Great news for everyone who has been waiting patiently for Net Entertainment latest slot release, the highly anticipated Planet of the Apes slot.
We couldn't wait to open the game and start playing after seeing the trailer for this big movie franchised video slot.
Planet of the Apes is Netent's biggest release of 2017, and as such, we knew beforehand it was going to be something pretty special. And of course, Netent has probably dished out a tidy sum of money to 20th Century Fox for the use of the name, movie clips and images from the movie. So, it makes sense that Netent would want to make this an online slot that will stand out from the hundreds of new slots that are released every year.
So, after playing Planet of The Apes for a few days with real money, what do we think of it?
The short version: we think it rocks.
This slot offers a unique double reel setting (Rise Reel Set and Dawn Reel Set), clips from the movie, an amazing movie-like soundtrack and all the well-known characters from the Planet of The Apes movies, including Koba and Caesar.
Planet of the Apes: 6 different bonus features
This 2 x 5 reel and 2 x 20 win line slot has its fair share of exciting bonus features: no less than 6 different bonuses. This includes 2 main free spins bonuses and 4 smaller mini bonus games. As a result, a lot is going on at all times, while you still feel that these bonus features are very worthwhile and have some excellent potential.
These are the six bonus features of Planet of The Apes in more detail:
- Stacked Wilds: set(s) of fully stacked wilds from reel set 1 are copied to reel set 2
- Dual Feature: two symbols are selected, and the reels spin to give you more symbols for big payouts
- Rise Bonus Feature: all premium symbols change into credits
- Dawn Bonus Feature: all premium symbols evolve into the same symbol
- Rise Free Spin: 10 free spins where you collect wilds for the last spin
- Dawn Free Spins: 15 free spins with extra wilds, extra multipliers and additional free spins to be collected
Exciting movie action interspersed with slot play
Planet of the Apes not only offers excitement and original bonus features, but it also looks superb. Kopa and Caesar are the stars of the show (as they should be), and all the well-known actors from the Planet of the Apes movies make up the premium symbols.
The animations are top notch, and lots of small clips from the movie are shown in between bonus features and big win sequences. It almost feels like you are right in the middle of the action, complete with battling apes and a growling Kopa.
Planet of The Apes variance and return to player
The Planet of The Apes slot is a medium variance slot, another big plus in our books. The Return to Player percentage is 96,33% which is decent enough for a branded slot. After all, those 20th Century Fox movie bosses need their share of the pie, as well.
Our verdict on The Planet of The Apes slot by Netent
Netent has done a fantastic job on the Planet of The Apes video slot. While it is visually stunning, it also manages to capture the movie's atmosphere and overall coolness. The bonus features are pretty nifty as well, especially the Dawn Free Spins bonus, which reminds us of what is one of our favourite bonus games, the free spins bonus in Drive: Multiplier Mayhem.
We give Planet of The Apes an outstanding 4.5 out of 5 stars, and if you have not played it yet, you should try it out.
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