One of the big branded productions that have been announced by NetEnt for 2018, Jumanji is going to be a slot machine that’s based on the film that appeared in 1995, not on the recently released sequel.
The classic film will be translated in slot machine form as a 5-reel game, with reels coming in at different sizes and with big potential wins for each round. Some interesting rewards are available, which include respins, Wild Stampedes, Monsoon Wilds and the Monkey Mayhem, but also scatters that give you access to the Jumanji board game.
Betting and Prizes
When you’re trying to place your bet in Jumanji, you need to know just that the slot requires that you pretend you have 10 active lines, and that you wager accordingly. You may spend as little as $0.10 to spin the reels, but you also have the option to increase the coin value all the way up to $1 and the number of coins up to 10 per line. A bet of up to $100 is going to be available, for those players that can afford it.
There are going to be the usual small wins offered in this game, that we so often get in NetEnt slot machines. On the plus side, you can count on a high RTP in a NetEnt slot machine, so you can win fairly often in these titles.
Jumanji Slot Features
The feature area is where Jumanji shines, just like a lot of other slot machines that we’ve seen NetEnt release.
A very important feature, and one that is not that uncommon, is going to be the scatter symbol that can give you access to the bonus game. You need to have it appear at least three times, in order to get into the board game that’s inspired by the movie. You have to pick a token that will represent you next, and then win a race across the board in order to get a payout as big as possible.
NetEnt tried to include a total of four different random features, and to do something unique for every single one of them.
The first feature that is mentioned is the Wild Stampede. If activated, at random, it will see rhinos run over the game area, leaving wild symbols behind them on random positions.
Second, Jumanji will offer the Sticky Vine. It’s a respin feature, which continues to spin the reels until no other symbols participate in the existing winning combinations. Presumably, this feature is offered for winning spins only.
Monkey Mayhem will rearrange some of the symbols found on the screen at that moment, in order to form winning combinations for you.
The Monsoon Wilds are going to involve crocodiles which fall from above and which land on the reels as expanding wilds.
Theme & Design
As we’ve mentioned already, this is going to be a branded release, which NetEnt got permission to create based on the 1995 film, the original that was so popular. The wild animals that you saw in the film are now high-paying symbols in the slot. You have pelicans, crocodiles, rhinos and lions on the reels, but they also used orange/red playing card logos. Considering the 90s style and general look of the movies at the time, I can’t complain much that they didn’t use actual images from Jumanji for its symbols. It looks better this way.
Jumanji appears to be one of the many unique slots available at NetEnt, a branded title that has multiple unique features to offer.