Jumanji features that unusual 3-4-5-4-3 set up. The 36 win-lines in play come at the cost of just 10 credits per spin. The payout table shows that the lion is the highest payer, worth 140 coins for the maximum five, followed by a collection of animals. The playing cards J, Q, K and A complete the pay table and are joined by a wild, which substitutes for all symbols apart from the scatter.
The setting for Jumanji is inside a wild-infested large room of a museum. There are bookcases and cabinets in view, but also reeds and animals on show too. The reels sit in the middle of the screen, while the board game paths its way around the outside. The whole scene is impressive, added to the drum-led soundtrack which adds a tension-filled atmosphere to the game.
Throughout the base game, you might be lucky enough to be awarded one of the following four bonus features at any time:
Sticky Vines – Vines will appear directly after a win and attach themselves to any winning symbols. You’ll now receive a free re-spin, where those winning symbols are ‘sticky’, giving opportunities to enhance that win, or land others too.
Monsoon Wilds – A crocodile can appear and cover between 1 and 2 reels with wilds as the reels are spinning. These wilds can appear on all five reels, although you’ll never have a solo stacked wild on the fifth reel.
Monkey Mayhem – The monkeys will appear after a spin, and then re-arrange the symbols to give you a guaranteed win. You’ll like these monkeys!
Wild Stampede – A herd of Rhinos will rush across the reels adding between 4 and 9 wilds to the reels as they spin. These additional wilds will usually equate to a big winning opportunity.
The main feature of the game is entered into when you land the Jumanji game scatter symbol three times or more across any of the five reels. You’ll then pick one of four animal-based tokens to play with and enter the board game. You’ll have 6, 7 or 8 rolls of the dice based on triggering the feature with 3, 4 or 5 scatters.
As you move around the board, you’ll pick up cash prizes as you go, win additional rolls of the dice and land on mystery symbols too (where a random prize awaits). On each corner of the board, you’ll find free spins features – Vines, Monsoon, Monkey and Stampede free spins. Each free spins feature plays in the same way as the random feature of the same name.
This board game bonus feature ends when your rolls of the dice run out.
The Jumanji pokie was developed by NetEnt, one of the best pokies creators around today. An offshoot of one of the biggest casino game companies in Sweden, NetEnt has been focused on the future of gaming since 1996, with hundreds of entertaining, high-quality pokies created for punters around the world.
With a knack for creating innovative bonus features (as with Jumanji’s many unique bonuses) and a great attention to detail, it’s not hard to see why NetEnt has become so acclaimed.