Relic Raiders slot review
Relic Raiders was Scandinavian slot developer NetEnt's first 5-reel, 4-row online slot to hit the online casinos, and they've made sure it hits all the right notes for Internet gaming fans.
50 Paylines of Action!
With a whopping 50 paylines across its reels, you won't be short of action, even if the bonus rounds dry up. If you've played Playtech's cracking adventure-packed slot, Deadly Dave and the Eye of Ra, or checked out the faithful recreation of everyone's favorite buxom treasure-seeker, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword (the popular Microgaming slot variety) you should feel right at home here.
On the Reels...
Packed onto its five reels we get an old-fashioned plane, a map, a monkey, a cobra, a diamond, a ruby, an emerald, and a sapphire.
The Wild is the tribal chief who pays 10,000 coins for hitting five of him across the reels. He substitutes for all regular symbols in the game other than the Scatters.
Find the Treasure Chests to Trigger Free Spins
That Scatter here is the treasure chest. Three or more Scatters activates a free spins round, with more triggerable for hitting just two more free spins Scatters again.
Search for the Bonus Symbols to Trigger the Pick 'em Bonus
No adventure-themed slot would be complete without some kind of mission bonus, and so it is with Relic Raiders. Three or more bonus symbols running left-to-right activates the main bonus.
You are presented with a world map featuring various locations - Egypt, Cambodia, England, etc - and each win reveals a different Pick 'em bonus round. It's worth noting that Relic Raiders has a 36-hour memory, so you can rejoin the game at the point you left off at. This is great if you have managed to hit one or two stages on the bonus map and want to come back later for more action.
If you manage to find the hidden relic within each of the four bonus locations your 'relic meter' will fill up on the side of the screen and you will be awarded a bonus cash prize.
With some seriously kick-ass graphics and NetEnt's customary cool on the interface front, Relic Raiders is certainly up there with Deadly Dave... and while we're at it, let's chuck in a little Egyptian excitement; Novomatic's classic treasure-themed Book of Ra is a must-play for any serious slots thrill-seeker.