Jungle Books is powered by Yggdrasil Gaming and has 5 reels and 58-68 paylines. Playable from 10p to £250 per spin on all compatible devices including notebooks, tablets and smartphones, you play the game with 5 characters and travel through various realms which each offer you their own bonus features, reel sets and visuals.
With a fairy-tale theme and loosely based on Disney’s The Jungle Book, the game looks fantastic – as you’d expect from an Yggdrasil Gaming creation. Set in a mysterious jungle, you will come across the bear, boy, tiger, panther and snake. Each of these hosts their own realm and are guests in the other characters’ realms. In their respective realm, they reward you with 2 bonus features. The aim is to combine host and guest features for the biggest outcome.
Firstly, let’s look at the Tiger – here, any win will trigger the Sticky Respins feature with the contributing symbols as well as wild symbols remaining sticky on the reels for a respin. On the tallest reels, stacked wilds (i.e. the Stacked Wilds feature) are added for enhanced wins.
With the Boy, you will benefit from the Spreading Wilds feature where any wild landing will spread to create 1 to 2 extra wild symbols in randomly chosen positions.
With the Panther, there’s a wild Superhigh Pay Symbols feature which high value symbols transform into wilds. There’s also a Win Multiplier feature which is triggered at random and gives you a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x randomly on wins.
With the Snake, there’s a 3x Wild Multiplier feature with a win with a minimum of 1 wild symbol will be subject to a 3x multiplier. You can also benefit from the Win Both Ways feature where you get wins from both left to right and right to left.
Finally, you have the Bear where there’s a Stacked Symbols feature – 1 symbol is randomly chosen to become stacked on all reels on every spin. This includes the wild symbol and Honey Comb symbol. This symbol is added to the tallest reels with 1 more of these giving you a Pick & Click minigame where you get a prize for each Honey Comb symbol that lands – you can win between 50 and 50,000 coins!
There’s also a Synced Reels feature which applies in all realms. In the Boy, Tiger and Bear realms, reel 1 and 2 are synced together as to as reels 4 and 5. In the Panther’s realm, reels 1 and 5 are synced whilst in the Snake’s realm, reels 2, 3 and 4 are synced. This means the corresponding reels display the same symbols.
Jungle Books may seem complicated but it’s rather straightforward once you start spinning the reels – the gameplay is superb as the features complement each other with a feature triggering on most spins. It’s a medium variance title with my biggest wins coming from the Sticky Respins feature in the Tiger realm and the Win Multiplier feature in the Panther realm. Overall, a superb game from Yggdrasil Gaming – if you like fairy-tale themed slots, NetEnt’s Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel is recommended.