Do you remember a guy called Jungle Jim? He turned up in the El Dorado slot game released a few years back. Well… now he is back, and you can expect to meet him in the Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx slot game. The Sphinx reveals this to have a familiar theme, but is that correct? Let’s see what lies in store for us here.
If you recall the original slot, you’ll know Microgaming is in the driving seat for this one.
There are some intriguing and different elements to be aware of in this game. That makes it advisable to try the demo version of the game prior to doing anything else.
Yes, we are going to the Valley of the Kings for this adventure.
The background is nowhere near as detailed as it could have been. It looks dark but it does reveal we are in the desert. Grab a drink as we progress through our review… this is going to be thirsty work…
There are five reels in this game, but it uses a larger 5 x 4 grid format than you might be used to. These are set into a stone block background. The format can also increase to show a 5 x 5 formation, so be aware of that. There is no progressive jackpot to be found.
Watch out for the logo for the game to appear, as this acts as a wild icon. This means it could increase the odds of a prize whenever it shows up. It can appear on all the reels apart from the first one. The game includes a scatter too – the only icon that cannot be subbed by the wild.
You begin with 35 lines to play on, although if the grid expands to 5 x 5, these increase to 50 lines.
The game can be played from as little as 10 cents per spin, but you can also increase that by some margin to reach the maximum bet of $20.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx has some intriguing features, all of which you can read about in the paytable. We suggest you make that your first stop before playing the game.
The game includes Rolling Reels – a feature seen in other Microgaming slots. The game includes a multiplier trail that goes up to 10x. If you secure a prize on the reels, the trail progresses to reach a 2x multiplier. The more wins you get in a row, the bigger the multiplier becomes. On the third level, the screen expands to include the extra row on the 5 x 5 format screen. This increases the options to 50 lines, too. On the first losing spin you make everything resets to the original level.
However, if you reach the third level and do not get the successful roll, a respin is granted. This provides another chance to progress.
Yes, you can secure 12 free games for finding three or more scatters anywhere in view on the reels. These spins are played on the larger 5 x 5, 50-line screen. You can also expect the Rolling Reels multipliers to come into play here, except all standard values are doubled. This means the biggest multiplier you could reach would be 20x.
You get a special icon appearing during these games too. It is shown as a sphinx. Whenever one appears, it is collected, giving you one additional free game and bumping you along the multiplier trail by one position.
This slot game has an RTP value of 96.30%.
This one rates a 9 out of 10 score from us. It is superb, delivering changing paylines and the chance to get some free games too. We love Rolling Reels in their other slots, and it works well here too.
The best you can do is a whopping 6,250x your stake if you manage to get to the 20x multiplier and scoop some prizes during the free spins round.
This is the best way to see how the game can progress before deciding if Jungle Jim is the best game for you to try.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is a great title and it promises to be a successful sequel to the El Dorado slot. Do you agree?
You can indeed play this game on tablet or smartphone if that suits you more.