Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Review

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Venturing into the jungle is as dangerous as it is rewarding, something you’ll learn early on in this good looking game from NetEnt. Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is not for the faint-hearted, and to access the top prizes you’ll have to bet big, but there aren’t many games on the market that are this generous with their big prizes.

With 243 ways to win in the base game, boosted to 1,024 ways in the bonus rounds, there are plenty of opportunities to make big bucks, but will you have the guts to take them? Will you be king of the jungle, or will you be snake food? Let’s take a look.

Game background

If you know NetEnt you’ll know that they don’t skimp on the budgets of their games, and Jungle Spirit is a truly great looking game. Not only does the mystical rainforest background look amazing, but all of the symbols are also individually designed in high definition, with great-looking animations when you land a combo for each one. On top of all that there’s an atmospheric jungle soundtrack to back it all up, giving you what amounts to a cinematic experience while you play.

This game offers 243 ways to win, which is great, and the wins come thick and fast, but you’ll soon discover that the trickle of cash on offer can only be fortified with bigger bets. The symbols to look out for are the high-value cobra, bear, crocodile, elephant and tiger, which are all frighteningly animated when you land a combination with them. While you can bet as little as 0.20 credits, you’ll want to be closer to the maximum of 100 credits if you want to see a return. The RTP is pretty generous overall, however, coming in at 96.47%

Feature bonuses

One thing this game notably lacks is a wild symbol, though the addition of the butterflies makes up for that. Instead of a wild, golden glowing butterflies appear on-screen and flutter onto random symbols, which expand when you land them as part of the combination, giving you a much bigger win. The scatter is present, represented by an opening jungle flower, and landing three or more of these opens the main free spins bonus round. The more scatters you land the higher the multiplier, up to a maximum of 50x.

You are then given the option to choose one of the animal symbols to play with, the lower value ones giving you more spins but less money per win, while the higher value symbols give you very few spins but more money when you win. That animal is then the only high-value symbol that lands in your newly expanded 5×4 grid, giving you 1,024 ways to win.

CasinoNZ Verdict

With so many ways to win and such a lush and well-presented theme, this game really is like an actual adventure. And, like all the best adventures, the best rewards only come with the biggest risk.

CasinoNZ Score: 4/5