Earlier in September, Microgaming launched the much awaited Jungle Jim – El Dorado pokie.
Jungle Jim El Dorado is a 5 reel, 25 payline pokie, and is a stunning update to the original 15 payline version of the game.
Set in a mythical jungle, Jim is on an epic treasure hunt with his gadgets. With emeralds, sapphires, Aztec symbols, chests of golds, Jungle Jim is packed tight with the El Dorado theme. The pokie is a gorgeous 3D animation and the symbols tumble down through the air. The design is bold and slick without the usual boxy reels from regular pokies.
Bet starts at $0.25 per spin, max bet is at $25, and the jackpot is at 92,000,000 coins. In terms of bonus games, Jungle Jim offers free spins plus a golden Multiplier trail.
The Free Spins game is triggered when you spin 3 scatters: you’ll get 10 free spins that can be re-triggered, and during this round, wins are all sweetened with multipliers that can go as high as 15x. In the base game, the Multiplier Trail gets you with a multiplier with each winning spin – for example, you second win comes with a 2x multiplier, your third with a 3x multiplier, all the way up to 5x.
Jungle Jim also sports the Rolling Reels feature, which has proved to be very popular with other games. Rolling Reels is like Tetris for pokies – the winning symbols explode, and all the remaining symbols drop down and new ones fill in their place, which creates extra chances to win again. To a certain extent Jungle Jim has the feel of NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest, but for players, it is not a bad thing that Microgaming is upping its game with its graphics to compete with the Scandinavian software developer.
Jungle Jim El Dorado can now be played at all Quickfire and Microgaming casinos.