Planet of the Apes is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty fixed paylines on each set of reels online slot by NetEnt. In order to say some things about the origin of this slot, we might seek some help at IMDB. We won’t. Of course, the inspiration to NetEnt came from 20th Century Fox movie franchise. Αt this slot, we watch the journey from Rise to Dawn of Caesar, Ape’s Army leader. But the final product is way beyond the impact these movies had. Because they had created a lot of funs, but many found them rather boring. No one can say it for the slot.
Caesar, of course, acts a the “wild symbol” which will replace all others to form winning combinations except for the scatter symbol.
The most interesting – and awarding of course – thing about this slot is the many ways of winning.
You have the Rise Bonus mode and you can activate the moment the Rise Bonus symbol pops up on the first reel. For every ape and human symbol that pitches a cash prize is all yours. You can win up to 79.5x your stake. After that you have the Dawn Bonus mode triggered when «Dawn Bonus» symbol appears on the last reel. During this play, both ape and human symbols turns into the same symbols. Symbol bar the scatter are randomly selected, the top cash prize that can be won here is 1,200x your stake.
The Dual bonus mode is randomly triggered. Although one symbol lands randomly, the same symbol cannot appear on both reel sets. Now, should it appear on the other reel set it becomes sticky in effect awarding one re-spin? The re-spins never stops as long as you land new symbols on both reel sets. You can win as much as 1,000x your line bet here.
The Rise Free spins feature starts when you land three or more scatters. You now have ten free spins. During this free spins mode, wilds are stored and collected in the ‘Wild Meter’. Wilds will then be added to the play area on the last free spins. You can win 600x your stake on a single free spin.
When 3 or more Dawn scatters pitch in the play area they trigger the Dawn Free spins feature, and you’ll receive 15 free spins. There’s a slight catch here. In order to gain the maximum out of this feature, you must collect 3 different symbols that will trigger the Extra Wild, Extra Free Spins Meter and Multiplier.
Can we say Planet of Apes is a “must try” slot? We can. But is it? For sure! Even if you are not a big fan of this movie franchise, or not even not a fan at all. Just because it is a slot that pays very well when you are at the base game and could go beyond your wildest imagination (x3000) during the Dawn Free Spins session. Stunning graphics and animations combined with that suspenseful original movie soundtrack (business as usual for NetEnt) make this high volatility slot to a thrilling roller coaster ride. And if you are a fan indeed then you will love the video clips as bonus features. So go for it!