Jungle Jim El Dorado
Rolling Reels, Multiplier Trail and Free Spins
One of the most anticipated 2016 Microgaming slots. It joins the premium slots like Hot as Hades, Bridesmaids, and Terminator 2. Features Rolling Reels and a Multiplier Trail. It’s the 25-line Jungle Jim El Dorado that’ll take you on an epic quest for a lost treasure worth 920,000 coins.
Often referred to as Gonzo’s clone, this review will finally answer two mind-boggling questions: 1) Is Jungle Jim any different? 2) Have they improved it?
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Rolling Reels – Win Multiple Consecutive Wins for Free
This is what drives the entire slot, in both the base game and bonus.
Microgaming calls it Rolling Reels, NetEnt named it Avalanches. They both work exactly the same and are one of the most addictive features that you’ll find in a video slot.
This is how Rolling Reels work:
- If you trigger a win, the winning symbols blow up and disappear.
- New and existing ones from above fall into the empty spaces and create chances of hitting another win.
- Such half re-spins continue till there’s no more wins.
You’ll find the same feature on Microgaming’s 4 most popular sports slots as well.
That said, there are 8 regular symbols in the new Jungle Jim mobile slot, which is 1 more than in Gonzo’s Quest.
Not only that, but the highest paying symbol is now worth 500 coins more – up to 3,000 coins per line. And this is also despite the fact that there are 5 more lines in the Jungle Jim (25).
The entire paytable, however, can be worth up to 5x more thanks to this special extra.
Multiplier Trail – Win up to 5x More on Each Roll
The thing that makes players even more obsessed about Rolling Reels is the Multiplier Trail. In short, each re-spin or “roll” that you get after the initial win is amplified by the increasing multiplier that goes from x1 to x5.
The most important difference between the Jungle Jim slot and the Gonzo one is that there are 5 multiplier values and not 4. With the same maximum multiplier (x5), having 1 less unit on the tail is better as you get to the final value quicker. So that’s a huge plus side to NetEnt’s slot.
And there’s more.
Free Spins Bonus with 3x Higher Multiplier Trail Values
A Free Spins bonus in a video slot is a perfect fit.
So to win 10 free spins you need 3 Scatter symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3. These are the only reels you can get them on anyway. As a gift, you’ll also get 5x the total stake (you don’t get that in Gonzo). Not only will Jim take you to the sacred chamber with lost treasure, but the game will also transform for the better.
The Free Spins Multiplier Trail is worth 3x as much as in the base game, so all wins are tripled by default. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th rolls are multiplied by x6, x9, x12 and x15!
As if that wasn’t enough, you can re-trigger the bonus with 3 of the same Scatters for 10 more spins, indefinitely. This is when the big wins come into play and the real treasure hunt begins.
So Jungle Jim or Gonzo’s Quest?
As I found out, there are several substantial differences between the two games. Although Jungle Jim has more symbols and pay-lines, a Scatter payout and higher coin rewards, it takes longer to reach the max multiplier (x5 or x15) on the Multiplier Trail.
Overall though, that shouldn’t affect the game too much as the Rolling Reels feature is always active and makes the slot even more addictive with each spin. Plus, with the min stake of just 0.25 credits and low variance gameplay, Jungle Jim fits well most types of players.
That should answer your questions as far as theory goes, but there’s only one way to experience it for yourself. Play Jungle Jim El Dorado for free or real money at Chanz Casino. See also Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx for the blockbuster sequel.
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