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Hear the Call of the Wild and tap into the inner Jungle Spirit with the latest adventure slot by NetEnt. 2017 is already an exciting year for slot players that just got even better with the release of Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild. We’ve already seen similar adventures, but not from NetEnt in particular.
In short, the game is highly volatile, but the extremely rewarding bonus features make up for it. The results of your play sessions will differ greatly from each other. It’s not a game for people “with weak stomachs”.
First and foremost, this is a 243 ways pay slot, meaning beginners shouldn’t be overly excited and come up with a premature conclusion that the game is rigged. In fact, the game offers more chances of winning, the RTP and the hit rate are there to keep everything in check. The coin can have a value in the range of 0.01 and 1.00 which is standard for NetEnt games, however, players can put up to 5 coins per line. This means that players can start playing the game with entry bets of €0.20 or hear the Call of the Wild with maximum bets of €100.
The base game has a purpose to propel you into a bonus feature spree. That being said, the base game jackpot for a 5 of a kind is only 150 your bet or €15,000 at max bet.
From a visual perspective, the game is a marvel. There’s a mix of fixed and moving elements that provide an overall mesmerizing sight. The tribal drum players can hear in the background add the special touch any adventure needs. The symbols are segmented into Medium Win symbols featuring the Tiger, Elephant, the Bear, the Crocodile and a Cobra Snake, whereas the low paying symbols portray the card like symbols.
Many players will be surprised by the absence of the Wild Symbol. It seems like it’s not an impactful call of the “wild” after all. Nevertheless, there’s a Scatter which can reward players with up to 20 free spins! There’s more to it than just bonus rounds, more about that in the Special Features section.
In our personal opinion, two of the bonus features seem very alike. They employ the same mechanics, but at least you get to see it twice as often, in theory. “Symbol Expansion” is another name for expanding reels. The butterflies flying in the vicinity of the reels can land and turn any symbol that’s part of a winning line and make it expand over the entire reel.
The 2nd feature, which resembles the aforementioned feature is called Butterfly Boost feature. It works pretty much the same. We have no idea why NetEnt would put two of these in one game.
However, if you trigger some free spins with the Scatter symbol, you’re in for some big prizes! The complete interface changes, adding another row at the top, meaning the Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild slot turns into a 5x4 slot with 1024 ways. Furthermore, triggering free spins with 4 or 5 scatters gives you a multiplier in a way, but a guaranteed one. The bet becomes multiplied by 15 to 50 times for the entire duration of the bonus feature.
Once the free spins are triggered, the player should choose one of the 5 options, each having a special dominant Medium Win symbol. Here’s the kicker, the bigger the count of Free Spins, the less the symbols pay. Free spins are the silver lining that can get you to higher prizes and eventually profit.
The bottom line is Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild won’t be as amusing as other payline slots to beginners. High rollers will enjoy the thrill of the hunt, playing conservatively, waiting for that big win to land. We also recommend being careful with the bet amount, you don’t want a single spin to eat away €100 of your cash balance.
Volatility can be your friend or foe, it all depends how Lady Luck treats you.