All you have to do is read the words “Tarzan by Microgaming” and you know this slot’s a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is that here comes another slot game based on Tarzan, an archaic and outdated pulp-fictional myth that today represents little more than an extinct 19th-century, pro-British colonialism. The good news is that this Tarzan slot is by Microgaming, which means lots of bonuses and features!
Among the interesting goodies the lucky player can win in Microgaming’s Tarzan slot are stacked wilds, a video bonus ”Wheel of Fortune” round, free spins which include special features of their own, and the ridiculously titled but very lucrative Pick-a-Potamus bonus. But shall we do this in more orderly fashion?
The Tarzan slots game is based on a 5x4 grid. This 5-reeler has up to 40 paylines to play at wagers starting at 1¢ per payline. The look and general aesthetic of Microgaming’s Tarzan is more akin to the 1999 animated Walt Disney flick than any live-action movie or TV series.
Symbols herein include Tarzan and Jane, naturally, plus the usual menagerie of leopards, chimpanzees and snakes. The low-paying symbols in this game are actually – believe it or not – fruit symbols such as watermelons, oranges, plums and apples. (Not exactly jungle fare there, but we’ll definitely take these over the so so lame poker card symbols.) The game logo is the wild in this Tarzan slot; as stated previously, this symbol serves as a stacked wild in both the standard reel play and bonus free spins rounds.
The key symbol to start launching the fantastic features in this Tarzan slots game is the scatter symbol (or bonus symbol, as it’s marked BONUS). With three or more BONUSes landing in a single spin, the “Bonus Wheel” round is launched.
Spin the wheel to be awarded coinage, bonus multipliers, free spins and/or another bonus round. Up to 1,000x in cash prizes may be won. From the wheel, the Pick-a-Potamus bonus round feature can be opened. This is – you guessed it – a pick ‘em round in which the player clicks on the hippos he/she likes best to accumulate bonuses aplenty.
Further, any free spins won will also include expanding wilds and what the folks at Microgaming call the “Rolling Reels” feature. In actuality, this turns the Tarzan slot into a cascade-type gaem, i.e. winning combinations are paid out and then removed from the board, with remaining symbols falling onto lower rows and new symbols entering the game to potentially make up more big wins.
Ah, come on! Microgaming produces some quality slots game for sure, but imperialism is still imperialism. The Tarzan slots game would have to be handing out a lot more in reparations to win me over to this antiquated stuff…