Branded video slots are becoming quite a hit these days. Microgaming, in particular, has excelled in this department with releases like the 2014 Jurassic Park video slot. Well, brace up for another fun-filled dino adventure with Jurassic Park: Gold, released on February 14, 2022.
Like the original release, Microgaming partners Digital Platforms and Universal Games to take players on a wild tour alongside the mighty dinosaurs and enormous jackpots to claim.
This online slot is based on the 1993 Jurassic Park movie series, just as the name hints. The game is set deep inside a calm jungle with birds chirping in the background. The movie’s main characters appear as symbols, with dinosaurs swaggering their way across the grid. In short, you’ll play in an immersive movie world in this game.
With that in mind, Jurassic Park Gold is played on a 5x4 grid with up to 40 fixed paylines. Now this means players have a couple of ways to create a winning combination. Speaking of a winning combination, gamers must land at least three matching icons.
Symbol-wise, the T-Rex, Spinosaurus, Raptor, Dilosaurus, and Pteranodon are the least paying icons, awarding players 0.2x to 2x the stake. The premium icons are Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, John Hammond, Sarah Harding, and Ellie Sattler. Alan Grant is the highest-paying symbol, giving players 1.5, 5, and 10x for landing 3, 4, and 5.
Quickly moving forward, the wild is the game’s logo. As expected, it substitutes all standard icons when it lands and has multiplier values of 2x or 5x. The orange mosquito (Wildstorm) is the scatter, triggering at free spins for landing at least three. Another thing, the blue Powerball can land on any reel, starting jackpots during the Link & Win feature.
Like other Stormcraft Studios games, Jurassic Park Gold isn’t short of bonus features. Below is an overview:
You can trigger the Link & Win feature plus three bonus spins with at least six Powerballs. The sticky Powerball icons have a cash value or jackpot with the spins resetting to three whenever you get a new icon. Also, collecting 30, 25, 20, and 15 unlocks rows 8, 7, 6, and 5.
As said earlier, you can win the jackpots during the Link & Win bonus game. Every Powerball you collect reveals a Major, Minor, or Mini jackpot game, with 100x, 30x, and 15x multiplier values. If you collect Powerballs on all the positions, you can trigger the massive 8,000x Mega jackpot.
Collecting at least three scatters can trigger the Free Spins feature. But it’s not a dry bones bonus spins affair. That’s because you can unlock up to four bonus spins features after a specific number of free spin triggers.
They include the Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Spinosaurus, giving 12, 9, and 6 free spin retriggers, respectively. A wild win multiplier of 2x, 5x, or 8x can also appear, with the maximum win on each bonus spin being 3,600x to 4,000x.
You can also unlock the Tyrannosaurus Rex Free Spin feature, unlocked if the scatter collector is full or collecting 15 scatters. In return, a single spin is awarded with the Wild Storm feature. The maximum win? 5,000x.
When the wild icon lands during the Free Spins feature, it activates the landing position. Then, if another wild icon lands on the highlighted position, it expands to cover the remaining parts during the particular spin. Activating all positions awards players up to four bonus spins.
Note, however, that the wild positions don’t activate just on any other reel or free spin round. For example, the positions can only activate on reel 3 during the Dilophosaurus Free Spins. In Velociraptor, this can only be reels 2 or 3 and reels 2, 3, or 4 in Spinosaurus.
Players can enter the theme park with cloned dinosaurs for as little as $0.20 and as much as $30. Also, the game’s return rate is player-friendly at 96%, which is the flat average. But pick your steps wisely because the variance is high. In other words, don’t expect frequent big wins. But if you collect all Powerballs during the Link & Win bonus game, the 8,000x Mega jackpot is yours for keeps.
This game ranks highly in almost all aspects. The 3D visuals and immersive soundtracks will immediately teleport you to 1993, when the original film was a great hit.
Also, this online slot game is filled with advantageous bonus features, including the 8,000x Mega jackpot and the multiplier wilds.
On the flip side, the game variance is scorching hot, although that’s expected from a jackpot game. But overall, Microgaming perfectly sums up the dinosaur craze with big wins. You should love it!