Tarzan is a 40 pay line online slot by Microgaming. Tarzan is, of course, one of the world's most famous fiction characters, as immortalised by the famous book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The story of Tarzan, the boy that was raised by apes and grows up as king of the jungle, has universal appeal. Tarzan has been the star many movies, television series, comic books and..slot machines.
Of course, the jungle theme and antics of our hero Tarzan are a great fit for a slot adaption. And where it could have been fantastic, Microgaming has messed up big time with the Tarzan slot. Visually, Tarzan does not look like a slot that was released in 2016. The graphics are so very poor and pixelated (in the wrong way) that you can't help but feel this slot was designed more than 15 years ago. The painfully slow spinning reels and boring cartoony style do not help as well. And what is the point of Tarzan standing next to the reels, doing absolutely nothing?
Microgaming is one of the top 3 casino game developers in the world and can do a lot better than this weak, mediocre garbage.
What is the RTP of the Tarzan slot?
Tarzan has a Return To Player that is quite acceptable: 96%. Not the highest we have seen, but certainly not the lowest. Its variance is medium. You will get quite a bit of gameplay for your money and also be able to win some good payouts from time to time.
Tarzan slot features
The Tarzan slot has 40 fixed pay lines and a minimum stake of £0.01 per line. Betting options range from £0.40 per spin to £40 per spin.
The design of the symbols is a bit lazy, to say the least. We see a somewhat strange mix of Tarzan & Jane characters, wild jungle animals and…lots of fruit. What apples, oranges and watermelons have to do the mighty King of the Jungle, we don't know. Sure, we see this often in the online slot design but here is just seems so very random.
Luckily, the top paying symbols are stacked which adds a bit of excitement to the game. The “Wheel of Fortune” bonus symbol is scattered – get three or more of them on your screen to activate the bonus feature.
The Tarzan bonus feature: get free spins, extra wilds and cash
During the bonus round, you are invited to turn the Wheel of Fortune. You will win one of the following prizes:
- The jackpot: win up to 1,000 times your total bet
- Cash prizes up to 6x your total bet
- A free spins bonus with Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds
- The Hippo bonus
During the free spins bonus, you will get some enhanced gameplay features with more ways to reel in those big wins. The Rolling Reels feature makes winning combinations disappear to make way for new symbols. Within one spin, you can accumulate multiple cash prizes.
The Rolling Reels feature makes winning combinations disappear to make way for new symbols. Within one spin, you can collect various cash prizes. The Growing Wilds feature adds more stacked wilds to every new free spin which can lead to huge wins. The free spins bonus can be a bit of a hit-or-miss. We have won large amounts of money several times and next to nothing a few times as well.
The Hippo bonus is a dull pick em bonus that awards cash prizes.
Of course, the jackpot award is the one you are really after – this will pay up to 1,000 x your stake. Even at minimum bet, this could be worth a ginormous £400.
The Tarzan slot by Microgaming: our verdict
The gameplay and bonus features of Tarzan are okay, we guess. Nothing too special and nothing that stands out. Graphically, Tarzan is very poor. This slot looks like the design department of Microgaming just phoned it in – nowhere near good enough by today's standards.
Had this slot been released in 2010, we would have greeted it with a lot more enthusiasm. For a 2016 release by one the industry's top software providers, it just doesn't make the grade.
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