Microgaming’s Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Slot Review

Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is powered by Microgaming and is the sequel to the Jungle Jim El Dorado slot. Playable from 10p to £20 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, the explorer heads to the golden desert sands of Egypt. It comes with Rolling Reels and a multiplier trail – the Free Spins feature sees you get multipliers up to 20x with the sphinx symbol increasing the multiplier for bigger potential wins.

Visually, Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx takes you to the desert with a star-filled night in the backdrop. With the 5 by 4 reel set encased in a stone temple, symbols include blue, green, orange and red gemstones as well as pots, treasure chests and ancient books. You’ll also see Jungle Jim who is the most valuable symbol – 3, 4 or 5 will give you 1, 2.5 or 10 times your stake respectively. The Jungle Jim logo is the wild symbol that replaces all symbols bar the scatter – it appears on all reels bar reel 1.

Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx uses the popular Rolling Reels feature found in other Microgaming slots – when you get a winning combination, the winning symbols are removed. This makes ways for new symbols to roll in. With every roll, the multiplier trail increases by 1 level. The more consecutive wins/rolls, the bigger the multiplier:

  • Level 0 – played on a 5x4 reel set with 35 paylines
  • Level 1 – multiplier increases to 2x
  • Level 2 – multiplier increases to 3x
  • Level 3 – multiplier increases to 4x and you play on a 5x5 reel set with 50 paylines
  • Level 4 – multiplier increases to 5x
  • Level 5 – multiplier increases to 10x

When you get a losing spin/roll, the trail resets taking you back to level 0. To help you succeed, the Second Chance Respin feature is triggered if you get no winning combination after the 3rd roll. A single respin is then awarded to give you another chance to form a winning combination and get you to level 4.

Then you have the Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more scatters on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 of them will reward you with 5, 10 or 20 times your stake as well as 12 free spins. Now, the feature uses 50 paylines as opposed to the standard 35.

Rolling Reels feature is in play with the multiplier trail increasing in value – you will begin with a 2x multiplier. The multiplier increases with each winning combination up to 20x:

  • Level 0 – 2x multiplier
  • Level 1 – multiplier increases to 3x
  • Level 2 – multiplier increases to 4x
  • Level 3 – multiplier increases to 8x
  • Level 4 – multiplier increases to 12x
  • Level 5 – multiplier increases to 20x

Furthermore, look out for the sphinx symbol during the free spins – it appears only on reel 3 (the middle one). These sphinx symbols are collected and removed from the reels – it will then cause a roll. Essentially, every sphinx collected gives you an extra free spin and upgrades the multiplier trail by 1.

As you can see, the Free Spins feature is where the biggest wins will come from due to the potential 20x multiplier. To help you enter the feature, you can use the Win Booster feature – you can choose to activate it or not from the base game. For an increase stake, you will unlock an extra scatter symbol – this increases your chances of triggering the Free Spins feature as you only need 2 normal scatters.

Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is quite a simple slot really – it’s all about getting consecutive wins in both the base game and Free Spins feature to achieve the higher multipliers. Variance wise, it’s in the middle – with potential 20x multiplier in the feature can lead to wins of 6,250 times your stake on every single free spin.

If you look at the original, Jungle Jim El Dorado, its very similar in terms of gameplay – however, the original offers wins of up to 3,680 times your stake meaning the sequel has bigger win potential and is more appealing. All you need to do now is pack your gear and join Jungle Jim on his latest adventure.

 

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Software:
    Microgaming
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    35-50
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 20.00
  • Jackpot:
    350
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (4)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    12/2-20x