• Jumanji

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    SLOT INFORMATION
    • Software

      Net Entertainment
    • Type

      Video Slots
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    Millions of people across the world have seen the movies based on the Jumanji children's book, and Net Entertainment has put together a slot based on this game and the themes surrounding it. the graphics from the game are outstanding with lots of wild animals and other goodies to be found, and there are lots of animations as well, particularly for the features. In terms of gameplay, this a wild title as well with a whole lot of exciting features, though the pay table is actually super balanced. The volatility ends up being more in the medium range because of the extensive feature set, but the hit-rate is relatively high for a game with this level of volatility.

    Slot Format

    The format of this game is set within the large track that makes up the board game around the edges of the reels. As such, it doesn't quite follow a completely rectangular approach. Instead, it's more like a hexagon honeycomb shape. There are three symbols on the first and fifth reels with four symbols on the second and fourth reels and five on the center reel. Across these five reels are 36 different paylines, and they all pay out from left to right only.

    To make the betting more simple than what a 36-payline title would seem to imply, everything centers around bet sizes of 10 coins. You can multiply this by a factor of up to 10 for a maximum wager of 100 coins per spin, and you can pick coin values worth between $0.01 and $2.00 to give overall bet values that run from the $0.10 level all the way up to a maximum of $200, which is a pretty wide range.

    Random Features

    On any given spin, players can trigger different features at random. The first is the Sticky Vines feature. When it's activated, you'll get re-spins where all symbols that are part of winning combinations as well as any wilds, even if they aren't part of wins, will stay in place while the other symbols spin to give you opportunities to pick up better wins.

    With the Monsoon Wilds feature, one or two reels become totally covered in wild symbols. Note that this will always be one of the first four reels and never the fifth, which is good because that means that they'll help you to get small and medium wins more often while still helping with the larger five-of-a-kind payouts.

    If Monkey Mayhem triggers, all of your wins are paid out normally before the feature actually goes into effect. After any initial wins are given, the symbols shuffle randomly but in a way to give you at least one more guaranteed payout. This is essentially an extra prize based on the symbols located on the reels.

    Finally, there is the Wild Stampede. Once this is activated, rhinos will run across the reels and trample a number of symbols on the grid. Those symbols will turn into wilds, and you can add from four to nine wild symbols in this way to random positions on the game board.

    Board Game Feature

    Three or more of the scatter symbols will take you to the board game feature. You'll roll dice to move your pieces around the board, and the number of dice rolls you get is determined by how many scatters you used to trigger the feature. You get free spins on these rolls, and they can have motifs like vines, monsoons, monkeys or stampedes, and the respective random feature will be triggered on every one of those free turns.

    Payouts and Prizes

    The lion symbol is the highest-paying regular symbol with a 160x payout for five of a kind. Five of the rhino gets players 50x, and you can make it 30x for five of the alligator. The stork wraps up the animal symbols, and it pays out 25x when players line up five.

    Four card rank symbols round out the rest of the pay table. The A and K get 10x and 9x for five of a kind of each. For the Q and J, it's 8x and 7x. These wins scale up or down with your bet size as well, and all of the card rank symbols are stylized in the Jumanji font.

    Overview

    The Jumanji slot by Net Entertainment is set up to be centered around random features and the free spins that activate those features on each turn. Along these lines, it ties lots of elements of the book into the gameplay, and that's on top of the excellent visual appeal.

    By Jesse Eddleman

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