When it comes to slot games, Aristocrat is known for manufacturing some of the best ones that completely immerse the player.
Aristocrat Technologies took a theme and knocked it out of the park. They created a slot machine with a beautiful jungle theme, using intricate graphics and vibrant artwork in the game of “Tarzan Lord of the Jungle.” In addition to being a visually stunning game, this multi-progressive game comes with bonus features such as free spins, wild reels, bonus multipliers, plus a central progressive wheel that leads to one of the four jackpots.
On a multi-site progressive link, the game’s top Grand Jackpot gets reset at $250,000 when betting the maximum amount of $1.50 per spin. It was already hit eleven times within 18 months.
Similar to 4D special draw date, A follow-up game was released after the success of the original called “Tarzan The Adventures Return.” Players can find both games on banks of progressive machines all around the country in various casinos. Plus, the original links continue to be at the height of their popularity.
What else can this theme be used for? Aristocrat was busy at work creating a new progressive link that is part of the Tarzan slot machine series known as “Tarzan And Jane.” This new game introduces the love interest of Tarzan, Jane Porter. This new game is filled with exclusive features that were created using the Tarzan and Jane theme. Similar to the previous games, the characters aren’t from the movies, but from the 1912 literary series of the same origins.
Tarzan Slot Machine A Long And Rich Tradition
There are more than 24 novels in this series that Aristocrat used to develop their Tarzan slot machine series. The company wanted to show an authentic Tarzan in their slot games, hence they acquired access to the original novels’ archives.
According to the vice president of gaming operations at Aristocrat, Dallas Orchard, they have over a hundred years worth of writing, sketches, and cartoons. All of this assures that this company will stay in the Tarzan business for a long time and launch more games over the years to come.
The Innovation Studio of Aristocrat was responsible to go through these archives. Their team sorted through a massive amount of documentation and material, while also working with the original author’s people in order to develop an authentic representation of the Tarzan slot machine theme. With the help of animators and artists, they were able to create an incredible product.
Moreover, the jungle theme itself plays well into the game, whether it is the classic characters, the green colours, or even the Tarzan yell, which can also be heard throughout the game. The original link has already paid out over $3.1 million and won several awards, making it Aristocrat’s most beloved game.
Due to the popularity of the original one, Aristocrat launched Tarzan and Jane as an addition to the series, instead of a standard sequel to the original one, which would be considered as a replacement. The new game comes with a completely different progressive link, consisting of a top jackpot that resets at $100,000. Another great news is that this jackpot, which is there for a bet of $1.50 per spin, will hit at almost double the frequency when compared with the top prize of the original link.
How ‘Tarzan & Jane’ Came Into Being
Instead of replicating the original one, the Tarzan slot machine game started with a totally different approach. For instance, the base game is installed on the ‘Vervehd’ cabinet that comes with a tall and vertical ‘portrait-style’ screen. Plus, it comes with the same graphics similar to the original one due to the ‘GEN7X’ computer platform. For the new game, the base game renews other special Aristocrat game styles, such as the Reel Power.
The Reel Power game style was known as the first ‘scatter-pay’ video slot, where players would wager to activate reels in the place of paylines, hence all wins were paid as scatters. The same thing happens in this game too, where it utilizes the big video screen and displays twin sets of reels. Each individual reel comes with the Reel Power setup.
The link comes with two inaugural games. The first one is the launch game and called ‘Forbidden Temple’ and the second one is called ‘Safari Hunter.’ In the Reel Power feature, there are a total of 243 potential winning combinations on each spin, when it comes to each set of reels. Hence, there are two spinning screens present at the same time, for a minimum bet of fifty cents, which will get a player everything except the top progressive jackpot that usually needs a $1.50 bet. Moreover, players can also find a special 200-credit ‘Wild Play’ bet, for an additional fifty cents, where the frequency of every bonus increases and the player gets to unlock extra bonus features.
There are 243 ways to win on each screen, however, the real fun comes when they morph into one screen. The primary game can be played on dual screens that are marked ‘Tarzan and Jane.’ But, during random spins, a giant elephant tears through the video display and morphs the two screens together. This morphed screen provides the player with 7,760 ways to win on a single spin, where wins are counted both left-to-right and right-to-left. Hence, if a player hits a big combination on that, they can win a lot.
Furthermore, this game consists of 8 high-frequency bonus features, where 2 of which involve a video wheel. The original link was highly popular because of the wheel, hence the manufacturers integrated two-wheel features into the game. One of these wheel features appears every forty-eight spins, on average, which is a lot more frequently as compared to bonus rounds.
Similar to the first game, the main Wheel Bonus is there. Around 3 or more wheel symbols are there to place the giant fortune wheel on the player’s main video screen, which includes things like free-spin events, credit awards, progressive jackpots, and additional spin awards. ‘Fire Wheel’ is the second wheel feature and players can win it within that first bonus. This wheel feature allows the players to win credits, a ‘Jane Diamond’ jackpot multiplier, or one of the progressive jackpots.
This theme is used in order to create 6 other bonus events, such as:
- The Elephant Crush feature, which was mentioned above.
- A ‘Wild Tarzan’ bonus, where Jane symbols present on the Tarzan reel transform into wild symbols.
- An ‘Ape Battle’ where Tarzan and Jane screens combine into one of 3 random ‘Ape game layouts,’ where a player has up to 4,608 ways to win, including random wild symbols that apply to that spin.
- A bonus called ‘Wild Reel,’ which replaces chosen symbols on both of the screens with different wild symbols.
- The ‘Random Wheel’ bonus, where extra wheel symbols get added to the player’s screen to generate a spin.
- A feature called the ‘Lion Free Games’ feature, where a player can generate one of the three extra mini-bonus features like ‘Lions Wild,’ ‘Tarzan Connect,’ or ‘Lion Attack.’
All of this comes with fast action that’s enhanced by the theme and vibrant colours. Plus, Aristocrat introduced its first immersive chair called ‘iChair,’ which comes with surround sound that vibrates, booms, and pulsates with sound, making it perfect for a jungle-themed game.
Tarzan and Jane slot machines can be found in casinos in places such as Connecticut, California, and soon in other locations as well, such as Nevada, New Jersey, and so on. This latest game is located on the same floor as its older versions, which are just as popular.
This is just the beginning of the Tarzan game slot series by Aristocrat. With fifty-plus books and massive amounts of material to sort through, there is a lot more where that came from. Just keep a lookout for jungle sounds and you will find it.