Jurassic Park Slot
The Jurassic Park slot is a 5-reel, 243 pay line online slot game from Microgaming. The theme of the game is Steven Spielberg's ground-breaking 1993 movie that set new standards for CGI. Microgaming have put together a really special blend of music, effects, animation and bonus rounds that makes for a real 'monster' of an online slot experience.
The symbols used in the game are all the stars from the film – both human and reptile, including the late Sir Richard Attenborough, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill, and from the scaly side of the electrified fence, the velociraptors and of course, the fearsome T-Rex. To play, you can set your own coin size from 0.01 to 0.25, and the number of coins you want for any one spin, from 1 to 10. Your bet is always x 30 x your coin size x the number of coins. All possible pay lines from the left hand side are in play, making (3x3x3x3x3=) 243 pay lines. To win a prize, you need to land three consecutive identical symbols from the left hand side.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is 1x your total stake for two amber symbols. The jackpot is 26x 2/3 for five Jurassic Park symbols.
The amber symbol acts as the scatter symbol, and at least three on separate reels triggers free spins. There are five possible free spins features, each with a different dinosaur-related theme and 12 free spins.
The Jurassic Logo acts as the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols aside from the scatter symbol. There's also the T-Rex alert – if the most terrible of lizards happens to pop by as you are spinning, he will scare 35 symbols on the reels into wilds, and wilds they remain for the next six spins. There are also similar alerts for triceratops and dilphosaurus.
Microgaming's attempt to ape the recent success of NetEnt in creating an immersive slot game both looks and sounds good, but the game play does get a little repetitive, which is a shame as obviously a lot of thought and effort has gone into this game. The visuals and sound effects are stunning, and bring online slots to a whole new level. Having the max 243 pay lines makes it easy to see if you've won, but the gameplay itself is a little lacking, as there simply is not much to get excited about aside from the hope of landing the free spins bonus, or that the T-Rex will chomp into view. Maybe a few tweaks are needed in order to prevent this slot from becoming extinct?