Have Fun Under the Sea with Ocean’s Treasure

Ocean’s Treasure is a fun if basic online pokie from the publishing giants NetEnt. We put it through its paces, and this is our review.

High-tech, flashy pokies are not to everyone’s taste. Some players prefer heading to an online casino, firing up an old classic, and revelling in nostalgia. NetEnt realised this in February 2020 when it released Ocean’s Treasure.

Ocean’s Treasure is a no-thrills online pokie that we put through its paces recently. We played the NetEnt-produced machine at Megaslot casino where a $1,350 + 125 Free Spins bonus awaits new customers. Is the game any good? Keep reading to find out.

Ocean’s Treasure Fundamentals

Ocean’s Treasure uses a 5×3 layout like so many other online pokies. There are only 15 win lines to keep track of, making the game a more relaxing experience; you do not see wins flash up and wonder why you won!

The graphics are simple yet effective and the sounds are nothing to write home about, but it all just works.

The RTP comes in at 95.99% and should be higher, especially with the high variance model. It would have been nice for NetEnt to have made the RTP in the region of 97%.

Bet sizes start at $0.15 and increase to $300 with everything in between in multiples of 15. Maximum payout from the base game is 1,500-times your bet, but 18,000-times with the bonus round multiplier. Hitting the jackpot here pays between $2,700 and $5,400,000 although the latter is extremely unlikely.

What Are the Ocean’s Treasure Symbols?

The symbols have an underwater theme. Even the low-value royals have seaweed attached to them. Payouts are very top-heavy regarding the high-value symbols. Landing five treasures pays 100x your bet, for example. It only pays 6x for landing three matching treasure symbols, however.

Message in a bottle pays up to 70x, the compass 40x for landing five, and the key 30x.

Symbol 3 4 5
Treasure 6x 35x 100x
Message in a bottle 4x 20x 70x
Compass 3x 15x 40x
Key 2x 10x 30x
Aces 0.8x 2x 10x
Kings 0.6x 1.67x 8x
Queens 0.4x 1.33x 5x
Jacks 0.2x 1x 4x

There are two types of wilds on Ocean’s Treasure: regular wilds and stacked wilds. Stacked Wilds only appear in the base game and are partially or fully displayed. Both wilds substitute for all non-scatter symbols.

A treasure chest depicts the scatter symbol. Having a scatter on reels 1, 3, and 5 at the same time gives you 10 free spins.

What Are The Game’s Bonus Features?

Landing three scatters anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5 starts the free spins bonus round. The Ocean’s Treasure machine gives you 10 free spins and grants you a 3x multiplier. This is a progressive multiplier that has five levels. Landing wilds increase the multiplier to 5x, 7x, 9x, and 12x.

Two additional free spins are awarded for each wild symbol that lands, in addition to increasing your multiplier level. Making it all the way to Level 5 at the $300 stakes makes a $5,400,000 win possible.


NetEnt is known for its blockbuster hits and people forget it produces or produced, lesser-known machines. Ocean’s Treasure never really took off when it launched in February 2020 but it has a place in online casinos.

Not every enjoyable poker machine has to have hundreds of paylines and eye-popping graphics. Nor do they need to baffle you with science. A standard, simple machine is all that is required to pass the time.

We like how Ocean’s Treasure does not pretend to be anything it is not. However, we realise the game is not for everyone. The bizarre payout schedule for the base game symbols continually rewards you with small wins. That can be frustrating in itself. As can the fact it seemed to take an age to trigger the bonus round. While the free spins round are exciting, they do not come around often enough to keep recreational players interested.

Give the game a try for yourself. You will either love it or loathe it with nothing in between.