Delve into a dense tropical forest on the slot from Playtech for an encounter with the mighty gorilla. Savage Jungle will take you on an intense reel journey with collectable wilds and multipliers and a free spins round with sticky wilds and progressive multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 2,500 times your bet.
Savage Jungle is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 50 fixed pay lines. Wins are paid for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right. You can venture into the dense jungle from 0.10 to 500 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.54%.
Set in the midst of a tropical jungle scene with sunlight protruding through the lush greenery, the semi-translucent game window is populated by a range of animals and the mighty gorilla. A suspenseful soundtrack with chirping birds and loud scatter thumbs provide the main audio on the slot.
At the low end of the paytable, you will find the card royals from 9 through to A, awarding wins 0.6x to 1.4x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are complemented by flowers, butterflies, chameleons, toucans and leopards. Land five on a line to win 1.6x to 4x your bet.
The mighty gorilla is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two to five only and substituting for all regular pay symbols. Scatters are red gemstones in a golden frame.
It is all about the wild gorilla on Savage Jungle, be it in the base game or free spins. First up is the Savage Wild feature that is triggered by a counter on the top right corner in the base game only. The game will set a random number from 10 to 50 spins for the countdown and any wild gorilla symbol landing on the reels will leave a small leaf in its wake. Hitting the position once will equal an x1 multiplier, twice will increase it to x2 and so on, up to x25. The feature will trigger once the counter is down to the last spin.
All marked reel positions will turn into wild symbols for one spin. Unfortunately, more than one multiplier in a winning combo are not added or multiplied. Instead, only the highest multiplier in a combination will be applied to the win. Hence, a 5OAK leopards could lead to a maximum payout of 4 x 25, equaling 100 times your bet.
Hit three or more scatters anywhere across the reels in on spin to trigger 10 free spins. Plus, you will get a coin win of 1x, 5x and 10x your bet for three, four and five scatters respectively. Any three or more landing during the feature will award +5 free spins, no limits.
The main attraction in the free spins are the sticky wilds. Any gorilla landing will be locked in place for the remainder of the feature. Plus, the win multiplier will be increased by x1 if a wild gorilla lands again on the same position, up to a maximum of x25. Getting sufficient retriggers and an x25 multiplier on each position will lead to the maximum win in a single spin of 2,500 times your stake.
Admittedly, the slot looks visually stunning but that is pretty much where my enthusiasm ends. Typically for Playtech, the payouts for line wins are excruciatingly low and your only hope of recovery or some sort of profit lies with the wild gorilla multipliers. The Savage feature in the base game is close to useless as it rarely gets you a good win. Considering, how hard it is sometimes to trigger the free spins, you might find yourselves in a situation where you will not be able to get back even just to your starting balance. My suggestion is to play the slot for short periods and run if it takes more than 50 or 100 spins to trigger the bonus feature.