For years Jungle Jim online pokie lay hidden in the massive Microgaming portfolio of over 800 titles. Now everyone seems to be talking about it. The reason is that a sequel titled Jungle Jim El Dorado will hit Microgaming online casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas on September 7. Neither of the Jungle Jim games is a branded online pokie. But Jungle Jim was a fictional character first launched in comic strip format in 1934 by King Features Syndicate. Later the Asian big game hunter featured in radio, film and television as well.
As the online pokie loads on your screen you will get an experience of the jungle through the raucous animal sounds. The symbols are however not depicted in a realistic manner. They have the caricature appearance of comic book style, perhaps going back to the original comic strip depiction. Jungle Jim obviously takes the place of pride. He awards line payouts of 1500 times the line bet for five like symbols on an enabled payline. There are two other human characters as symbols on the reels. One is an old man dressed up for a jungle expedition and the other is a demure lady wearing glasses. There does not seem to be any identification of these with characters from the Jungle Jim stories. The other symbols are the dreaded jungle creatures like panther, python, giant spider, piranha and Venus fly trap.
The big payout opportunities come from the three special symbols. The jungle is the wild symbol that substitutes for the regular symbols. It also awards the top line payouts that start from two-of-a-kind combinations. Five jungle symbols pay 4000 times the line bet. The scatter symbol is a primitive drum. It awards scatter payouts up to 75 times the total bet. The crocodile is the bonus symbol. It also awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when the symbols land on active paylines. The bonus symbol activates a simple free spins feature. You get up to 10 free spins with a handsome payout multiplier of 5x. The free spins cannot be retriggered. Jungle Jim is a 15 paylines video pokie. You can activate less than 15 paylines, but would not be good online pokies strategy. You can bet up to 10 coins per payline with the coin size in a range from AU$0.01 to AU$0.50. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$75.