Prepare for an earth-shattering roar from the tiger when you open the Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild slot from NetEnt. It will take you deep into the tropical jungle where tigers, elephants and crocodiles rule and we humans are mere bystanders to the wonders of our world. Expanding symbols, a random Butterfly Booster and five types of free spins can lead to wins of up to 7,678 your bet.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win in the default mode. It will increase to a 5×4 format with 1,024 ways in the free spins. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can delve deep into the tropical forest on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game is highly volatile with an RTP of 96.47%.
The visuals are a feast for the eyes with the lush and lively jungle in background of the game window that is combined with sounds of drums and screams of wild animals. The 3D animations are so real that you might think the tiger or the snake will jump right out of the screen, a perfect contrast to the serene random appearance of the butterflies. Pick your preferred sound animation from either a calm nature soundtrack or intense jungle screams.
Intricately designed card royals from 10 through to A feature at the low end of the paytable, awarding wins of 1.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by cobras, crocodiles, bears, elephants and tigers at the high level, paying 3x to 7.5x your stake when five land across the reels. There is no wild symbol on this slot but a beautiful water lily that acts as a scatter.
Expect an intense gaming session when you spin the reels on this slot, not only due to the high variance but also the variety of features which change from loud and wild to serene and calm. First up is the Symbol Expansion feature that can trigger in the base game and bonus round. On every spin, one pay symbol can appear marked with a butterfly. Each marked symbol will expand to cover the entire reel if it is part of a winning combo. Having one marked symbol on each reel would lead to a full screen of matching symbols with wins peaking at 1,822.5 times your bet in the base game and 7,768x in the free spins.
A more serene but equally exhilarating experience awaits in the random Butterfly Booster feature, which can trigger in the base game only and guarantees a winning combination. The screen will darken at the start of a spin and butterflies will gather around the game window. They will fly over the reels and mark one to three occurrences of one symbol, which will then expand just like in the Symbol Expansion feature. The maximum in from the feature is 202.5x your stake. Expect an average hit rate of roughly 1:158 spins.
Prepare for some truly suspenseful moments when you trigger the Free Spins round. You will need to land minimum three scatters anywhere on the reels, while four and five-scatter triggers will award an additional coin win of 15x and 50x your total stake. The game leads to a second screen, displaying five options for your free spins, ranging from lower to sky-high volatility. You can pick a different feature on each occasion:
Obviously, the Cobra free spins have the lowest volatility as a single five of a kind pays only 3x your bet. However, there are a few more twists and kickers that are key to scoring mega wins. Before the start of the feature, the game window increases to a 5×4 format with 1,024 ways to win. Plus, the Symbol Expansion feature can trigger on any free spin.
The game will now play the free spins with the chosen animal symbol as the only premium symbol on the reels in addition to the card royals. The free spins cannot be retriggered. To hit the maximum win of 7,678x your bet you will need to pick the Tiger free spins and then land butterfly-marked symbols across the five reels. They will expand then to fill the screen and pay 1,024 ways of 5OAK tiger symbols. For comparison, picking the Cobra free spins will pay maximum 3,071x stake on a single free spin. Surely, a great win too.
Well, this is an awesome creation from NetEnt. They have shown once again why they are leading game provider for online casinos. The intense gameplay makes for suspenseful slotting sessions as well as nail-biting moments in the free spins where we hope to have made the right choice and that the screen will fill with the premium symbol.