Join the intrepid explorer in his search of the legendary City of Gold on the slot from Microgaming. Jungle Jim: El Dorado is his first reel expedition that will take him deep into the Aztec rain forest in a quest to find the vast ancient riches that no one was able to find until now. Wild substitutions, Rolling Reels and a Free Spins round, both with a progressive multiplier, can lead to wins of up to 3,680 times your bet.
Jungle Jim: El Dorado is a cascading slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the expedition on desktop or mobile from 0.25 up to a modest 25 credits per spin. The game has medium variance with an RTP of 96.31%.
Load the game to find you in the midst of a dense rain forest with Jungle Jim standing in front of ruins of an ancient Aztec temple. He standing on the left of the frameless game window that seems to float in the thick and humid air. The animated explorer is fighting off mosquitos and drinking from his bottle in between cheering you on to keep spinning the reels and taking selfies with his outdoor smartphone. Yes, we are in the 21st century. A bongo soundtrack accompanies the action on the reels.
Blue, green, orange and red gems are at the low end of the pay table, awarding 2x to 4x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by tribal flutes, snake sceptres, gold statues and treasure chests. Hit five on a line to win 8x to 120x your bet.
The slot logo is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols while an Aztec talisman acts as the scatter and appears on reels one, two and three only.
Central to the gameplay is the Rolling Reels mechanic which has gained in popularity ever since NetEnt introduced it with their immensely successful Gonzo’s Quest slot. At the start of a spin sequence, symbols drop from the top onto the reels and any winning combination explodes after the payout to make room for new symbols to fall into place. The spin sequence continues until no new wins occur after a drop, allowing you to win multiple times in a row.
While that is something to get our attention, it will be the Multiplier Trail on top of the game window that will raise the adrenalin level. It will activate after the first win and will apply the reached multiplier to any further consecutive wins. In the base game, it will reset to x1 at the end of a spin sequence.
Hitting scatters anywhere on reels one, two and three in one spin will trigger 10 free spins, which can be retriggered plus you’ll get a coin win of 5x your total bet. The round is played with an enhanced Multiplier Trail, which will be at x3 as default and increase to x6, x9, x12 and x15 on consecutive winning cascades. Similarly to the main game, it will reset to x3 at the end of a free spin.
Jungle Jim: El Dorado would be a remarkable slot if it wouldn’t be a clone of Netent’s Gonzo’s Quest. What makes it worse is that it does not offer an Autoplay function, so you will have to manually click the spin button hundreds of times every hour you play the game. Other than that it offers decent win potential that peaks at 3,680 times your bet which is well within the usual range, although nothing to start planning your retirement on.