Jumanji hit the cinema screen in 1995, a fantasy adventure based on an adaptation of the 1981 book. The story centres around 12-year-old Alan Parrish, who becomes trapped in a supernatural board game in 1969 and is only released 26 years later as a full-grown adult (famously played by the late Robin Williams). This NetEnt-designed slot features many aspects of the film/book, with an array of jungle animals and the board game itself, which you’ll play to enter further bonus features. Fortunately, this game won’t take 26 years to complete!
The main bonus game in the Jumanji pokie sees you roll the dice to make your way around the famous game board. There are also random base-game extras, plus four free spins games. Here is what to expect from this beautifully produced movie tie-in online pokies game:
• An unusual 3-4-5-4-3 reel set up featuring an even more unusual 36 win-lines.
• A range of randomly added bonus features in the base game. Including wild stampedes and monkeys rearranging the symbols for extra wins.
• Enter the board game feature to make your way around the Jumanji board. Win cash prizes, extra rolls of the dice and enter a free spins feature.
• There are four free spins features to enjoy, each associated with the randomly awarded extras.
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.
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.
Creating a pokie from a movie or a book is never an easy task. However, NetEnt has done a fine job with Jumanji. The game has an original feel from the start with that unique setup, while the range of features ensure variety is high. No two sessions will ever be the same! The board game feature is the real highlight, where you’ll hopefully land those free spins and big wins.