- Software: NetEnt
- Slot Type: video slot
- Paylines: 40
- Reels: 5
- Features: Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, Dual Feature, Stacked Wild Feature, Rise Feature, Dawn Feature, Multiplier
- Minimum Bet: 0.01
- Maximum Bet: 1
- RTP: 96.33%
Planet of the Apes is a beautifully rendered, visually stunning NetEnt creation which came as a result of their collaboration with 20th Century Fox. The game is based on the two iconic movies including Rise of the Planet of the Apes as well as its sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Following what happened in the movies, this 5-reel and 40-paylines game takes players on a remarkable virtual journey.
As players hit the spin button, they get to join the Ape leader named Caesar on his journey. There are two different areas depicted in the game, the Rise and Dawn. Each of them is packed with 20 paylines which makes it a total of 40 paylines. In addition to being beautifully rendered, the game also offers big winnings thanks to its Stacked Wilds, the Rise and Dawn Bonuses, plenty of Free Spins and much more featured in the game.
Battle Your Way to the Very Top
Just as expected from one of the most prominent names in the industry, the game looks amazing. NetEnt definitely did an amazing job packing top-notch graphics, stunning visuals and remarkable sound effects. This epic NetEnt release features plenty of characters from the movie. During this virtual journey, players come across Caesar as well as other familiar human characters from both movies.
In addition to these higher-valued symbols, the game is also packed with standard playing cards which act as the game’s lower-valued symbols. As players follow Caesar on his way to freedom escaping from captivity, the will also enjoy the game’s stunningly rendered background depicting Rise and Dawn areas packed with different shades of grey, blue with comes posters hanging around visible in the distance.
These two different areas, in fact, represent two different parts of Caesar’s life during his freedom and captivity. The game is also packed with a remarkable, epic soundtrack which plays in the background adding more of a mysterious vibe to the game. Considering all of these aspects of the game, the game looks terrific perfectly showcasing the setting form the two movies. There is also actual footage from the movie which will most certainly appeal to players who like these Hollywood blockbusters.
Loaded with Lucrative Bonuses
There is no shortage of bonus features in the Planet of the Apes game. During their gameplay, players get to take advantage of the game’s Dual Reels. Each is packed with 5 reels and 20 paylines combining elements from both movies. The game’s Wild symbols depicted as the Attic Window can help players score more winnings due to its power of replacing for regular symbols on the reels.
Moreover, when the game’s Wild symbols land on a reel in the Rise area, they trigger the game’s Stacked Wild bonus feature. Once this happens, those reels packed with Stacked Wilds are duplicated onto the game’s Dawn area. The game also features another lucrative bonus names named as the Rise feature which is triggered by landing those Rise Bonus symbols on the first reel. With this mode, players get to grab amazing cash bonuses every time human and ape symbols land on the reels.
It should be noted that this bonus mode only applies to the Rise area offering players winnings up 79.5x their stake. There is also the Dawn Bonus feature triggered by landing those Dawn Bonus symbols on the fifth reel. During this mode, all of those human and ape symbols are transformed into the matching symbols in the game’s Dawn area. The symbol is chosen randomly offering awesome winnings up to 1.200x their stake.
Dual Feature for Generous Winnings
You september think this is everything, but the game offers another interesting bonus mode, the Dual Feature. This mode can be triggered randomly. Once activated, one symbol is chosen from both playing areas and the reels will be loaded with only the chosen symbols while the rest will be showing only blank spaces. Moreover, if the symbols appear in its corresponding area, it sticks.
On the other hand, if it lands in the other playing area, it transfers across to its corresponding playing area. Once this happens, players get to enjoy re-Spins if at least one new symbols land on its corresponding playing area. Players get to enjoy Re-Spins until there are no new symbols landed in their corresponding areas. Moreover, during this mode, players can win prizes going up to 1.000x their stake.
Rise and Dawn Free Spins with Multipliers and Extra Wilds
This is not everything. The game is also packed with the Dawn Free Spins mode activated by landing three or more of those Scattered Dawn symbols. Once there, players get 15 Free Spins. In order to enjoy a bigger multiplier, Extra Free Spins or Extra Wilds landed on the reels, they need to collect three different symbols. When players collect symbols, their corresponding meters fill by one. Once the meter is loaded, players get three extra Free Spins, their multiplier increases up to 5x times and all of those human symbols transform into extra Wilds.
Due to this amazing 5x multiplier, players can win awesome prizes up to 3.000x their stake on every Dawn Free Spin. In addition to this Free Spins mode, the game also features the Rise Free Spins. This mode is activated by landing three or more of those Scattered Rise symbols in the game’s Rise area. Once there, players receive 10 Free Spins. During this mode, they need to collect those Wild symbols which are stored in a Wild meter.
On players’ last Free Spins, these Wilds are added to the playing area offering payouts going up to 600x players’ stake. There is also another Free Spins mode named as the Multiple Free Spins. This one is activated by landing three or more of the game’s Scatter symbols landed in both playing areas. Once there, players get to play both the Dawn Free Spins and the Rise Free Spins.
There is definitely a lot going on the game, but once spinning its reels everything comes into place. There is a massive winning opportunity, an unlimited number of Free Spins and plenty of additional Wilds which landed on the reels bring awesome payouts.