Here comes a part of NetEnt we have never seen before, their Wild part. When they announced the debut of their new slot title Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild, I anticipated all hell to break loose, rather all jungle to break loose. But why? Simple.
One, this would be the first time we would see reels that completely transform their layouts in a feature and two, it looks absolutely stunning! I have seen enough boring jungle/nature themed slots that put me to sleep right away. But this slot by NetEnt, oh boy, the snippets of 3D animations I have seen in this game is just breath taking.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Mobile Slot Game Mechanics
The Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild begins here, in a 3 X 5 reel layout mated with a substantial 1,024 ways to win. This game is themed after Mother Nature herself, featuring the most stunning jungle and animals that you will see in your life. Everything is alive all around your reels, partly due to the amazing animation and partly due to the fact that NetEnt has made all their visuals in 3D.
As expected, symbols in this game are designed after the animals themselves and the standard A, K, Q, J and 10 blocks. In this jungle, the tiger is the king as it pays the most. Wagers start at a mere 20p per spin and is capped at a respectable £100 per spin. That said, this wide range of wager value will suit players of different budgets.
As per usual, this slot game is compatible with all mobile devices and on PC’s, and the general layout of this game is very mobile friendly. All buttons and decently spread apart so accidental touches that might cost you money is unlikely. All in all, if love to play on the go like I do, this game would suit your needs perfectly.
Now then, is Jungle Spirit Call of Wild really as wild as NetEnt claims it to be? For starters, this slot boasts the ever so classic free spins. To activate this feature, you will need at least three scatter symbols anywhere on your reels. Once you do, your whole reel will transform from 3 X 5 to a 4 X 5 layout and will sport 1,024 ways to win. Unlike many other games, the free spins here will require a little bit of interaction from players. You will have to choose your spirit animal, each of them having different characteristics.
- Tiger symbol – Four free spins and main symbol becomes a tiger
- Elephant symbol – Eight free spins and main symbol becomes an elephant
- Bear symbol – Twelve free spins and main symbol becomes a bear
- Crocodile symbol – Sixteen free spins and main symbol becomes a crocodile
- Cobra symbol – Twenty free spins and main symbol becomes a cobra
Next up is the symbol expansion feature. In random, some of your symbols may be marked by butterflies. In the event that you get a win that involves these butterfly marked symbols, they will expand and cover your whole reel. The final feature in this game is the butterfly boost feature. This feature is similar to the previous one as it is randomly activated and how it works is that the butterflies may suddenly pop up on your screen and expand to up to a maximum of five symbols.
The only thing I can think of that this game lacks are Wild symbols that complete paylines. I mean, shouldn’t this game of all games have Wilds? This slot is literally named Call of the “Wild”!
User Interface And Gaming Experience
NetEnt only releases slot games that meet their high standards, and that can be said to every element in this game. The quality of the graphics in Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild mobile slot is one of the best 3D slots I have seen in a while. One thing fire sure, the animations in this game go hand in hand with the 3D graphics.
The soundtrack that comes with it is as exciting. Oh, NetEnt has been thoughtful with this one as they give you the option of choosing between the soundtrack of an intense drum or a calm jungle vibe.
What's Great About The Jungle Spirit Mobile Slot?
To be honest, this isn’t the first jungle / nature themed slot I have seen over the years from multiple developers. Yet, NetEnt has done this whole genre a favor by pushing the bar up higher for every other developer out there.
The features in this game that sport the butterflies and whole expansion mechanics is almost a whole new makeover by itself and compliments its nature theme. NetEnt, if you are listening, we would like to see more of your makeovers in different slot genres. For the greater good!
So, Here's Our Take On This Game
Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild is another classic NetEnt slot. Stunning theme amazing graphics and quality features. Nothing can go wrong with this success formula in place. The payouts are decent in the base game and as you successfully trigger some of the bonus features, that is when the wild fun really kicks in. I had a good time playing this slot game, and I don’t see why anyone else wouldn’t.