like the noise of rolling dice. Then, each reel comes to a stop one by one with a series of fast clicking noises. Special symbols land with a whooshing sound and winning combinations are signalled with a classic arcade win noise.
Zulu Treasure symbols
The lowest paying symbols in the game are the nine, 10, jack, queen, king and ace. The ace is the most valuable and is worth a maximum of £60 for five of a kind when betting the maximum, or 1x your stake. High-paying symbols include a tribal necklace, shields & spears, a drum, a female gem hunter, and a Zulu warrior. The warrior is worth £180 for five of a kind when betting the maximum, or 3x your stake. The most valuable symbol in the game is the Zulu Treasure game logo which acts as a scatter symbol. Five of a kind scatter symbols are worth a huge £6000!
There is also a wild symbol that can substitute for all of the game’s basic symbols.
Free spins feature
To trigger the ten free spins available, you will need to land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. During the free spins, the wild symbol will only appear on reels two, three and four, and there will be a new treasure hunt symbol that only appears on reel three. You will collect the treasure hunt symbols throughout the free spins game, and they will be used to play a new game once the free spins round has finished.
You can retrigger an additional three free spins every time you land two or more scatters simultaneously during the free spins game.
Please note that there is a new paytable applied to free spins wins. The prizes are reduced when compared with the base game.
Treasure hunt feature
The treasure hunt feature will award you with a number of free spins that relates to how many treasure hunt symbols you collect during the free spins round. So, if you collected the maximum of 20 treasure hunt symbols, you would get 20 spins in the treasure hunt feature.
There is a new treasure symbol present in this round, and the scatter, treasure hunt and quad bonus shot symbols will not be active.
If you land a treasure symbol on reels one and five at the same time, all the symbols within a block are transformed into wild symbols to help you make winning combinations. The size of the block will depend on where the treasure symbols land. However, the best place to land them would be at the top of reel one and the bottom of reel five or vice versa. This would give you 13 wild symbols.
Zulu Treasure is played across a 5×3 set of reels with 100 pay lines that you can use to make winning combinations. Bets start from £2 when betting across 50 pay lines or £4 when betting across all pay lines, up to a maximum of £60 across all pay lines. Once you’ve decided on your bets, you can hit spin or use the autoplay feature to play up to 100 spins on your behalf. The maximum payout in the game is 300x your bet which is achieved by landing a full screen of scatter symbols.
Zulu Treasure on Mobile
Zulu treasure is a mobile-friendly game and is responsive to different screen sizes. So, you can play on all iOS and Android devices and on your PC, tablet or mobile device.