How to Play Planet of the Apes Slot
The Planet of the Apes slot is NetEnt’s brilliant homage to the blockbuster film franchise. No, they haven’t made a sequel; they’ve stuck two of them together in one game, which means double the fun. There are two sets of reels, each with five reels and 20 paylines, played alongside one another. Although the reels work independently of each other, they can work together in some of the bonus features. Expect to see Dawn and Rise bonuses and free spins among some other specials in this cinematic casino game.
Opening up with film footage, it is clear from the outset that this is a cinematic sensation. NetEnt has done a great job of transforming the movie into an online slot mash-up for the ages.
Whether you know the difference between the Rise and Dawn of Planet of the Apes, it doesn’t matter. We can all still appreciate the quality of this game and all of the features within it!
Prepare for the Primates
There are 20 paylines in each of the sets of reels in the Planet of the Apes slot, so we are technically playing with 40. Your bet, however, is made up of the 20 fixed paylines on each side. When you make any adjustments to the stake, it will cover the whole game and not just one half. The minimum bet is 20p, with a value of 1p per payline, but you can increase it up to £1 per payline if you wish.
You also have the option to increase the bet level, which adds extra weight to the paylines. The figure displayed under bet level will be multiplied by your coin bet to create your total bet, so be sure to check it before you play.
Any winnings will be multiplied by the bet level, too.
Your total bet is displayed beneath the spin button in the middle under the reels.
Planet of the Wins
Each side of the reels has different characters and apes, but the value is the same on both sides of the Planet of the Apes slot.
The highest-value symbols on both reels are the apes; those with their mouths closed with a steely stare (and one scowling right at you) can pay out up to 600 times your coin value for matching five of them on a payline. The slightly open-mouthed apes, both intimidating and somewhat less intimidating, can pay out a maximum of 400 times your coin value.
All of the human symbols on either side have equal value, and you can be awarded for matching three or more on a payline on either the Rise side or the Dawn side. The maximum payout for a five-of-a-kind human match is 180 times the coin value.
The card values from Ace down to 10 are also the same amount, making it as simple as possible to keep track of your winnings. Matching the maximum of five of the same card values on a payline can pay out up to 80 times your coin value.
The Planet of the Apes slot has some bonus features which are independent to each side of the reels, and others which can span both, we have a great mix to keep it exciting.
While in standard play, the two reels operate separately. But in this feature, one can influence the other.
On the ‘Rise’ reels, the feature is triggered when Wilds cover a reel. On ‘Rise’, they are a golden symbol. The stacked wild is then duplicated onto the ‘Dawn’ side in the corresponding position. This means that you will have another chance to maximise Wild wins on a separate set of reels.
The Scatter symbols are the Planet of the Apes logos which correspond to whichever reels they land on.
Rise: Three or more of the Rise Scatter symbols will activate 10 Rise Free Spins. Any Wilds which land during the free spins are collected, and on the final free spin, they will all be placed randomly on the reels.
You could be looking at big wins in the final spin if you collect a good number of wilds throughout.
Dawn: Landing three or more of the Dawn Scatter symbols on the Dawn reels will activate 15 Dawn Free Spins. In this feature, there are three different collect symbols. When a collect symbol lands, it will fill a similar meter by 1, and whichever meter is full first will be the feature that is activated.
These features include multipliers, extra wilds or extra free spins.
A symbol which reads Rise Bonus can appear on the first reel on the left-hand side to trigger this feature. The Rise bonus is an additional coin win, which is awarded for every human and ape symbol displayed on the screen.
Coin wins are paid in addition to any bet line wins on the reels.
To mirror the Rise bonus, the Dawn bonus can appear on the right-most reel on the Dawn side.
This feature can transform ape and human symbols on the Dawn reels into the same symbol. Having more of the same symbols on the screen can give you the potential for some more wins if the reels spin in your favour.
There is a chance that this feature could be triggered before each spin. If it is, separate symbols will be selected for each side of the game.
When the reels stop, if a matching symbol lands in the corresponding area, it sticks in place.
If a symbol lands in the other area, it will be transferred over into the equivalent position on the other side.
Rise, Dawn and Brilliance of the Planet of the Apes Slot
Fans of the films will appreciate the quality of the artwork. The contrast in colours and moods of each side of the Planet of the Apes slot is excellent and very detailed.
At first, it may seem overwhelming to have two sets of reels working independently of each other. Once you get the hang of it, it just feels like you are benefitting from two games in one.
The variety of features we have in this NetEnt production is great. Because they either operate separately or influence the other reel, you get the feeling that there are increased opportunities to find some wins.
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There are so many more games for you to enjoy at Temple Slots. If you’ve grown to like the cinematic feel of the NetEnt releases, you could have a go on the Jumanji slot, or Dracula, both of which have just as great graphics as this.
If you’ve taken to the primates, why not picture them in a different light in the energetic rock and roll themed Banana Rock?
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