Jungle Wild Pokie
Jungle Wild is a video pokie from WMS that you can also find at land-based casinos, although they are becoming increasingly rare there.
This video pokie with 30 paylines and a jungle theme has always been quite popular. It has even received three sequels: Jungle Wild II, Jungle Wild III and Colossal Jungle Wild. Thay all are land-based pokies. A pity, because the sequels, in particular, were frankly the strongest releases from the Jungle Wild series.
An advantage that the online casino player has is that the online version of Jungle Wild has a payout percentage of 95.96%. And that's about 5% - 6% higher than the same pokie at a land-based casino.
How Does the Jungle Wild Pokie Work?
Jungle Wild is a relatively simple video pokie, but that is also the power. The jungle theme is beautifully executed, the game is fast, and there is a beautiful flow in the game.
There are 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols, and there are 30 variable paylines.
The minimum bet is 0.01 dollars per spin, and the maximum bet is 90 dollars.
Symbols and Payouts
Jungle Wild is set in the dense jungle of Mexico, where the Aztecs used to live. The Jungle Wild symbol is wild and replaces all symbols except the scatter symbol. 5 wild symbols on an active payline tick nicely: this gives you no less than 2,500 x your bet per line.
The two Aztec shields are next in the hierarchy of symbols and are suitable for 750 times the bet per line for a five-of-a-kind. The remaining premium symbols are the macaque, the parrot and the butterfly, all in beautiful bright colours. They pay between 250 x and 500 x the stake.
Finally, there are 4 beautiful jungle flowers that pay out between 100 x and 125 x your bet per line.
Free Spins Bonus
To make a big splash in Jungle Wild, you'll have to win the free spins bonus. You do that by turning at least 3 scattered pyramids.
The more pyramids, the more free spins:
- 5 scatters give 20 free spins
- 4 scatters give 7 free spins
- 3 scatters give 5 free spins
During every free spin, 2 of the 5 reels go entirely wild. And then it can suddenly go up really fast with the credits.
IIf the payment of the bonus game is disappointing (less than 300 x your bet per line with 30 paylines), the Bonus Guarantee will come into effect, and your winnings will be supplemented up to 300 x the bet per line.
If you do not use the full 30 paylines you get another bonus of 2 x, 5 x, or 10 x the total bet.
We have mixed feelings about this Bonus Guarantee, which is a real WMS invention. Of course, it is nice to get something extra. But you only get it if your bonus round is disappointing. And then it can hardly be called anything. Such a Bonus Guarantee is more a slap in the face than a gift.
What Do We Think of Jungle Wild?
Jungle Wild is very successful as an online pokie. WMS has designed the most beautiful pokies, and Jungle Wild can still be seen as a classic. However, we have significant criticism of the online version of Jungle Wild. Graphically this version is a considerable step back compared to the land-based version. It is just uglier and much less sharp. So we don't understand that at all.
There is no reason (except extreme laziness!) to think about why an online version of a land-based pokie does not have to look as good. And yet the difference at Jungle Wild is so vast that we are particularly annoyed by it.
Therefore, 1 star off for the extremely lazy graphic translation.
3 stars out of 5.