Planet of the Apes Review
Planet of the Apes is a 10 reels and 40 paylines slot from NetEnt that truly gives players the best of both worlds. The slot is themed around the hit film sequel and is produced in collaboration with 20th Century Fox. You can expect to find all your favourite characters from the movies filling up the reels including the apes themselves.
Take part in the action on your desktop, mobile or tablet device from anywhere at any time. A strong suggestion would be to play with a strong and fast internet line seeing as the slot has some high definition graphics. It would be a pity to watch the intro video in bits and pieces.
The slot can be played from as little as 0.01 coins per spin to a maximum of 1 coin per spin. This means that you can get away with minimum bets of 0.20 or play like a highroller with maximum bets of 200 coins per spin. It’s always good to remember that the higher your bet is the higher your reward will be once you strike that jackpot win of 3,000 times your stake.
If movie themed slots are what you’re after then Planet of the Apes is a must try. Another slot you can give a go is the exclusive Justice League slot recently launched by Playtech. With 40 paylines and 6 different free spin features and 4 progressive jackpots up for grabs it’s definitely worth a spin.
Look & Feel
The slot looks incredible and features actual footage from the movie. The graphics are impeccable and on the reels you’ll find all your favourite characters exactly as they are in the movie. The slot opens with an intro video directly derived from the films. The backdrop is a rock covered in symbols and leafs. The backdrop and the reels are cut in half and divided merely by a colour difference. On the left hand side you have the reels representing the Rise of the Planet of the Apes in a sepia colouring and on the right you have reels representing the Dawn of the Apes in a blue colouring. The low value symbols are all regular card playing values that have been modified to fit the theme. The high value symbols are the film characters and the apes featured in both movies.
Sound & Score
Not only will you get to feast your eyes on a stunningly designed slot but you’ll also get to treat your ears to a quality soundtrack. The sounds and voices are authentic and 100% derived from the film. This is definitely a slot playing with the volume on full blast.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The slot features two wilds, a gold one for the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and a red for the Dawn. The wilds substitutes for all symbols on the reels excluding the bonus and scatters.
The slot also features two scatters, one for each film side. Each scatter has an image of an ape with the name of the film engraved on it. The scatter is you ticket to big wins and landing 3 or more anywhere on the reels will award you a win. Landing 5 of these anywhere on the reels could award you a 1,000 coin win.
Before each spin there is a possibility for you to trigger the dual feature. In this feature one symbol is chosen from both paly areas. These can be any of the symbols on the reels except the wild or scatter. If this symbol lands in its corresponding play area on the reels it will stop and turn sticky. Don’t worry if it doesn’t land in the correct area it will just transfer over to its rightful place.
Rise Bonus Feature
The Rise bonus symbol triggers this feature if it lands on the first reel. During this feature you will be awarded additional coin wins for all human and ape symbols on the reels in the Rise play area.
Dawn Bonus Feature
This feature is triggered when the Dawn Bonus symbol lands on the last reel in the Dawn play area. Once the feature is triggered all ape and human symbols are transformed into the same symbol which results in a big win.
Stacked Wild Feature
This feature is triggered when one reel in the Rise play area is covered in wilds. The stacked wilds will then be duplicated onto the Dawn play area on the same reel.
Rise Free Spins
Land 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger this feature. You will be awarded 10 free spins during which the number of collected wilds is randomly placed on the play area.
Dawn Free Spins
This feature is triggered by 3 or more scatters landing on the reels. You will be awarded 15 free spins during which there are 3 different symbols to collect to activate a certain bonus feature. The bonus features include an Extra Wild, Extra Free Spins and a Multiplier. Once you’ve collected enough of one of the selected symbols to fill the meter the feature will be activated.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! The Planet of the Apes slot provides you with double the reels, double the entertainment and of course double the winning opportunities. There’s an array of features, superb graphics and wins of up to 3,000 times your stake to look forward to.