Characters like Indiana Jones and Lara Croft are under strict copyright to major film studios, so let’s just say that the mobile slot title Cave Raiders, from Lightning Box gaming, features an athletic-looking brunette in a tank top and khakis, as well as a leather-jacketed adventurer in a fedora, and leave it at that. The two flank the transparent Cave Raiders reels alongside a jungle and a sheer cliff, between which a ruined stone building presumably covers the entrance to the cave of the title.
There’s also a soundtrack which, every few bars, sounds quite a lot like a famous adventure movie theme, but it’s all part of giving players with a taste for mercenary archaeology a slots title they can enjoy wherever they go. Cave Raiders plays on the standard Lightning Box slot template, with five reels and three rows, and no bonuses on separate screens. This unvarying template allows for rapid development of games that play on any mobile device, while the design of graphics, animations and audio strives to give each title a unique stamp that makes it attractive to different players.
Plenty of Bet Options
Like most Lightning Box slot titles, Cave Raiders allows players to play any number of lines, from 1 to the maximum; 25, in this case. Bets can also be varied from 0.01 to 1.00 in the set currency, so it’s a title that won’t break the budget of any sensible player.
Because Lightning Box focuses exclusively on digital games, the game controls are housed in two sets of buttons on the side of the screen, rather than the bottom, which puts them within reach of players’ thumbs. But although Lightning Box slots are optimised for instant mobile play without interruptions, they play just as well on laptops or desktop computers, so players without tablets or smart phones can also enjoy Cave Raiders.
Bright Cartoon Symbols Continue the Theme
The Cave Raiders game symbols combine clearly recognisable shapes with some intricately illustrated details, which is another feature of Lightning Box games that players are getting used to. The low-value symbols are the traditional poker icons from 10 to A, fashioned in moss-bedecked stone blocks. All symbols, whether high or low in value, need a match of at least three identical icons on one payline, in sequence and starting on the leftmost reel, to win a prize.
The high-value icons have a brightly coloured cartoon feel to them, while expanding the treasure-hunting tomb-adventurers theme. These symbols start with a skull on a heap of gold, followed by a stubby biplane, and then the two adventurers feature, with the man winning higher prizes than the woman. The Cave Raiders slot logo has the highest value, with a prize of 1,000X the line bet for five of a kind at Canadian casinos.
Wild and Scatter Operate as Usual
The Wild and Scatter icons in Cave Raiders behave just like those on any Lightning Box slot; the Wild can substitute for all symbols except the Scatter, and three or more Scatters activate the bonus round of 15 free spins.
The Scatter is a red circular arrow, emblazoned with the words Spins, also in keeping with the usual Lightning Box style. The Wild, in another cheeky reference the original Indiana Jones movie, is a gleaming gold statue of a head.