The NetEnt Planet of the Apes slot brings two movies together, and two games together, in a massive 10 reel slot machine.
This Planet of the Apes mobile game by NetEntertainment isn’t based on the original 1968 movie, but instead on the newer movies that have come out more recently.
On the left hand side of the screen, you have the Rise of the Planet of the Apes slot, sitting over 5 reels and 3 rows, with a bright almost hopeful theme.
On the right hand side, you get the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes slot, again over 5 reels and 3 rows, but with a much darker apocalyptic background.
What you are essentially doing on each spin is playing on two slot machines at once, each side with 20 paylines.
The nice thing here is that you don’t pay for 40 paylines however, as you might with the 4 Reel Kings slot for example, instead one bet of 0.20 a spin covers both machines, but pay as if you are only playing on one.
This is unnaturally generous for a NetEnt phone slot, but understandable when you realise that almost all the big wins come from the multiple bonus games anyway.
As there’s two video slots, there’s two bonus games free spins you can trigger, which we talk about in detail below.
Our favourite, and most unreliable of these, is the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes free spins – namely because here is where you get big multipliers and extra wilds.
But, as it’s a collection game, there’s no guarantee you’ll walk away with that 3,000 times your bet max win. This is war, not a lovely flight to the sky like in the Emoji Planet slot.
And these Planet of the Apes slot bonuses really can pay out big; from stacked wilds that replicate across both games, to sticky wins full of the same symbol, this video slot has lots of potential.
We couldn’t give it more than 3 stars mostly because it can feel a little slow at times, which it shouldn’t when you have 10 reels to play with.
That’s mostly because without the special features, you feel like you’re just monkeying around on this casino game; pun intended.
Still, if you are a fan of the movies and slots with bonus games aplenty, Planet of the Apes offers some surprisingly good value for money spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||10 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.67% / 96.33%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Free spins||10 to 15 Free Spins / Extra Wilds and Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers, Extra Wilds, Instant Win|
Wild and Stacked Wilds: The... Lab Logo?... is the wild symbol. We haven't followed the movies that closely, but it looks like a sigil of a star in a circle. It replaces all symbols on screen except bonus and scatter.
Every once in a while, the wilds come stacked and if they land and cover either of the whole reel of the slots, they get transferred to the exact same spot on the other side.
Rise Bonus Feature: If the 'Rise' Bonus symbol lands on the first reel, you'll get a coin win for every human and ape symbol displayed on the Rise side of the screen.
Dawn Bonus Feature: If the 'Dawn' Bonus symbol lands on reel 10, all apes and human symbols in the Dawn side will transform into one same symbol.
Dual Feature: Triggered at random, this is one of the more fun features of this movie slot.
One symbol will be chosen on each side of the play area, and you'll then get re-spin, after re-spin, of these phone slots.
Why? Because on each re-spin, each time that one symbol shows up, it stays sticky on screen, until no more appear, and you get your final win.
Scatters and Free Spins: There's a scatter symbol on each side, both different representations of Caesar - the main ape. They pay separately, and you need three or more of the same to get one of the two free spin features below:
A little bit like an in-game version of the Secrets of the Stones free spin bonus games, but you have to wait a few spins to get anything decent.
The Planet of the Apes online slot looks very dramatic with it's 10 reels and opposing movie themes.
As an iOS or Android slot though, it does lose a little bit of the drama, but you are still able to keep an eye on both machines - which is more than can be said for slots with colossal reels like Kiss Shout It Loud, for example.
The big draws here are the big wins you can get during most of the bonus games, as apes stamp, shout, and give you wins on any spin - but especially during the free spins.
The base game can be a little slow, but nothing that a good bonus round can't make you forget.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 19, 2021 - Rating