Reviews Microgaming’s Jurassic Park Slot Machine
Microgaming has capitalized on the large fan base of this hugely popular movie franchise of the same name, by releasing an online slot machine game integrating the characters and environmental theme from the movie.
Jurassic Park Slots Machine – At First Glance
The game takes a little time to load but it welcomes you to a screen filled with rich, dark colors and pictures of dinosaurs as the opening screen. This screen shows three features with pictures of the Dilophosaurus, Triceratops and the instantly recognizable T-Rex. The soundtrack in this screen is inspired from the movie soundtrack with strings and horns building up to give a dramatic effect. There are jungle sounds of birds chirping, and other such details which complete the dense-forest atmosphere.
The game page shows five slots reels and three symbols in each slot. The symbols used in the game include Alan, Ian, Mr. Hammond, Ellie, who are all characters in the movie, and dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophusaurus. Even the Movie poster and the Mosquito are used in the game.
The background shows the dense rainforest which is seen in the movie. The interface feels like we are handling one of the devices installed at the fictional Jurassic Park facility. There is an Auto-play function, and the screen shows that there are 243 ways to win. The bets can range from a minimum of 1.50 credits to a maximum of 15 credits. Operating the bet value buttons we see that the value cycles, so you must pay attention at it before you spin. The game screen also displays the amount of credits available, the winnings for the present round and the spin/stop button.
Spinning is smooth and the winnings are considered only from left to right. Each win is accompanied by a short soundtrack which hits the first few notes of the popular Jurassic Park Theme, a very thoughtful detail which fans would appreciate. Each symbol is well-designed with the dinosaurs and the characters looking exactly like they do in the movie.
Special Features Incorporated into the Game
The Mosquito symbol is a scattered bonus triggering symbol. The game pay menu says that three or more of these symbols would trigger free spins. The effects of the Mosquito symbol entering the game screen includes an exciting soundtrack and increased slot speed in the remaining slots and a back-lit Mosquito symbol with an impressive shine.
The auto-spin feature is very innovative and comprehensive. You may choose to have the game spin a minimum of ten to a maximum of five hundred spins. You can even choose to make it automatically stop when the winnings reach or exceed a currency limit which you can set. You may also choose to allow it to auto-spin until you issue the stop command. The auto-spin feature stops whenever the Free Spin feature gets activated.
The Movie Poster symbol is a Wild symbol which allows for higher number of wins. It is stacked in threes on all five reels and substitutes for all symbols except the free-spin triggering, Mosquito symbol.
The T-Rex Alert Feature is a unique, randomly triggered feature of this game which is activated when a Tyrannosaurus Rex is seen on screen. This gives the reels 35 additional Movie Poster symbols, which is a wild symbol, and dramatically increases the chances of winning. This feature lasts for six spins with the extra Movie Poster symbols remaining on the reels.
The free spins feature, when triggered, completely changes the pace of the game. At first, any random dinosaur symbol is made wild, with each one having unique game features. Once 25 free spins are triggered, you may get to choose which dinosaurs to activate on the next free spins. Each dinosaur gives 12 free spins.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex, when activated during free spins gives 12 free spins, with the chance of turning the symbols on the reels into Wild symbols. The Velociraptor symbol makes the Wild feature even more interesting by splitting Wild symbols into two which increases the amount of each win. There are also multipliers added on the reels.
The Triceratops modifies the Wild feature by making the Wild symbols cover the entire reel each time it occurs. The frequency of this is increased as you go on, making higher wins even more likely. The Brachiosaurus adds mystery multipliers, from 2x to up to 6x, in each spins which is applied to the winnings on that spin.
The Dilophosaurus turns random places on the reel into Wild symbols, which would be locked in position for the rest of the feature.
The Final Verdict
Microgaming’s Jurassic Park is an instant hit amongst anyone who has watched and enjoyed the successful movie franchise. The makers of the game have paid a lot of attention to minute details of the game. Things like adding the right sound to the right dinosaur, when it triggers wins and the visual effects of triggering wilds and free spins are enchanting, to say the least. The game is very entertaining, and is sure to enthrall every player who comes across it.