Jungle Jim is one of the most popular characters to feature in Microgaming’s slots, and players at River Belle online casino seem to really have a soft spot for the intrepid explorer. He made his debut in Jungle Jim El Dorado, where he was looking for the fabled city and treating players to his rugged charm and plenty of special features. Now he’s back, and off to Egypt in Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx.
Another Successful Stormcraft Collaboration
Anyone who has spent any time at online casinos will be familiar with the Microgaming brand. Launched in 1994, they are renowned for developing high-quality casino games of every kind. Their slots have always been especially impressive, with great production value and innovative special features.
Although Microgaming continues to roll out new releases on its own, the company also often works with independent developers. The mentorship programme works well for everyone involved; Microgaming gets fresh new content and ideas, while the smaller companies benefit from the industry legend’s guidance, resources and distribution base.
Most importantly, players get to experience cutting-edge games packed with exciting features and rewarding payouts. Stormcraft Studios, based in South Africa and launched in 2016, has already worked with Microgaming on a few very successful titles. Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is their latest collaboration and it’s launching on 6 November 2019. Naturally, River Belle Casino is the best place to enjoy it.
Jim’s Egyptian Adventure
This time around, Jim’s bounty hunting takes him to the desert sands of Egypt. Exploring this lost civilisation has always been a popular theme for slots developers, but we’d venture that no one has ever done it as well as Microgaming and Stormcraft have here.
Crisp graphics, smooth mechanics and a mystical soundtrack come together to perfectly evoke the Ancient Egyptian culture. As with Jim’s El Dorado escapades, the adventurer himself helps celebrate your wins with various entertaining animations. The reels are encased in a stone structure that is covered in hieroglyphics.
The casing itself is set against a desert landscape at night, and the setting really gives you the feeling that anything is possible. Icons on the reels are also inspired by the theme, and include glittering jewels in different colours, various artefacts that you might find in a pharaoh’s tomb, and the face of our handsome explorer.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is a medium-volatility slots game with 35 to 50 paylines and a betting range of 0.1 to 80.00 coins per spin. The theoretical Return to Player percentage is between 96.1% and 96.3%, with a top jackpot of $125,000.00 and a hit rate of 30.55%. The Wild Symbol is the game logo, and is able to replace all regular icons to create more paying combinations.
You start off in the base game with 5 reels, 4 rows and 35 paylines. With the Rolling Reels and Multiplier Trail features, this can level up to 5 rows and 50 paylines. The bonus round of 12 free spins, triggered when 3 or more of the enigmatic Scatter Symbol lands anywhere on the reels, always has 5 reels and 50 paylines.
Rolling Reels and Multipliers
The Rolling Reels feature in Jungle Jim El Dorado was incredibly successful, so we’re really pleased to see that it’s been brought back here in both the base game and bonus rounds. After any win, all the symbols that were involved in that win are cleared away to make room for new ones. This continues until your winning streak ends. But that, of course, is not all. We haven’t told you about the Multiplier Trail yet.
During base game Rolling Reels, with each successful spin the multiplier that is applied to your wins increases by 1x. The multiplier starts at 1x on Level 0 and goes up to 5x on Level 4, before shooting to its maximum of 10x on Level 5.
Level 3 is where your base game 4 reels and 35 paylines are transformed into 5 reels and 50 paylines. To give you even more chance of winning, if you don’t land a consecutive win to bump you up to Level 3 you’re given a Second Chance Respin. After a losing roll, including the Respin, the Trail, reels and paylines are reset to their lowest amounts.
In the free spins round, there is no Second Chance Respin and the Trail features 2x, 3x, 4x, 8x and 12x multipliers on Levels 0 to 4. For level 5, it jumps to a massive 20x! During the bonus round you might also be lucky enough to land 1 or more sphinx symbols on the third reel. Each of these gets you another free spin and starts the Multiplier Trail 1 level higher.
Boost Your Riches Even More
After all that, Jungle Jim is still not done rewarding you! You can also choose to bet more and activate the Win Booster feature, which unlocks an extra Scatter Symbol. This is positioned outside of the reels, and increases your chances of triggering or re-triggering the bonus free spins. Can you handle all this excitement and adventure? Of course you can! Get your Jungle Jim thrills at River Belle as soon as the game drops on 6 November.