After having struck a deal with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, Microgaming have been working hard on developing a new and imaginative reworking of a slot based on the authors most famous hero. After months of development, Microgaming have now released the new Tarzan™ slot and at first glance, this looks like being an outstanding new game.
The first thing to note is that the new Tarzan™ slot is a 3D game and the setting is a quite beautifully realised jungle. Tarzan himself stands to the left of the reels and the game looks sumptuous.
Main Features of the Tarzan™ slot
5 x 3 Reel Game
Minimum Bet of $0.40
Maximum Bet of $40.00
Jackpot of 110,000 coins
Three outstanding Bonus Features
Stacked Wild Symbols
Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds active during Free Spins
Bonus Game Feature – Trigger this by landing three of the Bonus symbols across the reels and you set a reel spinning which selects a prize of either a cash multiplier (based on your stake), the jackpot (another multiplier but greatly increased), Free Spins or the Pick-a-Potamus Bonus feature
Pick-a-Potamus Bonus – Land this feature and you will see a pool with a number of hippo’s in it. Simply pick the hippos and you will reveal a cash prize. Keep picking hippos until you click the hippo with the Pop symbol behind it which will bring the bonus game to an end.
The Cash Multiplier awards you a cash prize based on how many bonus symbols you landed, 3 scatters gives you 6 times your stake, 4 scatters it is between 6 and 12 times your stake and 5 scatters is between 9 and 18 times your stake.
The Jackpot Bonus is much larger and awards 200 times your stake for 3 scatters, 400 times your stake for four scatters and 1000 times your stake for 5 scatters.
Free Spins sees you receive 12 free spins and during this feature you have Growing Wilds on the reels and Rolling Reels in operation, which gives you the chance of triggering additional wins on each winning spin. The number of Wild grows by one on each stack every free spin up to a maximum of 15 Wilds in a stack.
How Tarzan™ plays
Once you have decided how much to wager and get the reels spinning, you will soon find that there is real charm in the Tarzan™ slot. The Tarzan™ character interacts with you as you trigger wins and other bonus features on the slot and there are some nice touches of humour involved with this.
The base game plays relatively medium variance with most wins tending to be on the smaller side, however it is when you trigger the bonuses, particularly the Jackpot Bonuses that some of the bigger prizes can be won, although there is potential too for some bigger wins in the Free Spins round too. The other bonuses tend to offer slightly smaller payouts, but still much more than a standard base game win.
With simple yet effective graphics, enjoyable gameplay and a number of exciting bonus features, Tarzan® is one slot that remains the King of the Slots Jungle.