Legend of the Jaguar is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Playtech that can be played from 25p to £500 per spin across all devices. You go in search of lost treasures to an ancient temple as you’ll benefit from cascading wins and multipliers up to 5x, Jaguar Respins where the Jaguar symbol becomes a locked wild reel and 3 free spins features which offer different variance (low, medium and high).

Visually, Legend of the Jaguar looks fantastic – set in an ancient temple which is guarded by a mysterious, foreboding presence, this Aztec themed offering sees stone carvings as symbols – the elements as well as various animals are represented.

The jaguar is the most valuable symbol giving you 2, 10 or 100 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. There is also a wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter. As a 243 ways to win slot, you form winning combinations by landing 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel 1.

The game uses a Win Cascades and Multipliers feature – when you get a winning combination, the winning symbols disappear to leave gaps on the reels. The other symbols fall into the empty spaces which allows new symbols to fall from above. This gives you the potential to create new winning combinations – these carry on when no more wins are present. However, the multiplier increases with each consecutive cascade – from 1x to 2x to 3x and finally 5x.

Look out for the Jaguar symbol landing on the middle reel (reel 3) as this triggers the Jaguar Respins feature. The Jaguar symbol then becomes an expanded locked wild with the other reels respinning. These respins carry on until you get a winning combination or you trigger the Free Games. Consecutive wins with the lock Jaguar wild will also increase the multiplier up to 5x.

The Free Games is accessed when the Free Games scatter appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 – you then choose from 3 different free spins features with vary in win distribution and volatility. You will see a casting mold smashed which determines how many free spins you will win for each of the features – here are your options:

  • Double Multiplier Free Games feature – you get between 10 and 15 free spins. The win multipliers for cascade winnings are doubled to 2x, 4x, 6x and 10x. This is the high variance option.
  • Stacked Wild Free Games feature – you get between 6 and 10 free spins. On every free spin, 1 wild reel is added. Cascading wins increase the multiplier up to 5x. This is the medium variance option.
  • Winning Free Games feature – you get between 8 and 12 free spins. You are guaranteed to get a win on every free spin – if not, the free spins counter doesn’t decrease. The multiplier can reach 5x with consecutive wins. This is the low variance choice.

I really like Legend of the Jaguar – it reminds me a little of NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest due to the cascading wins and the multipliers. However, I like the fact you can choose your own variance in the free spins – I would always go for the high variance option and that potential 10x multiplier! Graphically superb and with great bonus features, Legend of the Jaguar is another superb slot from Playtech – highly recommended.