Jurassic Island is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Playtech. Playable from 25p to £125 per spin and available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it has an obvious dinosaur theme. The game benefits from 4 bonus features with 3 of them offering you free spins.
Looks wise, Jurassic Island looks fantastic – symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 which are depicted nicely with dinosaur bonus. Then you have a triceratops skull as well as 4 dinosaurs: Pterodactyl, Velociraptor, Raptor and Parasaurolophus. The latter is the highest value symbol which gives you 1,000 times your line stake for 5 on a payline.
Look out for the wild symbol (the Raptor with wild on it) which appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game – wilds expand to fill the entire reel if it will give you a winning combination. You can benefit from 3 wild reels if you’re really lucky.
You need to get 3 or more scatter symbols (the hunter) anywhere on the reels – this will allow you to choose 1 of 4 bonus features. If you land more scatter symbols, you can then power up your selected feature. Your feature choices are as follows:
- Multiplier Free Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 10, 15 or 30 multiplier free spins. During the feature, 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will retrigger the feature giving you 3, 10, 15 or 30 additional free spins respectively. More importantly, all wins in the feature are subject to a 3x multiplier and trebled. This is a high variance feature so don’t expect too much big that often, if at all.
- Carnivore Free Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 10, 15 or 30 carnivore free spins. During the feature, 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will retrigger the feature giving you 3, 10, 15 or 30 additional free spins respectively. The good thing here is that only high win symbols (the 4 dinosaurs and triceratops skull) appear increasing your chances of winning big – this a medium variance feature.
- Raptor Free Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 16, 24 or 40 raptor free spins. During the feature, 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will retrigger the feature giving you 3, 16, 24 or 40 additional free spins respectively. This is a medium variance feature where you will benefit from stacked expanding wild symbols!
- Hot Shot Hunter Bonus feature – dinosaurs move quickly across the screen so you need to move the crosshair over a dinosaur. Each of them gives you a cash prize between 1 and 10 times your stake. Flying dinosaurs can give you between 3 and 50 times your stake whilst brown dinosaurs can reward you with between 3 and 120 times your stake. However, white dinosaurs can give you between 6 and 180 times your stake!
As you have surely read, there’s plenty of offer in Jurassic Island – I like the fact that you can pick the volatility in the 3 free spins features to suit you. I will always go for the high variance option though. Jurassic Island looks fantastic and is a medium to high variance title with good win potential in both the base game (with the expanding wilds) and the 4 bonus features – thumbs up to Playtech. If you like dinosaurs, I recommend Jurassic Park from Microgaming which is brilliant.