Licensed slot titles have been gaining popularity with both developers and players; NetEnt has raised the competition with a title that has also seen a resurgence recently, Planet of the Apes. Planet of the Apes Slots is based on Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The developer manages to fit botb movies into one slot in a new and innovative style of slot game.
Instead of putting both movies on a single set of reels, NetgEnt created a 5-reel for each movie ands made them a single split screen title. This creates creates 10 reels and 40 paylines of potential. Rise of the Planet of the Apes inhabits the left set of reels and provides paylines 1 through 20; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the right side of the screen with 5 reels and paylines 21 to 40. Each half of the title has its own scatter symbol with the name of each movie; the rest of the symbols are the major ape and human characters of each movie.
Planet of the Apes uses a flat betting system that includes all 40 paylines for a single price; all 40 paylines must be wagered on a spin. The slot has coin sizes that vary from $0.01 to $1 and players can make wagers on levels that range from 1 to 10; this creates a bet variance of $0.01 at the low end and to $10 for a max bet. Planet of the Apes provides more bonus content than most titles with similar betting ranges making Planet of the Apes a big winner for slot spinners who are on a smaller budget and who still like to enjoy games with multiple bonus features.
Each of the two reel sets have their own bonus content; some bonus games affect only one specific half of the screen and some affect both halves. When the scatter for Rise of the Planet of the Apes is triggered, the player is awarded 10 free games. During those games, the number of wilds that land on the reels counted; the number of wilds total landed in the first nine spins are then added to the reels in spin 10 before the game pays. The Rise bonus game awards an additional coin prize for each human and ape character on the reels when the bonus is triggered. The scatter for Dawn awards 15 free spins; during these spins, players will find and collect symbols for the three bonuses Multiplier, Extra Wild Extra and Free Spins. A full meter at the end of the free games for any or all are awarded. When the Dawn bonus is triggered, all ape and human symbols morph into a randomly chosen ape or human character.
Planet of the Apes Slots provides a great value to players looking to maximize a bankroll while still enjoying the potential that a game with this much bonus content brings. Fans of the movie franchise will flock to this title for obvious reasons; others may visit out of curiosity or word of mouth. Many of those slot spinners may find themselves returning again and again because of the value and the big win potential.