(PRESS RELEASE) — NetEnt have released Jumanji, a first-of-its-kind video slot game based on the beloved classic film Jumanji from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The unique branded game combines the classic board game with video slots and unleashes a rhino stampede, wild monkeys, sticky vines and monsoons.
In the original Jumanji film, a long-forgotten board game has the power to unleash chaos. Now NetEnt brings Jumanji to the world of online video slots with a five-reel game packing all the excitement of the movie.
NetEnt brings its own twist to the Jumanji universe by transforming the calamities that befell Alan Parrish into features with slot mechanics. Jumanji is a five-reel video slot game with four random features, a Board Game with four different Free Spins, a Mystery Feature, coins wins, and extra dice rolls.
Jumanji is the first of its kind and a new innovation in video slots as the game merges both board game and video slot game elements together. Additionally, the board game includes both free spins and a mystery feature.
Fans of the film are in for a treat as they will recognise four famous features in the Jumanji video slot game:
• Wild Stampede: Rhinos will stampede across the screen while the reels spin, adding four to nine Wilds.
• Monkey Mayhem: Awards potential wins when the reels have stopped, before all symbols are shuffled randomly to create a guaranteed win
• Monsoon Wilds: One or two reels will be completely covered in Wilds while the reels spin.
• Sticky Vines: All symbols that are a part of a win and all Wilds from the initial spin (even if they are not part of a win) stick to the reels, and all other symbols spin again.
Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, says, “The Jumanji movie was a great success and we know it has fans all over the world. Making a slot game true to the fantastic features of the movie has been challenging but most of all great fun. We found a way of incorporating both board game features and all the excitement into a slot game and the game has already been well received by players!”