Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Tumbling Reels
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.30%|
The Win Booster is activated by clicking the icon to the left of the reels, this will add one scatter that is permanently in play meaning that only 2 further scatters on the reels will be required to trigger the main bonus round.
The cost to activate this feature is 4 times the current stake level, so, for example, regular spins at £1 with then cost £4 per spin with this activated, the wins from the game, however, will only be paid out at the original bet level of £1.
When you manage to score wins in the base game and reach the 4x Multiplier Trail level the reels will then expand to a 5×5 reel set along with the paylines increasing to 50, you can also earn a free respin of the reels if no wins are created at this point giving you one extra chance of continuing to raise the multiplier trial.
Triggered by landing at least 3 scatters or 2 if the Win Booster is activated, you are then awarded an initial 12 free spins with a 5×5 reel 50 payline slot, the multipliers are also increased during the bonus round with the maximum level raised to 20x.
Special Spinx symbols are also active during the bonus round and will permanently increase the starting multiplier level each time they land in view as well as awarding an extra free spin each time.
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Slot
Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx is a reasonable release from Microgaming/Stormcraft Studios, whilst the idea of tumbling reels and rising multipliers has definitely been seen before the addition of the Win Booster is likely to appeal to players who are more impatient waiting for bonus round triggers, but beware it comes with a premium cost!
Our playtests were quite a mixed affair, initially, we definitely struggled to get any bonus rounds over 100x stake, from the screenshots you can see once the 20x multiplier is active it only takes a few decent wins to end up well over 200x stake. Also, it’s worth noting that colossal base game win is with the Win Booster Activated, so effectively this is £2 spin, in regular play this would be a 400x stake win, but with win booster active the cost per spin is £8!.
Given the huge premium for the Win Booster option, we actually preferred playing this game in the regular mode, as the base game wins generally will not cover the premium cost of this feature and could eat through a bankroll quite quickly,
Overall it may well appeal to tumbling reel fans, but for us, it lacked a real spark to make us want to choose this machine over some of classics like Gonzo’s Quest!