Hunt for Neptune’s Gold slots exemplify one of the more common themes in slot machines these days — that of an oceanic mythological being with a pile of treasure. Neptune, of course, is the god of the sea in Roman mythology, and that’s the theme that this VGT game centers around.
Where Can You Play The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Slot Machines
You won’t find Hunt for Neptune’s Gold slots in Las Vegas casinos. Instead, these VGT games are only available in tribal casinos like Choctaw and Winstar in Oklahoma.
VGT is a slot machine designer and manufacturer that specializes in Class II slot machines — for years, these were the only slot machine games that were legal in tribal casinos in many states. Those restrictions have loosened in recent years, but VGT games haven’t gone anywhere.
You can find The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold slot machines at about 120 different casinos, mostly in Oklahoma. Many –if not most — of the casinos owned and operated by the Choctaw, Cherokee, Comanche, Kickapoo, Kiowa, and Osage nations feature these games.
How to Play The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Slot Machines
The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold is a video slot machine with 5 reels and 20 paylines. You can choose your denomination, which varies by machine. Versions that allow you to bet between a penny and a quarter per line are common.
The maximum bet is 200 coins, which means you’re betting $50 on the quarter machine every time you spin the reels.
But you can limit yourself in terms of number of coins and in terms of how many paylines you activate, which makes The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold a good option for both low rollers and high rollers. The top prize is 50,000 coins.
The reel symbols consist of comic strip themed artwork with a nautical theme. Even the ubiquitous bar symbols get an upgrade on this game — some of them have anchors attached to them, while others have harpoons shooting through them.
Other reel symbols include the Neptune’s Gold symbol and the treasure hunter’s symbol.
How the Red Screen Free Spins Bonus Works
This free spin bonus is awarded randomly after any payout. When your screen turns red you know you are the winner of a few free spins.
More Bonus Games
In addition to the Red Screen Free Spin Bonus, there are other bonus games that you will get the chance to play.
Diamond Hunt Bonus
In this bonus round, Jewel uncovers diamonds which shows how much money you have won.
Mind Field Bonus
In this game you’re in charge. As you select mines, they explode into wins.
Shark Attack Bonus
One of three sharks attacks symbols which reveal credit amounts. At the end of the bonus these credits are added to your account.
This is another interactive bonus. You must move your way through a complex underwater maze on your quest for a treasure chest.
Reel Symbols and Paylines
Reel symbols include nautical images:
- Double bars
- Triple bars
With a top prize of 50,000 credits, low betting denominations, and several bonus games, Hunt for Neptune’s Gold is a game worth trying.
Tips for Winning The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Slots
I read an interesting thread at a travel website where one gambler related her tips for winning at The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold slots. I’d take these tips with a grain of salt, but here they are:
When you find a Hunt for Neptune’s Gold game with 9 diamonds, skip it because it will take forever to get the 10th diamond and trigger the payout. Instead, look for a game with 4 or 5 diamonds.
This gambler also suggests starting to play for $10 a spin until the game starts “warming up.” At that point, increase your bet to $20 per spin. You want to get more money into action because once the game starts warming up, you’re going to trigger a red screen bonus.
This gambler said she’s won more money playing Hunt for Neptune’s slots than she’s lost using this strategy.
I don’t think it’s a bad strategy. Give it a try, but keep in mind that slot machines are always a gamble and are completely random.
The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold Lounge at Osage Casino
On July 31, 2020, VGT launched its first The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold lounge at Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The lounge is an 1100 square foot slot machine room next to the lobby. You’ll find 32 The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold slot machines all in the same space, there.
This is a newly revised version of the game, too, designed to celebrate the extra space that Osage Casino has set aside for the game.
Amaya’s Neptune’s Gold Slot Machine Game
Online casino game developer has a game called Neptune’s Gold, which is also a nautical-themed slot machine game where you’re seeing Neptune’s treasures. This is NOT the same game as the game you’ll find in Oklahoma casinos, but it’s probably close enough for most folks.
Like its land-based casino counterpart, Neptune’s Gold has 5 reels and 20 paylines. Various sea creatures (eels, fish, and octopi, for example) wrap themselves around the symbols in the game, including the 10, J, Q, K, and A that are so common on internet slots. The background is also oceanic.
The big symbol in Amaya’s Neptune’s Gold slot machine game is the pearl, which is huge and pink. It acts as a wild symbol, which works the same way on slot machines as in a card game.
You can play this game for a penny, a nickel, a dime, or a quarter per spin. If you bet all paylines, you’ll be betting 20 times that denomination. Amaya’s game also has an autospin feature where you can set it to spin up to 99 times without having to continue pressing the spin button constantly.
I’ve seen some reviewers call Neptune’s Gold “dated,” but I like it. I prefer the VGT game in the casino to the Amaya game online, though.