When Microgaming signed the deal with Universal movies in 2014, there were some doubts as to what would happen to the Jurassic Park franchise in slot form… however, the Jurassic Park game has become one of the biggest hits in slot history. But the question is, can Jurassic World™ compete with the staggering success of the first slot? From what we’ve seen, the answer is a roaring – Yes!
Start your adventure in the Jurassic era, where dinosaurs roar from afar and their feet crash loudly as they move around, tails swirling wildly flattening trees and – well – pretty much everything in their radius. You’d better run: they can see you from afar and in one fell swoop, you’re history. Luckily for all of us… they’re extinct!
Jurassic World is a Microgaming slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Created in partnership with Universal Pictures and following on from the original Jurassic Park slot (and film), this branded title has lots of innovative bonus features.
Visually, and as you’d expect, it has stunning visual effects and reminiscent of the 2015 film which is the 4th highest grossing film of all time! Symbols on the reels include 6 dinosaurs (Velociraptor, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Indominus) as well as 4 characters from the film – Owen Brady (Chris Pratt), Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan).
The Jurassic World logo is the wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter – more importantly, wilds appear stacked up to 10 symbols high! The amber-encased symbol is the scatter – if 2 appear in the base game at the same time, they will transform into wilds.
When it comes to bonus features, there are plenty. First you have the Indominus feature which is triggered randomly in the base game when you get a win between 3 and 5 times your stake. The Indominus Rex can appear and boost your winnings by up to 1,000 times your total stake!
If you get 3 or more amber-encased scatters anywhere on the reels, you will trigger the Free Spins feature where you get to explore 3 different locations. The location you’ll visit is random until you trigger the Free Spins feature 15 times or more (then you can pick) – here is the info on the locations:
- Gyrosphere Valley – you get 10 free spins with a multiplier trail. The multiplier begins at 2x and increases by 1 on each non-winning free spin up to 7x. Once your 10 free spins are gone, the feature continues until you get a win.
- Creation Lab – again, you get 10 free spins but with Rolling Reels. When you get a winning combination, the contributing symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. This means you can win again and again from each free spin. You will also benefit from Cryo Wilds which are frozen in place for 3 wins before melting away – if part of a win, they remain on the reels but drop down a row on a Rolling Reel win.
- Raptor Den – you will receive 10 free spins and wild scatters. All scatters act as wilds during the feature with scatters held until you are awarded extra free spins. 3 or more scatters will give you an extra 5 free spins taking your total to 15.