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Jungle Rising

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Jungle Rising

This new game series, with inaugural games Jungle Days and Jungle Nights, is featured on the dual-screen Phocus S104 cabinet. It also will eventually be available on the VertX Duo cabinet, with twin 32-inch 4K landscape-style monitors, or the giant VertX Grand, featuring a 49-inch portrait monitor.

The base games are clones of each other, one displaying nighttime scenes and the other daytime scenes. The base games are five-reel, 243-ways-to-win games. The primary feature is a pot-collection free-games bonus. Coin symbols during the base game travel up to one of three metamorphic pots, each representing an enhancement to the free games.

Coins can randomly trigger any or all of the pot enhancements for 12 initial free games. The “Crocodile Extra Wilds” pot adds random extra wild symbols to every free spin. The “Panther Multiplier Reel” pot multiplies all wins by a random number shown in the reel window. The “Cassowary Symbol Upgrade” pot upgrades symbols on the free game reels to higher value symbols.

All three enhancements can improve as the feature progresses, for more wilds, higher multiplier values and higher symbol values. Also, frequent “+1 Free Games” symbols appear during the free spins to extend the feature.

The goal, obviously, is to crack all three pots at once for a high-paying feature with all the possible enhancements.

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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