One of the most filmed and recognized jungle heroes of all time, Tarzan, stars in a new slot machine from Isle of Man-based software giant Microgaming. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar was developed by independent studio Fortune Factory Studios, who have been developing online slot games for Microgaming since 2018.
This second Tarzan game to come out of Microgaming carries on the story where the original title, developed in-house by Microgaming themselves, left off. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar was announced early in 2020 after Microgaming revealed an extension of a licensing agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to produce a new online slot using the beloved king of the jungle as its theme. The title is just one of the more than 100 games slated for release by the online gaming software giant in 2020.
The timeless hero makes his return to gambling fans on a 5x3 slot machine with 40 paylines and a host of bonus features to help players on their way to winning big.
The developers of this slot machine did a great job bringing the jungle and its inhabitants to life thanks to their use of 3D graphics, gorgeous backdrops, and good use of game sounds and music. Having a fully animated rendition of the hero himself to keep you company while you spin also adds to the atmosphere of this slot machine.
The game’s symbols have also been rendered in gorgeous 3D with the low-end symbols being represented by a variety of fruits such as apple, watermelon, plum, and orange. Some other beloved characters from the classic story return to the screen to take the place of the high-value symbols with Archimedes and Jane joining the king of the jungle himself on the reels. A shrike, the infamous leopard, and a chimpanzee round out the high-end symbols.
The wild for Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar appears in the form of the Tarzan logo, and landing five of these symbols across a line can score players 20 times their total stake, the largest win for a single pay line on the slot machine.
Like most Microgaming slots Tarzan features a variety of free spin features. Landing three or more scatter symbols will give players access to a bonus wheel game mode. In this mode, cash multipliers, jackpot prizes as well as two additional bonus features are on offer to players. The bonuses include a Free Spins bonus, which gives players 12 free spins to boost their winnings, and the Pick-a-Potamus mini game where players can choose cash prizes hidden beneath a herd of hippos.
Prizes on offer vary in value according to how many scatters a player lands on their spin with higher multipliers and bigger jackpots on offer for more scatter symbols.
Fortune Factory Studios have done an admirable job on Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, which is not only gorgeous to look at, but fun to play. A medium volatility and an RTP of just over 96% make this slot perfect for both casual players and those looking to cash in on the 1,000x jackpot, and the host of bonuses helps keep players spinning for longer.