Graphics - 99%
Gameplay - 96%
Bonuses - 94%
Value - 96%
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Legend of the Jaguar
Legend of the Jaguar has to be one of the best if not the best Playtech casino low, medium to high variance 3D slots we’ve played. The game’s a fusion of Indiana Jones, Lara Croft and NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest. It’s an Aztec themed adventurous slots that’s laced with sharp visual animations punctuated by a Jaguar Re-spins, Cascading Reels and a choice between 3 sublime Free Spins features with multiplier wins of up to 10x where you can decide the variance (volatility).
Furthermore, the free spins is topped off with one wild reel on each free spin with multiplier wins to the tune of 5x. To the right end of your screen you’ll see the heroine of the slots, let’s just call her Julia Jones.
She ventures deep into the jungle in search of lost treasure guarded by a mysterious presence. You can start spinning the reels in this exciting slots from 25 pence up to a respectable £500 on mobile phones and PC desktops. We played the game with a bankroll of €300 at an average bet per spin of €5, despite our rather limited bankroll we had hours of fun and some really good payouts of up to 4x our stake during the main game!
Symbols on the reels are carved in stone starting with different animals and element symbols. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the Jaguar, when 5 of them appear on a fixed payline at the maximum wager you’ll pocket up to 100x your stake. The game has 243 paylines with 5 x 3 cascading reels, winning combinations occur when 3 or more adjacent matching symbols are formed.
The average return to player percentage of Legend of the Jaguar is 96.3%.
The coin value is £0.01 to £20, as you increase the coin value your average bet per spin increases. The maximum bet that can be made on a single spin a whopping £500 which makes the game perfect for high roller slots players. The Auto Play feature spins the reels automatically for you from 5x to 100x. The game mechanic is kitted with a Multiplier and a Win Cascades feature. When a winning combination is formed winning symbols explode and disappear from the reels. With every cascade the multiplier increases from 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, up to 5x.
Keep a close eye on the Jaguar symbol, if it pitches on the centre reel (reel 3) the Jaguar Re-spins feature is played. While the other reels cascade the Jaguar symbol functions as an expanded wild that sticks to the reels offering multiplier wins of up to 5x. The re-spins continue until you hit a winning combination or when the free spins feature is initiated.
(free spins triggered)
The Free Games feature is played when the Free Games scatter icon appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 – you’re given a choice between 3 Free Spins options, each with it’s own win ratio and volatility. It took us around 50 money spins to trigger the free spins feature at an average bet of €5 per spin. Each free spins feature starts with a casting mold that’s smashed by two hammers which determines how many free spins you’ll get. Here are the 3 Free Games options:
Double Multiplier Free Games
The amount of free spins awarded ranges from 10 to 15. The win multipliers can be anything from 2x, 4x, 6x to 10x. Keep in mind that this is the high variance free spins option.
(10 free spins with double multiplier from 2x to 10)
Stacked Wild Free Games
If you pick this medium variance Free Games you’ll receive 6 to 10 free spins. One wild reel is added to each free spin, the multiplier can be as high as 5x thanks to the cascading wins.
Winning Free Games
This is the low variance option that awards you with 8 to 12 free spins with multiplier wins of up to 5x. On each free spin a win is guaranteed, if you don’t receive a payout, the free spins counter remains the same.
(free spin wins)
Without further ado Legend of the Jaguar is an excellent offering from Playtech. It’s similar to Gonzo’s Quest with its cascading reels mechanic, multiplier wins of up to 10x and cascading wilds. What makes the game even more interesting is that it gives you a choice between 3 Free Spins options, each with its own volatility! Of the 3 free spins features the high variance one is our favourite because the multipliers can be as high as 10x! A cracking slots all round which we rate as one of the best releases for 2018.