Tarzan first appeared in a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912, followed by another 23 novels penned by Burroughs or his estate. The character quickly moved from the pages of a book to the big screen, with many movies featuring the character who was raised by apes. Little did the author know that in the 21st century Tarzan would appear in an online slot too.
On the reels you’ll find a series of animated characters. There is Tarzan himself and his love interest Jane. A hunter also appears, while a leopard, a monkey and a parrot form the members of the animal kingdom. The main feature of the game takes you to a bonus wheel, where you can wish cash prizes, free spins or entry into a hippopotamus themed bonus round.
Tarzan is a five-reel slot, with each of the reels showing four symbols when the spinning stops. The game has a total of 40 win-lines. Tarzan stands to the left of the reels throughout the game and is also the highest paying standard symbol, with a top prize of 500 coins. Next on the pay table is the beautiful Jane, who pays 450 coins for the maximum five in a row. The hunter, whose grey moustache is wider than his face is next and has a top win of 450 coins. Each of the three animals on the reels has the same max win of 200 coins.
At the lower end of the pay scale you’ll find a series of fruit symbols. A melon, an orange, an apple and a plum have top win amounts of 80, 70, 60 and 40 coins respectively.
The wild symbol is represented by the title logo of the slot. This symbol is stacked on all five reels, meaning those wild-aided wins are that much easier to land. This wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. Land five wilds in a row and you’ll win the largest prize in the game – 800 coins. The dream scenario sees the wild fill all five reels, giving you the 800-coin win on all 40-win lines!
The bonus wheel is the symbol you’ll want to see more than any other. Land this 2, 3, 4 or 5 times across the reels and you’ll win an immediate 1x, 1x, 10x or 100x your stake respectively. Hitting 3 or more scatters will also see you enter the bonus feature.
You’ll now be presented with a bonus wheel, with Tarzan once again standing to the left of the game. You’ll hit the spin button in the centre of the wheel and it will start spinning (and Tarzan will swing on his rope). The wheel has ten segments in all, six of which offer immediate cash wins based on your total stake. The biggest cash win is offered by the ‘Jackpot’ segment, which pays 200x your total stake. Aside from the cash prizes, you’ll also find two ‘free spins’ segments and two ‘bonus’ segments.
Free Spins – You’ll be awarded 12 free spins which feature both rolling reels and growing wilds. The rolling reels will offer consecutive wins within one spin. The growing wilds increase the wild stacks by 1 each spin up to a maximum of 15.
Bonus – You’ll enter a screen where you select from a number of hippos. You can pick up to 12 hippos and each will award a prize. Avoid ‘Pop’ as this will immediately end the feature.
The design of this MicroGaming produced slot is simply excellent. Throughout the game Tarzan stands impressively to the left of the reels. Occasionally he’ll fold his arms or wipe his mouth, other times he will jump onto the side of the reels. The production of the game will remind you of animated movie produced by a company such as Pixar. The three human characters do stand out, each animating alongside the wild symbol. A gentle, but atmospheric soundtrack plays throughout, while general jungle noises are an extra added touch.
The Tarzan slot is enjoyable from start to finish. The eye-catching visuals will get you on side immediately, especially if you are a fan of Disney or Pixar. The gameplay is both entertaining and unique. First, you have oversized reels, allowing for more win lines than usual. Then the bonus feature is a good one, as it offers a variety of cash wins or features. This feature is sure to keep you entertained and any bonus wheel game adds a level of excitement to any slot.