With explorer and adventurer-themed slots at an all-time high, it is no surprise to see Microgaming dish out one of their own. Play ‘n Go’s Rich Wilde series and others have done remarkably well in 2019, and now Microgaming is turning their own Jungle Jim character into a franchise.
This week, the Jungle Jim: El Dorado slot gains a sequel, as Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx makes its debut at online casinos across the net. Using 3D imagery isn’t usually Microgaming’s fortegame demo, so the game represents something new for this world-famous software developer.
The Ins and Outs of The Lost Sphinx
Any players who have tried their hand at the first game in this series will know all about the main character. The beefed-up, modern-day Indiana Jones-style character is off to Egypt on his latest adventures. The game itself features classic Ancient Egyptian imagery and is played over 5 reels and 35 paylines. It costs between 0.10 and 20.00 a game and carries a non-progressive jackpot worth 350x a bet.
The slot’s title logo appears as a wild symbol, and it can appear on the second to fifth reels, replacing all save for scatters. The game also uses Microgaming’s patented Rolling Reels feature, and that is where things get interesting.
Rolling Reels, Multipliers and Paylines
Following a win on the Rolling Reels engine, players will land a 2x multiplier. Stringing together another offers a 3x multiplier. If three wins on the spin are acquired, the payline structure extends to 50 lines, and a 4x multiplier comes into play. This is followed by a 5x and 10x multiplier for further consecutive wins.
A defeat resets the lot to zero. There is also a free spin bonus which also uses the Rolling Reels system. This time, though, players can land more massive multipliers worth up to 20x, and the free spin bonus always uses the 50-line system, instead of the default 35 lines found in the base game.
Play Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Today
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx debuts this week. In theory, any major casino which provides Microgaming slots to its members should be carrying the new game. If they aren’t already, it will surely debut over the final days of November at all top Microgaming casinos, and those which feature games via Quickfire, Microgaming’s open gaming platform.