Jumanji, the long-awaited NetEnt video slot based on the film of the same name is finally here. The well-timed launched of the Jumanji slot machine coincides with the theatrical release of the film Jumanji 2, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart among other stars.
In the film, the board game Jumanji comes to life, after which the protagonists experience the most fantastic adventures, complete with stampeding rhinos, mischievous monkeys and many other jungle animals. These are elements that are expected to make for a very fun to play online slot game.
From the little we have seen of Jumanji so far, we can conclude that NetEnt’s collaboration with Sony Pictures will produce an instant classic. We expect the game to feature rich sounds from nature and advanced graphics that create a dramatic and immersive jungle experience.
This is not the first movie-based game developed by Netent. They already have a number of popular slots based on films to its name, including the Planet of the Apes.
At the time of writing, the Jumanji is yet to be launched, but there is already quite a bit of information available from the development company. Until the game is launched on 21st June 2018, NetEnt has released a trailer where many of the game’s unique features and gameplay can be seen.
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NetEnt Jumanji – How does it work?
Jumanji features 5 reels, in a 3 x 4 x 5 x 4 x 3 geometrical arrangement. There are 36 fixed paylines and the bet value per spin is set at between 10p and £200 per spin.
Symbols on the reels are a mix of various jungle animals from the film including lion, rhinoceros, crocodile, pelican and the playing card symbols A, K, Q and J. The lion symbol pays out the most, giving players 14x their wager. There’s also a wild symbol which can replaces all symbols except the scatter.
No exact payment percentage have yet been published, so for the time being we expect it to be about 96%. Every new Netent slot pays at least 96% or more.
Jumanji Bonuses and Free Spins
From the game’s trailer, it is apparent that there are a quite a lot of bonus features in the game. There are five to be precise:
- Wild Stampede: The Wild Stampede is activated randomly. The screen begins to vibrate to alert of a rhino stampede. 4 to 9 wild symbols are added to the reels which provide plenty of chances for big payouts.
- Sticky Vines: The Sticky Vines Feature is also randomly triggered. Sticky Vines lock wins in place and activate re-spins.
- Monkey Mayhem: When this feature is activated, monkeys rearrange the symbols to potentially give winning combinations.
- Monsoon Wilds: Here crocodiles jump on the screen and transform one or more reels into Wild reels.
- Jumanji Bonus Game: This is the main bonus of the Jumanji slot machine. It is activated when 3 scatter Jumanji symbols appear on the reels. The Jumanji bonus provides great opportunities to win big payouts.
Casinos where you can play Jumanji
Players will be able to access Jumanji from mobile and desktop on a good number of NetEnt powered online casinos. Casinos expected to offer Jumanji after launch include Casino Heroes, Dunder and Play OJO among others.