Inspired by the Steven Spielberg movie blockbuster, and featuring its richly imagined prehistoric content, Microgaming has crafted a beautifully designed five-reel spin Jurassic Park pokie. The slot game will keep players engaged by a clever combination of bonus features and adventures with rewards, surprise wilds, and generous multipliers to encourage continued play. The slot was among the first to feature Parallax scrolling and provides a thrilling gaming experience with a visual rush.
How to Play
There are three rows of five reels, with 243 ways to win. The coin value goes from $0.01 – $0.05, and you can bet up to 10 coins per spin. The minimum bet is thus just 0.01and for all you high rollers, the maximum bet goes up to 300 coins per spin. The Jurassic Park logo is the wild. This symbol can make all reels wild and appears stacked during T-Rex Alert spins. The amber is the scatter symbol. Spin 3 or more of these, and you’ll trigger free spins and other special features. Activated when 3 or more pieces of amber appear anywhere, players initially enter T-Rex Alert mode, in which 12 spins are awarded with additional random wilds. After you have triggered this initial bonus feature 25 times, you unlock a selection of 4 additional free-spin, dinosaur-themed games. Each comes with 12 more free spins and their own unique combination of sounds and scenes as well as distinctive combinations of wilds, multipliers and scatters.
Graphics and Sounds
Microgaming licensed content from the producers of the movie, so the graphics, animations and video clips are impressive and authentic. Each of the bonus games takes place in a different section of the park, accompanied by distinctive sounds and scenes from the movie. The experience is entertaining and immersive, and the screech and roars of the beasts are realistic and not for the faint of heart. Jurassic Park is one of the first slots to integrate Parallax technology in its design. The Parallax background provides a kind of virtual tour of the prehistoric theme park giving you glimpses of luxuriant jungle environments in the background as the reels spin. The designers also use the foreground in front of the reels to insert animations of friendly, and not so friendly, dinosaurs.
Although Jurassic Park does not offer a progressive jackpot, you can win up to 1,900,000 coins at a time, which is none too shabby. To grab this mega win, you will have to spin 3, 4 or 5 scatters (the amber symbol), which will give you 25 free spins. After playing through these spins, you will get to choose your special feature to get you on your way to that gigantic pot of gold.
In the base game, players benefit from the T-Rex Alert Mode. The mode lasts for 6 spins, with up to 35 wild icons being added to the reels. This gives you a decent chance to rack up some big wins while the Alert is activated. This feature occurs randomly, so you ever know when it will be triggered. While all the bonus games award you with 12 free spins, each has its distinctive nuances. Try them out and decide what you like most.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex free spins can turn 5 reels wild.
- Velociraptor free spins come with multiplier wilds and split wilds, which can multiply your wins up to 6x.
- Triceratops free spins include stacks of wilds, which increase by one for each turn. And if your spin doesn’t win, the stacks of wilds remain in place until all your free spins are spun.
- Brachiosaurus also awards a multiplier of up to 6 times over a random number of spins.
- Spitting isn’t polite, but when Dilophasaurus spits on your reels to generate random sticky wilds that remain in play while the free spins mode is active, you will forgive her fortunate rudeness.
Clips from the Jurassic Park movie play to celebrate your wins. For smaller wins, like three in a row, the icons on the reels come briefly to life then return to their iconic state. Of course, there is also the more subtle pleasure of simply seeing your bankroll and winning totals increasing numerically.
Jurassic Park strikes a nice balance between betting and entertainment. Gamers will appreciate creative innovation will be entertained and impressed by the technical achievements in developing and designing the game environment as well in calibrating the betting action. Most importantly, the pokie is packed with tons of wilds and lots of free spins to up the ante. And of course, the game certainly can provide hours of entertaining exploration of a prehistoric world while learning how best to profit from the good fortune provided by long-extinct creatures. At least we think that they are extinct.