NextGen Gaming Jewel of the Jungle Video Slot Review

Jewel of the Jungle: Demo

A lush, green, tropical forest is the setting for Jewel of the Jungle, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot powered by NextGen Gaming and produced in co-operation with GamesLab. Hidden among the flora and fauna are grouped gemstone wilds and a feature that awards up to 25 free spins complete with added wilds. Start your trek, on all devices, from between 50p and £100 per spin.

The visuals in Jewel of the Jungle are nicely done – it might take a little while to become accustomed to all the different shades of green but once you’re got your eye in, there’s plenty to like. Rather than playing cards, the lower value symbols are made up of plants, flowers, lizards, butterflies, snakes and monkeys that award up to 200 coins per payline.

They’re joined by the toucan and frog which offer payouts of 20, 100 or 500 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Only 2 of the red and yellow parrots are required to land a 5 coin payout – 3, 4 or 5 of them award 40, 150 or 500 coins. The best paying symbol is the leopard – a 5-in-a-row combination will get you 1,000 coins.

The jewel of the game’s title is the gemstone wild – this appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only and can land in a grouped formation to replace multiple symbols on the same spin.

Jewel of the Jungle comes with a Free Game feature that’s triggered by landing multiple scatters (the waterfall scene) on the same spin. 3 scatters will get you 10 free spins. 4 offers 15 with 20 awarded if you land a full combination of 5. Extra diamond wilds are added to the reels on each free spin. Landing 3 scatters will add another 5 free spins to your total- this can hit only once.

This is an entertaining video slot from NextGen Gaming – the visuals take a little getting used to but the bouncing soundtrack complements the action rather well. There’s nothing particularly novel about the features. The added wilds make the free spins round worth hitting though with the variance in the medium range.

Jewel of the Jungle isn’t quite a diamond in the rough – it’s a well-designed game with a decent feature though which certainly makes it a playable proposition. If you like jungle themed games, Microgaming’s Jungle Jim El Dorado is a better offering.

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