Wild creatures can deliver big prizes in Jungle Trouble, a 5 reel, 15 payline slot from Playtech. The scatters take centre stage in this nicely designed slot, offering multiplier prizes as well as triggering the bonus feature. That bonus round offers free spins with a trio of added extras that allow you to change the variance. Play from between 15p and £75 per spin.

First impressions of Jungle Trouble are excellent – the cartoon style graphics are terrific with the action playing out to the rhythmical beat of a jungle drum. Joining the low value playing cards are frogs, parrots, crocodiles, elephants and tigers. The latter is the best of the standard symbols offering 1,000 coin payouts for a 5 symbol combination. Appearing on the middle 3 reels only is the grinning monkey who is the game’s wild.

The most important symbol in Jungle Trouble is the coconut scatter – whenever it lands on reels 2, 3 or 4, it will add a 2x multiplier to the meter above that reel. Each subsequent scatter that lands on that reel will boost multiplier by one, up to 5x (or 10x in the free spins round).

If a wild then forms part of a winning combination on a later spin, a coconut will fall and that payout will be boosted by the multiplier directly above. These multipliers come along at regular intervals and provide a steady stream of increased wins. This is known as the Coconut Multiplier feature.

Land 3 or more scatters on a single spin anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Games Bonus feature – here you’ll be awarded 10, 15 or 30 free spins as well as being given a selection of 3 extras that will be applied to your free spins:

Choose the low variance option, Nudging Wild Free Games feature, and any wilds that land are nudged down on every spin. The number of free spins left will be frozen as long as there’s a wild on show. The medium variance pick is the High Win Free Games feature – here the free spins will play out with only high value symbols, wilds and scatters on the reels.

The riskiest choice is the Multiplier Free Games feature. These play out like the base game spins but the multipliers on offer can top 10x. Land two scatters on a free spin and 3 more extra free spins will be added to your total.

Jungle Trouble is an action filled slot – the scatters in the base game come along regularly to keep the pace high. The free spins feature is a good one too, allowing you to vary the volatility to whatever is your liking. We had good results with the high variance multipliers but it is of course something of a hit and miss affair.

There are plenty of slots with a similar theme but the excellent design and breezy features make Jungle Trouble one of the more playable ones – this is one rainforest trek we’re happy to recommend. If you like the theme, I recommend Montezuma by WMS and Wild Orient by Microgaming.