Jurassic Park Slot Review
Jurassic Park is a 5 reel 243 ways to win video slot powered by Microgaming. Playable from 30p to £15 a spin, the game is based on the iconic film which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Info about the film! The game is the first to use Parallax Scrolling effects which really makes Jurassic Park come to life – the game is set in a very detailed jungle whilst the various free spins features have unique and animated environments based on locations from the film.
The base game benefits from a randomly triggered T-Rex Alert Mode feature – it last for 6 spins with the T-Rex appearing behind the reels on the 3rd spin. Up to 35 wild symbols are adding the reels for the 6 spins which can result in big wins – look out for the Jurassic Park logo which appears stacked on all reels.
However, look out for 3 or more scatter symbols (the dinosaur egg) as this will trigger the Free Spins feature – well, there are 5 free spins features in total each with their own unique environment and soundtrack. They will also have their own mini-features and characteristics which include wild reels, mystery multipliers, split wilds, wild multipliers, winning wilds and running wilds!
The first time you enter the free spins features, you will begin with the Tyrannosaurus Rex. You will be able to play the others once you enter the free spins features 25 times or more – then you can choose your own adventure. With all free spins features, you will receive 12 free spins.
First of all you have the Tyrannosaurus Rex Free Spins feature which features wild reels. Look out for the T-Rex symbol as they stack 3 symbols deeps on all reels! When T-Rex appears, you are guaranteed a win as he can turn all reels wild.
Then there’s the Velociraptor Free Spins feature with has split wilds or wild multipliers. Split wilds create more winning opportunities as more winning combinations can be created (such as a 6 of a kind win). Multiplier wilds will give you a random multiplier of 4x, 5x or 6x on winning free spins. The Velociraptor symbol also stacks 3 symbols deep on all reels!
Thirdly you have Brachiosaurus Free Spins feature which benefits from a Mystery Multiplier feature. A multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 6x will apply to a random number of free spins. If you’re lucky, the 6x multiplier can be active for 4 free spins! The good news about this feature is that you can trigger more free spins.
Then there’s the Triceratops Free Spins feature which has running wilds, random stack nudges and re-spins. You can get running wilds on all reels with 1 wild added to each stack per free spin – the initial stack has 3 symbols. When you have a partial stack, a multi Triceratops stampede runs across the reels giving you full reel wilds – these hold in place with the remaining reels re-spinning. When you have full stacks, the reel wilds will hold with the other reels re-spinning.
Finally you have the Dilophosaurus Free Spins feature which has winning wilds. When a Dilophosaurus appears on-screen, it will spit at a symbol turning it wild. When you have a winning combination with a winning wild, it remains in place.
As with a lot of Microgaming slots, there’s plenty of bonus features centered on wilds. Microgaming seems to offer medium variance slots which has a nice balance between the potential for big wins and entertainment (like Terminator 2). The maximum win is over 6,000 times your stake which is available in the T-Rex Alert Mode feature, base game and free spins features.
Saying that, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops Free Spins features are the most rewarding! My favourite is the Tyrannosaurus Rex feature as I’ve had 4 wild reels twice now with just under 800 times my stake on both occasions. I actually think the Jurassic Park game is my favourite branded slot by Microgaming. Graphically brilliant, sink your teeth into 65 million years of history.