Every year some Z-List celebrities head to Australia to try and give their career a bit of a boost. It works for some while others just disappear back into obscurity with the bitter taste of unsavoury food in their mouth.
This slot from Microgaming will keep fans happy until the next series comes along. It has five reels, three rows of symbols and a total of 40 pay-lines. You don’t have to play all the pay-lines on each spin, it’s entirely up to you how many are activated. The cost of playing this game isn’t too bad and the coin range goes from €0.01 up to €2.50. That means the minimum cost of playing all 40 of the pay-lines is just €0.40. The maximum you can spend on one spin of the reels is €100 so high rollers will be interested in this game. Just gamble amounts you can afford to lose.
The reels are set in a bamboo frame and in the distance, we can see the blue sky with just a few clouds and forested hills. No sign of the dreaded jungle camp or any of the horrible Bushtucker trials. The symbols are a mixture of those that are theme-related and others that aren’t. Theme-related ones include a frog, spider, crocodile’s eye and a rat. There’s also the nine to Ace playing card symbols which are the lower paying symbols in this slot. At least they get into the mood of the game with some creepy crawlies on them. There’s some handy animation of the animals and the famous theme tune to the show is played so that will please the fans.
There are plenty of wild things in the Australian jungle but in the absence of Jordan, it’s the game’s logo that is the wild symbol here. This can be really handy in getting you winning combinations by substituting for other symbols. Even better news is that it’s stacked in the base game. It can’t substitute for the gold star which is the scatter symbol in this game and helps get you into the lucrative bonus game.
Make sure you have a good read through the rules of the game before you start playing it. A look at the paytable will do that for you, showing all the different winning combinations that are available. For example,
Have some free games too so you can see how everything works. It’s an easy game to operate though. All the control buttons are down underneath the reels and setting your stake isn’t going to cause you any headaches. It’s also possible to set an autoplay feature which is handy if you need some time away from the screen or just get fed up having to continually press the spin button.
Time for a Trial
If you were to return to camp with just three gold stars you’d get some right dirty looks. Not so in this slot version though as three gold stars anywhere on the reels gets you some free spins in the Bushtucker Trial Bonus. This can be either 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier, 25 free spins with wins doubled or 50 free spins. It’s probably safest to go for the middle option with a decent number of free spins and a multiplier attached. Unfortunately, you can’t re-trigger the free spins, sadly you can’t have everything not even in the jungle.
Another interesting slot from Microgaming and one that will appeal to fans of the show. It’d have been nice perhaps to see some of the celebrities who have appeared in the show and some animation for the animal symbols. The bonus game can certainly bring about some good wins so this is definitely recommended.