Tarzan Swings Into Microgaming Casinos

ian bruce
Written by Ian Bruce
Published on Monday 5th December 2016, 2:01 pm

Tarzan Swings Into Microgaming Casinos

Earlier this year, Microgaming announced that it had secured the exclusive rights to create online slots games featuring the character of Tarzan, who originally appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. We can now confirm that the first such game, Tarzan, has just swung into casinos, and is every bit as good as even the staunchest fans of the character could have hoped for.

Tarzan is a five-reel slot with 40 pay lines, and the main gaming area is presented against a beautifully rendered jungle background. The title has a colourful cartoon style, with Tarzan standing to the left of the reels and watching the action as it happens. Symbols used in the game include various fruits (plums, melons, oranges, etc.) and familiar Tarzan characters, including Jane, Archimedes, several jungle animals and the Lord of the Apes himself.

Wins in this game are celebrated by Tarzan throwing somersaults and displaying his acrobatic prowess, which is a very nice touch, and if you match five symbols of the same type he will beat his chest and reward you with his trademark yell. 

Get three or more Bonus symbols on the reels simultaneously and Tarzan will quite literally swing into a Bonus round. This features a wheel bearing four different guaranteed prizes: Free Spins, a Pick-a-Potamus Bonus, Cash Multipliers and the Jackpot, and the title character will spin the wheel to determine the prize for that particular bonus session. 

The Jackpot and Cash Multiplier outcomes are fairly self-explanatory, but it is worth explaining that Pick-a-Potamus requires the player to pick a hippopotamus from a group of the creatures who are sleeping in a lake. When that has happened, the animal will open its mouth to reveal a cash prize. If Free Spins are awarded from the Bonus wheel then Rolling Reels enable additional symbols to drop. Growing Wild symbols also expand to give players even more chance of winning.

Every aspect of this title screams of quality, and there are plenty of perfectly rendered 3D animation sequences to enjoy as you play. The audio is also impressive, with a suitably ‘jungle’ soundtrack providing upbeat background music throughout.

‘Microgaming has certainly captured the timeless charm of Tarzan in their online slot,’ said James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. ‘We’re pleased that the game remains faithful to this very special character, who continues to appeal to a diverse worldwide audience. We enjoyed working with Microgaming and we’re excited to see the game launch today into the online arena.’

Roger Raatgever, CEO at Microgaming, was also delighted with the game. ‘Tarzan is a visually bold and highly entertaining slot that celebrates the playful nature of this larger-than-life character,’ he said. ‘We’ve had a blast working with such an experienced licensor to bring this iconic brand to the online gaming world, and I think it shows. 2016 has been a busy year for us and there isn’t a better way to end it than with a classic branded title.’

Tarzan can be played at 32Red Casino and other venues on the Microgaming and Quickfire platforms.

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