The story of Jackpot Raiders appears to revolve around adventurers, the kind of men and women that seem lifted straight out of an Indiana Jones movie.
The graphics are excellent, and they deliver a mix of card suit icons which appear to have treasure maps designed into them, along with images of adventurers, hats, backpacks and even a compass.
The quality that the design is showing is one of the highest that you’re going to find in this category, of adventure themed slots, and it’s not a surprise that it’s coming from Yggdrasil. The one thing that could’ve been improved, is the symbol selection, since low value symbols could’ve been replaced with even better icons.
For over half a decade now, Yggdrasil Gaming has been releasing impressive slot machines, the kind that can compete visually with the best that this market has to offer.
You could easily mistake them for NetEnt releases, and the industry has recognized this by giving them multiple awards over the years. Other excellent games of theirs, which I’d recommend you try out, include Dr Fortuno, Hanzo’s Dojo and Vikings Go To Hell.
How To Play It
When it comes to wagering, the process involves the selection of the coin value, which automatically decides the total bet as well. The number of lines stays fixed at 20, but as you pick a coin denomination between $0.005 and $2, the total changes as well, from $0.10 to $40.
The slot’s giving you 5 reels and 20 active paylines. It’s going to have a simple goal for you, to spin the reels and see what you get. Access to various features can be obtained through the maps shown at the bottom, but more on that in the section below.
The free spins are going to help you get the progressive jackpots, by collecting gems once inside. There are three ways for you to reach this stage, which is quite profitable, as 3x multipliers apply to all wins. One of them is through the Compass scatters, 3 to 5 needed to appear at the same time, so that they can deliver 10 free spins and up to 10,000 coins.
The second way is through a collection feature, five matching maps being needed. This gets you 10 free spins and 1 Jackpot gem.
Third, is the chance to get this feature via a bonus game, called Pick & Click, as one of the rewards.
Treasure Hunt is what they call one of the bonus games, which triggers along with a prize of 10,000 coins. You go through three routes, ranging from Safe to Very Risky, and you can get smaller or bigger payouts, depending on which one you chose and on its outcome.
The last feature is a simpler one, a bonus game called Pick & Click, which will ask just that of you, to make selections and get prizes in exchange.
The progressive jackpots are the real target here, particularly the higher value ones. You get to them by collecting identical gems, five of the same type being needed. The names of the legendary jackpots (high to low) are Legendary, Ancient, Mythical, Rare and Forgotten. The best one starts at $15,000 and goes up from there.
Regular winning combinations will also form, and the potential through them is to win up to 2,000x total stake, or $80,000. All the while, this game is calculated to have a Return to Player of 96.3%.
Whether it’s pretty graphics, progressive jackpots, big fixed jackpots, fun features or a good RTP, Jackpot Raiders seems to have it all. Some are better than others, but overall I don’t see major weaknesses here.