When I first saw Golden Jaguar on a slot list I had an idea what theme this game is built around (presuming the name relevant to story) and I almost imagined a luxury auto, car race, parade style but when I clicked on it I was dropped in a whole different world. This 50-payline slot gives an insight to the ancient Aztec culture which emblematic animal was jaguar. Fortunately, the guys at Cryptologic went along another path of creativity and I can safely say I like their way much better.
Though I very like a theme like this but I am not a fan of graphics of the symbols. I find them not too detailed or worked out and I guess some fine-tuning wouldn’t have harmed it. The background with Aztec pyramids and wonderful lagoon is much more attractive (during free spins we can see this same image at night). It not necessary means a good thing if a slot game at first sight excels only with a secondary quality.
The mentioned symbols are masks, book, vase, Aztec woman and man but Jaguar (not a coincidence they named the slot after this majestic animal) is the power figure. It’s the substitute and appears in expended form on any reel so in extremely lucky situation all reels are covered with these icons that would mean the Jackpot is won and reward of 37.500 times of line bet. It must be a fantastic picture when just one symbol can be seen in all positions.
7 free spins are awarded when 3 bonus figures land on the first, third and fifth reels. During this session a randomly selected multiplier (x2-x8) is attached to every single spin thanks to the little wheels displayed on top of the screen. Free spins can be re-triggered while playing extra game.
This slot not too feature rich but thanks to the Wild’s additional functionalities and the observations based on my experience, it very often turns up not just in main game but during the free spins giving more chances to win and sometimes it materializes and can be well rewarding game. It occurred that in 5 spins I got 2 free spins session (with €30+ and €50+ results) then more than a half an hour spent without any worth-mentioning win or extra game.
Overall, Golden Jaguar is not a bad game, but true, if I want I could find some things in every segment that are in need to fix or upgrade. This game’s entertaining effect depends solely on Wild’s appearances which are not too fortunate.
For me it’s just an ordinary game without any specialty but definitely not my list because I’m sure I can find more interesting games out there.