Novomatic Jungle Explorer Slot Review and Free Play

Jungle Explorer: Demo

Venture into the depths of the rainforest and join an intrepid explorer on a quest for hidden gold in Jungle Explorer. Powered by Novomatic, it’s a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that comes with a tumbling reels game engine and a bonus round that awards up to 30 free spins with expanding multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 16x!

Jungle Explorer is a little unusual for a Novomatic powered game in that it uses a tumbling reels game engine – rather than spinning, symbols drop into place. If a winning combination is created, those symbols are blasted away and replaced by new symbols from above. This continues until there’s a tumble where no new winning line is landed. In effect, they’re free re-spins.

Novomatic video slots aren’t often treats for the senses but this is 1 of the developer’s better efforts. Set against a jungle backdrop, the reels feature A to 10 playing card values, gold coins, a necklace and a mysterious woman. Land 5 of her on a payline and you’ll win a payout of 20 times your total bet. The ‘I can’t believe it’s not Indiana Jones adventurer’ is the wild – he replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll win 2, 20 or 200 times your stake.

Those same amounts are on offer if you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the same spin – you’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 15 free spins. The tumbling reels are in play during the free spins – every successive tumble increases a multiplier starting at 2x then rising to 4x, 8x and 16x on subsequent tumbles. Land 3 or more scatters on the same spin and you’ll get another round of 15 free spins.

The jungle could be dangerous territory for the unwary explorer – the same is true of your bankroll. Jungle Explorer is an extremely volatile slot. Expect lengthy spells when you’re exploring will come to nought. Get on a roll with the multipliers during the bonus round though and potential riches await.

This is an entertaining game from Novomatic. The design is pretty good (including a thumping soundtrack) and the tumbling reels keep the pace flowing nicely. Throw in the free spins with multipliers of up to 16x and Jungle Explorer, risky as it is, can offer some top entertainment. If you like adventurers, I also recommend you try Microgaming’s Jungle Jim El Dorado and Play ‘N Go’s Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead.

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