Jungle Wild Slot Game
Jungle Wild, by Williams Interactive, has you exploring the deepest, darkest corners of the rainforests. But don’t despair, there is not only a full cast of animals to keep you company, but also a mysterious ancient civilization. Jungle Wild seems to have taken its inspiration from the Indiana Jones movies, and the overall effect is relatively convincing. It is, however, is certainly not the best slot game you can play in terms of visual presentation, and the sound is nothing to write home about, but it is still well worth taking a look at.
The biggest drawback of the game is that it lacks any kind of convincing sound design. When being placed in a forest apparently teeming with wildlife one would hope for an ambient soundtrack that reflects this. Perhaps chirping birds and wind through leaves. What we have instead is a very generic set of sounds that could be used for any game. It’s a bit disappointing, and given that the symbol designs are fairly well done, one can’t help but wish that more had been done to make the game stand apart. But, slot games are not all about sound and emersion, so let’s look at what the game does right.
Game Play Mechanics
Jungle Wild uses a 5 reel, 30 betting line system, which is not unusual. What is unusual is that the game allows the player to freely adjust the betting lines up or down between spins. Many modern slot games have opted instead to have fixed betting lines, which takes a great deal of freedom away from the player. Jungle Wild is happy to let players adjust betting lines as they see fit, which is great for making a strategic play at the game. By lowering betting lines loses can be minimised in dry periods, while putting them back up in anticipation of a big real online pokies win can make a win even more valuable.
The game is also interesting in its approach to symbol design. Two golden masks, apparently Mayan in origin, are the most valuable symbols in the game. They clearly stand apart from the other symbols, making them easy to identify. Match them the maximum of 5 times and big payouts will put a smile on your face. The standard symbols in the game are all well designed, with monkeys and colourful parrots making the reels feel like a real jungle. There are no fallback playing card symbols here, and the developers can be commended for putting in the effort.
Bonuses And Specials
Jungle Wild has only two bonus feature symbols, including a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. The wild symbol is a standard affair and will match with all other symbol to create matching sequences. It will not, however, match with the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol, appearing as a mysterious pyramid, will match with itself to trigger the Jungle Wild feature. During the Jungle Wild feature the player is granted a number of free spins, during which extra wilds are added to the reels.