Goblin’s Treasure Slots is ugly theme game that is so well done that it manages to look and play really great. Somehow managing to make disgusting things charming in the same way Shrek pulled off, this is a game that we can respect. Everything about it displays a high attention to detail, looks well rendered, and comes together with a professionalism you do not see too often in the slot world. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that we could keep some of the treasures we matched because they all looked pretty cool.
The premise of Goblin’s Treasure Slots is that ugly creatures have taken and stolen a bunch of really neat looking things worth a lot of money that you now have to match. It is an odd theme considering Goblins are usually looked at for villain fodder, but the love and care with which it was made pull it all off nicely.
Graphics in Goblin’s Treasure Slots are really great and high budget. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. Even the choice of what to match is fairly inventive, not going the easy route of eyes and newts and such. You will not even see playing cards here. Hurray! Only bucklers and swords, castles, dragons, goblins, helmets, jewels, mushrooms, and chests for us as Tolkien intended.
Gameplay in Goblin’s Treasure Slots is fairly standard. At 5 reels and 25 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $5, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $125, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
The bonus here is the Free Spins Feature, which while not a show stopper, does happen often enough to put a big smile on our face and a large sum in our digital pockets. And did we mention the progressive jackpots? Because we are doing it now. Love ‘em.
+ Looks amazing
+ Made an ugly theme great
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Goblin’s Treasure Slots is the best looking ugly game we have ever played. Taking a Lord of the Rings spin and looking to the villains for guidance, this is a game that does not play out as you would expect. For that reason, it is consistently interesting, fun, and compelling with every passing spin. We can recommend it without hesitation to players of all types. Even if you do not like goblins, there is a lot to like here. Our only regret is not having this gem sooner, and not being able to take the treasures it contains home with us to mount up and raid some treasure troves ourselves in real life. It would be kinda like LARPing, but with theft.