NetEnt’s blockbuster release for summer 2018 is a branded-slot based on the 2017 film, Jumanji™ – Welcome to the Jungle (itself a follow on from the 1995 film).
The movie follows the story of four teenagers who get locked inside a video game and must overcome the games magical powers to escape and return home.
Like last year’s Planet of the Apes slot from NetEnt, Jumanji™ features video and audio from the original film.
And like all the best NetEnt games it is jam-packed with features, including four random ones in the base game, including re-spins, Wild Reels and symbol shuffles, plus a Board Game bonus round where you roll the dice to pick up extra free spins, mystery features and cash prizes.
Overall, this is a low-medium variance slot with a relatively low top payout of 504x – so not one for the high variance big win chasers out there, but very entertaining nonetheless.
The game has an interesting set up where the reels are 3, 4, 5, 4 and 3 rows high.
The film set includes lots of jungle scenery and wild animals and the slot game reflects that – the reels are set against a jungle backdrop and the premium symbols are pelicans, crocodiles, rhinos and lions. The lions are the highest paying of the lot – 14x for five in a payline.
The lower value symbols are the cards – Jack through to Ace.
There are four random triggering bonus rounds in the base game and Board Game Bonus Round with lots of free spins. You need three or more Jumanji™ Board Game symbols to trigger this.
You can take this game for a spin from 10p to £200.
Jumanji™ Slot Base Game Features
Let’s take a look at those four base game features. They are as follows:
Sticky Vines Feature – After a winning spin all winning symbols stick and a re-spin takes place. Re-spins continue until no more winning paylines are formed.
Monsson Wilds Feature – One or two reels become fully wild whilst the reels are spinning.
Monkey Mayhem Feature – All symbols shuffle and create a GUARANTEED winning combination.
Wild Stampede Feature – Whist the reels are spins, Rhinos stampede across the screen, turning up to nine symbols into wilds!
Jumanji™ Slot Bonus Round Features
There are more chances to win bigger in the bonus round which is based on a board game. You need three or more scatters (Jumanji™ board game symbols) to trigger this round.
You must roll two six-sided dice to start moving your character around the board. The number of dice rolls you get depends on how many scatters you landed – three scatters is six rolls, four is seven rolls and five is eight rolls.
There are four free spins features (one in each corner of the board), a Mystery Feature, and extra rolls and cash prizes.
Vines Free Spins Feature – 10 free spins, and re-spins if you get a winning combination. This is much like the Sticky Vines feature in the base game. Here though, you also get sticking wilds during your free spins.
Monsoon Free Spins Feature – 7 free spins with the Monsoon Wilds feature activated – so one or two reels go totally wild on each spin.
Monkey Free Spins Feature – 6 free spins with the Monkey Mayhem feature activated. On EVERY spin the reels will shuffle to create GUARANTEED wins!
Stampede Free Spins Feature – 5 free spins with Wild Stampede – up to NINE symbols turning wild with each spin!
Mystery Feature – Here there is a carousel set up with free spins, cash prizes of up to 10x, and 2 extra rolls of the dice. Take your pick.
Coin Wins – There are also cash prizes on the board, with up to 5x available.
Extra Rolls – You can also land on the Extra Rolls position on the board, giving you more rolls of the dice to keep the game going.
HOW TO WIN AT JUMANJI™ SLOT
Jumanji™ is a low-medium variance game and you shouldn’t have too much trouble unlocking those features. Here’s what to look out for as you chase down those winning spins.
Sticky Vines Feature – Lots of fun to be had here – and the wins can stack up if you get a good run of successful spins. Remember, the winning symbols stick after each spin, AND you can trigger this with free spins in the Board Game bonus round.
Wild Stampede – plenty to enjoy if you land NINE wilds on one spin. Look out for the highest-paying symbol, the lion, to land in combos with the wilds.
Monsoons – Prey for rain, because if you can land this feature, TWO reels can turn totally wild to drive decent wins.
Play Safe – Remember, always gamble responsibly. Manage your bankroll and if it’s not working out for you, take a break from the action.
NetEnt have created some great movie slots, including 2017’s Planet of the Apes game, and they know how to transition from the film screen to the game screen. This slot is unlikely to provide any big, big payouts (top win seems to be 504x), but it will dish out tons of entertainment and keep things going with so many features. And at a low-medium variance you should get some decent gameplay for your bankroll. In particular, look out for the Monsoon feature with those Wild Reels, and the Stampedes which look and sound great!