People have always been intrigued by prehistoric animals that inhabited the Earth before us, so there is not a man who hasn’t imagined being face to face with huge dinosaurs.
Now you have the chance to do that in Jurassic Island slot that comes in the form of 5×3 reel grid with 25 paylines and tons of opportunities to win.
With the help of an experienced hunter you stand to win Free Spins with Multipliers, Stacked Wilds, top-paying symbols and more. Coming from Playtech the design and the music are impeccable and completely in keeping with the theme, so you can count on an immersive experience. Go ahead and choose your dinosaur bonus.
What We Love
Playtech has based everything around the bonus game, but they have given us plenty of choice with four options ranging from medium to high volatility. In our opinion this was a good attempt to let the players control the variance of the game and at the same time make it appealing for a wider range of players.
The four options available for grabs are: Multiplier Free Spins, Raptor Free Spins, Carnivore Free Spins and The Hot Shot Hunter Bonus. To even get the chance to choose one of these you will need three or more Scatters (Hunters) on the reels.
In every Free Spins game the number of Scatters determines the number of the Free Rounds so in the Multiplier Free Spins and Carnivore Free Spins for 3 Scatters you get 10 Free Spins, while 4 Scatters activate 15 and 5 will open the round of 30 Free Spins.
There is a chance to get more spins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 Scatters during the Free Play. In that case 3, 10, 15 or 30 extra spins will be added. When it comes to Raptor Free Spins the only difference is the number of Free Spins. You get 16, 24 or 40 for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters and additional 3, 16, 24 or 40 during the Free Play.
Each of the Free Spins rounds comes with a twist. The Multiplier triples your wins, while Carnivore strips the reels of low-paying symbols and Raptor adds stacked wilds. Only Multiplier is labelled as high volatility game while the other two are medium. You should have that in mind when making your choice.
The last option is The Hot Shot Hunter Bonus which is a game of skill. The task is to shoot the running dinosaurs and thus win multipliers. You stand to win up to 180x multiplier and there is an unlimited number of shots. You can end the game at any time and collect your win.
As for the main game it does not bring any features except maybe the expanding Wild, that is, the dinosaur, which spreads across the reel when he forms a winning combo.
What We Do Not Like
Having in mind that the game is high variance we would have appreciated a random in-play feature to keep us going while we are waiting for three Scatters.
In our opinion, The Hot Shot Hunter Bonus should have been added to the main game at random, especially because it stands out in the choice of three other Free Spins games.
Jurassic Island is an interesting slot sporting an immersive and realistic design and soundtrack. It definitely offers plenty of chances for hefty payouts through its four different bonus games.
Slightly high volatility might get in the way of regular payouts and there is the real danger of leaving you high and dry, but that is the thrill of high variance slots. With the chance to win 80 Free Spins and 180x multiplier we believe that it is worth the risk.