Going ape with NetEnt slots
Published on by Adam
Back in February, NetEnt announced that it had sealed a deal with 20th Century Fox for the exclusive rights to the Planet of the Apes series of films, which dates back to 1968 and saw recent reboots taking the cinema world by storm.
NetEnt announced that a game is in the works and should be released in the second half of this year. In the meantime, here are a few other simian slot titles NetEnt has already released.
The first monkey-themed slot that comes to mind is definitely Go Bananas. A cast of cartoon apes populate this slot, sharing the reels with bongos, gems, banana splits, golden totems and a variety of fruit.
We seriously dig the groovy background music and the Wild Monkey symbols, which introduce a bit of variety to the game. Different monkeys will trigger different results, with the orangutan acting differently to the tarsier and the gorilla. It’s not every day you get a zoology lesson from a slot!
Play it at… MuchoVegas
Jungle Spirit: The Call of the Wild
Jungle Spirit is one of NetEnt’s most recent releases. This slot brings together a number of elements that work in tandem to produce immersive and engaging game play.
As you would imagine, with a title like that, this slot takes place in a jungle. Large trees, their boughs heavy with vines, stand over exotic plants, blooming in a multitude of colours. On the reels, we see a selection of stone symbols and lotus flowers sitting beside some fearsome creatures: a tiger, a bear, a cobra, a crocodile and an elephant. The background music – a heavy drum beat interspersed with the chatter of a hundred birds – is beautifully evocative.
All those fierce animals represent special symbols on this slot, with each one capable of altering what appears on the reels in a different way. The free spins feature is also a winner.
Play it at… LeoVegas
Full disclosure: we think the name of this slot is something of a misnomer. Jungle Games clearly takes place in the savannah but aside from that, this slot is a fun way to play and enjoy a few spins.
The reels are populated by a selection of local fauna, including a bench-pressing monkey, a rhino with a penchant for table tennis and a giraffe that plays basketball. We love the whimsical symbols, which also include a variety of sports equipment. A number of special features make this slot one we like to return to again and again.
Play it at… Reel Island