If you loved the Jurassic Park movie franchise and the books by Michael Crichton that inspired them, then the team up between Universal Studios and those leaders of the slot game pack, Microgaming, to create the Jurassic World slot will have you ready for the heady ride of monster thrills and spills ahead! They have a long tradition of bring big beasts onto the smaller screen (check out the King Tusk slot if you don’t believe us) – dinosaurs should pose no problems, surely?
As a self-confessed dino nut, I couldn’t wait to bait my hook to snare my t-rex or how about trying my luck with a gang of raptors?
It was time to take on the biggest beasts that ever lived!
Look and feel
As you’d expect from a big money game like this, there are some big beasts on the prowl when it comes to those bonus features and graphics with sound you’d expect, straight from the big screen. And this slot does not disappoint, it’s got some big beasties in it- you could probably do with calling up the lass from the Bounty Hunt slot to sort them out!
The slot’s whole look and feel is just like watching the film. The backdrop of the reels is the gigantic sea tank of one of Jurassic Park’s biggest aquatic dinosaurs, the reels are headed with the film logo. Its clear what you’re going to get, basically hunted by massive dinosaurs! Even if you’ve never experienced these tense dino-fest movies you will still love the high-quality design of this cracker of a game.
The soundtrack is rockin’ with the familiar tones of the music right out of the Jurassic movies. Its soaring and stirring all the way into slot play- a great little atmosphere builder.
Jurassic World is a 3 row, five reel and 243 ways to win monster of a slot. It’s bright and cheerful like the Neon Jungle slot (well, maybe not that bright, that would be a tough call) and a real entertainer to play.
The reels are populated with some familiar faces making onto the reels – and that’s before we talk about the humans!
The high value icons are all the humans from the latest Jurassic movie, including the heroic keeper, Owen, Claire the Manager, Hoskins the bad expert and the billionaire park owner Masrani. Rather unfairly in my opinion, the dinosaur cast are the lower value icons with a T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, Raptor and another massive beast.
The Wild is Jurassic Park logo and this substitutes for any icon except the Scatter. The slot’s Scatter is the iconic piece of amber with the dino-DNA in it and key to the wilder than life theme park.
In the base game there are some pretty neat features including the randomly appearing gigantically scary Indominus Rex cropping up, awarding some roaringly good multipliers that will shock you back into a cretaceous age with a x100 up for grabs.
When you’re in the base game and you are lucky enough to land two Scatters in the same spin then these become Wilds making more chances for a win- that’s monstrous pals!
This game comes with a tasty bonus feature too. Just land 3 or more of those amber Scatters and you trigger another world of free spins which come in three different side games which are chosen at random.
There’s the Gyrosphere Valley Game, so called because of an ill-feted ride in the movie. This side game comes with 10 free spins and a rather nice multiplier that incrementally increases until a win ends the mode.
The Creation Lab, the side game where all that DNA happens, comes with 10 free spins but this time there’s a rolling reels feature whereby winning icons are replaced by new icons, making for more winning combos, there are also Cryo-Wilds which stick around for 3 whole spins!
Then of course…there’s the Raptor Den. Once again there’s that generous 10 free spins but this time you have Held Wild Scatters which means that all those amber Scatters act as Wilds, stick around to create a free spin, and landing an additional 3 Scatters, translates very attractively into 5 more freebie spins! Now that alone is enough to turn you into a roaring carnivore!
Jurassic World is a winner of a slot. Its glossy, expensive looking with some neat features and I loved all the true to the film styling- it does transport you into a world of big predators and danger but…I did find it hard to trigger those juicy features- but as we all know, that could just be the luck of the draw!