A boss eyed caveman is the star of the show in Lava Loot, a prehistoric cartoon adventure from Novomatic. This fast-paced, 5 reel, 50 payline slot comes with a free spins feature as well as a Big Wild Bonus where sliding wilds can produce a mighty, volcanic eruption of coins. Play from 25p to £50 per spin.
An ash-spewing cartoon volcano forms the backdrop to Lava Loot. Joining the low value playing cards on the reels are a pair of dinosaurs and Mr and Mrs Caveman. The captured dinosaur is the game’s wild, substituting for everything apart from the scatter. The top paying standard symbol is the Lava Loot logo (try saying that after a couple of drinks!) which awards 500 coins if you land 5 on a payline.
Land 3 or more of the Bonus symbol to trigger the Lava Loot Bonus feature where you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. Look out here for the wild lava symbols that hit on reels 2, 3 and 4 – these wilds will remain in place for 1 free spin then move down 1 position on the reels on the following spin. In effect, they’re sliding sticky wilds. You can trigger 10 more free spins from within the feature if the bonus lands on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin.
The other extra on offer in Lava Loot is the Big Wild Bonus feature which can be randomly activated on any base game spin. The once dormant volcano will rumble into life and in the process spew out a trail of lava wilds onto the middle 3 reels. After the eruption has finished, the remaining reels will spin and a new combination will be formed with all of your lovely wilds in place. You can fill up reels 2, 3 and 4 if you’re really lucky and deliver a mighty stack of coins.
Novomatic aren’t known for their stunning imagery but the cartoon visuals on show in Lava Loot work rather nicely. Likewise, the frantic, drum heavy soundtrack which really matches the caveman theme.
The theme here is an explosive one but the volatility isn’t quite as high – this is a medium variance slot with decent wins possible from the base game and the features. We especially liked the Big Wild Bonus feature which delivered some impressive results. If you’re looking for some volcanic, slapstick adventure, then Lava Loot should do the trick nicely. If you want something more hard-hitting, Novomatic have plenty of options with Haul of Hades and Lord of the Ocean recommended.