Jewel of the Jungle Slot –  Nextgen Gaming / Games Lab

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Videoslots Casino has just added the brand new release from Nextgen/Games Lab to their casino titled Jewel of the Jungle slot, which is a 5×4 reel 50 fixed payline slot with as you might expect from the title has a distinct amazon jungle theme and features lots of Jewels too!

During our playtests our initial thoughts were that this slot reminded us of the old classic Gorilla Chief 2 from WMS, both have a very similar theme, but thankfully Jewel of the Jungle has much a much more current graphical style, and even more importantly there are distinct differences in the actual bonus round mechanics that make it worth taking for a spin or two.

Jewel of the Jungle Slot – Base Gameplay

During base game play there a number of things to be looking out for, there are some heavily stacked top paying symbols (Leopard) on all 5 reels along with lots of heavily stacked wild symbols (Jewels) present on reels 2-5 only, as well as the special Waterfall Scatter symbols which are present on all 5 reels.

How to Trigger the bonus round?

To trigger the main free spins bonus round you must land 3 or more of the special Waterfall Scatter symbols on the reels starting from reel 1 and going left to right.

The more scatters that land on the reels from left to right the greater the number of free spins awarded up to the maximum of 20 free spins for a 5 scatter trigger.

Jewel of the Jungle Slot –  Screenshots

Jewel of the Jungle Slot - Summary
Paylines50 Fixed
Free SpinsYes (up to 20)
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes (Once)
Special FeaturesStacked Wilds
Free Spins Bonus Round
Extra Wilds added on each spin in bonus
Re-Trigger bonus
RTP (Return To Player)96.060%

Jewel of the Jungle Slot – Free Spins Bonus Round

The greater number of Waterfall Scatter symbols that triggered the bonus round grants you with more initial starting spins and this looks to be key to scoring the really big wins.

  • 3 Scatter Trigger – 10 Free Spins
  • 4 Scatter Trigger – 15 Free Spins
  • 5 Scatter Trigger – 20 Free Spins

The main feature that occurs during the bonus round is that additional Wild Diamonds are added to the reels after each spin of the bonus round, therefore having a larger number of free spins or even a re-trigger can really impact just how this volatile slot’s bonus will play out.

Re-triggering the bonus round is possible 1 time only and this only grants a further 5 extra free spins and removes the scatter symbols from the bonus reels too.

Jewel of the Jungle Slot

Overall Thoughts

Jewel of the Jungle is a reasonable slot release from Games Lab/Nextgen, definitely nothing too groundbreaking in terms of new features, but for players who enjoy high variance slots, this title certainly offers that with a maximum 1000x stake reward on offer.

The Waterfall Scatter triggering from reel 1 onwards is likely to frustrate or confuse some players, but it’s set that way for good reason given the maximum 20 free spin bonus will be adding many additional wilds to the reels on each free spin during the bonus round.

Be aware in our playtests the bonus round final wins ended in the range of 2x stake right up to 400x, so the high variance tag is well warranted and so you should adjust your bet size accordingly.