Lost Slot Machine
There is no shortage of Egyptian slot machines these days. Given that the ancient kings were often buried with their immense riches, it’s hardly surprising that iGaming product manufacturers often find the theme inspiring. Being such a hotly contested space, new additions have really got to shine. Fortunately, Lost from BetSoft does just that.
The game’s artwork is typically strong for a BetSoft title. The characters are cartoony but not overly simplified. They’re in a similar style to those created by DreamWorks and work excellently with the theme. The background is similarly well-designed, and certainly adds to the overall feel of the game. Lost isn’t just a looker, however. It also features some amazing side games and bonus rounds. This makes it an immensely playable title.
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- Great look and feel. The exciting music complements the lavish visuals to create a game that has as much suspense as wandering deep into an ancient burial chamber for real.
- Fantastic and varied bonus games. With so many special features, this title is blessed with considerable replay value.
- Low main game jackpots. As with many BetSoft games, the highest pay-outs for five-of-a-kinds are a bit feeble. Some slots offer five-figure prizes. These make Lost’s 500x the line bet pale in comparison.
- Low upper betting limit. Another curse which afflicts just about every BetSoft game – if a programmer is reading this. Sort it out!
The top jackpots on Lost are inspired by hitting five-of-a-kind of the higher value symbols. The imagery used to differentiate between each has been inspired by our archaeologist friend, and various other acquaintances he comes across. Hitting five matching symbols across an active win line will pay as follows:
- Archaeologist = 500x the line bet.
- Mummy = 200x the line bet.
- Other man = 100x the line bet.
Centre Wild Reel
Landing the staff symbol in any position on the centre reel will trigger the “Wild” reel function. The icon will expand to take up the entire centre reel. That’s not all though. All wins that use the “wild” centre reel will be paid out at double their pay table value.
Monkey Click Me
Landing the monkey symbol in any position on the fourth reel will trigger the monkey “click me” feature. Players must join a crazy little monkey who has gotten itself lost. As it jumps around the screen, it unlocks prizes on the way. Players select the symbols they wish to reveal to expose exciting bonus prizes.
Centre Reel Re-Spins
Gamers can earn even more credits on every win playing Lost! Each time they achieve any winning combination on the reels, the prize will be paid out and the centre reel will re-spin for an instant chance to earn more cash. Each time the reel re-spins, the multiplier in the upper right corner will increase. Players can earn up to 5x on any wins that occur when they get a centre reel re-spin. Re-spins will continue to occur until no winning combinations are possible.
The Mummy’s Tomb Bonus
Landing four eye of Horus symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the mummy’s Tomb Bonus Round. Players must help the relic hunter to choose a door. Beware, however, there are Mummies everywhere around this tomb. Guess right and they’ll share their riches.
In addition to the game’s higher value symbols, there are also those that don’t pay quite as well. These have been inspired by some of the items that the slot’s protagonist might find during his dig. Hitting five-of-a-kind of each will pay as follows:
- Axe trap = 75x the line bet.
- Jackal = 50x the line bet.
- Ankh = 25x the line bet.
- Scarab = 10x the line bet.
Players can decide exactly how they want their money to be distributed for every spin on the Lost slot machine. They can choose a coin value between 2p and 50p, and opt to bet between one and five coins per line. In addition, they can adjust the number of lines. The lowest is just one, and the highest is thirty.
This means with every value set to its minimum, the lowest possible bet is just 2p. Meanwhile, with all controls maxed out, the highest wager per spin is a rather underwhelming £75. Unfortunately, like with most BetSoft titles, Lost doesn’t cater well to the highest rollers around.
What We Think
The Lost slot excels in a tough field to stand out in. Egyptian-themed games are popular and every manufacturer seems to have at least one. Fortunately, BetSoft brought their A-game in terms of both visual presentation, as well as the game’s features. The only flaws we found with the title are typical of the BetSoft team. Other than these minor caveats, Lost is a very strong title indeed.