Published on 9 October 2017 by Adam
When NetEnt dropped their latest roadmap outlining the next batch of casino games in 2017, our eyes immediately darted to one thing only. We found out in February that we’d see a rather mammoth title hit our favourite iGaming platforms later in the year, and the wait for the Planet of the Apes slot is almost over with just 2 weeks to go until its 23rd October release.
The fact that this was to be a branded slot in partnership with 20th Century Fox only caused our imaginations to wander further at the possibilities.
NetEnt CEO Per Erikkson has only sought to tantalise us further with the release of cryptic statements informing us to prepare for “something extremely new”.
Finally, after 7 long months of the Planet of the Apes casino game being announced, we were treated to some slot-spinning action. NetEnt’s YouTube channel was given an addition in the form of a Planet of the Apes slot first footage video, something which you can view again below.
Planet of the Apes Slot’s Bonus Features Explained
As this is a huge game, NetEnt have included several special functions within this innovative slot to help make it the masterpiece we think it will be. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect when you’re firing it up for the first time.
Oh, and before we forget, the RTP for this Planet of the Apes slot by NetEnt is 96.33%.
Rise and Dawn Free Spins
NetEnt’s creation of a free spins bonus round is again seen in Planet of the Apes, with the opportunity to win free spins for both sets of reels – Rise and Dawn.
If you haven’t watched the video yet then let us explain – there are two separate reels (Rise and Dawn, based on the movies) that spin when you play a round, essentially making it feel as though you’re playing two separate slots (see below).
Now, you either activate one or both of the free spins features within one turn by landing 3 Rise or Dawn Scatter symbols anywhere on each respective grid.
Once you go to play your free turns, there are even more treats waiting in the form of meters (similarly to Emojiplanet). Fill them up with specific symbols to be granted other freebies.
Rise and Dawn Bonus Feature
If a Bonus symbol lands on Rise’s first reel, or a Bonus symbol lands on Dawn’s last reel, you can expect some hefty wins.
The Rise Bonus Feature will see an additional coin win given for every human and ape symbol, while the Dawn Bonus Feature transforms these same icons so they match.
In keeping with the game’s theme, you can expect some cool ape visuals to occur when this bonus is activated.
Stacked Wild Feature
Your classic Wild symbols will substitute for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus. However, that’s not all, as a Stacked Wild feature will occur when a reel is fully covered with those symbols on the Rise reels only.
Don’t worry if you think Dawn is missing out, though, as the Stacked Wild reel will be copied over to help you land more coin wins (as you can see above).
Finally, you may encounter the Dual Feature before a spin is made. If this happens, one symbol for both the Rise and Dawn reels are chosen and fall on as much of the board as they can. The rest of the spaces are left blank.
Planet of the Apes slot’s Dual Feature will almost certainly land you a huge blockbuster prize if activated!
Eventually the Rise and Dawn grids are filled up with the same symbol until no new symbols arrive in either area. That’s when your big win amount will start to calculate, with a Planet of the Apes cutscene included in the background for added entertainment.
Get Your Planet of the Apes Free Spins on Release Day Here!
Now the bulk of the game has been explained, you’ll want to know where you can get some Planet of the Apes free spins we assume? Don’t fret too much, as we always publish a piece the day before a brand-new NetEnt slot goes live outlining where the best free spins deals can be found.
Also, you’ll be able to play Planet of the Apes slot for free on launch day, simply by visiting our NetEnt slots and selecting it from the options.
Not long to go now!