Welcome to Ancient Egypt
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is a November 2019 release from Stormcraft Studios for Microgaming. The slot features the Win Booster, Rolling Reels, Multiplier Trail, Second Chance Respins, extra spins, scatter wins and wild symbols. This game represents the next chapter in the Jungle Jim saga after his search for the lost treasure of Eldorado.
Microgaming introduces the up to 50 paylines slot based on an Ancient Egyptian theme.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx – Game overview
The slot traverses the sands of time, where we find ourself amongst the dunes of Egypt looking at the starry night sky in the background. The symbols include Jungle Jim, a book, sarcophagus and clay pot. The lower-paying symbols include a red ruby, green emerald, blue sapphire and yellow amethyst. The music, based on Egyptian instruments, enhances the artwork and gives it visual and aural appeal.
This slot is played on a 5×4 grid (reels/rows) with up to 50 paylines. The slot has an RTP of 96.10% for standard games, and 96.30% for standard games with Win Booster initiated. The total bet begins at as little as £0.10 and can go as high as £20. This slot is optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. Wherever one goes, they can take it with them using an Android or iOS device.
Game features of Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
Jungle Jim logo wild
The logo symbol acts as the wild for this slot when it surfaces on reels two through to five. This symbol substitutes for all others except the scatter and sphinx symbols.
The scatter symbol can appear in any position, and we can earn 5x, 10x or 20x total bet (excluding boosted bet) with 3, 4 or 5+ symbols. The symbol only appears during the base game.
The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.10% to 96.30%.
Rolling Reelswith Multiplier Trail
The Rolling Reels feature is a bonus game triggered by a payline win. In this feature, the symbols involved in the win are removed from the reels. This action creates gaps that are filled by symbols from above the reels for the chance to create new wins. If the shifting reels create a new win, then this process repeats until no new win is created. Each roll increases a win multiplier trail:
- 1st roll: 2x multiplier
- 2nd roll: 3x multiplier
- 3rd roll: 4x multiplier + 50 paylines upgrade
- 4th roll: 5x multiplier
- 5th+ roll: 10x multiplier
If no win is recorded on the 3rd roll, then a Second Chance Re-Spin is awarded.
The Win Booster is an optional feature in the main game at the cost of an extra bet of 3x current bet. It enables an additional scatter to increase the odds of triggering extra spins.
Features of the game include Multiplier Trail, extra spins with Multiplier Trail, Win Booster, Rolling Reels, scatter wins, wilds and more.
Extra spins with Multiplier Trail
The sphinx symbol can only appear on the 3rd reel during extra spins where it is collected giving rise to a shift of the remaining symbols. It awards an additional spin and increases the minimum multiplier value, thus increasing the multiplier trail until the maximum is reached. The win multiplier is as follows:
- 1st roll: 3x multiplier
- 2nd roll: 4x multiplier
- 3rd roll: 8x multiplier
- 4th roll: 12x multiplier
- 5th+ roll: 20 multiplier
The trail resets when a winning combination is not formed. The extra spins are played with 50 paylines and are triggered by 3 scatter symbols.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx opinion: Fun Game with Potential
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx opinion is a decent little game that comes loaded with features. It’s got high volatility, so remember that a higher bankroll might be necessary and some of the features are difficult to trigger. Somewhat disappointingly, the artwork seems to have lost some of its edge when compared to the original. While this game is no Book of Dead from Play’n GO, which does more with less, the slot is entertaining with some big payout potential.