Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Net Entertainment tends to do significant motion picture-themed slots well. The Scandinavian software developer produces these titles so well, in fact, that they have created a slot which features two top films in one game. Planet of the Apes is a slot which is based on two of the newer movies in the series; the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

NetEnt has opted for a totally revolutionary gaming system for this release. There are two sets of 5 reels, each with 20 paylines on offer. The dual reels are both included in your stake, which ranges from a floor of 20p a spin, up to a ceiling of £200 a game. Players will find that prizes are non-progressive and reach no higher than 1,000x a stake, while the RTP is a fair and respectable 96.33%. Now, onto the somewhat extensive set of special features that this game has to offer. 

Special features

The left reel set is known as Rise, and the rightmost is Dawn. Wild symbols appear in two colours. The Rise reels feature a gold one, and the Dawn reels contain a red wild. Both types of wilds can substitute for all other symbols on their respective reels, save for bonus symbols. Stacked wilds which appear on the first reel of the Rise reel set will be duplicated on the first column of the Dawn reel set.

Before any spin, a randomly triggered Dual Feature may occur. This can see one symbol from each set of reels selected. This (and all instances of it) will become frozen, with players offered re-spins to add to that winning combo until no new wins occur. If a symbol lands on the wrong side, it switches over to its proper reel set.

Bonus rounds exist for both reel sets in this release. Pocketing the Rise symbol on the first reel (of the Rise set) or the Dawn bonus icon on the fifth reel (of the Dawn set) will trigger each respective bonus. The Rise Bonus promises to turn every human and ape icon into cash prizes. The Dawn Bonus turns those symbols into the same icon.

Bonus features

Players will also find two free spin bonuses in this game. Three scatters on either the Rise or Dawn reels will trigger their respective bonuses. The Rise free spin round offers 10 free games, with all wilds collected and redistributed onto the reels for a Super Spin at the end. The Dawn free spin bonus offers 15 spins, during which flame symbols can fill metres which offer further spins, multipliers or added wilds.

Overview

Planet of the Apes is not only an action-packed, movie-themed slot. This game is also jam-packed with features. Much of the gameplay in this release cannot be found in other titles. With that in mind, even if you aren’t a fan of the Planet of the Apes film series, you may wish to give this NetEnt video slot a quick once over.