Lost Relics is a visually pleasing video slot from NetEnt. It takes you deep into an archeological dig where the ruins of an ancient civilization remain. The aim is to take as many treasures from the site as possible before you run out of time.
Type of slot
|Scatter symbols, free spins, wild symbols and random features|
Number of reels and paylines
5 reels and cluster pays, 6 symbols or more creates a winning cluster
$0.20 - $400
0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00
Potential maximum win
Up to 60,000 coins
Pros and Cons
- The random feature means that all winning spins can be bolstered
- The cluster pays is a really nice feature that is much easier visually than a payline system
- The free spins mode can be retriggered to offer even more free spins
- The random features do not come along very often
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
Lost Relics changes the payline system that most video slots uses for a cluster pays system. This means that it is much easier to spot wins with Lost Relics than other video slots. It also gives Lost Relics something of a Bejewelled feel to it. It also includes a nice range of features within the game.
Whenever a winning cluster is created there is a chance that the random features will be triggered. If they trigger then they will come into effect before any wins are counted up to ensure maximum benefit. The first random feature is the extra wild feature. This adds 3 wild symbols onto the reels to help create more winning clusters, it can also be retriggered up to a maximum of 5 times.
The second random feature is the coin win feature. This will show a coin symbol underneath one of your winning clusters and will award an instant win that is a minimum of 3 times your stake and up to a maximum of 30 times your stake.
The final random feature is the extra scatter feature. This will add an extra scatter to the reels. If you have 2 scatters on the reels already then this will trigger the free spins feature
When you land 3 scatters on the reels the free spins feature will be triggered. This will award 10 free spins. Underneath the reels there are treasure chests which contain either more free spins, an instant win or a sticky wild that remains on the reels for the duration of the free spins. If 3 scatters land on the reels during the free spins then another 10 free spins will be awarded.
Lost Relics has a medium to high volatility. This means that wins can sometimes take a long time to come around, but when they do they tend to be quite high wins.
RTP, Wagers and payouts
Lost Relics has an RTP of 96.30% which is in line with the market average.
The maximum wager of $400 means that high bankroll players will be very happy when playing Lost Relics. It allows them to engage with a high rolling game that is above the market average. The minimum wager of $0.20 means that low bankroll players can also engage with the game to a good level. The maximum payout of 60,000 coins offers a maximum win of $120,000 on a maximum wager game.
Lost Relics: Overall
Lost Relics is a game that looks fantastic. However, it does not back its high quality visuals with gameplay to match. The cluster pays are a great feature as are the random features and free spins. But they do not trigger often enough to make Lost Relics an enjoyable experience. The large wins when they do trigger does bring the Lost Relics experience up somewhat though. 3.3/5