While it is not immediately clear from the name, this slot has a jungle / safari type theme. It is an older 9-line game which features animals and playing card symbols covered in vines. These animals are exotic. You’ll find an elephant (complete with traditional head gear), a peacock, tiger and golden cobra on the reels. Sound effects are dramatic. These include ambient bird noises, interspersed with tigers roaring and drums.
Adventure Palace is a solid slot – with nothing too fancy by way of bonus games or features. It does have a free spins bonus. You can trigger up to 15 free spins, and your wins will be tripled during play. There are also some big line wins possible.
The symbols may be exotic, though there is little exotic about the setup for this game. You’ll find 5 reels, 3 rows of symbols on each – with 9 lines crossing from the left. Brightly coloured markers on the side of the reels show you where these start. Bets are in multiples of 9, based on your coin size. You can bet up to $90 per spin ($10 per line) if your bankroll is big enough.
Optional features include a gamble after win (based on the flip of a playing card) and auto-play.
Prizes on the pay table update automatically based on your bet amount. The amounts I have listed here are for 10c per line (90c per spin).
Elephants are the king of the jungle – and also the king of the pay table. These symbols have 2 benefits. First, they are wilds. This means that elephants will substitute for any other regular symbol. They will double the value of any win created in this way. Second, they are the highest paying symbol. You will get $1000 for 5 of a kind on one of the 9 win-lines.
Tigers and monkeys share the next highest line prize. You will get $75 for 5 of these, with both of them paying down to 2 of a kind from the left. Peacocks, white birds with red heads and the golden cobra make up the remaining unique symbols.
Playing card symbols aces down to nines – which have been covered in jungle creepers – make up the smaller wins.
Scatters show the adventure palace itself. This has golden domes, and is in a jungle clearing with a mountainous backdrop. As scatters, the prizes are determined by the total number in view. You’ll get $450 for 5, going down to just $1.80c for 2. If you get 3 or more, you’ll trigger the free spins bonus game.
This bonus is 15 spins, regardless of the number of triggering scatters. The big benefit is that wins are tripled for the bonus. If you create a win with the elephant wilds, this is still doubled – meaning wild wins get 6x the usual prizes in the free spins round. You can retrigger with 3+ scatters during play.
You’ll find the reels are literally set in the jungle for this slot. Deep greens with hunts of leaf shapes and a misty look can be seen around the reels. Bird sounds add to this effect. I like the way that the playing card symbols have creepers on them. This adds nicely to the overall jungle effect. All the animal symbols are well produced. These are bright and colourful – though do lack the detail of some more recently produced games. You’ll get small animations when you win, along with the usual flashing lines.
The standout symbol is the scatter. When you win with this you’ll zoom in on the golden domed palace. There are drum sounds for your regular wins, and different drums when the scatters hit. These sounds change up for the free spins bonus – though the effect is not too different from the base game. The occasional roar or elephant trumpet helps bring things to life.
If you like the slick and solid slots which MicroGaming built their name on – then Adventure Palace slot game ticks all the right boxes. This is an older game, so don’t expect graphics to be too detailed. The main feature is the free spins game. Here the 3x multiplier will sometimes combine with the 2x for the wild elephant symbols. This can produce some bigger wins, and with a retrigger or two this can easily turn into a welcome payday!