Dark Jungle is an April 2018 forest ecosystem-inspired video slot released by Cayetano Gaming in conjunction with Red Tiger Gaming. Apes, big cats, birds, playing cards values, and jungle are the Dark Jungle’s themes. Relatable games from Cayetano Gaming: Fantasia, Forest Rush (2016), Magic Fairies (2016), Rhino Rumble (March 2019), Totems Wild (2016), Wild Stars (2016), and Mayan Mystery (2013). Dark Jungle’s rival games include: Jungle Trouble (July 2014) from Playtech, Go Go Gorilla (2015) from LeapFrog Gaming, and Jungle Wild (August 2011) by Williams Interactive.
Dark—and damp—conditions characterize jungles, which is reflected in the slot’s name “Dark Jungle”. One of the Dark Jungle symbols (“FREE SPINS”) requires three winning combinations; ten symbols (WILD tiger, panther, monkey, python, hornbill, A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9) for three, four, or five winning combinations.
Dark Jungle Game Characteristics
Dark Jungle has a transparent dark blue 5X4 grid with a vine twining on the brown frame; thirteen symbols, eleven bet sizes, relatively fewer free games, re-spins, locking symbols, forty fixed pay lines, fixed odds, and regular payouts that range from X5 to X500.
Dark Jungle has three special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. The special symbols are: an instant win-activating mountain gorilla; framed golden “FREE SPINS” leaves; and a framed “WILD” (substitute) tiger.
The ordinary symbols are: a framed panther; a framed cute white-and-gray monkey; a black-and-golden python; a toco toucan perched on a brown branch; a striped golden A; a striped red K; a striped off white Q; a striped green J; a striped blue 10; and a striped purple 9.
When “Dark Jungle” loads, the best two features displayed on the starting page are: the free games accompanied by locking symbols and re-spins; and bet multiplier-related instant winnings. Clicking “start” dramatically directs to the grid where the players can also swipe the screen to spin.
The Dark Jungle bet sizes are: $0.40 (minimum bet), $0.80, $1.20, $1.60, $2.00, $4.00, $8.00, $12.00, $16.00, $20.00, and $40.00 (maximum bet).
Dark Jungle’s payouts for three, four, and five combinations: tiger pays X40, X200, and X500; panther pays X30, X100, and X400; monkey pays X25, X75, and X300; python pays X20, X50, and X200; toucan pays X15, X40, and X180; A pays X10, X35, and X150; K pays X9, X30, and X130; Q pays X8, X25, and X100; J pays X7, X20, and X75; 10 pays X6, X15, and X60; and 9 pays X5, X10, and X50.
The gorilla can grace the central reel, thereby offering bet multipliers that can reach X50—$40.00 X50 amounts to a maximum of $2000.00. Three “Free Spins” offer nine free games. According to “Help” section, Dark Jungle’s highest multiplier is X2500; therefore, Dark Jungle’s non-progressive jackpot ($40.00 X2500) is $100000.00.
Cayetano Gaming recommends using Dark Jungle’s most recent software version for optimal experience; its quite true because older versions lack the drop-down menu at the top right. The sound effects include the noisily running gorilla, chirping birds, roaring animals, African drumming, and chattering monkey. The animated 3D graphics are pleasing, especially the gorilla’s outbursts, glittering python, and fuming tiger that blend in with the foggy cyan foliage in the background.
Luck in Dark Jungle
The RTP rate of Dark Jungle, a game of chance, is 94.79% and the house edge is 5.21%.