Temple Quest from Big Time Gaming, with its rain forest background and symbols drawn from pre-Columbian South American cultures, is strikingly similar to another BTG slot title, Temple of Fortune. However, the Temple Quest slot scores over the other title in that it features BTG’s trademarked Mega Icons, which can cover 4, 9 or even 16 windows on the reels at once, leading to more winning paylines.
These paylines are fixed, meaning the player must bet on all 40 for every spin, but the bets per line can be set anywhere between 0.01 and 10.00 in the relevant currency, so bets can be adjusted to suit all pockets. Against a dense forest backdrop and the calls of the wildlife, the stone reels are framed in flowers and vines. There are five reels displaying four windows each, with large 3D icons. Brilliant colour shifts and animations accompany any wins.
Only Seven Ordinary Icons in Play
The Temple Quest slot uses only seven ordinary icons, including the Wild, which is simply the word Wild engraved on a red-and-blue marble background. The other six icons include the Poker symbols Q, K and A, fashioned as elegant stone letters adorned with emeralds, rubies and sapphires. The A has the highest value, winning 6, 12 or 60 coins for Three, Four or Five of a Kind like in some machines at casino.
The higher-value symbols are a huge emerald set in an intricate gold ring, a brooch featuring two colourful parrots wrought in gold and semi-precious stones, and a god mask in gold and lapis lazuli. The mask icon pays prizes for Two of a Kind or better, as does the Wild, while all other symbols need a match of three or more to trigger a win. Five masks on one payline will win 500 coins, and five Wilds score the top prize in ordinary play: 1,000 coins.
Bonus Features Triggered by Mega Icons
Temple Quest features three different slot Scatter symbols, each of which can only appear as Mega Icons, and each of which triggers a different bonus. The first is a golden compass on a green stone background featuring the words Free Spins, so it is obviously the Free Spins Scatter.
It will trigger a round of free spins if any part of it lands in the playing area; the number of free spins is determined by the number of windows on the playing area the Mega Icon covers. The maximum is thus 16, but free spins can be retriggered by another Free Spins Scatter during the bonus round.
Treasure Temple and Chest of Fortune Bonuses
The next Temple Quest slot Scatter is a scantily dressed tribal warrior woman; the Treasure Temple icon that can also cover as many as 16 windows. When she appears, the player is awarded a key for every window her icon covers, and these keys then open a variety of bonus prizes. Players can win as much as 4,000X the line bet on this feature.
The final bonus Scatter in the Temple Quest slot is the Chest of Fortune, another Mega Icon that can cover up to 16 windows. It features an impressive gold chest set with precious gems, and again, the number of chances the player gets in the ensuing bonus round is determined by the number of windows this icon covers on the playing area when it appears. So players could end up with as many as 16 chests to choose from. As the player picks each chest, a bonus prize of up to 20,000X the line bet is revealed.