Jurassic Park comes to us from Microgaming and as the name implies, takes after the iconic Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. This video slot game has 5 reels with 3 symbols and 243 ways to win.
All the actual characters from the original movie have been integrated into the game including images of Sir Richard Attenborough, the beautiful Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and of course Mr. T-Rex himself. Short actual movie clips are also shown throughout the game.
This pokie is the very first to have Parallax Scrolling, a special 3D effect that really makes the game come to life. The setting for Jurassic Park is a very intricate jungle environment and during the different free spins features the environments become animated and vary depending on the locations portrayed in the movie.
In the main game the T-Rex Alert Mode feature can trigger at random and consists of a “Super Mode” that lasts for 6 spins. During these 6 spins as many as 35 Wilds can pop up on the reels, which gives you a chance for huge winnings.
Jurassic Park bonus features
But be on the alert for 3 or more scattered Dinosaur Eggs landing on the reels because this event will activate the Free Spins feature. In fact there are 5 different Free Spin features with each one having their own soundtrack and unique environment. They also have their own characteristics and mini-features including mystery multipliers, wild multipliers, wild reels, running wilds and winning wilds.
When you first activate the Free Spins, you will start with the T-Rex feature. It has up to three extra wild symbols per reel as a feature. Watch out for the T-Rex to make an extra appearance as he will turn up to 5 reels wild.
After you’ve entered the Free Spins feature at least 25 times, you are now allowed to select your own adventure from one of the 5 different bonus features. In every Free Spins feature you are always awarded 12 free spins and retriggers are only possible in the Brachiosaurus feature.
Jurassic Park: the verdict
Jurassic Park has to be one of the best Microgaming pokies ever developed. The graphics are beautiful, the music is atmospheric and the bonus features can be both very exciting and extremely rewarding. This pokie is high variance, so make sure you have a big bankroll to overcome the inevitable dry spells before you get those big bonus or “T-Rex Super Mode” wins. One small complaint we do have is the fact that the reels spins a little bit slow which can get on our nerves from time to time.
That does not take away from the fact that Jurassic park is a truly great pokie and it gets a well deserved 4.5 out of 5 stars rating.