Hidden Riches is a Real Series release from Real Time Gaming, and was unveiled in 2009. This game is still one of the most popular online slots games played in the United States. Hidden Riches provides the player with an exciting and perilous adventure.
There is an Indiana Jones character on a journey and mission to find lost civilizations. The player will accompany him on his exploration to find age-old treasures, jewels, gold statues and even the lost path to an ancient Aztec temple. The player will be accompanied on his journey by an attractive girl researcher, who will make sure the player stays on his track and leave no stone unturned in his quest. Some of the symbols in the game are tools that the Adventurer will need, like the Map, the Compass and a machete.
This game can be played for real money and the player can select the number and value of coins he wishes to wager. The player can start playing Hidden Riches with only one coin per pay line. This is one of the top real money pokies Australia to play, for penny slot players as well as high rollers.
The symbols that the player will see in Hidden Riches are some of the Aztec icons, like the golden statue, the Pyramid, a necklace and the Diamond, an Urn and the Tablet and of course the ancient temple. The Snake guards the treasure. The Adventurer and the Tablet become animated when payouts are won. There are lights and drums, and tribal music accompanies the animations.
Wilds and Scatters and Big Jackpots
Players select the number of pay lines and coin denominations they want to play. It is advisable to play all twenty five pay lines. The Adventurer is the Wild symbol. He appears only on reels 1, 3 and 5. There is a payout of 2 coins when he appears on reel 1, but when he is part of a winning combination the Adventurer will double all payouts.
The Tablet is the Scatter symbol. This symbol offers payouts when two or more Scatters appear anywhere on any of the reels. The Scatter payout for five of the Tablet symbols appearing is one hundred coins. The largest fixed jackpot is the one given by the Pyramid, and when the jackpot is hit without any Wild symbol forming part of the combination, the payout is 5000 coins.
Two Adventurer symbols together will allow the player five free spins, and three of them will offer twenty five free spins. When the free spins bonuses are activated, the player is taken through some impenetrable forest to a new set of reels. The background of this screen is dark, with no Scatter symbols. In these rounds the payouts are all tripled.
Unique Mystery Feature
The most interesting feature in this game is the Mystery Feature, which is activated by three or more Scatter symbols. This takes the player to the Circle that consists of five prizes and a bonus round. A light flashes in the circle and stops on one o the six points. The first prize symbol to be matched three times offers bonus credits, up to 2000 times the original bet. If no symbol is matched there will be another round awarded.
In Hidden Riches the progressive jackpot is random, and can be awarded at any time. This can be a huge reward for some lucky player.