Playtech’s Savage Jungle Video Slot Review

A vibrant tropical rainforest is the setting for Savage Jungle, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Playtech that comes with a pair of potentially exciting extras. In the Savage Wild feature, each wild that hits is collected. Once the countdown meter reaches 1, the wilds return to the screen and a new payout calculation is made, complete with multipliers. There’s also a free spins round with sticky wilds and even more potential multipliers. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile devices from between 10p and £500 per spin.

There’s a slightly primitive feel to the design in Savage Jungle. The visuals are bright, bold and quite simply done. With lush vegetation in the background, you’ll A to 9 royals alongside flora and fauna from the jungle. In order of value are a flower, a butterfly, a lizard and a toucan. The top standard payer is the big cat which awards 5, 10 or 20 times you bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The gorilla is the game’s wild. This can appear anywhere apart from reel 1. It substitutes for everything apart from the scatter. The wild features heavily in both of Savage Jungle’s bonus features.

Savage Wild feature – above the reels in the right-hand corner you’ll see a countdown meter. This can start from between 10 and 50. It then decreases by 1 with each spin that follows. During those spins, any wilds that land award a leaf on that position. If you land more than 1 wild on a position during the countdown, each extra leaf adds 1x to a multiplier total for that position.

When the countdown meter drops down to 1, a wild is added to each symbol position that contains a leaf. A new payout calculation is then made with all the extra wilds in play. Any multipliers that you accumulated during the countdown are applied here too – these can reach 25x. Once the payout is made, all the leaves are removed from the screen and a new countdown meter is chosen at random. The process is then repeated.

Free Games feature – this round is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin. You’ll then receive a payout of 1, 5 or 10 times your bet followed by 10 free spins. Any gorilla wilds that hits locks in position for any free spins you have left.

If you land a standard wild on top of a locked wild, you’ll receive a 1x multiplier boost. These can reach a maximum of 25x. You’ll add 5 extra free spins to your total if you land 3 scatters on the same free spin – with no limits.

Savage Jungle is a rather basic looking game. The Savage Wild feature offers something a little different though. It can deliver some good action too, especially if you collect multiple wilds and multipliers to match. It’s a similar story with the Free Games feature where again wilds and multipliers are to the fore.

You’ll see better designed video slots than this but the wild extras make Savage Jungle a trek worth making. If you benefit from 25x multipliers, you can win an impressive 2,500 times your bet on every spin or free spin. If you like the jungle, Play ‘N Go’s Contact and ELK Studios’ Ecuador Gold are my suggestions.

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