Prepare to be dazzled with this year’s most epic slot adventure called Jungle Jim El Dorado available now on both desktop and mobile devices.
Aside from the stunning visuals and the fun character, Jungle Jim El Dorado has been built on a great software engine that increases wins and excitement even more.
Players have the chance to experience the hugely popular Rolling Reels feature that appears in Base Game and Free Spins, plus the Multiplier Trail that increases sequentially on each consecutive win all the way up to 15x.
What you have here is a 25-payline slot which has the usual 5x3 reel set up only this time it all looks slightly different. Instead of 'reels' what you have is an empty space and it is into this space that the symbols drop down to from above, creating the 5x3 symbol matrix. Jungle Jim is situated to the left of the reels and interacts with you in a variety of ways when events happen in the game.
You can get the reels spinning for a minimum bet of just 0.25 per spin but you can also ramp up the maximum bet considerably to 25.00 per spin. The jackpot is a rather enticing 92,000 credits with this bigger win available in the free spins round when some of the additional bonus features of the slot are activated.
The first thing to note about the slot is that the symbols are all themed on the mythical lost city of gold El Dorado and the overriding theme of the slot is based on that and the ancient civilisations of the central and southern Americas. Graphically, the slot is outstanding with crisp animations and beautifully rendered graphics bringing both the symbols on the reels and the backdrop to life superbly.
Indeed, the presentation of the slot is outstanding and is equally as good, if not better, than the Net Entertainment's main competitor Gonzo's Quest.
The main feature of the slot, which is a key function in both the base game and also the free spins bonus round is the Rolling Reels feature. What happens here is when you land a winning spin, the symbols on the reels that form part of the winning spin will flash and will then disappear. This allows the symbols above it to drop down onto the reels, creating fresh space on the reels where new symbols will drop down to fill those positions.
Of course, changing the position of symbols and adding new symbols to the reels has the potential to trigger additional spins and these Rolling Reels wins are added to your initial win to create larger wins.
What helps you land some really sizeable wins however is that in the base game, there is a Multiplier Trail active. What this means is that each time you trigger a Rolling Reels win from symbols dropping down on the reels, the size of the multiplier applied to the win will increase from 1x, to 2x, to 3x to 4x and then to the largest base game multiplier of 5x.
This can radically increase the value of successive Rolling Reels wins and means that some sizeable wins are possible in the base game as well as during the free spins round.
To trigger the Free Spins round you need to land three of the scatter symbols on the first three reels on any single spin. For this, you will receive 10 free spins and of course, the Rolling Reels feature is operational during the bonus round, but the Multiplier Trail becomes even more valuable.
During free spins, any Rolling Reels wins are subject to an initial 3x multiplier, but then this increases to a 6x multiplier, 9x multiplier, 12x multiplier and finally a 15x multiplier, which gives you the opportunity to land the biggest possible wins on the slot.
Best of all, if you can land three more scatter symbols across the first three reels during the bonus round, then you'll trigger an additional 10 free spins to add to your remaining spins, giving you a maximum of 20 free spins.
Another pleasing aspect is that you have the in game Wild symbol to help you land some decent sized wins. This is the Jungle Jim logo and this can replace all the high and low value symbols (but not the scatter symbol) to help you land extra wins. The Wild symbol can be landed on several reels at once to trigger multiple payline wins and offer you the chance of larger individual payline wins.
What Microgaming have achieved here is to design a game that fits the demands of the slot public at the present time. Yes, Jungle Jim is very similar to Gonzo's Quest but it is not the first slot to have used another game as the template for its own success. It may lack originality compared to the first game, but it does not lack any of the excitement, playability and in many cases, the quality of animations and the size of wins available surpasses that offered by the Gonzo's Quest slot.
Jungle Jim has been given a hard press at times and it is somewhat undeserved. This is a very enjoyable and fun slot to play which has fantastic presentation, a touch of humour and some outstanding features to enjoy. Add to this a decent sized jackpot and a nice medium variance to the gameplay, which means you get a good mix of wins and there is a huge amount to enjoy when playing the game.
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