The Planet of the Apes online slot is based on not one, but two box office hits – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. So effectively, you get two games in one. The slot is designed by NetEnt in association with 20th Century Fox and, therefore, comes equipped with stills, video sequences, and music from the original films.
Keeping you glued to your screen throughout the performance are not one, but two five-by-three reel sets (N.B., one for Rise and one for Dawn), which mean that ten reels spin with every bet placed. And, as the bet amount includes both reel sets, you benefit from forty paylines at all times.
There is a whole host of special features to enjoy while you play this online slot. For example, there’s a Free Spins Bonus for both Dawn and Rise, wild symbols that can land stacked for extra wins, two bonus features that can either award instant coins wins or trigger symbol transformations, and a Dual Feature that includes re-spins and sticky symbols.
Why we love it
There are many factors which help to make this game such a riveting online slot. The cinematography and sound effects are a key part. But, what really makes the game unique is that you get two sets of five reels rather than just one, and you don’t have to pay extra for the privilege.
Even if you’re unfamiliar with the Planet of the Apes film franchise, you’ll still be mesmerised by the storylines. The reels on the left portray the Rise movie, in which the leader of the ape army, Caesar, comes to be perceived as a threat to the human race after being exposed to an experimental drug by a scientist as an infant. The right-hand reel set is based on the Dawn film, which is set a decade after simian flu wiped out most of mankind, and Caesar faces the challenge of protecting his own species while also trying to re-establish a connection with the remaining humans.
HOW TO PLAY PLANET OF THE APES
● Choose from the following coin values: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50 or 1.
● You can then select from Levels 1 to 10 to play.
● Use the Auto-Play option to spin the reels automatically 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 times.
● Selecting MAX BET lets you play with the maximum paylines, highest bet level, and your current coin value.
● Clicking the ‘I’ button loads the paytable where you see how much each symbol pays, and how the bonus features work.
Planet of the Apes uses two wild symbols – one for each reel set. Both can replace all other symbols except the two game logos to help make winning combos. There’s also a nifty feature that copies any full stack of wilds on the Rise reels over to the corresponding reel on the Dawn reels.
The Dual Feature can be triggered at random, and it selects a different symbol from each set of reels. It then awards a re-spin, and if more of the chosen symbol show up, they are held in place while another re-spin occurs.
When three or more Rise logos land on the left set of reels, you gain ten free spins. All wilds that appear are collected and re-added to the reels in random positions for your final spin where they’ll hopefully create a big win!
Three or more Dawn logos on the Dawn reel set trigger the second of the two free spins bonuses, and give you fifteen free games. The Dawn Bonus introduces three special symbols that can award multipliers, extra wilds or additional free spins.
RISE & DAWN BONUSES
For added entertainment, the Planet of the Apes slot comes with Rise and Dawn Bonuses. The Rise Bonus causes every human and ape symbol on the reels to award an extra coin win when the “Rise Bonus” symbol appears on the first reel. The Dawn Bonus turns all apes and humans on the reels into a randomly chosen matching symbol.
Return To Player
RTP is 96.33%. Malfunction voids all plays and payouts.