It is safe to say that Ainsworth is rather proud of some of their recent creations and rightly so. The clearest sign of this is that they have taken to launching a core poker machine and then debuting different variations on the main game, which you may then find in singles or multiples at your local venue. The Treasure Storm range is just such a series and comprises 888 Black Dragon, 888 Yellow Dragon, 888 Blue Dragon and 888 Red Dragon. Unlike some of the most recent releases, not all four games are the same although they do of course incorporate similar elements and you can discover exactly what they all have to offer in the full feature below.
The Pokie Style
As noted, the Treasure Storm range has been designed with the Oriental theme in mind. There is absolutely no shortage of such themed games in land based casinos across Australia, with not only Ainsworth revisiting the theme regularly but also Aristocrat, which has built its name on the likes of Choy Sun Doa and 5 Dragons. The incorporation of 888 into the names of the individual games needs little explanation given the value placed on the number within Asian culture, with Aristocrat once again providing a handy comparison thanks to Lucky 88. Aside from all of that, the looks of the game are absolutely top class and you’ll have no issues with the immersion levels which are always handy – any poker machine that manages to look great and play great is alright in our book!
As advanced as the graphics and gameplay are, the betting options continue to remain consistent, ensuring that Ainsworth players can get right into the action without concerning themselves with learning anything new. All four games in the Treasure Storm range offer both forty and fifty line options, while both 1c and 2c denominations are available too, making for a lot of flexibility without counting anyone out of the progressive jackpots.
Features and Bonuses
Those jackpots are one of the highlights of all four games and there are even two different varieties to be won. The first is offered in four different tiers and is standalone, meaning that only bets on the specific cabinet contribute and as long as you’re the player on the poker machine, only you will be able to win the prize so it won’t get taken from you when you’re close! The other jackpot is linked, meaning that all similar games in the same venue are eligible to win – it’s almost always the biggest prize on offer, but the competition can be fierce!
In terms of game based features, this is where the four different titles have their own tricks up their sleeves, with only 888 Black Dragon and 888 Blue Dragon sharing the same bonuses. The various features are offered as follows:
888 Black Dragon and 888 Blue Dragon
When playing on either of these Treasure Storm cabinets, players can look forward to a choice game, offering five different options. The basis is free games and players can make these games even more lucrative by taking their pick of multipliers, stacked bonus symbols and the opportunity to replace certain symbols with high value dragons.
888 Yellow Dragon
When playing 888 Yellow Dragon, the bonus round to look out for involves a standard selection of free spins, with up to 25 on offer. These spins can be re-triggered far more regularly than players might expect, making for huge rounds, and the addition of stacked bonus symbols makes for a truly exciting experience.
888 Red Dragon
888 Red Dragon continues the theme of being similar while noticeably different. This time round, you’re gunning for a bonus round containing ten free spins. These too can be re-triggered within the round itself, but the special addition here is that the dragon symbol can expand on reels two and four, ensuring plenty of appearances from one of the poker machine’s most valuable symbols.