The tropical Asian rainforest is the setting for Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild. Played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine, look out for classy 3D visuals and a trio of bonus extras. They include expanding and transforming symbols as well as a free spins round played with a single high value symbol on a 1,024 ways to win machine. Playable on all devices, stakes range from between 20p and £100 per spin.
The visuals in Jungle Spirit match Net Entertainment’s usual high standards – set against the steaming Asian jungle, the reels include lower value playing cards which look as if they’ve been carved from the ruins of an ancient temple.
More lucrative are the wild animals symbols – there are 5 of these – a snake, a crocodile, a bear, an elephant and a tiger. The striped big cat is the most rewarding, paying 50, 80 or 150 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels. There are 3 bonus features on offer in Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild – they are as follows:
Symbol Expansion feature – you’ll notice that small butterflies can appear the symbols. Whenever a symbol marked with a butterfly forms part of a winning combination, that symbol will expand to fill the whole of the reel. A new payout is then made with the expanded symbol in place.
Butterfly Boost feature – this can hit in the base game at random on a winning spin that doesn’t feature a scatter or include a butterfly mark. New butterflies flutter across the screen and expand between 1 and 3 symbols. This guarantees a new winning combination.
Free Spins feature – to trigger this, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels (you’ll also pocket a bonus of 15 or 50 times your stake if you land 4 or 5 scatters). You’ll then be given the pick of 5 animal statues, each 1 relating to the higher value symbols on the reels.
Whichever animal you choose will be the only higher value symbol to spin on the reels during the free spins. There are different numbers of free spins on offer depending on the animal you choose. The higher paying the symbol, the fewer spins on offer.
- Tiger – 4 free spins
- Elephant – 8 free spins
- Bear – 12 free spins
- Crocodile – 16 free spins
- Cobra – 20 free spins
The Symbol Expansion feature can hit during the free spins as well as in the base game. Whichever 1 you opt for, the free spins will take place on a new set of reels (with an extra row) that offer 1,024 ways to win.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild ticks all the usual NetEnt boxes – the 3D visuals are very easy on the eye and the extras keep the pace ticking over nicely. The best of the features is the Free Spins feature where you can change the variance as you see fit. If the Jungle Spirits are feeling in a generous mood, the Call of the Wild can be very enticing as there’s 7,678 times your stake up for grabs on each tiger free spin! I also recommend NetEnt’s Divine Fortune which is superb.