Golden Jungle is a 5 reel, 50 payline slot from IGT which can be played from 50p to £1,500 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. This jungle themed game offers wild reels and a free spins feature where you choose your number of free spins and locked wild reels.
Set in a lush rainforest, it has an Indian feel to it – symbols on the reels include an assortment of jewels, jewel-encrusted artefacts such as cups, swords and headpieces, gold elephant statues, jewellery boxes and turbans. The top symbol is the tiger which appears 2 symbols high – it substitutes for all symbols except the icon wild and temple gate symbol and rewards you with 40 times your stake if you manage to get 5 on a payline.
Golden Jungle is a Wild Stays 4 Plays slot – each icon that appears will activate a wild icon displayed above the reel. When you collect 4 icons, you will then turn that reel entirely wild for the current spin and the next 3 spins. If you get multiple wild reels together, prepare yourself for big wins.
There’s also a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by getting 3, 4 or 5 temple gate scatter symbols. You will then decide the number of free spins and locked wild reels you will play with for the feature. The amount of free spins and how many locked wild reels you get depends on how many scatters you got to trigger the feature.
3 scatters will allow you to pick from 15 free spins with reel 3 being a locked wild reel, 6 free spins with reels 2 and 4 being locked wild reels or 2 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 being locked wild reels.
4 scatters gives you 30 free spins with reel 3 being a locked wild reel, 12 free spins with reels 2 and 4 being locked wild reels or 4 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 being locked wild reels.
If you’re lucky enough to get 5 scatters, you can choose between 75 free spins with reel 3 being a locked wild reel, 30 free spins with reels 2 and 4 being locked wild reels or 12 free spins with reels 1, 3 and 5 being locked wild reels.
Golden Jungle visually looks very good and has the potential to pay out big due to the locked wild reels – especially in the Free Spins Bonus feature. Saying that, it’s a low to medium variance game but has the potential to pay out over 6,000 times your stake if you fill the reels with wilds!
I quite like Golden Jungle but you need to get lucky in order to find the forbidden fortune of the temple – it’s all about the Free Spins Bonus feature and triggering it with 5 scatters if you want to win really big amounts. If you manage to do so, choose the lower free spins amount with 3 wild reels every time. If you like the game, I also recommend you try Treasures of the Pyramids from IGT which is quite similar.