The well-beloved game of Jumanji is coming back with a back! Marmalade Game Studio announced the new Jumanji game called Jumanji: The Curse Returns which is playable on PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch.
The game looks like it will be similar to the original movie rather than following the footsteps of the more recent films. Up to four players can experience the game at once and the game revolves around the iconic cursed board game from the classic 1995 film. The game, however, is presented in a contemporary digital style here.
This is not the first time that Jumanji served as an inspiration to entertainment media. Apart from the 1995 film, we also have Jumanji: The Next Level which was released in 2019. There are various board games and video games which mimic the Jumanji boardgame, including a slot game by NetEnt that can be found in BetMGM, an online casino that Time2play has ranked the best out of various online casinos on its list.
Jumanji: The Curse Returns is a combination of board game and fun that will instantly put you in adventure mode! You, together with the other three players, can take on the game together and set on an adventure to face the creatures and plants of the jungle, as a team. Your aim is to reach the centre of the board game to save the town of Brantford from the jungle wildlife that is set to invade the town.
All you need to do is roll the dice, read the riddles, and prepare for the next Jumanji adventure to unleash. There’s a time limit for every round which will keep you on your toes and keep the game moving at a steady pace.
The best thing about Jumanji: The Curse Returns is that you either win or lose as a team. Cooperation is key here and teamwork is vital to make it to the centre of the board. Mike Willis, CEO at Marmalade Game Studio claims that they are big fans of Jumanji! ‘At Marmalade Game Studio we’re all big fans of board games, and Jumanji certainly stirs the imagination. The way it comes to life in the 1995 film makes it the perfect fun, immersive co-op board game experience, and we wanted to recreate that with all the modern design and animation techniques at our disposal. This meant creating a game within a game. We’re incredibly proud of how seamlessly it works, replicating the feel of the original movie, combining it with some classic board game mechanics and an updated visual style. We can’t wait for players to team up and play. There’s certainly nothing quite like it out there at the moment.’