Released by MicroGaming in 2016, Jungle Jim, El Dorado was a long awaited game and although being likened to Gonzo’s Quest the game doesn’t disappoint. As with most MicroGaming video slots the graphics are exceptional as is the sound when played in an online casino site.
The theme, as you would imagine, is based deep within the South American jungle where Jungle Jim is on the hunt for El Dorado, the lost city of Gold. Jim remains at the side of the screen and watches with trepidation as the player attempts to get him to El Dorado. However, he will happily share his appreciation with a nod of his head when the player achieves a win. Players can’t forget that finding El Dorado, the lost city of gold, is hard work for Jungle Jim so at times he will stop to take a break from digging and have a rest leaning on his spade and will take a well deserved drink to cool him down in the hot humid South American jungle, players will also see him swatting away the occasional fly too.
The game is 5 x 3 reel and offers 25 paylines with numerous free spins and bonus features. This is quite a rarity in a MicroGaming game as most of them feature the 243 ways of winning concept and despite the reviews that Jungle Jim El Dorado is similar to Gonzo’s Quest, players will notice many differences. Jungle Jim El Dorado features an additional 5 paylines for a start and although the theme may be slightly similar in terms of a expedition for treasure or in Jungle Jim’s case an expedition for El Dorado the lost city of gold, the games are very different.
Rather than the symbols spinning they drop down from the top of the screen, which is an interesting added feature. Amongst precious gems symbols such as ambers, emeralds and rubies, the symbols also include an Aztec mask, a blue serpent, a treasure chest and a totem pole. The Jungle Jim logo is the wild of the game and will override every other symbol except for the Gold Talisman scatter symbol. The Rolling Reels is a unique feature with Jungle Jim El Dorado and offers the player a chance to repeatedly win from every spin; it also offers an increasing multiplier. Every consecutive win has a multiplier of up to five too and the Free Spin feature, which is activated when the player receives three scatter symbols, allows the player to get up to twenty additional free spins.
The minimum bet is 25pence and the maximum is £25 and the game will pay out a maximum of £250,000. Jungle Jim El Dorado is a non-progressive slot game and therefore the payout does not increase from the £250,000.