Jackpot Raiders

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Jackpot Raiders Slot Review

Jackpot Raiders is a video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Released in May 2019, you can play this game at online casinos such as Maria Casino, Vera&John or Casumo.

Theme and basic information

Jackpot Raiders comes with an adventure theme. Sam and Bear are the titular heroes of the game and it’s a very fine-looking game at that. The main scene is set on some sort of airship, which looks very cool. It’s meant to look as if it’s from the first half of the 20th century and it certainly reminds us of Indiana Jones where the visuals are concerned.

The various free spin features play in various places such as a graveyard, a temple, a shrine on a mountain, etc. As we expect from an Yggdrasil game, it all looks beautiful and the details are simply wonderful.

Bear, the grizzled adventurer, and Sam, the tomboy who’s not left behind, play quite the role in the mini game as well, which is very well rendered in 3D.

On the reels, Sam is the symbol with the highest value, bringing us 4,000 coins when we get her 5x on a reel. Bear pays out half that for such a win. Sam’s hat and knife pay out 1,000 coins for 5 of a kind and Bear’s backpack still pays out 750 coins.

The low-value symbols are card suit symbols that look a little like maps.

You can play this game from 0.10 to 40.00.

Pick a chest in the base game

The compass is the scatter in the game and two of it will trigger the Treasure Chest bonus in the base game. When that happens, 5 chests appear on the screen and you can pick one of them. Inside you may find the following:

  • 20, 40 or 80 coins
  • 1 random map for your collection
  • 10 free spins
  • Treasure Hunt bonus game

Mostly we got the coins in this feature, but a map is also okay. Once we triggered the free spins this way. Overall, you’ll see the little feature surprisingly often as it doesn’t seem so difficult to get two scatters on the reels. It keeps things lively.

Treasure hunt bonus game and free spin features

Jackpot Raiders is not a simple game. When it comes to the main features, you have three ways of activating the free spins. And there are not only two different free spin features, one of them also can be set in five different settings. So, let’s break things down bit by bit.

The regular free spins will give you 10 spins with a 3x multiplier on all wins. These can be set in five different scenes: the Summit Shrine, the Highland Gate, the Jungle Ruins, the Desert Tomb and the Templar Grave. They all look great, but the gameplay is always the same.

You get to play the free spins either by triggering 3 scatters, where the compass spins and lands on the free spins, by collecting 5 maps respectively for each area or by triggering them via the Treasure Chest bonus.

Unless you activate the free spins thanks to having collected enough of the maps, you’ll never know where you land. The scenes are picked at random.

The highlight during these free spins is, of course, the option to trigger one of the 5 jackpots in the game. They are all progressive, but they’re only local. Similar to Holmes and the Stolen Stones, you need to collect gems during the free spins to trigger a jackpot.

The jackpots seed as follows:

  • Forgotten Jackpot – €/$/£ 40
  • Rare Jackpot – €/$/£200
  • Mythical Jackpot – €/$/£600
  • Ancient Jackpot – €/$/£1,500
  • Legendary Jackpot – €/$/£15,000

Starting the free spins via collecting the maps will give you 1 gem on that reel you collected the maps for to get you started.

There’s also the Treasure Hunt Bonus Game, which is also triggered by 3 scatters that then spin and land on ‘Bonus’ or via the Treasure Chest game. Now you get to pick either Bear or Sam as your hero to go treasure hunting. Bear is the safer option to arrive at your goal, but rewards are smaller. Sam will give you a lower chance of success but higher wins. Choose wisely.

Once again, we get a pick-me game, but it looks different to what we usually get. You always get three options with one chest waiting at the end containing the following:

  • Safe: 50 – 340 coins (low chance of Map and Relic)
  • Risky: 240 – 1200 coins (medium chance of Map and Relic)
  • Very Risky: 350 – 1800 coins (highest chance of Map and Relic)

Take a pick and your chosen hero will attempt to get to the chest in question. Usually, they’ll manage the safe option, but we have only seen them fail on the risky and very risky options. Since you get to traverse across three obstacle courses, you don’t want to pick the risky options right away. Go with the safe ones first and keep the risky option as your last choice.

Now, if your hero was very skilled and lucky, this is still not the end of the game. Should you manage to collect 5 relics during the treasure hunt, you will then make it to the Sunken City free spins. Once again, you get 10 free spins, but you start out with 1 gem on each reel and you also get a 10x multiplier on all wins.

Conclusion: Entertaining slot with many features that keep you going

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Jackpot Raiders is 96.3%, which is great value especially for a jackpot slot. Plus, the game’s volatility is quite low, so you’ll win relatively often, even if rarely big. Indeed, we’ve sometimes seen the Treasure Chest bonus several times in a row and played the free spins at least once every 100 spins. Once you’ve collected most maps, you’ll end up playing free spins several times in close succession.

And we’ve also played the Treasure Hunt multiple times but were never lucky or skilled enough to make it beyond into the Sunken City free spins. That would definitely be awesome for the multiplier alone. Since this game is very entertaining, beautifully done and lets you win often enough to keep playing for some time, you can always try again to get to the Sunken City.

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
20 Yes
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
96.30% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.10 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
40 Yes
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
Low No
   
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