August 25, 2020
iGaming software developer Pragmatic Play is back yet again with another exciting slot game. The protagonist this time is a gentle giant! Jungle Gorilla is a video slot with 5-reel, 3-row, and 20 paylines, enticing players using a thrilling wildlife theme and an upbeat soundtrack. Set up in a dense jungle environment, the game replicates nature to the tee, complete with rustling leaves and fluttering butterflies.
The jungle theme continues into the gameplay as some of the common bonus symbols depict parrots, chameleons, tigers, elephants, and gorillas! Variable multipliers are located at the top of each reel and activate every time a gorilla lands on the reel. Players brave enough to venture into the virtual wilderness have a chance of multiplying the stake up to 5-times. Once per reel!
Fans that are used to Pragmatic Play’s hefty bonuses will be disappointed, as the studio dialed bonus features down a notch. All is not lost, however, as the game still offers a range of wild multipliers. Although free spins will be missed!
The jungle-green wild logo substitutes all playing symbols except scatters. But its value dramatically increases upon landing alongside a winning combination. The golden gorilla token is the scatter and can randomly emerge on any of the five reels. Instead of activating free spins, however, it multiplies wilds!
Jungle Gorilla offers progressive wild multiplication, meaning players that land consecutive scatters can potentially win up to 5x of the total stake. The sole focus is on landing as many wilds as part of a winning combination as possible. For example, if a winning combination includes a wild on reel 2 and a 3x multiplier on reel 3, the wild absorbs the multiplier, adjusting the stake, and resetting the bonus to 1x. This process can be repeated for securing a larger win.
Players can try and amplify their wins by landing consecutive multipliers in a single combination. It’s difficult and requires a bit of luck, but not impossible! Like most slots from Pragmatic Play, buy-in ranges between €0.20 and €100 with a maximum winning potential of 2,800x total stake.
Jungle Gorilla brings back fond memories for veteran gamers, as it shares common elements with NetEnt’s Gorilla Kingdom. Both titles are poles apart, however, in overall gameplay. While Pragmatic Play’s version of a jungle-themed slot is aimed at younger players that like to spin and forget, the other appeals to hardcore gamers.
The studio’s decision to cap wild multipliers to 5x could prove costly, as landing consecutive multipliers are the only way of amplifying wins. Its decision to exclude free spins could be the final nail in the coffin, as gamers regularly look out for new titles offering such bonuses.
Finally, players interested in Jungle Gorilla should start playing at a slow pace in order to accumulate multipliers. If you prefer rushing into things and betting big, steer clear of the game as your chances of securing a huge win are quite low.
100% up to € 700
Wagering - 45x