We recently previewed the upcoming NetEnt slot Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild, and it got us thinking. There are plenty of tropes that pop up again and again in slots culture, from the ‘luck of the Irish’ theme to the ancient Egyptian, and the Jungle theme is just another of these tropes which dozens of games make use of. There’s something mysterious and promising about the depths of a Jungle, where treasure and adventure might abound for those willing to go looking for it. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to run down some of the best jungle themed slots you can play at online and mobile casinos.
Gonzo’s Quest Mobile Slot – NetEnt
No list of jungle themed slots could ever be complete without mentioning at least once the most iconic jungle slot of all: NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest. The concept behind the slot is a fun one; a Conquistador back in the days of Europe’s invasion of Central America goes rogue in search of the fabled El Dorado. This means that you’re joined on your slots game by the character of Gonzo himself (a little cartoon character who dances and shuffles as you play). The backdrop of this game is the dense green of the jungle, with the reels being ancient totem stones.
For a slot about to celebrate its seventh birthday, Gonzo’s Quest is still super fresh. Its 5 reels and 20 paylines look just as good as any of the latest NetEnt releases, and its extra spins, falling reels, wilds and multipliers make sure it’s not short of bonus features. With a top prize of £25,000, there’s plenty of reasons to play this jungle slot.
Jungle Jim Mobile Slot – Microgaming
Continuing along the theme of little cartoon men adventuring through the jungle, we head to the modern day for Microgaming’s fantastic Jungle Jim. Though some people incorrectly label Jungle Jim as simply a rip off of Gonzo’s Quest, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth – it’s a fantastically original game in its own right. Released just last year, Jungle Jim follows the eponymous hero on his quest for gold and adventure.
There’s a lot going on in this 5 reel, 25 payline slot. There’s 10 retriggerable extra spins on offer, as well as a multiplier trail. Landing a winning combination doesn’t just stop with the end of the spin, with the Rolling Reels feature, the winning symbols in Jungle Jim explode, with new symbols coming from above to fill their place; this greatly increases your chances of landing new winning combinations, and can theoretically keep going indefinitely.
Saving Jane Mobile Slot
Me Tarzan, you Jane, and you in need of saving. That's pretty much all you need to know about the premise of Saving Jane; an InTouch Games slot which borrows heavily from the myth of Tarzan to create a jungle world in which you can win big. Unlike traditional depictions of Tarzan, in Saving Jane our hero is rather… portly… and a little stupid looking. Clearly the years lost in the jungle without human civilisation have really taken their toll on poor old Tarzan.
Like all InTouch Games slots, Saving Jane was made specifically for a single casino, in this case PocketWin. While you can enjoy Saving Jane to your heart's content at this great casino, you won't be able to find it anywhere else! The 5 reel, 15 payline slot includes extra spins and wilds, and not just one, but two bonus mini games. There's the Witch Doctor pick-a-win game and the King of Swing chase mini game. Hmm… King of Swing… isn't that a rip off from the Disney Jungle Book cartoon movie? Oh, speaking of which…
Jungle Jackpots: Mowgli’s Wild Adventure Mobile Slot
What post about the jungle would be complete without a trip into Kipling’s classic tomb on the subject: The Jungle Book? In this relatively new slot, you join the main hero of The Jungle Book, Mowgli, as he helps you on your way to big money wins. Along the way, you’ll run into plenty of other well-known characters like Baloo, Hathi and Kaa, each of whom brings their own bonus feature to the game, meaning sighting them among the undergrowth is always good news.
It’s all about the bonus features on Jungle Jackpots. There’s standard wilds, expanding wild and locking wilds all to be contended with, as well as Baloo’s Colossal Spins feature where you can get 3×3 Colossal symbols, massively increasing your chances of bagging a win. To top it all off, there’s the Monkey Mischief feature, where monkeys will randomly turn up at the top of your reels, and transform them into stacked symbols.