Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is 5 reel, 3 row online slot game from NetEnt, which utilizes a more free-form approach to winnings than conventional paylines, and can yield wins for players from any left-to-right combo of matching symbols, giving a massive 243 ways to win in the base game alone.
Look and Feel
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild takes its inspiration from a dramatic steamy jungle, full of terrors and treasures alike. The soundtrack blends eerie animal and ambient jungle noises with the sound of drumming, and the artwork is beautifully rendered, with excellent attention to detail, right down to the jade stone effect of the elegant, simple interface. The reels are framed by beautiful jungle flora, while tiny animated butterflies and fireflies drift lazily across the screen.
The lower value symbols are alphanumeric, shaped like mossy carved stones, while the higher value symbols are beautifully drawn animal portraits, featuring a cobra, alligator, bear, elephant, and tiger, all of which show some charming animations on wins. A pink lotus flower acts as the scatter symbol, though there is no separate wild symbol in the game.
Bets in Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild are controlled through the “Level” and “Coin Value” selectors. There are autoplay and max bet options available, with the possibility of stopping autoplay spins early if required. The minimum bet per spin is 20p, with a ceiling of £100 per spin. There is a maximum coin value of 0.50 and Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild offers five possible bet levels.
Gameplay is quite simple, though the any-way-to-win feature makes for some added excitement in every spin, and the bonus features offered can add a whole new dimension to the game.
Whether in the base game or free spin mode, some random symbols will appear with a tiny glowing butterfly attached. Where these symbols form part of a win, the butterfly will cause the symbol to expand, filling the whole reel.
Similar to the symbol expansion feature and also occurring randomly (though only the base game) is the Butterfly Boost feature, where a cloud of butterflies can land on symbols and transform them into expanding symbols that fill whole reels, and exponentially increase the odds of a big win.
The free spins feature is triggered by landing three, four, or five lotus flowers anywhere in view. The player can then select from the high value animal portraits for a number of free spins featuring that animal’s symbols replacing all other high value symbols, and thus hugely increasing the ways to win up to 1024. Choosing the tiger will earn players four spins, the elephant earns eight spins, the bear twelve, the alligator sixteen, and the cobra twenty free spins, so players can choose whether to go for a small number of high value spins, or a larger number of spins for potentially lower value wins. Further free spins cannot be triggered from these rounds.
Overall, Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is a beautifully designed slots game with some innovative features that will appeal to a wide range of players.