You can always count on veteran online slot developers NetEnt to take a successful product and spin it into something that online slot enthusiasts will absolutely fall for from the very first spin.
Jumanji is a visually stunning 5-reel, 36 payline branded slot based on the cult 1995 Hollywood blockbuster of the same name. Not only does this game look fantastic, but it’s absolutely full of unique and rewarding bonus features and mechanics that had us at the edge of our seats whilst playing the game for ourselves.
The jury’s out with regards to payouts, but as far as Movie themed online slots go this absolutely has to be us there amongst the very best ever created, we’d highly recommend playing Jumanji!
We’ll say it straight from the word get-go, Jumanji looks absolutely stunning. NetEnt have really pulled it out of the bag when it comes to this cinematic slot. They’ve done a fantastic job of creating a game that looks and feels as close to the original board game as possible.
Behind the game reels, you’ll spot the Jumanji board itself and in each corner there are different parts of a family home that can change when a bonus is triggered… If you even look closely enough you’ll spot a trio of monkeys hanging around that will move around every so often.
Whenever a random bonus is triggered you’ll be treated to an incredibly high-quality scene in which chaos ensues, the music gets tense and animals descend upon the game board from one of the four corners of the screen (i.e Rhino’s smash through the bookshelf in the top right).
In terms of symbols, the low paying ones (10, J, Q, K, A) are all drawn in the classic Jumanji typeface whilst the higher paying symbols are Pelicans, Crocodiles, Rhinoceroses and lions.
Jumanji is a rare example of an online slot that’s played on a set of reels that has a different number of spaces for symbols on each reel. This slot is set up in a 3-4-5-4-3 layout.
Like many NetEnt slots, Jumanji is played using coins rather than your actual bankroll, you can change your bet level on the left-hand side of the game screen whilst you can change the coin value on the right-hand side of the screen. There are also autoplay and max bet buttons if you wish to utilise them at any time.
Unfortunately, we’re at the portion of the review where we’re incredibly disappointed to report that this is where the game truly lets itself down. Despite this low volatility slot having a fair RTP of 96.33% it has an absolutely pitiful max payout of 504x your initial stake. This just isn’t enough in our eyes to make this game worth playing for any serious online slots enthusiast.
Jumanji could have been one of the all-time greats, just like the hit Hollywood film. But they missed a trick when they made the payouts so disappointingly low. If you’re looking for something novel to spin for a bit of fun, then, by all means, get stuck into this!
If you have a big budget and are in it for big wins then avoid this slot as sadly it’s just not worth the time or effort, no matter how impressive this game looks and how great the features are.