Planet of the Apes is a NetEnt branded slot release, a game that’s apparently based on the recently launched “War for the Planet of the Apes”, a 2017 science fiction film. It appears that they have put a lot of effort into this game, using the graphics, animations and unique features to turn this into a must play title. One of the obvious things to check out is the use of 10 reels, 5 for each of the two sides (Rise and Dawn), with a total of 40 active lines on them. There will be two types of symbols for the two sides, two scatters, bonus symbols, a Dual and a Rise Bonus games, stacked wilds and free spins. With so many features offered, the rewards couldn’t have been very high, and so the most you can get is $10,000 apparently, offered through scatters.
Betting and Prizes
The game will use a minimum bet of $0.20 and a maximum one of $200. You can spend up to $10 for a single line available here. You seem to be using only 20 active lines in the bets, even though the slot has 40 total. The minimum wager selected for one line can be set to just $0.01.
There are plenty of features and winning combinations which one can use to get paid in Planet of the Apes. The biggest rewards among the combinations are offered by wilds, which pay 600x, while scatter symbols can give up to 1,000x. With that in mind, we can calculate the biggest payout available, which will reach $10,000.
Planet of the Apes Slot Features
One of the defining characteristics of this new slot machine is its use of a total of 10 reels. 5 reels belong to the Dawn, the other 5 are part of the Rise. Each set has its own paylines and its own set of unique themed symbols.
At the beginning of each spin, you get a chance at triggering a Dual Feature. Each play area has one symbol selected in that case, which sticks if it lands in the selected play area. If it lands in the other area, then it will transfer to the same position on the correct play area.
The Rise Bonus symbol can land on the Rise play area, and if it does this on the 1st reel, then the bonus game triggers. It will pay you for every single ape or human symbol that is visible on the screen, without taking the scatters into account.
The Dawn Bonus starts if you get its symbol on the last reel. This one will transform all existing human or ape symbols, into a single icon, so that you can form combinations easier.
Get a full reel occupied by wilds in the Rise area, and the stacked wild will be duplicated to the same position on the Dawn area.
The scatter symbols are used on both play area, to trigger free spins. You can get 10 Rise free spins where wild symbols are collected, and then placed on the reels during the last round. The alternative is 15 Dawn free spins, with collected symbols that can increase multipliers, add extra wilds or extra free spins.
Theme & Design
They’ve went ahead and relied heavily on the 2017 film for the design of this particular slot. You will see the actors and the apes from the movie on the reels, as the better paying symbols or as feature triggers. The lower symbols are common for both play areas, and they have simple card logos to show you. The quality of the design is excellent, it shows that NetEnt wanted this game to be a huge success.
Planet of the Apes should be a winner for NetEnt, since the slot excels both in graphics and features, plus the gameplay appears to be fairly unique.