Tarzan is a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline slot from Microgaming. The game is based on the legendary jungle hero created by American writer Edgar Rice Burrough. Playable from 40p to £40 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, Tarzan is brought to life in this slot version.
With excellent visuals and animations, it has cartoon style graphics which wouldn’t look out of place in a feature cartoon movie. You follow the jungle hero through various jungle locations in search of big wins. Symbols on the reels include Tarzan, Jane, Archimedes, a leopard, chimp, shrike and fruits such as a watermelon, orange, apple and plum. With all symbols rendered in 3D, it benefits from an amazing soundtrack.
The game also has a wild symbol, the Tarzan logo, which can appear stacked in the base game and Free Spins feature – the wild also substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. It’s also the highest value symbol giving you 20 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, look out for the Bonus scatter symbol with 3 or more anywhere on the reels triggering the Bonus Wheel – you get to spin the bonus wheel to win cash multipliers, a jackpot prize, access to the Pick-a-Potamus Bonus feature and Free Spins feature.
When it comes to cash multipliers, 3 scatters will give you a cash prize of between 3 and 6 times your stake. 4 scatters and this increases to between 6 and 12 times your stake whilst 5 scatters will reward you between 9 and 18 times your stake.
The Jackpot prize is substantially larger with 3 scatters giving you 200 times your stake. 4 scatters will reward you with 400 times your stake with 5 scatters giving you a whopping 1,000 times your stake!
If you trigger the Pick-a-Potamus Bonus feature, you get to pick up to 12 hippopotami to win cash prizes – there are 2 guaranteed picks. Each hippopotamus will give you a cash prize and pick again and 1 one holds the pop item which gives you a cash prize and ends the feature.
More importantly, there’s also the Free Spins feature where you will receive 12 free spins – this features Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds. Rolling Reels, as you may have seen in other Microgaming slots such as Jungle Jim El Dorado, can give you the chance to win again and again from each free spin.
Growing Wild stacks increase by 1 wild symbol per free spin up to a maximum of 15 wilds! The only downside is that you cannot retrigger the Free Spins feature.
Tarzan is definitely a thrilling game which has superb visuals and animations – variance wise, it’s in the middle with balanced payouts throughout. I found the Jackpot Prize up to 1,000 times your stake to be particularly appealing but I’ve had my biggest wins in the Free Spins feature.
There are potential wins of up to 2,750 times your stake which will almost definitely come in the Free Spins feature. Do you want to beat your chest and try you luck in Tarzan’s jungle? Tarzan is an excellent slot which is sure to stand the test of time (like its character).
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous tale about the feral child raised by jungle apes gets a slots re-telling courtesy of Microgaming. Beautifully designed, this 5 reel, 40 payline video slot comes with a pick me round, a dozen free spins with Rolling Reels and Growing wilds as well as instant jackpots of up to 1,000 times your stake. Join Lord Greystoke from between 40p and £40 per spin.
Microgaming has created a cracking looking game in Tarzan – the 3D graphics are bright, vibrant and full of jungle colour. Look out for fruit, birds, monkeys, leopards, explorers and Tarzan. The character symbols can land 2 high to offer better winning potential. The Tarzan logo is the game’s wild – able to hit fully stacked and fill multiple reels, it replaces everything with the exception of the bonus scatter (the wheel).
3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin trigger the Bonus Wheel – here you get to spin a Wheel of Fortune style spinner. There are 4 potential prizes on offer here depending on where the pointer finishes:
Multiplier – this awards a multiplier prize to your total stake. The more scatters that triggered the feature, the bigger the potential awards. 3 scatters and it’s 3x, 4x, 5x or 6x. 4 and the wheel features 6x, 8x, 10x or 12x multipliers. 5 scatters and the prizes are raised to 9x, 12x, 15x or 18x.
Pick-a-Potamus Bonus feature – here you’ll be presented with a dozen hippos. Pick 1 to reveal a cash prize. Keep on picking until you land the collect. You’re guaranteed at least 2 winning hippos here.
Free Spins feature – 12 free spins are awarded here. Also in play are Rolling Reels – any symbols that form a winning combo are blasted away and replaced by the ones above. These reel rolls continue until there’s no new winner on show. Look out too for the Growing Wilds – these are added following each free spin and can reach up to 15 extra wilds.
Jackpot – if the pointer on the bonus wheel lands on the Jackpot segment, you’ll win a prize of 200, 400 or 1,000 times your stake depending on how many scatters triggered the feature.
There’s plenty to like in this version of the famous jungle story. Visually, it’s supremely well done – the cartoon graphics, complete with some funky animations, are a treat. The features provide a nice blend too, offering a little something for everyone regardless of your bonus tastes. The variance is in the medium range – the bonus wheel triggers often enough but can still pack a decent payout punch when it does arrive.
We enjoyed this modern day take on the Tarzan tale. Combining sleek looks with decent bonus features, it offers a neat balance of enjoyment with winning potential – of up to 2,750 times your stake on each spin if you’re lucky!