Zimba and Friends is a 5-reel, 12-payline online slot that takes you deep into the jungle. This is far from the first game to have a jungle setting, but Zimba and Friends is one of the best in terms of atmosphere.
Find out more about why we like the atmosphere so much along with everything else you need to know about Zimba and Friends slots.
This game features a realistic jungle background, complete with overgrown vegetation, trees, and vines. You'll also see bamboo lining the reels, and hear animals noises set to an African tribal beat. All of this combines to give Zimba and Friends the perfect atmosphere in terms of both fun and realism.
One weird thing that you can do is slightly rotate the camera back and forth with your finger (smartphone) or mouse (PC). This doesn't add a lot to the game, but moving the camera makes Zimba and Friends unique.
Symbols include a monkey (wild), Zimba the lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, weasel, African horned melon, pears, bananas, A, K, Q, and J.
We're not sure why Zimba isn't the highest-paying symbol, given that he's the featured character and sometimes appears in the background. But he is tied with the monkey as the highest-paying symbol, with both offering 1,000 coins for 5 symbols.
The symbol graphics aren't as impressive as the background, which is hard to top. But they're still decent, especially the weasel, who looks like it could appear in a jungle-based Pixar movie. Zimba, the zebra, African horned melon, and bananas also look nice.
The 12 paylines are fixed, but you can adjust your total bet from $0.18 to $240.00. This works out to a betting range of $0.02 to $20.00 per line.
Other options include the ability to change the game speed from normal to fast, turn sound effects on/off, and the volume on/off.
One great thing about Zimba and Friends is that it features three progressive jackpots, including the Super Slots Jackpot, Mystery Jackpot, and Cash Grab Jackpot. At the time of this review, each jackpot is worth:
Super Slots = $68,395
Mystery = $7,452
Cash Grab = $7,938
Both the Super Slots and Cash Grab Jackpots are triggered randomly on any spin, while the Mystery Jackpot pays out when it reaches $10,000.
When the monkey wild symbol lands on reel 3, it expands to different reels. You also receive between 1 and 6 free re-spins, with the wild icons remaining in place.
One more feature is the giraffe expanding wild, which only appears on reels 2 and 4. The giraffe expands to fill an entire reel and offers between 1 and 6 re-spins. Any new giraffe that lands on the reels won't offer you any more re-spins, but it will expand to fill a reel and stay there for the duration of the re-spins.
Remember that you can take this jungle adventure with you anywhere because Zimba and Friends is available through Android, iOS (Apple), and Windows Phone mobile devices.
Based on the high-quality background, multiple features, three progressive jackpots, and cool animal characters, this slot is definitely worth a try. Zimba and Friends does a great job of making it seem like you've just stepped into an entertaining jungle environment.
This game doesn't have any true downsides, other than the symbols aren't quite as great as the background. But this is a minor hiccup in what's otherwise an all-around good slot that's worth playing.