Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Slot

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild is a beautifully rendered, 5-reel max 1,024-pay line online slot from NetEnt. Jungle-themed slots are pretty common – think Microgaming's Jungle Jim: El Dorado or Blueprint Gaming's Jungle Jackpots: Mowgli's Wild Adventure – but we bet very few have been created with such exquisite beauty as this one. As well as a gorgeous jungle background, there's authentic images of a snake, a crocodile, a bear, an elephant and a tiger. Those who have read a certain book about a jungle may guess where the inspiration for the choice of animals has come from. Also on the reels are 'aztec-themed' versions of the playing card values ten through to ace.

This slot is an 'all ways pay' slot, and with three rows of five symbols, that makes out for 243 possible pay lines. However, in a special bonus feature, during free spins the number of rows is increased to four. The 'all ways pay' factor remains, but during free spins there are now an incredible 1,024 ways you can win.

It costs twenty coins per spin in this slot, and you can choose the value of your coin from 0.01 to 1.00. You can also choose your bet level from one to five – this is effectively the number of coins you are risking with each spin. Your final wager per spin will be your coin size multiplied by your bet level, multiplied by twenty. When you're ready to see if you're the king of the spinners, then hit the spin button.

Payout & bonus rounds

The lowest paying symbols in the slot are the five playing card symbols. They will win you ten coins if you land three from the left-hand reel on a pay line. King of the jungle as far as payouts are concerned is the tiger – five of him 'burning bright' will land you one hundred and fifty coins.

Any symbol – aside from the scatter symbol – may be marked by butterfiles during normal play or free spins. Any symbol which this happens to will expand to cover the entire reel, hopefully creating extra big wins.

There's also the butterfly boost feature. This feature occurs randomly in the main game – the butterflies will fly around the screen then expand one, two or three reels until a winning combination is created.

A lotus flower symbol acts as the scatter symbol in this game. Land three, four or five scatter symbols to enter free spins and with that added row we talked about earlier. If you earn free spins with four scatters then you land a coin win of fifteen times your bet value. Earn freebies with five scatters and that prize rises to fifty times your bet value.

You get to choose whether to select four, eight, twelve, sixteen or twenty free spins. Depending on which you choose, you get to add extra 'animal' symbols to the reels. The more spins you choose the smaller the potential wins, and vice versa.

This is a 'reel' beast of a slot, but then that's exactly what you expect of NetEnt with every release. Not only is this slot utterly gorgeous, it's also very, very playable. Excellent features abound and you've chance of some very big wins. Amazing stuff from NetEnt, yet again.