Spin that reel – Jungle Books slot review
Jungle Books is an Yggdrasil slot with five reels. It is playable on all devices at just 10 cents per spin. With a fairy-tale theme, it has 5 characters cast, a boy, tiger, panther, bear, and snake. Of course, you immediately recognize them as Mowgli, Shere-Kahn, Bagheera, Baloo and Ka but that is not official. Each character has own bonus features, reel sets and graphics in this dynamic game that is stacked with spreading wilds, wild multipliers, sticky respins, both way wins, stacked symbols, synced reels, stacked wilds and high-value symbol transformations. It is almost too much to put in one sentence!
Jungle Books has a total of 58-68 paylines and is playable from just 10 cents all the way up to £/€250 per spin on all devices including notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. You play the game with 5 characters and travel through various worlds which each offer you their own bonus features, reel sets and visuals. This makes it a pretty unique game to play.
Of course, the game is based on The Jungle Book tale and we must say we are quite impressed with the gameplay, the graphics, the worlds, and the audio. We will take you through the game with the five characters and then tell you our verdict.
With the Boy, you will benefit from the Spreading Wilds feature where any wild landing will spread to randomly create 1 to 2 extra wild symbols in any of the possible positions.
The Tiger triggers Sticky Respins with the contributing symbols as well as wild symbols remaining sticky on the reels for a respin. On the tallest reels, stacked wilds are added for enhanced wins. A pretty nice feature in this game.
With the Panther, it is all about a wild Superhigh Pay Symbols feature which high-value symbols that transform into wilds. There’s also a Win Multiplier feature which is triggered at random and gives you a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x randomly on wins, it just depends on how many times the panther will scratch its paw.
With the Snake, there’s a pretty cool 3x Wild Multiplier feature with a win with a minimum of 1 wild symbol will be subject to a 3x multiplier. And there is also the Win Both Ways feature where you get wins from both left to right and right to left.
Last but not least, you have the Bear where there’s a Stacked Symbols feature. 1 symbol is randomly chosen to become stacked on all reels on every spin. This includes the wild symbol and Honey Comb symbol. This symbol is added to the tallest reels with 1 more of these giving you a Pick & Click minigame where you get a prize for each Honey Comb symbol that lands. Your total wins can go all the way up to 50,000 coins!
There’s also a Synced Reels feature which applies in all realms. In the Boy, Tiger and Bear realms, reel 1 and 2 are synced together as to as reels 4 and 5. In the Panther’s realm, reels 1 and 5 are synced whilst in the Snake’s realm, reels 2, 3 and 4 are synced. This means the corresponding reels display the same symbols.
With all the extra’s this game starts to sound pretty complicated but actually, it is not and when you play it you will come to the same conclusion. The gameplay is quite impressive and it fits very nicely with the graphics, the transitions and the sound effects and music. It’s a medium volatility. Yggdrasil Gaming proves again that it can play in the major league of online slots!
Overall this medium variance game which is well made and if you are into fairy tales, you can have a nice time playing this slot.
Specifications of Jungle Books
- Developer: Yggdrasil
- Reels: 5
- Win lines: 58-68
- Bid: € 0.10 – € 250
- Jackpot: Yes, 250
- Volatility: Medium
- Bonus Feature: Yes, 10
- RTP: 96.1%%