You may or may not be familiar with the 1995 film ‘Jumanji’ and if you’re not, you’re in luck because there was a newer, remade version of the film released earlier in 2018. To honour and celebrate this film, NetEnt released a Jumanji video slot this week (June 21). The game was highly anticipated by fans of NetEnt’s games and casinos and is expected to be well received amongst new and expert players all over the world.
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|Release Date||2018||Casino||NetBet and other NetEnt casinos|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Browser and mobile|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.33%|
|Slot Reels/ Pay lines||5 reels / 36 Pay lines|
|Min/ Max Bets||£0.20 min / £200 max|
|Max Win||504 times bet|
|Features||Monsoon Wilds – Randomly activates and turns select number of reels into wild symbols|
|Pros||Stunning animation, fun sound track, engaging features|
The layout of the game is a unique geometric shape that is actually set on the board game. All of the corners of the shape are occupied by a random Jumanji feature (Wild Stampede, Sticky Vines, Monsoon Wilds, Monkey Mayhem)- Players will become familiar with the symbols for each of these as they play the game.
The game has 5 reels that take a 3-4-5-4-3 format which fit perfectly in the geometric format of the game. There are 36 fixed pay lines as well. The soundtrack that accompanies these is engaging and a real enhancement to the game.
The features are another great addition to the game (see above or read below) offering lots of opportunity for extra play time and opportunities to win big.
NetEnt did not disappoint with this game. There were virtually no glitches, and everything ran smoothly, not surprisingly so. The game’s graphics are stunning, and the soundtrack is a real value add as well. Other reviewers and players seem to have the same verdict, even though the game was only released one day ago. As expected, the game is fun, engaging and therefore has been well received thus far.
Jumanji boasts several impressive random features including:
- Monsoon Wilds – Randomly activates and turns select number of reels into wild symbols.
- Monkey Mayhem – Monkeys appear randomly and mix up symbols to create new, winning combinations.
- Wild Stampede – Randomly spreads wild symbols across the board
- Sticky Vines – Locks your wins in place and earns you free spins.
The game also has a unique board game feature that can be unlocked and enabled when there are at least three scatters ANYWHERE on the reels (has to be in one spin). When this happens, you will see all of your reels disappear, don`t be alarmed! The board game appears and you`re asked to pick your character. From there you will be given 3- 5 dice rolls (the number of rolls depends on the number of scatters you had that enabled the board game feature). Your character moves around the board based on the throw of the dice and you will get a prize at each stop you make.
These prizes include:
- Coin Win: This gets you anything from 2x-30x your bet
- Extra Roll: This is relatively self-explanatory, you will get an extra roll of the dice.
- Mystery Feature: This earns you a surprise feature (a random award of one of the other three features)
- Free Spins: This gets you six free spins. The game pauses until you have completed your free spins. The spins chosen depend on which corner of the board your character has stopped in. This means if you land in the bottom right corner, each free spin activates the Monsoon Wilds random feature.
Overall, this game lived up to expectations. There was a lot of hype around the game and it was highly anticipated, especially after the release of the 2018 Blockbuster film that was an extremely large success.
As usual, NetEnt perfected their graphics, soundtrack, characters and story and harmonized them all into a great user experience. Players of all skill levels, ages and nationalities are sure to love this fun game.
It is also a bonus that the game is available to be played on mobile devices, making it accessible from anywhere you need to be.
The only drawback is that the jackpot is relatively unimpressive, but with so many features, it should be easy to attain.