You get to see some strange things when reviewing slot games. There’s been bananas on holiday in the Bahamas, cats that go into space and now there’s a horn playing hippo. That’s just one of the strange sights that you will see in the ‘Jungle Adventure’ slot game from EGT. The good news is that even though this is a rather strange game and probably not featuring the kind of jungle adventure you might be expecting, it’s still a great slot game to play.
Here’s a five-reel slot that has just the ten pay-lines on its three rows of cartoonish looking symbols. Those ten pay-lines aren’t a fixed amount and it’s up to you to decide how many you are going to activate on each spin of the reels. To do that, you use the meters that are on the left and right-hand side of the reels. The minimum cost of playing this slot with all the pay-lines activated is 0.10 and the maximum 200. Your task is to ensure you play at a level that won’t cause you any financial worries.
When you read that a game has a title ‘Jungle Adventure’ you wonder just what it’s going to be about. Is it going to feature some squared-jawed hero battling crocodiles and gorillas? Well that’s not quite what we get here. In fact, ‘Jungle Adventure’ is all about some animals that seem to fancy themselves as jazz musicians.
That’s reflected by the symbols which are great fun to look at. There’s that hippo I’ve already mentioned which gives us a tune on his horn when part of a winning combination. Then there’s a rhino that shakes it maracas, there’s a parrot who shows us how good he is at playing a piano when he gets you a win and a monkey who’s quite handy on the bongos. We also get to see a snake and a lizard. The lower paying symbols are bananas (this whole game is bananas to be fair), a cocktail served in a coconut and a couple of pineapples.
The wild symbol in ‘Jungle Adventure’ is the lion who’s wearing a pair of sunglasses. This can certainly help get you some wins as it subs for other symbols. It also pays 5000x your line bet if five of them end up on an activated pay-line. It can’t replace for the scatter symbol which is the racoon, I think it’s a raccoon, I’m not Sir David Attenborough you know.
There’s a lot happening in this game, so make sure you check out the pay-table. That has details of winning combinations, i.e. five horn playing hippos win you 1000x your line stake. There’s also details of the free spins, Jackpot Mystery Bonus, and gamble feature. Have some free games too to see how everything works.
To get into the free spins round, you need at least three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels at the end of a spin. That gives you a total of 12 free spins and an alternate set of reels is played during that dozen free spins. It’s only going to be a dozen as the number of free spins can’t be retriggered. If the bongo player ends up on the third reel, the win you’ve just had is doubled.
Then there’s the progressive jackpot to chase. Above the reels are amounts of cash that keep on climbing. That’s the current totals of the progressive jackpots. There are four of them, the first level is the club playing card symbol, level two is the diamond with the heart the third level and the highest one is the club. They all relate to the Jackpot Mystery Bonus which can appear at any time. 12 cards appear and your task is to choose from them until three matching suits are unveiled. Whatever that suit is, that’s the one you win so hopefully it’ll be the Club.
There’s also a gamble feature in this slot. After a win that is less than 350, this is offered to players and your task is to decide whether the next card is going to be red or black. Get the choice right and you double your win. Get it wrong and that win that you have just had is lost, so be careful with this. At least you can’t gamble big wins so that temptation isn’t there.
If this game appeals to you, why not try out some that have similar features. For example, try ‘Beetle Mania’ from Novomatic. That also has a free spins round triggered by three scatters symbols with the chance to have wins doubled during those free spins. There’s also the Microgaming slot ‘Liquid Gold’ which sees slightly less free spins offered but wins are doubled.
Now this is a very strange game with a brilliant theme. Why can’t ‘I’m a Celebrity’ have some jazz playing animals in it? It’s great to look at and the animations are fun too. It’s a shame you can’t retrigger the free spins but that along with a progressive jackpot and gamble feature are enough to keep you busy so play this now.