Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ Slot

 

Anticipation is always on a high when I receive news of a new slot from Netent and this time it rose even higher when I saw the title. Jungle themed can only mean full of action, wild roars and animals, hopefully great animations and ultimately huge win potential as I am not particularly a fan of low variance slots. And I got pretty much what I hoped for. Loading the slot for the first time nearly made me jump off my seat as it starts with a huge tiger roar. Fantastic, this will be great fun, were my first thoughts.

 

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™, released on 21st March 2017, is a 243-way slot with random boost features, expanding symbols and a range of Free Spin bonus rounds. The most important, well for me at least, is that the maximum payout is a huge 7,678 x stake bringing this slot into Dead or Alive territory, which currently is one of my favorites and has given me dozens of 2,500+ x bet wins in the past two years. What an experience of opposites it will be though with the rather animation free DoA versus the action filled and loud Jungle Spirit. Time will tell, but I am excited!

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ Slot

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Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ Slot

Rate this game
(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Up to €1200 + 200 Free Spins*

For all new players at Casumo

Slot Details

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ is set in a lush and lively jungle background combined with sounds of drums and screams of wild animals. Crisp and sharp graphics plus flawless 3D animations of the animal symbols, so real that a player feels they would jump right out of the screen, and the serene appearance of butterflies make this slot a feast for the eyes. Players can also choose their preferred sound animation with either the intense jungle screams and noises or calm and soothing nature sounds.

The game is a 5-reel, 3-row, 243-way video slot, expanding to 5-reels, 4-rows and 1,024-ways in Free Spins. Netent gave it an array of features such as Expanding Symbols, Random Butterfly Booster and a choice of 5 Free Spin bonus rounds. Bet sizes range from $0.20 – $100 adjusted with the aid of $0.01 – $1.00 denominations and 1 – 5 bet levels.

 

 

TRTP is stated at 96.47%, coupled with the low single line pays it would make it a medium variance game. Add though the expanding symbol feature and increased number of pay lines in Free Spins, giving it super mega win potential and the variance will inevitably move towards the high end. Even the lowest medium symbol will produce a 3,071 x bet win in Free Spins when all five reels are expanded symbols. The slot is in HTML5 format and will be available for play on desktop, mobile and tablet across all OS platforms.

Low paying symbols are 10’s – A’s, while medium paying symbols are cobra, crocodile, bear, elephant and tiger in ascending order. No Wild symbols to be found on this slot but scatters in the form of water flowers that open up when they land on the screen. The most impressive animation is though the expanding animal symbols that seem to jump out of the screen when they complete a winning combination. Delightful to watch!

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Expanding Symbol Feature

Each symbol in the game, except for the Scatter symbol, can appear marked by butterflies like the bear on reel 4 in the left image. The marked symbol will expand only if it is part of a winning combination and cover the whole reel, basically tripling the win as the bear on reel 2 in the right image. A small window will pop-up to show the total winnings from the spin. Having five of the same symbols marked with a butterfly would expand all five reels to give a 243-way mega win. Top symbol pays 1,822.5 x stake in the base game and 7,768x stake in the Free Spins with the increased 1,024 ways.

 

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Buttefly Booster Feature

The Butterfly Boost feature activates randomly in the main game when there are no Scatter symbols or symbols marked by butterflies on the reels. It will only happen if it is a winning spin, hence a player will know immediately that this could potentially turn in to a mega win of up to 27 ways of 3 – 5 OAK. The screen will go dark and the butterflies will fly around the reels and expand 1 to 3 symbols that take part in the guaranteed winning combination.

In the image below reels two and four where chosen giving a win of 9-ways of 4OAK elephants, which paid 27x bet. Pretty decent win for that combination.

 

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Free Spins Bonus Round

Get ready to rumble as this is the moment where the slot will have its biggest potential for super mega wins. Hitting 3 to 5 scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spin feature. However, no coin win for 2 or 3, but 4 or 5 scatters are awarded with an additional 15 or 50x bet. The game leads to a second screen showing five options with 4 – 20 Free Spins.

The kicker for the bonus round is that the chosen animal will be the only medium symbol on the reels with Tiger as the top symbol only awarding 4 Free Spins but providing at the same time the highest volatility and win potential. The Cobra will have 20 spins but also the lowest risk and win potential. Unfortunately, additional Free Spins cannot be re-triggered.

The game will return to the main screen after the choice has been made and increase the game window to 1,024 ways. All spins are played with the chosen medium symbol and having them marked with butterflies will expand the symbol just like in the base game. The top pay for the game can only be hit during the Free Spins when the Tiger has been selected and it will appear marked with butterflies on all five reels. This will result in a 1,024 – ways win of 5OAK Tigers, giving the maximum single spin payout of 7,768x stake. The Cobra as the lowest of the medium symbols comes in at a still staggering 3,071x bet.

 

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Final Words

Well, I have to admit this is an awesome creation from the Swedish studio. Happy to see that they finally designed a medium – high variance game again that is already very entertaining in the base game with the extra features but hides a super mega win potential in the Free Spins round, much like the epic Dead or Alive. With top pays in the base game of 1,822.5x stake and 7,768x in the Free Spins it certainly provides that extra suspense new and seasoned players alike are looking for in a slot game. It will remain to be seen how often we can score those five Tigers marked with a butterfly in Free Spins. Probably not more often than a Wild Line or 5 scatter on DoA but certainly just as profitable. Even the Cobra, the lowest medium symbols would produce a 3,071x bet win with a full 1,024-ways screen, something every player would take home any day of the year.

The design, animations and graphics are intricately crafted, the sounds absolutely fitting to the slot theme and the 3D effects so real that it will have people jumping off their seats. Overall, it is a very entertaining game with that highly desirable super mega win potential and has gone straight into my “must try” category.

 

Roaaaarrr! It will be exciting!

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