Theme of The Game
NetEnt tries on a different type of game in the case of Lost Relics, at least gameplay wise, while its theme remains one that has been quite popular among developers of mobile slot machines everywhere.
We’re going on an adventure through it, one that seems to involve relics from Ancient Greece or other similar civilizations from back then.
You have Greek soldier helmets on the reels, there are daggers, images of Persian kings, golden snakes going around red rubies, and so on. They topped things off with card suit icons, but excellently designed ones. Overall, it seems to be a story about archaeology and adventure, more so than about any specific civilization.
When you’re talking about a developer like NetEnt, you have one of the better-known companies from this category.
NetEnt is renowned for the gameplay quality in their games, which comes through both the graphics and the features that are available in them. It’s not the type of developer that is known for high volatility games or for huge payouts, though they have some games of that type as well.
How To Play It
Just for the purposes of setting up bets, the game will use 20 lines, on which the player can choose the bet level and the coin value. The bet level, of 1 to 10, gets you just as many coins for the wager per line. The coin value is from $0.01 to $2. The game can be played with just $0.20 for one spin, but you can also spend $200 if you want to.
The mobile slot doesn’t have regular lines, not even ways to win. It’s a Cluster Pays type of game, so winning combinations get formed with matching symbols that happen to be next to each other. You need at least six symbols of the same type, as you’re playing in a game area of 5×5 reels. The game has its best wins coming when you get a full screen filled with the same symbol.
Lost Relics will rely quite often on random features, and those will come when you have winning combinations formed. As many as five instances of the three available random features may be triggered in a single round, once it’s over and you get a win.
Coin Win is one of those random features. Each Coin Win will give you a prize of 3x to 30x the bet.
Extra Wild is the second one, and it gives you 3 extra wilds which are placed at random. You can have at most 15 extra wilds on the reels, if you get 5 random instances of the same feature.
Extra Scatters gives you one scatter by giving that role to a symbol from a winning combination.
Collect 3 scatters in the game, to activate 10 free spins. There is a chest hidden behind the reels here, and as you win and uncover spaces, you get access to it. You have small, medium or large chests, which have inside extra free games, coin wins or sticky wilds.
A full screen filled with Snake Rubies or Bracelets will pay 6,000x, or at most $120,000. It’s a very good payout, particularly for a NetEnt game.
Lost Relics was a very enjoyable game, and it’s offering more unique features than most NetEnt slots, and that’s saying quite a bit since this developer is known for offering unique experiences.