Jurassic Park Slots
The Jurassic Park movie is perhaps surprisingly over twenty years old now, having been released in 1993. The film was adapted from the book by Michael Crichton and would feature a wildlife park frequented by scientifically cloned dinosaurs. Jurassic Park was much acclaimed for the visual effects and became the highest grossing worldwide movie ever upon release. This MicroGaming designed slot features a combination of the central characters from the film and a selection of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex that would make such an impact in the film. At the game you’ll find the randomly awarded T-Rex alert bonus as well as five separate free spins rounds as the main feature.
This slot certainly has a distinctive modern look. The game doesn’t have reels as such, as each of the symbols sits independently within its own circle, although they spin in exactly the same way as a standard slot. The most eye catching part of the slot is the backdrop however, as this scrolls slowly from right to left, showing large sections of the park. This backdrop is somewhat dark, giving the game a slightly eerie feel and this is amplified by the accompanying atmospheric sound. This certainly has you on edge as you expect some prehistoric creature to appear at any time and make you his evening supper.
How to play & real money versions
Jurrasic Park slot machines have five reels and offers you 243 ways to win. This means that you’ll win when landing three or more symbols on consecutive adjacent reels from left to right, irrespective of the position on the reels. These 243 ways to win come at the cost of 30 credits and you’ll choose your total stake for the slot using the plus and minus buttons on the control panel.
It seems that the human characters are worth more than the dinosaurs when it comes to pay-outs. Dr. Alan Grant (played by Sam Neill) is the top paying of all the standard symbols, worth 400 coins for five in a row. Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), John Hammond (the late Richard Attenborough) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) pay out 350, 300 and 250 coins respectively. The five dinosaurs pay out between 150 and 60 coins for a full house.
The Jurassic Park title symbol acts as the wild at the game and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. When you have 243 ways to win, wilds become more valuable as they can enable a large amount of wins, but this wild actually goes one better as it is stacked. Even better is the fact that it is also the highest paying symbol at the whole game, worth 800 coins for five in a row.
During play you might find that the T-Rex alert feature is randomly awarded. When this is in action, you’ll have an added 35 wilds on the reels and these will stay in place for the next six paid spins. This is most certainly a nice added bonus, as all those wilds in combination with 243 ways to win will almost certainly offer some juicy win amounts.
The prehistoric mosquito preserved in amber is the scatter symbol of the game and wins you an immediate pay-out if appearing twice or more anywhere on the reels, but land three or more and you’ll also enter the main feature. There are five free spins rounds which all give you 12 games and you’ll start with the Tyrannosaurus Rex round – only being able to choose which round having played 25 or more bonus rounds.
Tyrannosaurus Rex – The T-Rex may turn up to 5 reels wild.
Velociraptor – The wilds may split into two, enabling 6 in a row wins (which pay double that of 5 of a kind).
Triceratops – Each spin will see the number of wilds grow by one per reel. Fully stacked wilds will hold and partially stacked wilds will nudge to become fully stacked.
Brachiosaurus – You’ll receive a mystery multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 6x for a random amount of spins.
Dilophosaurus – Winning wilds will remain in place and the wild will substitute for all symbols.
During each of the free spins rounds, the named dinosaur will be stacked on the reels.
This MicroGaming designed slot is certainly one you’ll not want to miss. The sound and visuals of the game are absolutely excellent throughout and make for a much more enjoyable than usual base game. However it’s the features that really set this game apart. Firstly the randomly awarded T-Rex alert bonus will certainly give your bankroll a boost, but the slot becomes even better with the free spins rounds. With five in total you’ll want to play them again and again. Go and play – I hear the dinosaurs are hungry!
About Jurassic Park
In the Jurassic Park movie, John Hammond, the rich CEO of InGen has created a theme park on a tropical island. The park is filled with dinosaurs that have been created using the DNA found in mosquitoes. Before the grand opening, a tropical storm hits the island, while the computer programmer shuts down the security system as he is after cloned embryos having been bribed by a rival company. The combination of the storm and the lack of security sets off a chain of events where disaster strikes and the dinosaurs and the humans on the island get to know each other at very close quarters.
As well as the amazing receipts at the Box Office, the film would also open to great critical acclaim. The Rolling Stone said ‘colossal entertainment—the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year’, while the New York Times stated ‘a true movie milestone, presenting awe- and fear-inspiring sights never before seen on the screen…’ The film would also win three Academy Awards for both the soundtrack and the visual effects.
There have been three Jurassic Park movies since the original, the latest being ‘Jurassic World’ which was released in 2015.