The Jungle Jim And The Lost Sphinx mobile slot take you to the desert and asks you one important question: can you find treasure in these lost lands?
Jungle Jim And The Lost Sphinx slot is a sequel to the Jungle Jim El Dorado slot, and for once Microgaming has done more than just move the character from one setting to the other.
You still have the cartoony adventurer, and instead of the South American jungle, you’re under a dark desert sky, in front of an old gate, looking for the Lost Sphinx.
All the classic Ancient Egyptian slots symbols are here, from old relics to pretty uncut jewels, this is well done.
Jungle Jim And The Lost Sphinx is a 5×3 35 payline slot with avalanching reel, with ever win increasing the multiplier, and on the third win, you increase this to a 5×4 50 payline slot. Add a free spin and a booster, and there are lots to unpack here.
The base game itself is very clever. It takes the original idea of avalanching reels but adds a nice twist. So whilst all the winning symbols explode and more come tumbling down, this time around every win you get gives you more than multipliers.
For one it has bigger multiplier than the original Jungle Jim or even Gonzo’s Quest slot. For two, once you’ve had three wins in a row, you get an extra row of symbols and 50 paylines.
Which is where the booster symbol comes into play. For an extra bet, you can make it so you only need 2 scatter symbols instead of 3 to trigger 12 free spins.
It means that instead of having to wait for 150 spins, you only have to wait for 25 to 50 spins to trigger the bonus games. Which is amazing, because that’s where you get the chance to win 6250 x your bet.
That’s because the multipliers are significantly increased (up to 20x multiplier) and you get 50 paylines on every single spin. Better yet, the Sphinx can upgrade the multiplier randomly and give you even more re-spins.
The problem is that the booster costs a fair bit: it increases the minimum bet from 0.10 to 0.40 a spin, which is a high boost, more than the golden bet in the Golden Fish Tank slot from Yggdrasil.
Still, if you can afford it, the wins here are good, the mechanics are fun and the animations are better than many of the latest Microgaming video slots.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 35 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.7% / 96.3%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 - 0.40 (with win booster) / 20 - 80 (with win booster)|
|Max win||6250 x your bet|
|Free spins||12 Free Spins / Up to 20x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Avalanching Reels, Multiplier, Expanding Reels,Scatters, Free Spins, Respins|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild: The Jungle Jim slot logo is the wild symbol and appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and can substitute for all other symbols except scatter.
Win Booster: For an extra bet you can activate an extra scatter that increases your chance of triggering the free spins. That's because it sets one scatter outside of the reels, so you only need 2 scatters on the reels to trigger them.
Avalanching Reels and Multipliers: Every winning symbol will explode and more symbols will come tumbling down from above. This continues until no more wins show up. Every win will also increase the multiplier trail and increase the paylines
Second Chance Respin: If no win is awarded on win 3, you get a second chance (or free spin) to get another win and get to Win 4.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3 or more scatters triggers 12 free spins with sphinx symbols. You get 50 paylines for every spin and the multipliers are increased, to 3x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 20x multipliers.
The sphinx symbol appears on reel 3. When they land they are collected, removed and creates an avalanche. Every sphinx collected gives you additional spin and upgrades the multiplier to the next trail.
As sequels go, this Jungle Jim And The Lost Sphinx slot on mobile looks good, has lots of multipliers and plenty of wins.
That booster button annoys us a little bit. On the one hand, when it's on, you can get free spins after free spins, which is where the big slot wins all hide. So it's worth turning on, but you can't deny that it adds a hefty cost to your spin bet.
Which is why we can't give this 5 stars, and if you can't afford the booster, we'd even give this 3 stars and tell you to go play on the original Jungle Jim or maybe take a look at Pixies of the Forest 2 form IGT.
Yet these mechanics appeal to us: from increasing from 35 paylines to 50 paylines on a third avalanching win, to giving you free re-spins and huge multipliers in the bonus games, there's lots to enjoy here.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 22, 2021 - Rating