8 Treasures 1 Queen is a Playtech-powered slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. It can be played from 60p to £600 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices and has a Chinese theme. It benefits from a Money Shot feature and a free spins feature where you can get up to 36 free spins with a wild reel on reel 3.
As you’d expect from a Playtech production, 8 Treasures 1 Queen looks superb – set inside a traditional Chinese temple with blossom trees in the background, symbols on the reels include flowers, money trees, fish, serpents, shells, pearls and gold ingots. They are all worth the same (25 coins) for 4 on a payline. The phoenix is the wild symbol and lands only on the 3 central reels – it substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter.
Now, if you get a 5 of a kind winning combination with any symbol, you will trigger the Money Shot feature – this is a 5th reel which gives you coin prizes. If the Money Shot lands with a combination of any symbol, you will win either 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 8,000 or 10,000 coins!
There is also a Phoenix Queen Free Games feature which is played when you get 3 or 4 scatters – if you get 3, you will get 8 free spins whilst you’ll benefit from 28 free spins for 4 scatters. During the feature, the middle reel (reel 3) becomes a held wild reel! Look out for 2 or 3 scatters during the feature as this will give you 2 or 8 extra free spins (respectively).
8 Treasures 1 Queen is very similar to 9 Sons 1 King (also by Playtech) and has a slight variation in theme. I found it to be a medium variance offering with the bigger wins coming in the Phoenix Queen Free Games feature due to the wild held reel. The Money Shot feature can also pay dividends if you get the higher amounts of coins.