Planet Of The Apes – A Slot Blockbuster…
Making a slot after one of the most successful movie franchise isn’t an easy feat. Not only will the developers have to make the game live up to the blockbusters name, it will also have to satisfy the high demands from us slot players. Fortunately for us, Planet of the Apes slot by NetEnt does precisely that.
Designed after both the Rise of the Planet Apes and Dawn of the Planet Apes movies, this slot features a unique set of ten reels. To top it all off, all the bonus features in this game has been designed around the theme of the movies. Whether or not you are a fan of the Planet of the Apes franchise, we guarantee that you will have a blast of a time playing this NetEnt title.
Planet Of The Apes Mobile Slot Gameplay
The Planet of the Apes slot’s distinctiveness starts with is reels. Instead of the usual five, you will 10 reels in this game with a total of 40 paylines. To make things exciting, NetEnt has designed the first five reels after the Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie and the second five reels after the movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The difference between the right and the left set is pretty much night and day. It is bright and cheery on the left, but gets dark and suspense filled on the left.
You may play this game from a mere 20p to £200 per spin. That said, this range of wide accepted wagers will both casual players and slots enthusiasts just the same. The high-paying base game will be a great value proposition for players with a riskier gaming strategy. In the base game alone, players may win up to 1,000x their spin wager in a single spin! Even if you had wagered something as small as £3, you would be walking home with a whooping £3,000 in your pockets!
Volatility wise, the Planet of the Apes slot is medium variance game. You will be treated with decent amount of payouts consistently throughout your gaming session. Combined with a Return to Player (RTP) rate of 96.3%, you should be able to maintain your bank balance without much issues.
Under the hood, the Planet of the Apes slot packs some serious punch. In total, you will find five unique bonus features including the Wilds. Now that we are in the topic of Wilds, these symbols come in the form of Caesar’s attic window and as usual, will replace all other symbols on your reels to complete winning paylines. They may also come stacked and whenever this happens, they will duplicate themselves on the other half of your reels.
The Rise and Dawn bonus features are next in the list. This feature is triggered when you get the Rise bonus symbol on your first reel or the Dawn bonus symbol on your last reel. When ‘Rise’ is activated, you will be instantly awarded with massive cash prizes for all human and ape symbols found on the ‘Rise’ reels. However, when ‘Dawn’ is activated, the human and ape symbols will be replicated on the ‘Rise’ side, giving you massive win potentials.
If you had watched the movie, you will know that the worlds of humans and apes will sooner or later collide. This brings us to our next feature – the Dual feature. Here, a specific symbol is chosen for each side of your reels and you will be subsequently awarded a re-spin. As long as you keep finding the specified symbol on your reels, you will be awarded more and more re-spins. The best part is that the chosen symbols that you have obtained will stay sticky throughout this feature.
The extra spins bonus feature is the final feature in this game. You will need three scatter ysmbols to trigger this feature, and having done that, you may be awarded one of the two following set of extra spins:
- Rise extra spins: 10 extra spins with all Wilds collected. They will be added back onto your reels in the final spins
- Dawn extra spins: 15 extra spins with chances of obtaining win multipliers, additional Wilds, and even more extra spins
User Interface And Gaming Experience
As mentioned previously, we think that developing a game after one of the most successful movie franchise is a tough feat to accomplish. In Planet of the Apes particularly, the game had to be action packed and fast paced like the movie if it were to be successful. We have to say that this game has lived up to all the expectations and sometimes went beyond it. Visually, all the graphics elements have been designed with great attention to detail and close to the real characters from the movie.
As you did expect from an experienced slot developer like NetEnt, the game performed flawlessly throughout our gaming session, and is compatible with almost all devices under the sun regardless of software platforms.
The action packed and fast paced nature of this game simply delivers an experience that few other games can. Developed by NetEnt with the association of 20th Century Fox, the Planet of the Apes slot is not just a slot. If you could somehow play this game in the cinema, you would probably relive the same emotions that you had watching the movie in the first place. All in all, Planet of the Apes is a spectacular slot and we recommend everyone reading this to give this game a go!