NetEnt: Planet of the Apes is here!

(3 votes, average 4.33 out of 5)
NetEnt: Planet of the Apes is here! 4.33 average 5 based on 3 votes 3.

We are excited to be one of the first to preview the latest video slot from NetEnt in collaboration with the massive movie makers at 20 th Century Fox. Planet of the Apes, the slot, has been created from the two blockbusting movies, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The slot takes players on an incredible journey between two separate phases of Caesar, the Ape Army leaders life.  The slot offers players both Rise and Dawn play areas, which are created equal using 5-reels, 3-rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Players are also given the opportunity to create many wins with the spectacular features that are on offer and include, bonus symbols, scatters, wilds, Rise and Dawn free spins, stacked wilds and the Bonus features, the Rise and Dawn. With the clever inclusion of the dual reels the slot delivers the perfect combination of elements from both movies to provide the player with a full and unique Planet of the Apes experience.

 

 

The creators at NetEnt have done a fabulous job when it comes to the reels and background as these give players the feeling from the word go that they can become fully immersed with the characters. This coupled with the fast-paced features provides a superb slot with a strong connection to the hugely popular and successful movies. Throw in the Rise and Dawn free spins feature which includes actual film footage and the slot is guaranteed to provide players with a true Planet of the Apes submersing experience.

Design

The graphics are classic and include both humans and apes and perfectly mimic the film characters. The truly authentic sounds, animation and voices make perfect additions making this slot a truly unique gaming experience. Let’s now look at the dual feature which is a feature that can be triggered at random on every spin. Once the dual feature is activated, there is one symbol chosen for each area in play, however, the same symbols cannot be chosen and there are only two symbols on offer with the other spaces on the reels being blank. When players manage to land a symbol in its corresponding area the reels stop spinning and the symbol sticks. If, however the player lands the symbol in the other area of play it will transfer to the correct play area in the corresponding position. Players that land at least one new icon in its corresponding area the game will keep re-spinning until another new icon is landed in the re-spin.

Bonus and Free Spins

The bonus features that are available in the slot depend on whether the player is playing the base game in the Rise Area or in the Dawn Area. It is important to understand at this point that both dual reels have their own independent base game features and free spins with a certain twist! Yes, it is as exciting as it sounds! Rise Area: When playing in the Rise Area players will come across the Rise Bonus feature which is depicted as an additional coin which is awarded to the player for every human and ape symbol apart from the scatter that are in play in the Rise play area.

The Rise Free Spins are only applicable when the player is in the Rise play area, during this time the number of wilds that land with each spin are counted and added to the Wild meter that is shown on the screen, each wild adds 1 to the meter. Once the reels have stopped spinning on the last spin all the wilds that have been collected are placed at random on the play area and the win is then finally evaluated and issued. Dawn Area: The Dawn bonus feature changes the ape and human symbols into the same symbol, however this is only applicable in the Dawn play area.

The Dawn Free Spins feature will again only be active in the Dawn area of play and players will see that there are three collect symbols that will activate either a multiplier, an extra wild or an extra free spin. When the player lands a collect symbol, this is then added to the meter once full (3 symbols) it will activate the corresponding feature. The extra free spins feature awards 3 free spins every time it becomes full. With regards to the multiplier, the player starts with 1 multiplier and needs to land an additional 4 to fill the meter.

Finally, the meter for the extra wilds meter changes one human symbols into an extra wild symbol and this carries on until the free spins round ends. The RTP stands at just over 96% with a top win of 600,000 coins or x3,000 bet it is certainly worth giving this slot a spin or two. Due for release 23 rd October you will want to be sure you are one of the first to give the reels a spin.