Depending on where you are in the world you’ll know that classic Kipling tale as either Mowgli or The Jungle Book. Blueprint Gaming has dug up this relic of literature to create a game around it with a fair few reasons to get excited. Jungle Jackpots takes you and you’re new mate Mowgli through a series of adventures that involve flaming torches, houses and fruit bowls, amongst other things.
Presented over the standard 5 x 3 setup with 20 active paylines, this book based slot follows beloved main characters through a series of bonus games specific to them. Kaa the Snake gives you his Locking Wilds, Hathi the Elephant offers Expanding Wilds, Mowgli Wilds, and the Baloo Bonus. Mowgli himself will take you to the Golden Apple Tree with a potential 1000x your line bet wins.
Designed to be accessible and attractive
As one might expect, this accessible slot is available across devices, and looks amazing on them all with its HD interface. The jungle feels a little menacing, as is right given that the story features darker characters in the form of the animals. The reels sit within the book itself, giving the whole thing a literary feel, you certainly know the slot is designed around something special.
Money flowing from our Mowgli friend
The prizes come at random, and they are multiplied by your line-bet. Win up to 200x your line bet by landing flaming torches or houses, get up to 300x for the decorative fruit bowls, and bag up to 400x for any Jungle Jackpot symbols. The pinnacle here is the Wild Footprints which brings 500x your line bet.
The game introduces a range of fun wilds too, these include Kaa's Locking Wilds, Hathi's Expanding Wilds, Monkey Mischief Wilds, and Mowgli Wilds. As expected these substitute for all other symbols to form wins, some of which could be significant.
Naturally, the wilds also bring with them a potential for bonuses. Get one Bonus Symbol, one Bonus Scatter and the symbol of the Bonus to stir the big wins into action. Baloo's Colossal Spins and his Mystery Prize Bonus of up to 500x your stake gets things moving, as does Bagheera's Hot Streak, both of which can be gambled to reach for bigger wins.
Our favourite, which you’ll also love, is the Mowgli Wild Adventure. In this feature, you can choose vines for Mowgli to swing his way up the Jungle Book board to reach the Golden Apple Tree. Make it to the tree and get to choose a prize-giving Golden Apple, with a potential win of 1,000x your total stake - sweet!
Although we’re dealing with what was essentially a children's story, it has to be said that there is a distinctly dark side to the Jungle Book tale. Jungle Jackpots, however, is certainly not something to get down in the dumps about. Design-wise it looks stunning, and the soundtrack is more than acceptable. The gameplay is slick and looks nice across devices, with the main draw here being the wealth of bonuses and features linked to key characters. Whether a fan of the story or just an admirer of a well-built game, we think this slot will be appealing to a wide range of people.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring