The Jungle 2 online slot is based around the adventures of an intrepid explorer. The explorer is a young male who moves from location to location in his red jeep. On the reels is a mysterious looking red-headed woman. Whether she joins the explorer on his travels, or whether he finds her while exploring the jungle is open to question – this certainly adds an air of intrigue into the game. Also on the reels are a tiger and a parrot, while the explorer also makes uses of a water flask and a pair of binoculars.
The key feature of the game is a free spins bonus round. To find out how many spins you’ll win, you’ll spin a wheel – be lucky and 100 spins could be yours. During the spins, wins suddenly become that much easier to achieve.
Jungle 2, like many online slots today, plays out on the 5×3 reel configuration. The slot pays from left to right and has a total of 25 win-lines. You have the choice of setting the coin value (ranging from just 1c through to $5) and the number of lines (any number between 1 and 25).
All the symbols at the higher end of the pay scale pay out when you land two or more in a row from left to right. The highest paying of these is the explorer himself. Land five explorers in a row and you’ll win an impressive 10,000 coins, while four in a row pays 1,000 coins. These represent the top two pay-outs in the game. Next on the pay table is the tiger and the red jeep. Each of these symbols has a top prize of 750 coins. A night-time scene, showing a parade of animals in silhouette form is joined by the parrot symbol in both paying 500 coins.
Symbols at the lower end of the pay scale require at least 3 in a row to win. The water bottle and the binoculars each have a max win of 250 coins. The symbols are completed by the playing cards A, K, Q and J. The Ace and King pay 150 coins, while the Queen and Jack pay 100 coins.
In an unusual move for a five-reel slot, there is no wild symbol in the game at all. There is a scatter however, represented by an elephant. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll win 2x, 5x, 20x and 100x your total stake respectively.
The mysterious woman is the final symbol in the game. The red head only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. If you’re lucky enough that the woman appears on each of these reels during the same spin, you’ll enter the feature.
The feature itself is a free spins bonus round. However, instead of being given a set number of spins, as you usually would, here you’ll spin a wheel. The wheel has eleven segments in all. The lowest amount of spins you can possibly win is 18. The top prize on the wheel is a massive 100 free spins and the good news is that the 100 spins segment is twice the size of any others. During the free spins, the slot will pay from left to right AND from right to left too – making wins much easier to land.
This MicroGaming designed slot plays out against the backdrop of the jungle sunset. Above the reels you can see the blood-red sky, while trees and bushes line the horizon. Each of the symbols on the reels are housed neatly in their own boxes. Land a win with any of the leading symbols and animation will bring them to life. Check out the animation for the tiger in particular. The game has a strange, very upbeat sound every time you hit spin – how this fits in with the theme is open to question!
Jungle 2 is something of a strange mix. The visuals are impressive throughout, while the wins can be hugely impressive. What is unusual is the stripped back nature of the game. You have no wild symbol at all and a scatter symbol which simply pays a cash prize. While this will not appeal to all, many will enjoy the simplicity of Jungle 2. What the game does have is an excellent free spin feature. Spinning a wheel always adds excitement and the opportunity of 100 spins alone is a reason to play this slot.