If you enjoy the bounty-hunting action of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones, along with the fantasy thrills of Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, Relic Seekers is the pokies game for you. The new release goes live on 14 August 2019 and is a collaboration between industry-leading developer Microgaming and impressive start-up Pulse8 Studios, in the role of mentor and protégée respectively.
Microgaming gets to deliver exciting new content to its legions of fans, and Pulse8 Studios gets to learn at the foot of a master. On top of that, the fledgling company, which has already impressed players with Fortune Girls, Our Days and a few other releases, benefits from Microgaming’s extensive resources and worldwide distribution. Everybody benefits here – including you, because you get a thrilling new slot that comes with an intriguing plot, gorgeous graphics and engaging special features.
Journey to Dragon’s Vein
What’s a decent fantasy without some poetic, yet somewhat intimidating-sounding, location names? Relic Seekers is set in Dragon’s Vein, a tomb that is filled with danger as well as impressive treasures. The character-driven slot features Professor Morgan, Free Man and Nora, who bring brains, bravery and heart to the game. They’re joined by Tortas the Alsatian, who can be a very valuable asset in his own right.
Our motley crew resembles the band of friends who made their way to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz, right down to the loyal canine companion. The only character that isn’t represented is Dorothy – but maybe that’s where you come in. The power to win big has been with you all along!
All 3 human protagonists, plus good old Tortas, are represented on the reels. Fascinating stone carvings make up the lower-value symbols, and the reel casing itself looks like it is part of the Dragon’s Vein tomb or shrine. The background soundtrack is suitably epic, and will further inspire you to complete your quest. The further you go into the game, the more challenges and rewards you’ll experience – just as the Relic Seekers on your screen are doing.
There are some serious rewards to be won in this high-volatility slot adventure, as befits the serious bounty hunters who are exploring Dragon’s Vein. The theoretical Return to Player Percentage is 96.03%, and its hit rate is 30.17%. There are 25 fixed paylines across the 5 reels and 3 rows, and the betting range is 0.25 to 500 coins per spin, with coin denominations of 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5.0.
Everyone can afford to join the Seekers on their quest and win big, even without any special features. However, because this is a Microgaming release, you know you can expect plenty of extra features to boost your fun and potential payouts. In Relic Seekers, these special extras come as Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Symbol Turns Wild, Collect Key and Rolling Reels.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Wild Symbol in this game is an illuminating lantern, able to substitute for all regular icons to increase the rate of paying combinations. The enigmatic Scatter Symbol triggers 10 Free Spins whenever 3 or more are seen on the reels at the same time, and the Spins can be re-activated from inside the Bonus Round.
Symbol Turns Wild
With the Symbol Turns Wild feature, a high-ranking symbol is turned into a Wild after every 2 consecutive wins. As you can imagine, this increases your chances of another 2 wins in a row quite dramatically, which would mean even more wins would be coming your way.
The Collect Key feature is present in the Free Spins Bonus, and help to level up your payouts by adding multipliers to whatever is won in this round. If you manage to collect 3 keys rewards you with 2 more Free Spins; 6 keys gets you the 2 extra spins plus a 2x win multiplier.
Rolling Reels is commonly seen on Microgaming slots, but don’t think for a moment that it’s boring! This oldie-but-still-a-goodie feature is activated after every winning spin. The icons that were involved in the paying pattern disappear and are replaced by new ones, while all the others remain in place.
Besides adding considerably more payout potential to your playing, this creates a lot of dynamism on the reels and seems to work especially well in Relic Seekers. Grabbing more treasure as the stones of the Dragon’s Vein tomb fall down around you, anyone?
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