Jumanji has been one of the most popular films to have ever been produced, with a number of different variations to have hit the big screen over the years.
Now, NetEnt have decided the time is right to bring it to the slot game market, as they bring the magical board game to the slot game world.
This Jumanji game review will look to provide players with the advantage they need to enjoy this magical story, as we highlight everything that is needed to be known to try and win some great rewards.
One of the first things that players will notice when taking to the reels for this Jumanji slot game is that it is far from traditional. Despite being played across five reels, the layout is rather different. If follows a grid that is shaped as the following: 3-4-5-3-3.
Nonetheless, there are 36 paylines available across this unusual grid and players can look to spin the reels from as small as €0.10 per spin. Those that fancy playing with bigger amounts can place a maximum of €200 on each spin, whilst those that want to test it out before playing with real money can via the Jumanji Free Play version found above this game review.
Despite the unusual format, NetEnt have kept things rather simplistic in regards to how players can look to tailor their gameplay experience as the ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Max Bet’ buttons continue to remain available.
A quick search of the game’s paytable shows that there are a number of different icons available for players to try and form winning combinations with. The playing card icons – J, Q, K and A – are worth the smallest prizes but feature rather regularly whilst the highest paying icons all represent things from the film.
A Pelican, Crocodile and a Rhino each return the biggest rewards, with the Lion providing the best prize as he awards up to 140x the stake when five fill a whole payline.
The golden Wild has the power to substitute all regular icons on the paytable to help form winning combinations where possible, however it does not provide payouts by itself nor does it have the ability to replace the Scatter icon.
This Jumanji slot game provides players with four different bonuses that can be randomly triggered. The first of the Jumanji bonuses is the ‘Sticky Vines’ which can appear from behind the reels on a winning spin. These will wrap around all the icons that created the win and any Wilds and will keep them locked as a respin is made. If a new win is formed, then another respin will take place.
The ‘Monsoon Wild’ feature will see a crocodile crawling across one or two random reels and will turn all icons into Wilds as the remaining reels spin once again. ‘Monkey Mayhem’ will see monkeys appear on the reels and rearrange the icons into a guaranteed winning combination. The charging Rhino is the ‘Wild Stampede’ feature and this will see the animal run across the reels and turn between four and nine random icons into extra Wilds.
In addition, the Jumanji box is the game’s Scatter and if three or more land on the reels in one spin, the main feature will be activated. Players will need to choose an animal token to get the game started and they will then be able to move across the path as two virtual dice are rolled. Between six and eight rolls will be awarded, and if a free spins position is landed on in any corner, more in-game features will be triggered.
The ‘10 Vines’ free spins will see players get a respin with every win that is made, keeping the icons locked in place. The ‘Monsoon Spins’ will see random reels become filled with Wilds during the seven bonus games. Six ‘Monkey Free Spins’ can be won, with the icons being shuffled after each spin, whilst five free spins are provided in the ‘Stampede’ free game. There is also the potential to win coin rewards, extra rolls, and a mystery free spins feature.
RTP (return to player)
NetEnt’s Jumanji slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.33%.