Jurassic Park pokies review
Jurassic Park pokies review
While Jurassic Park needed no help in terms of popularity, the 2015 release of Jurassic World definitely gave it a boost, and as such Microgaming’s slot has become one of the most played pokies games in their huge catalogue.
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Based on the first Jurassic Park film, released in 1993, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and Samuel L. Jackson, it follows two palaeontologists Alan Grant (Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Dern), and a mathematician Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) who tour a theme park of dinosaurs that have been created from DNA. Despite being told the park is safe by the owner John Hammond (Attenborough), the dinosaurs break free and hunt them.
It has been a cult classic, but it wasn’t until 2014 that Microgaming teamed up with Universal Partnerships and released the slot on their download, flash and Quickfire platforms where we are greeted with all the original characters and dinosaurs.
How to play Jurassic Park
Microgaming have included the popular 243 ways to win over 5 reels with stunning 3D graphics and incredible audio to give you a real money Jurassic Park experience.
- Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20 and 0.25
- Maximum coins per spin: 300
- Minimum coins per spin: 30
- Maximum coins per line: 10
- Minimum bet per spin: $0.30
- Maximum bet per spin: $75
- Scatter: Yes (the mosquito in amber symbol)
- Wild: Yes (Jurassic Park logo symbol)
- Bonus features: Yes (T-Rex Alert Mode, Wild Reels, Split Wilds, Wild Multipliers, Mystery Multipliers, Winning Wilds and Running Wilds)
- Free spins: Yes (12 Free Spins with one of multiple bonus features attached)
- Jackpot: 1,900,000 coins
- RTP: 96-97%
The audio sounds like it came straight off a movie soundtrack and isn’t too overpowering, though you can mute it, or just the background noises in the settings. You can also enable Quick Spin here too, and even change the quality of the graphics to basic if you don’t have a high data Internet plan.
Jurassic Park symbols
Microgaming have chosen to really stick to the theme and instead of the traditional symbols, such as the 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A symbols, for the lower value symbols they have used the dinosaurs for the lowest value and the characters from the movie for the middle value symbols.
- Wild symbol:
The Jurassic Park logo is the Wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except for the Scatter to create a winning payline. It also is integral to many of the bonus features that occur during the free spins and the T-Rex Alert mode, which we detail below.
- Scatter symbol:
The Scatter symbol is the mosquito in amber and activates the free spin mode if you spin at least three to five of them.
Jurassic Park bonus features
There is one main bonus feature, which occurs during the base game, called the T-Rex Alert Mode and the Free Spins feature that has an array of mini bonus features attached.
- T-Rex Alert Mode:
During the base game the T-Rex Alert Mode is randomly triggered and sees 35 extra Wilds added to the reels for six spins. The spins do cost you but the more Wilds, the more chances of winning, and winning big.
- Free spins:
If you manage to spin at least three Scatter symbols then you will receive 12 free spins with the following feature available to be attached:
- Wild Reels – T-Rex appears turning up to five reels Wild
- Split Wilds – Wilds split into two to create a better winning combination
- Wild Multipliers – up to a 6x Wild multiplier applied
- Mystery Multipliers – from 2x up to 6x randomly applied
- Winning Wilds – symbols randomly turn Wild
- Running Wilds – Wild Stack will grow by a Wild and will hold, while partial stacks will nudge to form full stacks
Once you have triggered this mode, you will be taken to one of five different playing background. One of the above features will be picked at random to feature with the 12 Free Spins. Each bonus feature has its own Stacked symbol you can view by clicking on the pay-table.
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Final verdict on Jurassic Park slots
Overall, Jurasssic Park pokies is graphically stunning and incredibly smooth, and has a lot of exciting features.
We triggered the T-Rex Alert mode almost immediately and earned extra Wilds for six spins, at our expense though, but managed to trigger it three more times.
The Free Spins on the other hand took us quite some time to activate but the regular and high wins kept our account balanced so we could play until we triggered them to see what the bonus features offered.
When we did it was well worth the wait and topped our balance up nicely. Additionally, if you somehow spin at least three Scatter symbols 25 times you will get to choose which bonus to add onto your free spins, though it was tough enough activating it once – but you might have more luck.