The design in Jaguar Moon is typical Novomatic. With green jungle in the background, the plain black reels are enclosed within a golden frame. The usual lower value royal values are present and correct alongside gold rings, a paw print and a statue of a golden jaguar. The mysterious woman is the top payer, awarding 4, 20 or 80 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The roaring jaguar is the wild. It doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right but it does replace everything bar the Bonus.
That Bonus symbol spins in 2-high stacks. Land 3 or more of them on reels 1, 2 and 3 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. The number of free spins plus the multiplier depend on the configuration of those Bonus symbols:
- 3 2-high scatters awards 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier
- 2 2-high scatters plus 1 single awards 15 free spins with a 4x multiplier
- 1 2-high scatter with 2 singles awards 12 free spins with a 3x multiplier
- 3 1-high scatters awards 8 free spins with a 2x multiplier
Jaguar Moon ticks all the right boxes for a Novomatic game. The visuals are simply done and the backing track is the developer’s instantly recognisable offering. The gameplay is a simple as the design. There’s nothing too flashy on offer in the base game but the Free Games feature can explode into life thanks to the multipliers.
In fact, you can win 2,500 times your stake on every free spin using the 5x multiplier. It’s not quite as volatile as some Novomatic slot games but the medium variance still manages to keep things interesting. Novomatic does what it does best in Jaguar Moon. If you’re a sucker for their usual simple pleasures, then this should do the trick rather nicely. If you like jaguars, Jaguar Temple from Thunderkick is worth playing.