Casumo Casino has just added a brand new slot from IGT titled Golden Jungle, this is a 5×4 reel machine and features 50 fixed paylines.
The recent slot releases from IGT this year have definitely been improving and Golden Jungle is no exception as it offers a very interesting base game mechanic along with 3 different player chosen free spins rounds that vary in volatility.
During base game play there are large clumps of matching symbols present on all 5 reels, regular scatter symbols on all reels that trigger the main bonus round, and some special tiger wild symbols present on the reels.
Golden Jungle Base Gameplay
Golden Jungle uses a new feature called Wild Stays 4 Plays, you will notice above each reel is a meter which records how many of the special Statue symbols have been collected.
Once this meter is filled the reel becomes totally wild for that spin and the following 3 spins, this is where the slot gets really interesting as multiple wild reels can be triggered during the same spin, or later after some wild reels have already been activated.
Fortunately, we managed to record an amazing real money slot session at Casumo where this feature activated and resulted in 4 wild reels being active at the same, along with the 5th reel landing the very high paying tiger wild symbol too, check the video below!
Golden Jungle – Free Spins Bonus Round
Triggering the main free spins round on Golden Jungle is done by landing 3 or more of the scatter symbols on the reels, if additional scatters land then you are given more even free spins for whichever mode you select.
On triggering the bonus round with 3 scatters you are then presented with a picking screen with 3 different free spins options, that vary in volatility with the following options,
- 15 Free Spins with Reel 3 Wild during the free spins
- 6 Free Spins with Reel 2 and 4 Wild during the free spins
- 2 Free Spins with Reel 1, 3, and 5 Wild during the free spins
In our playtests and real money session, we favoured the most volatile 2 free spins option, as the pays scale quite well for 5 of a kind wins and especially well for 5 of a kind wild tiger symbols.
The stated theoretical RTP (Return To Player) for Golden Jungle is in the range of 92.8% – 96.2%.
Golden Jungle certainly offers something new in terms of bonus mechanics for an IGT slot, if you have ever played any of the Untamed series of slots from Microgaming, then you will know what to expect from this slot, lots of tension when the reels are filling up with the statue symbols and the hope that they all trigger at the same time!
What is different in this slot is the player chosen free spins round, where you can opt for a very volatile 2 free spins bonus round or more free spins and less wild reels.
Check out Golden Jungle from IGT at Casumo today, in terms of slots from IGT, it’s good to see that we are getting some proper land based slots again capable of some serious win potential!
Definitely not a perfect slot, but a step in the right direction from IGT!