A gang of baby dinosaurs are the stars of Jurassic Juniors, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. The likeliest way to land a Tyrannosaurus Rex-sized jackpot comes via the bonus round where up to 240 free spins are on offer with all payouts trebled. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
The reels in Jurassic Juniors are made up of 12 brightly coloured, cartoon dinosaurs. The most rewarding of these are the green Godzooky style creature and the bright blue baby dino who’s just hatched from his egg – land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket 950 coins.
Those figures are dwarfed by what’s on offer from the wild – the Big Momma dinosaur (with the blue rinse and specs) is that wild. She replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter and awards 10, 200, 2,000 or 9,500 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination. When the wild forms part of a winning line, the payout is doubled.
The other symbol to look out for is the unhatched egg which is the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll win a payout equal to 5, 20 or 450 times your total bet. You’ll also activate the Free Games feature and with it, 15 free spins. All payouts during the free spins round benefit from a 3x multiplier and are trebled. You can re-trigger more free spins here too, up to a maximum of 15 re-triggers (giving you up to 240 free spins).
Jurassic Juniors is 1 of Eyecon’s simpler slots -the design is rather good and the cartoon style visuals are nicely done. The free spins round is well worth hitting thanks to the 3x multiplier which can quickly get the coins flowing. It’s not the easiest to trigger but can pay dividends – with up to 380 times your stake on each free spin.
We’ve been impressed with Eyecon’s pick’em, bonuses in the past and it’s a shame they couldn’t squeeze one in here. The gameplay can get a little repetitive given the limited range of extras. That said, the double wild wins can help things along in the base game.
The imagery may be a bit too cutesy for some but the free spins round offers potential. It’s not one of Eyecon’s best slots but Jurassic Juniors is a typically solid effort and worth considering if you enjoy this theme. Alternatively, Microgaming’s Jurassic World and Playtech’s Jurassic Island are superb choices.