Jungle Books’ launch on September 20, 2017, overshadowed the previous game releases, and it became a flagship of Yggdrasil Gaming’s new generation of slot games, thanks to a freshly introduced game mechanic; Yggdrasil described it as a lens through which players can experience the personified lives of jungle animals.
Yggdrasil operates other fairytale slot adaptations, including Rainbow Ryan (July 2017), Beauty and the Beast (February 2017), Double Dragons (September 2016), and Chibeasties (June 2015). Portomaso-owned Jungle Boy, Playtech’s Heart of the Jungle, and Jungle Spirit from NetEnt are among the rival games.
This slot game’s name “Jungle Books” is borrowed from a similarly titled juvenile literature book series, which Indian-born British writer Joseph Rudyard Kipling published in the 1890s. A trilogy set in the Indian jungle, Kipling’s Jungle Books series (and the game play) is all about wild animals adopting, rearing and interacting with a small boy. Jungle Books players basically match three, four, or five fruits and card suits.
Jungle Books Game Characteristics
Jungle Books’ volatility rating is 32. The pay lines are divided into one-way and two-way lines. Called Fusion Realms and associated with each of the featured characters, the game mechanic boosts winning opportunities by combining the characters’ respective characteristics. For instance, any two animals that show up together on the grid are combined to make a triple feature, while all five characters can result to a 45-fold feature.
The realms of the boy, tiger, and sloth bear are associated with 58 pay lines; the snake and panther’s realms have 68 pay lines. The big irregular grid consists of three smaller grids: a 2X3 grid on the left, a 1X4 grid at the center, and another 2X3 grid on the right.
Jungle Books has four low-paying, five high-paying, and one super high-paying symbol. The high-paying symbols: a sweetheart blueberry, a purple fruit, a green breadfruit, a pink annona fruit, and an orange-colored fruit. Three pears stringed on a frame form the super high-paying symbol. The low-paying symbols are: a blue hearts suit, a purple spades suit, a green clubs suit, and a pink diamonds suit.
The special symbols include a golden substituting “Wild”; a golden honeycomb bonus feature (embedded to the biggest reel); random multipliers (X2, X3, and X5); and a golden pear “Wild”. There are five characters namely: Mowgli, the jungle boy; Baloo, the sloth bear; Bagheera, the black panther; Kaa, the snake; and Shere Khan, the tiger.
Jungle Books’ coin values: $0.002, $0.005, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.06, $0.07, $0.08, $0.09, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.60, $0.70, $0.80, $0.90, $1.00, $1.30, $1.50, $1.70, and $2.00. The Jungle Books total bets: $0.10 (minimum), $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $35.00, $40.00, $45.00, $50.00, $65.00, $75.00, $85.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
The respective Jungle Books’ payouts for three, four, and five matching symbols are as follows. The three framed pears offer X50, X100, and X300. The sweetheart blueberry pays X25, X50, and X100. The purple fruit has X20, X40, and X80. The green breadfruit has X15, X30, and X60. The pink annona fruit gives X12, X25, and X50. The orange-colored fruit pays X9, X20, and X40. All card suits have a similar payout: X3, X10, and X25.
The Honeycomb Bonus feature prompts the players to reveal coin awards, ranging from 50 coins to 50000 coins. Jungle Books’ non-progressive jackpot is 250,000 coins. The software is good; the jungle noises and especially the flute music are relevant to the Indian setting, and the animated 3D graphics remind of the 2016 film The Jungle Book.
Luck in Jungle Books
A game of chance, Jungle Books’ RTP rate is 96.1%, and the house edge is 3.9%.