The golden cobra is the wild symbol and it can substitute for all of the other symbols, except for the bonus and the scatter symbols, to help and form winning combinations.
The scatter is the princess and she is key to triggering the free spins. The bonus symbol is a compass and map with an ‘x’ marking where the treasure is buried.
If you land three, four or five of the bonus symbols anywhere on the reels the Treasure Chest Bonus begins. You will be taken to a screen where the man with an eyepatch invites you to pick from various pieces of treasure. You will receive the same number of picks as there were triggering symbols and each piece of treasure will reveal a cash prize.
If you land three or more of the princess scatter symbols anywhere on the reels then the free spins begin. You are given ten free spins during which all wins will be tripled. Best of all, if you land three more scatters then you receive ten more spins.
If you enjoy playing for really big payouts and you are playing via the downloaded software then you can opt in to the Dollar Ball Jackpot game. This will cost you slightly more but the returns could be huge. After you opt in you will be asked to pick five numbers between 1 and 49 inclusive. Then with each spin of the reels, a lottery style draw will take place and you will win if you manage to match any numbers. Matching one, two or three numbers awards a fixed payout while matching four numbers awards 1% of the jackpot and matching five numbers awards the entire jackpot.
Desert Treasure offers a huge top payout of 10,000x for landing five wild symbols along a payline. The oasis symbol can payout up to 500x, the camel up to 400x and the man up to 200x. Furthermore, you could win a payout of 500 times your total bet if you land five scatters on the reels.