Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Basic Information:
There are a lot of things that people think about when they hear the word Jungle. Huge trees, sure, animal life, absolutely, pokies – not so much. Undeterred by the opinions of this reviewer, NetEnt have again created one of the most attractive and fun pokie games in Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild. There are a few pokie games which inspire based on their graphics alone and draw you in. This was the case for me while reviewing Jungle Spirit.
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is no exception. This game was released in mid-march of 2017.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild comes with a total of 243 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 100
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 1.0
- The return to player offered by this game sits at just over 96.4%, at or slightly higher than average.
This game runs an usual 3 level system, which is detailed in the other bonuses and features and how to play sections below.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. The menu is split into two sections. These are game settings and sound settings. Details are listed below.
There are three separate options listed when this section is opened. Quickspin allows the player to speed up the spinning of the reels. This means more time playing and less time waiting around. The second is the Intro Screen option. This enables or disables the intro screen playing the next time the game is opened. The final option in this section is the spacebar to spin options. When active this simply allows the player to spin the reels with the spacebar in addition to the regular methods.
This section comes with a total of three different options. This allows the player to individually mute different sources of sound. This includes ambient sound, sound effects and nature sounds.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50 ,75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- If Free Spins are won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
There is also a section below this which is initially greyed out, but becomes active with further play. This is the free spins games, and allows the player to choose which they wish to enter, once they are unlocked. Further details on these games can be found in the bonus section below.
Other Helpful Additions
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild also comes with question-mark and i help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the i button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page.
There is not much to speak of when it comes to the background of this game. The name, Jungle Spirits, pretty much tells the player all they need to know. The setting is, well, the jungle, and the spirits which live within. This probably explains why we have a jungle which has cobras, crocodiles, elephants, tigers and bears living in the same place. Either that, or this game is based around a theme park which Jurassic Parked its way into chaos.
Other Features and Bonuses
The scatter symbol in Jungle Spirits comes in the form of pink flower. Gaining three of more of these in a single spin activates the free spins bonus game. These do not need to appear on an active payline in order to count. If free spins are activated with either a 4 or 5 scatter symbol combination the player recieves a coin which equals 15 or 50 times their bet.
The symbol expansion feature can occur randomly during regular or free spins. When any symbol which is marked by a butterfly takes part in a winning combination this will expand to cover an entire reel.
The free spins bonus game in Jungle Spirits is gained when the player gather 3 or more scatter symbols in a single spin. During this game another row will be added. When this occurs the ways to win increases to 1024.
When the free spins game is entered the player gets to choose 1 of 5 different versions to play. These are as follows:
- Tiger: This gives the player 4 free spins
- Elephant: Gives the player 8 free spins
- Bear: Gives the player 12 free spins
- Crocodile: This gives the player 16 free spins
- Cobra: This gives the player 20 free spins.
The way these work is that the higher the amount of free spins the lower the bonus payouts from the free spin games. This means that the highest winnings are possible when tiger is selected, but it is also the least likely to win big.
How to Play:
Basic play for Jungle Spirits is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
The design of this pokie is based entirely around the concept you might expect from the name. This means a jungle setting, heavy with greens, stone ruins and animals. All of these are well designed and perfectly suited to the layout. The general effects and background offered by this game is one of the best which I have personally encountered as a professional reviewer. The animation of the symbols themselves is fantastic, as are the little fireflies which hang around when the reels are steady. One of the nicest designs out there.
When it comes to usability, this is game which does all that the user would expect. Years of active work in the business have led NetEnt to really narrow their design down into something efficient and reliable, and it shows. Even for a newer game which looks fantastic this game runs well, though it is lacking some of the graphics options which would make this game perfect for users on older hardware as well.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
Great looking, great to play, fast , responsive and reliable. When it comes to basic design and graphics this is a game which is towards the top of its field. Coupled with a selection of free spin games and bonuses – this really helps set the game apart as something special. While it can be a little bit lacking in the options department, and might not be the best for users on older computers, those who can experience this as it should be played should definitely give this game a shot.
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