A tropical rainforest is the setting for Jungle Monkeys, a 5 reel, 100 payline video slot from Ainsworth. Like many slots from this Australian developer, Jungle Monkeys is all about the bonus feature which offers stacked wilds and up to 25 free spins. Play from between £1 and £75 per spin.
Ainsworth has kept things relatively simple in Jungle Monkeys, both in terms of visuals and more importantly gameplay – the setting is lush green jungle with the reels filled with a selection of tropical goodies. Look out for bunches of bananas, coconuts, parrots and mangoes.
Land 5 of the latter in a winning combination in the base game and you can look forward to a bankroll boost of 1,000 times your line bet. They’re joined by low value playing card symbols from A to 9.
The monkey is the wild symbol – it appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game and substitutes for all other symbols with the exception of the scatter. The barrel symbol (with the whimpering monkey peeking out) is the scatter. It’s the key to unlocking Jungle Monkeys’ only feature, the Free Games feature .
Land 3, 4 or 5 scatters for a payout of 2, 10 or 100 times your total wager – you’ll also be awarded 8, 12 or 20 free spins. The wild set-up is slightly different during the feature – instead of the stacked monkey wild appearing on reels 3, 4 and 5, it can hit on reels 1, 3 and 5 during the feature.
Appearing in the first reel makes it that much easier to create a winning combo. Look out too for the barrel scatters. If you’re lucky enough to hit 3 or more, an extra 5 free spins will be added to your total giving you a maximum 25.
The variance isn’t quite as high as some slots from the Ainsworth catalogue but Jungle Monkeys is still fairly volatile. The high minimum bet (if you play all 100 paylines) may make it a slightly risky play for novice players with small bankrolls. It’s possible to fill your boots if you get lucky in the bonus round though. The overall RTP stands at 94.14%.
There’s nothing particularly special on offer in Jungle Monkeys – it plays like a classic fruit machine, albeit one with very different visuals. The main attraction is the bonus round – get lucky with the free spins round and these Jungle Monkeys can serve up some sweet tasting treats. If you like slots based on monkeys, you have Go Bananas from Net Entertainment and Mad Mad Monkey from NextGen Gaming.