How It All Began
Many years ago Microgaming launched Jungle Jim video slot that can be played at every Microgaming casino today. This slot has 5 reels and 15 paylines with the Nutty Jungle Explorer theme. These days the slot graphics seem too simple and out of date. The only symbol that moves when in the winning combination is the wild. The wild that is the tree house substitutes for all symbols except the scatter and bonus symbols to complete a win. However, it doesn’t multiplied any wins. Five wilds on any active payline give the top fixed jackpot of 4,000 coins.
Jungle Jim 15-Line Symbols And Features
There are 38 winning combinations created by the following symbols: Jungle Jim, Professor, Susan, Jungle Cat, Snake, Giant Spider, Piranha, Man-Eating Plant and Bonus Crocodile. There is also a Scatter symbol, but it doesn’t trigger any bonus games we are used to. Three or more symbols anywhere win payouts, but these wins are too small. Five scatters on the reels will bring you 75 coins only!
The symbol that is worth your attention is a crocodile. 3 or more Crocodiles trigger up to 10 free spins with up to a 5x multiplier. But you can see the word “up to”, so you can win four or five spins with a double multiplier, it’s too little I think. More than that during Free Spins Bonus Game you can’t get more free spins.
The bet varies from 1 to 10 coins per line, 150 coins per spin. The coin size is $0.01 – $0.50. Thus, the maximum wager is $75.
Jim Heading To Jungle In Search Of El Dorado
In September 2017 players could see a new innovative slot on Microgaming casino sites. This is Jungle Jim El Dorado. This is a 5 reel, 25 payline slots machine with state-of-the-art graphics, animation and sound effects not mention features.
The game starts with an exciting intro where you can see Jim going to look for lost treasure. In the heart of the jungle he hopes to find El Dorado, the mythical city of gold. Then you can see Jim deep into jungle looking at vivid unusual reels. They are not reels in reality, you will see some bright symbols hovering in the air. The reels don’t spin, they fall. You can collect various precious stones, golden idols, and the chest full of gold.
Exciting Free Bonus Features To Increase Your Win
The payouts are quite small, but thanks to the brand Rolling Reels™ feature you winnings can increase a lot. Rolling Reels can give multiple consecutive wins. Once you win you get a payout, then the symbols from a winning combination disappear and new symbols fall into their place. If you get a winning combination again it will be doubled. Those symbols disappear again and if you win, you wins will be tripled. The maximum multiplier is x5 in the base game and x15 in free spins!
The 2-Ring Zodiac symbol is the scatter which triggers free spins. Three scatters anywhere on the reels give you 10 free spins which are retriggerable.
Betting Range and Potential Wins
To start spinning the reels you have to make a bet. The coin size ranges from $0.01 per spin to $0.5. You can bet up to 10 coins, therefore you can play this slot for $0.25 (the smallest bet) and the highest bet is $125. You can win up to 460,000 coins. The slot RTP is 96.31%.
I like this slot game, it is bright, unusual with interesting features and animation. But, and here’s the big but, this slot looks a lot like one of the most popular NetEnt game, the Gonzo’s Quest. If we compare the two slots, you will see almost the same plot, in search of El Dorado, the same jungle, the same falling symbols and consecutive wins, even the graphics and animation seem to be the same. You can try both slots and decide which is better.
- Superb graphics
- Consecutive wins
- Multiplier up to x5
- Retriggerable Free spins with up to x15 multiplier
- Accessible for players with different bankrolls
- High RTP
- Tiny payouts
- Wild doesn’t pay itself
- Scatter rarely appears on the reels