NetEnt seem to be working overtime in 2017 as they’ve already given us three brand new titles this year and March will see yet another new game release from the brand. Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild will be released on March 21st, and from the sneak peek we’ve been treated to, we think it’s a slot that’s worth looking forward to.
Set in the depths of the jungle, the game offers the very best 3D graphics NetEnt has to offer, which makes a nice change from the cartoon style slots they’ve released recently. Jungle Spirit will also be a 243-way slot, with random boost features, expanding symbols and a range of different free spins bonus rounds. You’ll have to wait another two weeks until you can play this new slot, but you can read on to learn more about this exciting, action packed game.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is a 5 reel, 3-row 243 ways to win slot, which makes it a much bigger game than those that the team have already released this year. Straight away we can expect plenty of action and excitement from the game. That’s not all, however, as Jungle Spirit also boasts a boost feature in its free spin round, which adds another row to the game and creates 1,024 ways to win.
Spins start from as little as 20p, up to a maximum of £100. These can be adjusted by £0.01 to £1 denominations across 1-5 bet levels. This means that, theoretically, the game should suit high rollers and budget players alike. However, this idea is challenged a little when we look at the possible volatility of the slot.
The RTP of the slot stands at 96.47%, and when paired with single line pays, this would make for a medium volatility game. However, when you add in the increased number of paylines created by the free spins, and the expanding symbol feature, this creates a game with a huge win potential and therefore the variance could edge towards higher.
From the looks of it, Jungle Spirit is one of the finest examples of NetEnt’s 3D graphics capabilities we’ve seen in a long time. Recently, the team have put out a lot of cartoon style slots, such as Wild Wild West and Guns N Roses.
This time round, however, the illustrations and animations in this new release are so realistic and immersive that you’ll feel like you’re actually in the jungle yourself. You can also choose which score you hear as you play, from roars and screams to soothing nature sounds. All added up, it makes Jungle Spirit a feast for the senses.
The lower symbols in the game are traditional 10 to Aces, whilst the higher paying symbols are represented by animals such as a tiger, a bear, a crocodile and a cobra. From what we can see so far, there are no regular wild symbols in this game, however there is a expanding symbol feature.
This is triggered when a symbol appears marked by butterflies. The symbol will expand to cover the whole reel, if it’s part of a winning combination, and basically triples your win. If you can find five of the same symbols marked with butterflies, they’ll expand over all five reels and give a huge 243-way mega win.
So let’s talk about that free spins feature! The round is triggered when you collect three or more of the lotus flower symbols. There’s no standalone coin value for collecting two or three scatters, however 4 or 5 will give you an additional 15 or 50x bet. The free spins round leads to a second screen, where you can pick how the game plays out.
The free spins round in Jungle Spirit is all decided on which animal you choose. You can decide whether to pick a high amount of spins, with a lower paying symbol appearing, or a lower amount of spins with the higher paying symbol appearing. For instance, if you pick the tiger, you’ll be granted four free spins as he is the highest paying symbol on the board.
Once you’ve picked your free spins animal, no other picture symbols will be present for the free spins round. When the free spins are in play, the reel layout will increase to 4×5, which gives you 1,024 ways to win.
This is where the expanding symbols really come into their own. During the round any symbols can appear marked by a butterfly. This results in some amazing wins, for example 5 expanded tigers could give you a single spin payout of 7,768x your stake!
Overall, Jungle Spirit looks to be highly exciting and well worth a spin! We’d recommend the game to anyone, if just to see the incredible graphics, however it may be a title that suits seasoned players best. With the huge payout values, we’re expecting the game to be ranked as a high volatility game. However, if you’ve got the patience (and the bankroll) to play, expect to be handsomely rewarded!