The set up here is slightly unusual. The number of symbols on each of the 5 reels changes with each spin. You could see between 2 and 6 symbols on each. The number of ways to win varies too. If all 6 reels reach their maximum height, you’ll have 7,776 potential ways to create a winner.
You’ll see A to J symbols alongside a flaming torch, Hunter’s hat and whip, a bird, a snake and a big cat. The top standard symbol is John Hunter himself. Land 3, 4 or 5 in combination for a payout of 0.75, 1.5 or 4 times your total stake. There’s also a wild that can land on the middle 3 reels only and substitute for all standard symbols.
The Book of Mystery is the bonus symbol. Land 3 or more of these on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature. You can then look forward to free spins with multipliers:
- 3 bonus symbols = 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins
- 4 bonus symbols = 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins
- 5 bonus symbols = 15, 20 or 25 free spins
Any win landed during a free spin is boosted by a multiplier. These start at 2x buy can reach 3x, 5x, 7x or even 10x. You can add more free spins to your total too by landing 2 or more bonus symbols on the same free spin.
- 2 bonus symbols = 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 free spins
- 3 bonus symbols = 4, 5, 10 or 15 free spins
- 4 bonus symbols = 5, 10 or 15 free spins
- 5 bonus symbols = 10 or 15 free spins
The multipliers remain in play if you do get a re-trigger. In total, you could get 40 free spins with a 10x multiplier.
Pragmatic Play has kept things relatively simple here. The visuals are nicely done, backed by a haunting backing track and the sounds of the jungle. The range of extras isn’t massive but the multipliers make the free spins round well worth hitting. The variance here is high with top wins of over 9,000 times your stake on each free spin.
If you fancy making a volatile jungle trek, then join John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure. If John Hunter seems familiar, you would have seen him in Da Vinci’s Treasure which offers even bigger wins per spin (48,000 times stake).