Ahoy adventuring treasure hunters! Welcome to NetEnt’s serious piece of slot eye candy in the shape of Lost Relics. This is where all those who love to rifle through the long lost paraphernalia of a bygone age, and unearth the glories of the past may well want to dig deep and get on board this slick slot that brings together the themes of the past with the tech of the future! And that’s before we even get onto the Cluster pays!
These are the same slots maestros who gave us the Halloween Jack slot and Jungle Spirit, so buckle up and let’s take a ride!
Look and feel
Lost Relics slot can have few competitors to its crown with graphics that are so incredibly good that you could easily mistake them for movie quality good looks. There can be few slot games that have so much details and desirability- frankly it’s a feast for the eyes.
We find ourselves with a bird’s eye view of an archaeological dig with spades, ropes, a blazing animated fire and much more to tell us that we’re in the middle of excavations. It’s kind of a fast-forward scenario to the Coins of Egypt slot– also by NetEnt – which focuses on Egyptian times when the treasure was actually laid down.
The sounds effects are the stuff of adventuring and vainglorious pursuits which get you in the mood for grand escapes ahead.
Lost Relics is a whooper of a slot with five rows and five reels, to help you to form the all-important grouping of one symbol called clusters with six matching icons adjacent or horizontal to each other on the reels.
The icons of play are a set of intricate treasures, the Lost Relics of the game’s title. There is an eye-catching snake’s head around a red gem (land 25 of these and feel the gold rush with x 300 your bet), a ring with a lion’s head, a gladiator’s plumed helmet, and a jewel encrusted shield and sword. The lower value icons of the game are the four suites of the card deck done out in wooden shapes.
There is no Wild in the base game but there is an important Scatter icon, which is a complex mechanical widget with the word Scatter written all over it.
The base game is a gift when one of three randomly triggered extras can appear when you least expect it after a win- this means that you can really cash in again on your luck. Double trouble!
Keep your peepers open for the Extra Wild base game treat. This is when a bountiful number (up to 15) of new Wilds are added to the reels to help make for more winning combos for you, aside from the winning combo already on the reels.
Coin Win is no slouch when it comes to a desirable extra as it comes bringing a minimum of a x3 and maximum of a x30 win base on your stake. Kerching!
Extra Scatter does a little bit of slot magic and turns one of the icons in your winning combo into a Scatter which in turn might just be the push you need to help you crank up the bonus game.
Spinning your way to riches
Land the Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 and activate the free spins bonus feature which kicks off with a generous ten free spins. What’s fun about this feature is that hidden from our prying eyes behind the grid of icons is a Lost Relic, a disguised wooden treasure chest. You can reveal the booty but making a winning combo on top of the chest – which can be partially or fully revealed by your win.
Each time you reveal one of three types of hidden treasure chests you can access extras, but the chests will also become increasingly large as your make them appear. Each cost will bring a treat in the form of a Coin Win, as in the base game. or you might trigger a single Sticky Wild which is added to the reels for the duration of the feature, or last but not least, Extra Free Spins than bring an extra round of winning chances.
Lost Relics is that rare thing a jaw-droppingly fine game to look at combined with enough extras to keep you happy for many a treasure hunt to come. With those Sticky Wilds and up to 15 additional Wilds on offer in the base game side modifiers in this game that I will come back to time and again. Gold dust.