|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Tiger wild appears 2 stacked high||Triggering the free spins requires a bit of work|
|Lucrative free spins feature with locked wild reels|
|Different coin range|
Where to play?
International Gaming Technology’s (IGT) Golden Jungle has all the ingredients we’re looking for in a video slot. This Indian jungle-themed slots is teeming with wilds and a free spins feature where you get to pick the number of free spins with locked wild reels.
Against the backdrop of the reels are ancient ruins that’s been overgrown by dense green jungle foliage. It’s a 50 payline, 5 reel game that’s playable on mobile, tablets and desktop devices for free or for real cash. The reels can be spun from as little as 50 pence per spin.
Golden Jungle video slot is one of the most played games in land-casinos like Vegas and Macau.” IGT
What makes the slots unique? The wilds play a pivotal role in the game simply because it is a Wild Stays 4 Plays slots; icons can be collected that transforms the reels into wilds with 3 that follow. The Free Spins mode on the other hand is just as dandy, you can pick the free spins/locked wild reel options-the first option gives you 75 free spins with one locked wild reel and the other offers you 10 free spins with 3 locked wild reels.
Paying icons that feature across the reels are emerald rings, gold elephant statues, gold boxes, tiger (highest paying symbol), golden scatter gates, a jewel encrusted purple dagger and turban. In typical IGT fashion Golden Jungle offers an average return to player (RTP) percentage of 95.4% and offers a top non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 2,000 coins. The maximum liability of the slots hovers around 334,384x your stake. The reels become locked when four idol statue icons pitch offering 4-respins. We consider it to be a low to medium variance slots.
The symbol that offers the highest payout is the tiger, when 5 of them appear at the maximum wager you’ll receive a cash prize of 40x your stake.
Customization options like audio, Auto Play, coin range and Max Bet are at your disposal-you can tinker with them as you deem fit. In short, they make the game more convenient. The smallest wager per spin is £0.50 up to £1,500 making the game suitable to both small and high rollers.
The wild symbol is the tiger and appears stacked 2 high. To form a winning combination it substitutes all the other symbols on the reels except the golden scatter gate. Big wins occur when loads of wilds pop up on the reels-4 wilds turns the entire reel wild not only on the current spins but for the next 3!
Free Spins And Scatters
The free spins mode is triggered by 3, 4 or 5 golden temple gate scatters. Essentially it’s a ‘Pick Me’ free spins feature since you can decide the amount of free spins and wild reels you wish to play with. The number of free spins and wilds depends largely on the amount of scatters that appear. The free spins are awarded like this:
- 3 Scatters allows you to pick 15 free spins with 3wild locked reels, 6 free spins while reels 2 and 4 are locked wild reels or 2 free spins where the wilds are locked on reels 1, 3 and 5.
- 4 Scatters awards you 30 free spins where the third reel remains locked, reels 2 and 4 are locked which awards you 12 free spins or 4 free spins where reels 1,3 and 5 are locked.
- 5 Scatters allows you to choose between 75 free spins with 3 wilds that remain locked across the reels, 30 free spins where reels 2 and 4 are locked or 12 free spins where reels 1, 3 and 5 are locked wild reels.
Golden Jungle from IGT is a pretty darn good slots simply because the wild appears 2 stacked high and several of them can appear randomly on the reels in conjunction with the idols further boosting wins. The free spins feature is an interesting one but don’t bank on hitting the 75 free spins often, simply put hitting 5 scatters is no easy feat. If you manage though the potential for some really big wins becomes a reality.
Concerning the free spins, we found that the lower free spins with 3 locked wild reels offered the best wins. Aesthetically wise the slots looks pretty neat and pays out well thanks to the locked wild reels-pay close attention to them especially during the free spins. Fill the reels with wilds and you’ll be counting greenbacks to the tune of 6,000 times your stake.