Planet of the Apes™ is the latest video slot brought to you by NetEnt™ in association with 20th Century Fox. Based on the two movies – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – the game takes the player on a journey between the two different phases of the Ape Army leader Caesar’s life.
The game features the Rise and Dawn play areas, each with 5-reels, 3-rows, and 20-lines (fixed), the Rise and Dawn Free Spins, Bonus symbols, Scatter symbols, Wild substitutions, a Stacked Wild feature, a Dual feature and the Rise and Dawn Bonus features. With its dual reels, the game combines elements from the two movies with the excitement of slot game play to deliver a truly unique Planet of the Apes
experience. So it’s lights, camera, action time with Netent’s Planet of the Apes slot game – Caesar is home!
The Planet of the Apes™ themed reels and background, along with the fast-paced features, all contribute to create a slot with a strong connection to the two Planet of the Apes movies. Add to this the Rise and Dawn Free Spins features, with authentic film footage from the two movies appearing in the intros, and the game builds up to create a tangible Planet of the Apes experience. The classic graphics, with human and ape symbols, recreates the famous film characters. Add to this the authentic sounds, voices and animations that all combine perfectly to create a truly unique gaming experience for players.
Planet of the Apes™ Dual Feature
This can activate randomly on any spin. If the Dual feature is triggered, one symbol is chosen for each play area with the same symbol not able to be chosen for both play areas and Wild and Scatter symbols also unable to be chosen. The reels only contain these two symbols, the rest of the reels are blank spaces. If a symbol lands in its corresponding play area when the reels stop, it sticks. If a symbol lands in the other play area, it transfers over to the correct play area into the corresponding position.
If at least one new symbol appears in its corresponding play area, the game re-spins which continues until now new symbols land on a re-spin.
Planet of the Apes™ Bonus Features
Each of the dual reels has its own base game features and Free Spins with a particular twist:
- The Rise Bonus feature is an additional coin win that is awarded for every human and ape symbol displayed on the screen except for the Scatter symbol and only appears on the Rise play area.
- Rise Free Spins: During the feature only the Rise play area is active and the number of Wild symbols that land on each spin are collected in a Wild meter on the screen. Each Wild symbol landing on reels will add to the meter by 1. On the last spin, after the reels stop spinning (but before any wins are evaluated) all collected Wild symbols are randomly placed on the play area and, once this has finished, the win will be evaluated.
- The Dawn Bonus feature transforms ape and human symbols into the same symbol and only appears in the Dawn play area.
- Dawn Free Spins: During the feature only the Dawn play area is active with 3 different collect symbols that activate a corresponding meter: Multiplier, Extra Wild and Extra Free Spins. When a collect symbol lands, it fills the corresponding meter by 1. When the meter is full, it activates a feature with each meter requiring 3 symbols to become full. The Extra Free Spins meter awards 3 extra Free Spins every time it is filled.
The player starts the Dawn Free Spins with multiplier 1. Each time the Multiplier meter is filled the multiplier is increased by 1, until
the x5 multiplier is reached. The current multiplier/Wild symbol will be highlighted on the game screen. The Extra Wild meter turns one of the human symbols into an Extra Wild symbol every time it is filled for the remainder of the Free Spins.
Planet of the Apes™ looks like a really entertaining and suspenseful slot, just like the two movies. With an RTP of 96.33% and a maximum win on a single spin of 600,000 coins or 3,000x bet it certainly is worth taking for a spin or two when it is released on 23rd October 2017.