Planet of the Apes
The new video slot, Planet of the Apes, powered by NetEnt is definitely catered for film buffs and adventure seekers. Based on the two Hollywood blockbusters released by 20th Century Fox, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this game integrates both movies, the slot having not one, but two sets of reels, one for Rise and the other for Dawn.
The visual aspect of the game borrows plenty of elements from the films. Any Planet of the Apes lover will instantly recognise Caesar, as well at the other well known characters which are used as symbols on the reel. Similar to the movies, the atmosphere created is quite intense and dramatic. With the help of a very well-chosen colour scheme, compound predominantly by dark colours, as well as gold and red, and a memorable soundtrack, the player is bound to remember this slot and come back for more. The game also uses actual clips from the films, which makes playing it even more entertaining and creates and even more authentic experience.
With Planet of the Apes, NetEnt manages to impress by bringing something new and fresh. The game has three rows, two sets of reels, 5 on each side, with 20 paylines each. The main characters from each film represent the high value symbols, A, K, Q, J and 10 are low value symbols, and the player will also encounter wild and scatter symbols. The minimum amount that the player can bet is 20p, low enough for anyone to afford, while the maximum bet goes up to £200 per spin.
Planet of the Apes has loads of bonus features that are worth exploring:
Dual Bonus – This function will be triggered randomly, with one symbol (different for Rise and Dawn) showing on both game fields. A re-spin starts, with only the chosen symbol, and with every spin the symbol will be stuck in one place, until a winning combination happens.
Wild Function – The player needs to keep an eye out for Caesar’s attic window symbol, as that is the wild symbol which replaces all the other ones, minus the scatter and the bonus symbol. When is appears on the Rise half, the symbol will also duplicate on the Dawn half as well.
Rise and Dawn Bonus – This function is activated when the Rise Bonus/Dawn Bonus symbol appears on the first, respectively last reel of its corresponding side. The human and ape symbols turn into one, generating a cash prize. The Rise prize increases the player’s original bet 80 times, while the Dawn prize can multiply it up to 1200 times.
Rise Free Spins – This function is available only on the Rise game field, where the player gets 10 free spins. The wild symbols are collected and stored in the ‘Wild Meter’; on the last spin, all the wilds that have been collected are randomly added to the reels once again, increasing the players bet by 600 times on each spin.
Dawn Free Spins – This function is activated only on the Dawn game field, when the player lands 3 or more scatters on the reels. This is rewarded with 15 free spins. In this case, the multiplier, extra wild and extra free spin are collected and added to a 3 bar meter and give the gambler the amazing chance of winning up to 3000 times the initial bet.
Multiple Free Spins – This is triggered when 3 or more scatters show up on both Rise and Dawn areas. The player is then allowed to play the Rise Free Spins as well as the Dawn Free Spins consecutively.
In conclusion, Planet of the Apes is a new video slot that has definitely got a lot of appealing features. With its impressive graphics, memorable music, two sets of reels with numerous bonuses and high chances of win, Planet of the Apes is a NetEnt slot that undoubtedly should not be missed.