|Game:||Planet of the Apes||Paylines:||20 + 20|
|Manufacturer:||Net Ent||Bet Per Spin:||£0.20 – £200.00|
||No||Genre:||TV & Movies|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.33%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Fresh from the development studios of Net Entertainment is this online slot machine based on one of the classic film franchises – Planet of the Apes; the gameplay of which is marked by an inventive dual reels system and multiple bonus features – check it out below.
Planet of the Apes is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty fixed paylines on each set of reels; those dual reels represent the different parts of the life of Caesar, the leader of the ape army before any after his escape from captivity. Each reel should be treated as a separate set during standard gameplay but they may work together during the features.
The left reel set is called ‘Rise’ and the symbols there include Caesar, three characters from Rise of the Planet of the Apes and then 10, J, Q, K and A. The right reel set is ‘Dawn’ and those symbols comprise Caesar, three characters from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and, again, 10, J, Q, K and A.
There’s a gold wild symbol on the left, a red one on the right and both will replace all others to form winning combinations except for the bonus/scatter icons.
There’s a chance this can occur before each spin and you will see one symbol picked at random from each reel set (but not the same one); the reels will respin and any further instances of those symbols will freeze in place or, if they land on the other side, move over to the correct side. The respins stop when no new matching symbols land and the payout is made.
Rise & Dawn Bonuses
This is triggered by landing the Rise bonus symbol on reel one on the left hand side or the Dawn bonus symbol on reel five on the right hand side and you will receive the following:
- Rise Bonus – every human and ape symbol will pay out a cash prize.
- Dawn Bonus – all humans and apes transform into one matching symbol.
If a full stack of wilds covers one reel in the Rise area, it will be copied over to the corresponding reel on the Dawn set.
There are two free spins modes and they are triggered by three scatters on the Rise reel or three on the Dawn reel and they work like this:
- Rise Free Spins – awards ten free spins and each wild will be collected and placed back into view for the final spin.
- Dawn Free Spins – awards fifteen free spins on a set of reels with three additional flaming symbols; each time one lands in partially fills a meter which, when full, activates that feature – three extra spins, increased multiplier values or a human changed into a wild.
Planet of the Apes is one of the more feature-rich slots we’ve reviewed recently and lots of fun it is too; the dual reels work well, the features are regularly triggered and the movie clips are exciting. This game comes with an RTP of 96.33%.