Indie Impersonator in Raiders of the Lost Book Slot
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in 1981 and was the first in what would be an era-defining franchise. Harrison Ford starred in the movie just one year after The Empire Strikes Back was released. One after Raiders, Ford would star in Blade Runner. It was an insane time to be a fan of going to the movies. It is one of the few moments in history that I wish I could have experienced in person.
I share this so you’ll understand how high the bar is for an Indiana Jones slot clone, which is a nice way of saying ripoff. This is why Raiders of the Lost Book slot from GameArt has a very steep hill to climb to get the Rodger’s seal of approval.
Ready for a good book?
Raiders of the Lost Book slot is a classic “Book of” game. If you’re unfamiliar, this series of slot games spans decades and dozens of game providers. While there is always a variation in themes, there are core mechanics that remain consistent. The most notable of the core mechanics is the bonus game.
Triggered with three or more scatter symbols, the bonus games award ten free spins. Once triggered, one of the slot’s symbols will be selected at random and will serve as your expanding symbol for the bonus round. Anytime the selected symbol appears during a round of free spins, it will expand and appear as a stacked symbol across the entire reel on which it lands. This can result in all 15 positions of the slot displaying the same symbol, awarding an impressive winning amount.
The only other bonus feature to speak of is the slot’s wild symbol, which will substitute for all other symbols, except for the scatter symbol, to complete winning combinations.
If you’re not keen on waiting around to get caught by the mythical creatures and booby traps, you can select to skip the hard part and go straight to a round of the slot’s free spins feature. The slot’s buy bonus feature is fairly simple, allowing you to adjust the bet size and purchase a standard round of free spins. It would have been a nice touch to be able to pay more to purchase a round of free spins with a guaranteed high-paying symbol for the expanding symbols feature.
Is Raiders of the Lost Book slot worth a read?
I really don’t understand the “Book of” slot type. I understand that for developers, it’s really easy to skin the game and release a new title with little effort or investment. However, I see little, if any, appeal to players. And Raiders of the Lost Book slot is especially bad because its theme is equally unoriginal. There’s just very little that excites me when playing Raiders of the Lost Book slot. I’ve seen it all before, and it’s no longer fun.
Things don’t look much better when you add the very high volatility to the mix. Not only do you have dull gameplay, but you’ll also have long stretches without any wins whatsoever. If this one had low volatility, it may have got a pass, but the very high volatility just adds insult to injury. The slot offers a 6,235x max multiplier, which means you can play for up to €311,750 in winnings when betting at €50 a spin. If you bet at the €0.10 minimum, you can play for up to €623.50. The slot has an RTP of 96.4%. The slot supports bets in both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies.