The tropical forests of Asia are the setting for Golden Jungle, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from IGT. Optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, Golden Jungle comes with two-symbol high wilds, locked stacked wilds and a bonus feature that offers up to 75 free spins. Stakes range from between 50p and £500 per spin.
The design in Golden Jungle is rather impressive – set against the backdrop of a ruined jungle temple, the reels include a range of ornately designed objects. Look out for a bracelet, mirror and a trio of brightly coloured gemstones which are the lower value symbols.
Next come the golden goblets, daggers, necklaces, treasure boxes and elephant statues as well as a Maharajah’s turban. The mighty tiger is the game’s wild. The big cat appears as a 2-high stacked symbol and awards 2,000 coin payouts if you manage to land 5 on a payline.
Above each reel you’ll notice a meter – whenever the golden God statue lands, it will light 1 of the spaces in the meter above. Once you’ve lit all 4 spaces on a reel, it will turn into a stacked wild for that spin and the 3 spins that follow. This is known as the Wild Stays 4 Plays feature.
The Golden Arch (nothing to do with McDonald’s thankfully) is the game’s scatter – landing 3 or more of them on the same spin triggers the Free Spins Bonus feature. Here you’ll be offered of a range of free spin/wild reel combinations:
If triggered with 3 scatters, the choices are:
- 15 free spins with reel 3 wild
- 6 free spins with reels 2 and 4 wild
- 2 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 wild
If triggered with 4 scatters, the choices are:
- 30 free spins with reel 3 wild
- 12 free spins with reels 2 and 4 wild
- 4 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 wild
If triggered with 5 scatters, the choices are:
- 75 free spins with reel 3 wild
- 30 free spins with reels 2 and 4 wild
- 10 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 wild
Golden Jungle isn’t the most volatile video slot you’ll come across as the variance is in the low to medium range. Expect frequent, lower value pays rather than massive but rare hits. Well-designed as usual from IGT, Golden Jungle is a solid all-rounder.
The sound and visuals are well crafted and there’s a decent range of extras on offer in both the base game and the free spins. The variance may not be wild enough for some but for relatively low risk jungle adventure you won’t go far wrong here. Saying that, you can win big, up to 6,000 times your stake, if you’re lucky – I would always go for 3 wild reels option in the feature.