Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the highly acclaimed novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park™ was an instant hit when it was first released in 1993. It went on to win an Oscar for best visual and sound effects, and two sequels released some years later. Online casino software provider Microgaming is clearly hoping that the phenomenon repeats itself once their Jurassic Park online slot game is finally released. From what we’ve seen and heard so far, it looks set that way.
Basics of the Game
The slot game Jurassic Park has 5×3 Reels and boasts a 243 ways-to-win structure, allowing players to win a jackpot amounting to up to £95 000.00. That’s quite a generous take, compared to other video slots.
The rules are quite easy to grasp, especially for seasoned slot players. It has the Scatter symbols and Wilds symbols – a lot of them. But what make Jurassic Park even more attractive are the bonus games. There are 5 bonus games, each of them named after a dinosaur that will appear on the screen randomly once 3 or 4, or even 5, Scatter symbols pop up. There are currently five bonus games: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, and Dilophosaurus. Each of these bonus games instantly grant the players with 12 free spins.
Aside from the free spins, players will also get bonus features that are unique to each bonus game. Players will find themselves hoping that the DNA analysis that picks out which dinosaur will pop up will choose the Velociraptor, since it comes with up to 6x Wilds multipliers and also gives Split Wilds that can give them 6-of-a-kind wins.
The Look and Feel of the Game
According to Microgaming, the Jurassic Park is the first slot game to utilize their exclusive Parallax Scrolling feature, which is basically changing the background of the video as the players spin. This gives players the illusion of moving through the dense and lush jungle, as if they are on an adventure. It also adds a level of realism when the T-Rex suddenly springs from behind the trees.
Of course, it also helps that this online slot already makes use of rich and highly detailed graphics and imagery to begin with. Aside from the fact that it shows videos featuring scenes from the movie once one started with the Base Game, the 3D and animation technology ensures that all the characters, particularly the magnificent dinosaurs, are rendered in all their detailed 3D glory. Even the sound is remarkable, worthy of a film that won an award for its sound effects.
The marketing blurb for Jurassic Park states that “bigger is always better”, and we couldn’t agree more, at least when it comes to this game. It comes with all the possible slot features one can hope for in a video slot and ups the ante by giving players that exciting “adventure” experience while spinning on the slot machine. Besides, who doesn’t love dinosaurs, especially ones that are as cool and terrifying as these ones?