Yggdrasil Gaming Jungle Books Slot Review and Free Play

Jungle Books: Demo

Join Mowgli, Baloo, Kaa and friends in Jungle Books, an innovative video slot based on Rudyard Kipling’s famous story from Yggdrasil Gaming. The game is the first to use the developer’s Fusion Realms where 5 different characters play on different reel sets and offer a variety of feature extras. Stakes range from between 10p and £250 per spin.

We usually have few reasons to grumble about design when we fire up an Yggdrasil Gaming title and Jungle Books is another classy looking affair. If the visuals have a reassuringly familiar look, there’s something novel on offer as far as gameplay is concerned.

The action centres on 5 different characters from the story – the tiger, the boy, the bear, the panther and the snake. Each of them has their own realm. They can also be guests in another character’s realm. The features on offer in the game depend on which character you’re playing as and which realm they are in. There are 45 different possible combinations overall.

  • The Tiger – the Tiger’s realm offers 58 paylines. Keep a special eye out here for the honeycomb symbol as it offers a re-spin with the honeycomb locked in place. Stacked wilds are on offer here too. The precise configuration of these stacked wilds depends on which character you’re playing.
  • The Boy – the set up in the Boy’s realm also offers 58 paylines. Synced reels and spreading wilds are the goodies on offer here. Again, the precise set up depends on which character you’re playing and whether you’re a guest.
  • The Bear – spins here are played using a 58 payline machine. Look out for stacked symbols that can appear on any reel. This includes wilds and honeycombs. Landing the honeycomb triggers a pick me round where you can win prizes of up to 50,000 coins. The number of honeycombs depends on which character you’re in.
  • The Panther – the reel set up is a little different here, offering 68 rather than 58 paylines. Watch out for the higher value symbols that can turn wild. You can also boost payouts courtesy of 2x, 3x and 5x multipliers.
  • The Snake – you’ll spin in the Snake’s realm on reels that offer 68 paylines and win both ways payouts. Land a 5-in-a-row combination and it is paid out twice. Wilds in this realm can treble payouts courtesy of a 3x multiplier.

The host, guest and realm set up sounds a little complicated on the page but becomes pretty clear as soon as you’ve had a few spins. A few games in demo mode are recommended to get your eye in first though.

Once you have become attuned to the unusual set-up, there’s much to enjoy here. The 3D design is just what we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil Gaming and range of features is wide. The variance here is in the medium range offering a balance between frequency and size of payouts. The RTP stands at 96.1%.

The Jungle Book is 1 of the most popular films of all time. Yggdrasil Gaming has made a pretty good stab of this video slot version which is well worth a look if you’re a fan of the original book or movie or you just fancy playing a game that offers plenty of action and variety. Yggdrasil Gaming has plenty of superb offerings though with Beauty & The Beast and Spiña Colada recommended.

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