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Imagine Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom meets The Mummy, with healthy dose of Lara Croft's Tomb Raider thrown in for good measure, and then we'll be on the same page when talking enthusiastically about the brand new 5 reel, 5 row slot from online platform-kings, NetEnt. This Android and iOS-compatible, Cluster Pays engine-powered game is THE talk of the virtual slots world right now, and ever since the much-hyped archaeological-themed game dropped back in May this year. And with minimum stakes of 20p and maximum of £400, there's no need to dig deep to access ‘Lost Relics.'

Our Verdict:

Like the majority of gamer's initial reactions to Lost Relics – which has been generally well-received by online slots fans since its release in May – we love it. So much so that it's difficult to find fault with. Pros include awesome visuals and a game which is jammed with both entertaining and rewarding features and bonus sub-plots, but then it's what we've grown accustomed to expect from NetEnts. Cons? Well, if we're being picky, we'd say Lost Relics might appear to be a tad complicated on first few plays and perhaps it needs additional theme-related symbols. But otherwise ticks all the online slots boxes for us.

Wild Symbol:

Speaking of ‘wilds,' be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the W-stamped gold snakes, as these charming symbols all stack up towards significant wins, courtesy of multi-symbol exchange rates. Well, apart from scatter symbols. Let us explain a little better. Extra wild features are sporadically placed on reels in positions which are separate from winning clusters, and should you register 5 instances of this feature, and then you'll bank 15 extra wilds. In terms of other ways to win on Lost Relics, reel in 25 bracelet symbols across the slot-playing screen at any one time, and expect 1,000 points plus.

How to Play:

Win big simply by clustering 6 or more snakes, daggers or diamonds (other symbols to look out for include Roman helmets, serpent coins, golden lions, platinum bracelets and the mummy of them all, the ruby-entwining golden snake!) horizontally or vertically next to each other. Worth noting that said snake and ruby tryst – and the bracelet – are considered the most rewarding symbols, affording players 300 times their stake for grid coverage of 25, while other clusters totalling 25 symbols can generate a jaw-dropping 1,000 times your original stake!

Design:

Atmospheric, stylish, immersing and rocking an ancient vibe, Lost Relics is nothing short of being visually arresting from all player perspectives. Add into this online slots game-playing experience some seriously cool sound effects, and the overall aura is one of mystery and pulse-quickening adventure from first contact. In terms of what lies beneath the shiny surface, and NetEnt's latest software allows the user to enjoy themselves and make money within an illustratively-enthralling environment, helped no end by the treasures which come from the three triggered base game features which result in cash prizes, extra wilds and scatters.

Bonus Features:

Lost Relics is full of fascinating surprises that don't just involve snakes (so any budding Indy's need fear not!). Like if a player unearths scatter symbols simultaneously across reels 1, 3 and 5, which rewards them with free spins. But that's not all, as if you manage to unlock the hidden chest feature at any point in the game, then untold riches await intrepid explorers. Essentially said chests are secreted away behind random reels, and once revealed (be they small, medium or large) you bag extra free spins, sticky wilds and coin wins.

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