Get on board the explorer ship with Bear and Sam for a reel treasure hunt on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Sequel to Ozwin’s Jackpots and Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Jackpot Raiders will take you on a hair-raising adventure around the world in a quest to find long lost treasures. Symbol collection, two bonus games and two types of free spins will reward you with wins of up to 4,100 times your bet. Not to forget, there are five progressive jackpots that can be won during the free spins.
Jackpot Raiders is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the two explorers on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility volatility with an RTP of 96.30%.
The game window is set inside the explorer ship of the two adventurers or better said vehicle as it is not clear whether it is the water, on land or in the air. Props that will be used for the treasure hunts are spread around the reels. The elaborate game window excels with crisp graphics and stunning animations. The five jackpots are placed on top of the corresponding reels. An adventurous soundtrack rounds off an awesome slot design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card suits – spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts – paying 6.5x to 10x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by Bear’s backpack, Sam’s hat as well as Bear and Sam themselves. Hit five on a line to win 37.5x to 200x your stake. There are no wilds on this slot but compasses as scatters.
Jackpot Raiders Slot Features
This game is packed to the brim with features that will take some time to get through and understand how they all work out. We will try our best to list them in chronological order as we go through the game play.
Central to most of the action on the reels are the compass scatters and the Jackpot Free Spins where you can win the progressive jackpots. Land two scatters on a spin to trigger the Pick&Click Chest bonus game where you can pick from five chests to reveal a prize:
- 20 – 80 coins
- Compass, which will award either 10 Jackpot Free Spins or Treasure Hunt Bonus Game
- One random map added to your collection (we’ll explain that in a moment)
Hit three to five compass scatters on a spin in the base game and it will turn one time to award either the Treasure Hunt Bonus Game or 10 Jackpot Free Spins. Plus, for four and five scatters you will collect an extra reward of 1,000 and 10,000 coins respectively. In real money, that converts to 50x and 500x your total stake.
At the bottom of the game window, you will see map collection meters, each from a different location where our explorers are hunting for treasures – Summit Shrine, Highland Gate, Jungle Ruins, Desert Tomb and Templar Grave. When you load the game for the first time, you will get 6 maps added as default, two to the first meter and one to the other meters.
Pay symbols can appear marked with a rolled-up map in the base game which are then added to the respective meter. Collecting five maps from the marked symbols or via the Pick&Click Chest bonus game will trigger as well 10 Jackpot Free Spins but with one gem added to the jackpot meter corresponding to the triggering reel. For example, collecting five maps on the Jungle Ruins reel will get you 10 Jackpot Free Spins and one green gem added to the meter for the Mythical Progressive Jackpot, increasing the chance to win the jackpot.
Overall, these are the three opportunities on how you can win the 10 Jackpot Free Spins, which cannot be retriggered. All wins during the feature are multiplied by x3. The jackpot meters are now active and coloured gems landing on the respective reel below will be collected. Accumulate five of a colour before you run out of free spins and you will win the respective progressive jackpot. A fixed percentage of 3.8% of each bet is contributing to them.
- Reel 1 – Forgotten Jackpot | Blue Gems: Minimum Value – €40 or your currency equivalent
- Reel 2 – Rare Jackpot | Purple Gems: Minimum Value – €200 or your currency equivalent
- Reel 3 – Mythical Jackpot | Green Gems: Minimum Value – €600 or your currency equivalent
- Reel 4 – Ancient Jackpot | Yellow Gems: Minimum Value – €1,500 or your currency equivalent
- Reel 5 – Legendary Jackpot | Red Gems: Minimum Value – €15,000 or your currency equivalent
Brace for more as we are moving on to the second part, the Treasure Hunt bonus game and the second type of free spins, called Sunken City Free Spins, which in itself can lead to mega wins as well as the progressive jackpots.
The Treasure Hunt Bonus game is triggered when the compass stops on “Bonus”, either via the Pick & Click bonus game or when you land three to five scatters. The same coin wins are awarded when four or five scatters landed on the triggering spin. In a first step, you have to choose between Bear or Sam to go treasure hunting. Bear has lower potential with a higher chance to get to the treasures while Sam has higher potential but a smaller chance to make it to the treasure chests.
A second screen opens in the midst of the jungle. Three routes are shown to reach treasure chests: safe, risky and very risky. Obviously, the riskier path has potentially higher rewards but is also more treacherous and you might fail to reach a treasure chest. The prizes in the chests are:
- 50 – 1,800 coins or 2.5 to 90x your stake
- A random map towards your collection
- A relic towards the Sunken City Free Spins feature
The bonus game has three levels. Every time you manage to reach and open a chest, you will advance to the next level, which has higher rewards and higher risks. You only get three picks, so choose wisely to make it to the final level.
Collecting five relics over multiple Treasure Hunt bonus games will trigger 10 Sunken City Free Spins. An info button on the right will display your progress in the collection of the relics. The free spins will be played at the average bet value in use throughout the collection. The round will start with one gem being added to each jackpot meter, thus substantially increasing the chance to hit one of the jackpots. Plus, all wins will be multiplied by x10. Hitting a five of kind Sam symbols will pay a huge 2,000x your stake.
Well, this was quite something. Jackpot Raiders truly is a reel adventure that will keep you engaged and entertained for long periods. While a quick punt can lead to mega wins, it will be a slot you want to play over an extended time to make the most out of all the features.