Heart of the Jungle
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£0.50 - £50.00
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There is a Tarzan and Jane feel to this Ash Gaming slot. It literally takes you to the heart of the jungle – and uses some lavish production along the way. Symbols are super-detailed. You’ll find a leopard, chimp and parrot – among others. When you win with blocks of symbols (3×3 or more), these symbols become one giant one. There are also plenty of new background settings, as you progress through up to 5 bonus game variants.
To get better bonuses, you need to unlock achievements. There are a lot of them, which you can see by clicking a button above the reels. There are some interesting new game elements within these bonuses. They include an ‘ultra spin’, which comes with a multiplier of up to 25x.
How the Heart of the Jungle Slot is Organised
If you are a fan of Ash Gaming slots, then the 5×3 reel setup will come as no surprise. This game has a larger 50 win-lines. That sets the minimum bet at 50c, though you can bet 100x this amount if you have the funds! The usual turbo mode and auto-play options are available.
The info button on the left of the controls will bring up the pay table. Here you can find a detailed explanation of the different bonus games. Looking at this information is the first of many achievements you’ll unlock while you play. There is a list of these via the ‘unlocked achievements’ button on the top right corner of the reels.
Tarzan, Jane and Animals: Regular Winning Combinations
Symbols come stacked on the reels, so you’ll often see multiple wins from the same spin. The best paying symbol is the wild, which shows the sunlight beaming through the tree canopy, along with the slot title. This is worth a generous 2,000 coins for 5 of a kind, 500 for 4 and 100 coins for 3. This will substitute for anything other than the tribal mask scatters.
A long-haired guy is next on the list – worth 500 coins for the maximum 5. This is followed by a lady (200), chimp (100) and then an elephant, leopard and parrot. I like the way that the playing card symbols have been given a small jungle decoration each. For example, the King comes with a bowie knife.
Jungle Trail Free Spins
Elaborate tribal masks unlock the free spins bonus. These appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 – and you need all 3 to trigger the feature.
Before you start that bonus, you see a screen with an unfolded map. This has 4 named sections and then one mystery one at the end. These are The Deep Jungle, Crystal Falls, The Golden Mountain and the Lost City of Zantar.
Each of these is a new setting / background, and a unique free spins game. You can only progress through them by unlocking achievements.
Here is a quick overview of each feature:
- The Deep Jungle: You get 8 free spins, which have a multiplier of up to 5x on wins. There is also an ‘ultra spin’. Here you see a screen with a mask and list of multipliers, these light up in turn, and you get between 7x and 25x applied to the next spin on the reels.
- Crystal Falls: Here you get wild stacks, up to and including all 5 of them on any one spin. There are 10 spins in total, and the stacks are assigned at random. This bonus is unlocked on the 5th time you trigger a feature.
- The Golden Mountain: Here you get sticky wilds. These are not just any sticky wilds, they nudge up or down after every spin – giving you extra wins. You get 15 free spins in total this time.
- Lost City of Zantar: Now the wild is on the middle row and will move around while you spin. At random, this wild will add a multiplier to your spin. You get a big 25 free spins in this feature.
The final section of the map is a ‘Payment Boost’ mystery, this adds more spins and even better multipliers to the bonuses you already played. By the time you reach this end of the map, you will be able to choose your favourite free spins variation.
Should You Cut a Trail to the Heart of the Jungle?
This is an impressive slot, with quality production and a lot of depth to the game play. The artwork and animations are detailed – even if the ‘Tarzan and Jane’ type angle is overdone! Stacked symbols can lead to big wins in the base game. It is the progressive free spins games which are the key attraction. If you unlock enough achievements, you’ll find yourself moving profitably along the different jungle scenes.