Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild Slot Review

There are few companies who enjoy quite as good a reputation for developing high quality slot games as NetEnt. Over the years they have produced some classic games, including the outstanding Starburst amongst many others and now there is another to add to that cavalcade of high quality slots. It’s called Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild and it will appeal to anybody who has that pioneering spirit to go lumbering through the undergrowth to see what kind of beasties lurk within the inner realm of a tropical rainforest.

The presentation of the slot is outstanding with incredible 3D graphics and a selectable soundtrack, which can be the sound of drums, or gentle rainforest birdsong and noise, the choice is yours.  The backdrop is of course a forest which is alive if you keep your eyes on the background as the reels spin. You can play from just £0.20 per spin, but you can ramp up the size of a bet to £100 per spin, so this is a slot which can cater from the smaller stakes player up towards the higher rollers.

There’s five reels in play each with three symbols on and instead of paylines you have 243-ways to win in the base game, but that increases up to 1024 ways to win when you hit the free spins bonus. As with most Ways to Win slots, the jackpot is relatively small (400 coins) but you can win this jackpot across multiple paylines if you are lucky and it is this way which facilitates some of the higher possible wins on the slot. The game is available to play at Bet365 Vegas right now.

Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild Key Features

The symbols on the reel start with the lower value playing card symbols from 10 through to the ace, although these have been constructed in a jungle theme so they look like they are made out of vines. These offer small value wins but the higher value wins of up to 150 coins on a payline come from landing any of the five jungle creatures, the cobra, crocodile, elephant, bear or tiger on the reels.

Although not a symbol on the reels, you can also land a butterfly symbol on any other symbol in the base game. When this occurs and the symbol with the butterfly on is part of a winning payline, then the symbol will expand to cover the entire reel. This then gives you chance of landing more winning paylines from that spin than you would ordinarily be able to. Of course, if you can land multiple of these symbols on a successful spin then the chance to win much more money increases accordingly.

Another great base game features is the Butterfly Boost feature which occurs randomly. When this occurs (on a winning spin) the butterflies will appear on screen and will settle down on symbols that are part of the winning spin, getting them to expand across the reels and once again, you have a better chance of winning on more paylines for that spin.

The Free Spins bonus is triggered when you land three or more of the Water Lily flower symbols on the reels. Hit four of the scatters and you also win a 15x your stake bonus and hit five symbols and you get a 50x your stake bonus. For the free spins feature, you will also have an incredible 1024 ways to win across the reels, which gives you a far better chance of landing more paylines on a spin.

To get the bonus rolling you need to select from one of the five animals. Each of the animals has a stated number of free spins and for the duration of the free spins, your chosen animal will be the only animal symbol on the reels. The more free spins an animal has, the lower the value win that animal has when landed on the reels. The free spins on offer are as follows:

  • Tiger – 4 Free Spins
  • Elephant – 8 Free Spins
  • Bear – 12 Free Spins
  • Crocodile – 16 Free Spins
  • Cobra – 20 Free Spins

During free spins the expanding symbols feature applies so winning bonus symbols that form part of a win will expand across the reels to give you a better chance of a bigger payday.


Editor's Review

Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild is another outstanding game from NetEnt, although perhaps just a little shy of the companies very finest games, this is still an absolute joy to play and boasts a number of exciting features. It is a medium to higher variance slot, but it does offer fair payouts with lower payouts accompanied at regular intervals with larger wins and that helps players feel like the game is giving them something back. The Free Spins bonus is fun to play as you can try the five different animal types and attributed bonuses to see which one offers the most consistent value payouts. Add to that a decent base game bonus feature and the fact that you can win up to 7678 times your stake and you have a slot that is certainly one of the kings of the jungle.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:243 - 1024 paylines
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:NetEnt