The Planet of the Apes is a film franchise that almost every movie lover will know about, regardless of whether they have actually watched it or not. The franchise was not only successful on the big screen, as it made its way to the television screens before making a hugely successful return to theaters in more recent memory!
Indeed, taking inspiration from hugely popular concepts and titles is nothing new to slot game developers, as it can be an easy way to attract a number of players without having to do all the hard work and NetEnt are no different to any of their competitors. The industry-leading developer have managed to create their Planet of the Apes slot game and provide players with everything they will have loved about the films!
Whilst doing our Planet of the Apes game review, we found that NetEnt have essentially provided us with two different slot games at once! Both games that are built into this one title offer players the chance to spin the reels across five columns and both have 20 winnable paylines.
The reels work independently of each other and both award their own prizes when they form winning combinations. Although there are two sets of reels, the aim of the game is still the same as most other slot games.
Players will be able to test out the Planet of the Apes Free Play version above if they want to get a feel for things prior to betting with real money, however those that are ready to hit the reels can do so from as little as €0.20 per spin. Those that prefer to place larger wagers, though, can with a maximum €200 per spin available.
The symbols available in the game are similar on each reel, with a number of low-value, mid-range and high-value icons all on the paytable. The lowest paying symbols are the playing cards (10, J, Q, K, A), whereas the mid-range values include the human characters that appear in each film that has been made. The highest-value symbols, though, are the couple of ape characters from the franchise, with them paying out 600x the bet for five of a kind.
This Planet of the Apes slot game has a number of bonuses attached to it, which include the use of the game’s Wilds and Scatters.
The wild can substitute other symbols on the reels to form winning combinations, although it also has the ability to become stacked. If it does this, it will cover the entire reel on both the grids, provided it appears on the Rise side of the game initially.
The Scatter symbols will trigger instant prizes if three or more appear anywhere on the reels. They will also trigger the Free Spins feature, although these are different depending on the set of reels it is triggered on. For those that activate it on the Rise side, they will receive 10 free spins and this will keep a tally of how many Wilds appear on the reels. The final spin will then see that many
Wilds randomly appear on the reels. On the Dawn side, players start with 15 free spins, and if they are able to collect three special icons, they will be able to either increase their payout multiplier, earn more free spins, or add extra wilds to the reels.
There are also two bonus symbols that will provide players with additional rewards; with each symbol representing the two latest movies in the franchise. The Rise bonus will provide a bonus prize for every single ape and human that appears on the reels. The Dawn bonus will see those symbols turn into the same icon in the hope of achieving a huge reward.
The last feature is the Dual Feature and this can be randomly triggered. When it is, one symbol will be chosen from each side of the screen and it will be stuck into place, or transferred to the other set of reels, thus providing the potential for big payouts.
RTP (return to player)
NetEnt’s Planet of the Apes slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.33%.