Swing Into Action
When the time is right for you to swing into action you’ll need to take a moment to set up your bets first. There are 5 reels which use the 1024ways to win style of play. This is a more contemporary style of play and fans of this approach believe it’s far simpler to understand as well as giving out wins more frequently. With 1024 ways to win you don’t have to worry about paylines but instead can simply look for identical symbols on consecutive reels moving from left to right. The position on the reel doesn’t matter as long as they are on adjacent reels.
The same section which houses the paylines also provides the setting for the bet value. If you’re concerned about the cost an alternative would be to play on full paylines but for a lower bet instead, This means that your chances of winning wouldn’t reduce but you’d get a lower payout. The entry point for this slot works out to a total minimum bet of 0.50. You can increase this stake right up to a total maximum bet of 250.00.
One of the main features that players have been calling for in the Nektan titles and in the Cave Raider series in general has been a bonus round. It’s always been possible to earn some free spins but these have been very basic and randomly awarded with no extras included. That’s all changed for this version of the game where you could receive up to 15 free spins for landing 3-5 of the bonus scatter symbol.
During the free spins the bonus feature can be retriggered but the number of symbols which counts has been extended right down to a match of just two, rather than the usual three. If you land any wilds during the free spins phase and they create a win, the prize you receive will be doubled or tripled. (Wilds landed in the main game won’t attract a multiplier but can still step in for other symbols to create the win.) This may not be the most creative bonus round ever designed but it’s a vast improvement on previous games and a welcome inclusion in the slot.
Experience an Adventure
If Cave Raiders Deluxe has left you craving an adventure then why not take a look at one of the originals with the Lara Croft slot. First released in 2004 from Microgaming it features 15 paylines and five reels plus two bonus rounds as well, all leading to an RTP of 96.6%. There’s a follow up too for fans of the genre, Tomb Raider II Secret of the Sword which offer improves graphics, 30 paylines and voiceovers from the main game. The bonus game almost eclipses the main reels for excitement and takes players on a tour around the world to collect sacred fragments of a sword.
Cave Raiders Deluxe from Nektan takes the series of games from this developer to the next level and vastly improves the entertainment value for the slot. It’s still simple enough for newbies to follow but the extra bonus rounds add more interest for experienced players who found the previous games a little too basic. Top graphics round off this title making it a great choice for play.