The Heart of the Jungle slot game has, as the name suggests, a jungle theme. The background of a lush jungle does bear some similarities to the films about Tarzan that everyone is familiar with. All the well known characters are present, like the Elephant and Chimpanzee, a Leopard and a colourful Parrot, and the Jungle Man and the Jungle Woman. There is also a Jungle Mask, a Heart of the Jungle slot Logo, and the standard playing cards from Ten to the Ace, that represent the lower paying symbols. These high quality symbols are all 3D, and the soundtrack is pretty authentic.
Wilds and Scatters
Heart of the Jungle slot has five reels and fifty pay lines, and is a creation by the premier developer Ash Gaming. The Wild symbol is the Heart of the Jungle Logo, and it can substitute for any other symbol in the game to form winning combinations, except for the Scatter. The Logo can also form a winning sequence of three or more appear consecutively in an active pay line. If the Wild Logo forms part of multiple winning combinations, only the combination with the highest value gets paid out.
The Scatter is the symbol with three Jungle Masks. If you find it appearing on reels one, three and five, then the Jungle Trail bonus round will be activated. In this bonus round you will be shown a map, where you will be able to choose your free spins mode, but you can only access the later modes after reaching the Jungle Trail bonus a given number of times.
A Variety of Free Spin Modes
Like variety in bonuses in some Mac pokies, from the first Jungle Trail bonus in Heart of the Jungle slot, you can choose the Deep Jungle Free Spins, and this gives you eight free spins with a multiplier of five times. Next comes an Ultra Spin, and this appears with a random multiplier that can go up to twenty five times. After the fifth time reaching Jungle Trail bonus there is a Crystal Falls Free Spins. This features Wilds that can be stacked up to five times on the reels.
The Golden Mountain Free Spins is a mode that will award you fifteen free spins, and Wilds that stick on to the reels and nudge up or slip down during a spin. This free spins mode can only be unlocked when you have reached the Jungle trail bonus for the tenth time. The last free spins mode that can be unlocked is called the Lost City of Zantar. This comes when you have reached the Jungle Trail fifteen times, and gives you twenty five free spins, plus a Wild that appears in the centre reels and that can move across the reels during these free spins.
A Lucrative Payment Boost
Once all these free spins modes have been unlocked, you are awarded with a Payment Boost feature. This bonus feature in Heart of the Jungle slot increases the number of free spins in all the modes. The Boosts will, however, only be unlocked on the 20th, 25th, 30th or 35th times you reach the Jungle Trail round. All line wins made during these free spins rounds will be multiplied by your original stake.
Heart of the Jungle slot is easy to understand and play, and you keep on playing until the jungle couple reach their final destination. Certainly the free spins feature is a great addition to the entertainment of the game, as well as offering some regular payouts.