Nice and simple for this one, and actually it really works. Microgaming does simple as well as they do complex, and this slot shows this flexibility perfectly. Three reels slot are gaining in popularity of late, and it’s nice to see that themes other than fruit and bells are starting to appear on the market.
Presented over just three reels with just one payline - memories, memories - this Jurassic Park-themed slot called Jurassic Jackpot is a welcome change to the typical cliche of having to be super complex if the theme is considered exciting. Five reels and a host of bonuses are often just distracting, a nice simple payer is much more attractive.
A theme that evokes the imagination
The movie we know from Steven Spielberg was an interpretation of the novel by Michael Crichton and is based on an island in the Pacific that became a safari park for dinosaurs bred from fossils in amber. Microgaming manages to capture this feeling of possibility incredibly well.
The reels sit against a background of the island and its stunning mountain range, and the creatures can only add to this along with a suitable soundtrack that puts you right at the centre of the jungle with all its mysterious sounds.
Along with the typical bar symbols and a combination thereof, the slot also hosts a Jurassic red flower, a dinosaur skull and the infamous Jurassic Park logo. Get three of the logo across a payline to win the top payout of 800 or 1600 coins, although this number is dependent on the amount you set the betting level to.
The mechanics of the game
Okay, so it’s a three reel slot, so obviously is simple, but it’s certainly not boring. Select your stake with the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons which you’ll find below the reels, and it gets really exciting when you select ‘bet one’ to double your overall stake and therefore doubling your winnings.
You can then use the ‘Bet One’ button to double up that stake with the potential for doubling your winnings. It is a shame about the lack of bonus features, but part of the appeal of these simple slots is just that, the simplicity. The Jurassic Park logo can also be sued as a wild, get one or two in a winning combo to multiply your winnings by 2x or 4x respectively.
What’s not to like about Jurassic Jackpot, classic feel, nice and easy to play and the potential for some very nice wins. The only people who are going to be disappointed with this one are those who need constant entertainment, and for you, we suggest just watching the film - whilst playing this slot of course!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring