There are a multitude of dinosaur-themed slot machines available, many, of which became popular due to the Jurassic Park films first released in the 1990s.
Some of the most popular dinosaur slots include Jurassic Park, Megasaur and T-Rex. The T-Rex is described in Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History, a book on dinosaurs. The slot machines, like this book, are not only dynamic and visually exciting, but they also have many features that entertained for hours.
The Jurassic Park Slot
Released by Microgaming in 2014, this slot machine is extremely popular. The Jurassic Park machine has five reels and can pay 243 ways. It also takes 1 cent and 25 cent pieces and can take 1 to 10 coins at any given time. Numerous characters and dinosaurs from the 1993 movie Jurassic Park feature on the game as symbols. Game features include bonus rounds – T-Rex Alert and Free Spins. The T-Rex Alert adds 35 ‘wilds’ to reels, and these remain for six spins. Triggered by 3 or more Scatter symbols, Free Spins then give you a total of 12 spins. Dinosaur features will also lead to rewards. For instance, T-Rex will turn some reels Wild.
Megasaur Slot Machine
Launched in 2014 by RTG, Megasaur is an American slot machine that is popular due to its vast range of bonuses. With five reels and 25 lines, this slot has three options of play – 5 cents per line, 10 cents per line, or 20 cents per line. Therefore, betting ranges from €1.25 for 25 lines up to €5.00. However, some of the greatest attractions of the game are the dinosaurs, which are life-like and fearsome. Features of this slot machine include Megasaur Wilds, Win-Win, Free Spins, and the Progressive Jackpot. Megasaur Wilds appear when a red dinosaur appears on Reel 4 or a green one on Reel 2. The Megasaur then replaces the dinosaur making the reel Wild. Free Spins can generate up to 50 free shots, with the Win-Win feature activating during this mode and offering up to 250 times the bet amount as credit.
After 250 spins, Free Spin will also automatically occur, if not triggered by symbols. Lastly, the Progressive Jackpot accumulates over time. Thus, totals vary from machine to machine, though it’s common to see high jackpots of just under €1 million on some machines.
The T-Rex Slot Machine
A 5-reel, 25-line slot, T-Rex, also by RTG, is in some of the best casinos in the world. Including big wins and losses, this game is highly volatile. Players can bet up to €5.00 per line, with a maximum bet of €125.00 per spin.
Players can win by matching the symbols across paylines. Lower-ranked symbols replicate playing cards such as nines, tens, and queens, as well as kings and ace. To score here, three symbols of the same kind must appear. Other symbols such as volcanoes and dinosaurs also emerge. Only 2 of these symbols need to appear to deliver a win; three triggers a more significant win. This game has two special symbols – the T-Rex and the egg.
T-Rex only appears on Reel 3 and is a wild symbol that can complete any combination for a win. On the other hand, the egg acts as a scatter. Hence, two or more eggs on any reel will trigger an instant win. Wins can be anything from 1 to 200 times the amount wagered.