Inspired by the two most recent Planet of the Apes releases Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Planet of the Apes Touch® offers two different play areas. That’s quite a challenge to fit into the screen of a mobile phone. With two video slots in one, how does a mobile game fit twice the standard 5×3 layout next to each other?
If there’s one software developer in the iGaming industry that succeeds such a challenge, it’s NetEnt. Innovation is one of NetEnt’s priorities and if a mobile game needs two play areas, it will get two play areas!
Sooner sad than done, NetEnt created Planet of the Apes Touch® without giving any problems to mobile players. As usual, some slight changes can be found in the navigation. But NetEnt always keep the video slot design, animations and entire gameplay intact.
Abundance of slot features
Planet of the Apes Touch® is one of the most advanced games I’ve seen so far in a mobile casino and as a player, you can look forward to an impressive list of mobile slot features. It’s almost unimaginable how many slot features there are which results in constant action on the reels.
Meanwhile, you’ll go on a journey between the two different phases of the Ape Army leader Caesar’s life which makes this a remarkable mobile slot game. Besides the Rise and Dawn play areas, this exciting mobile slot offers the Rise and Dawn Free Spins, Bonus symbols, Scatter symbols, Wild substitutions, a Stacked Wild feature, a Dual feature and the Rise and Dawn Bonus features.
I might be a big fan of the NetEnt Games, but it doesn’t mean I like all the games beforehand. Playing Planet of the Apes Touch®, my video slot heart was beating faster. Even though I’ve never seen the two films this mobile slot is based on. It’s simply because of the Planet of the Apes Touch®’s design. And the way it’s developed as it brings an intense mobile slot experience.
The Planet of the Apes experience starts with some of the best animations and graphics I’ve seen so far in a mobile slot. Of course, HTML5 played a very important role here. The same goes for the effects visible throughout the game. You’ll agree when you see apes appearing out of nowhere and climb onto the reels. Even explosions become reality.
This game is on fire and you now have the opportunity to enjoy all of it while on the go or relaxing on your sofa thanks to the NetEnt Touch® version.
Planet of the Apes Touch® features
I needed a moment to process all the mobile slot features as soon as I was able to play Planet of the Apes Touch®. I’m pretty sure we’re dealing with the most feature-packed mobile slot here giving you the chance to enjoy Rise Free Spins, Dawn Free Spins, the Rise Bonus Feature, the Dawn Bonus Feature, Bonus symbols, Scatter symbols, Wild substitutions, a Stacked Wild feature, and the Dual feature.
I begin at the beginning and with that the two Wilds available in Planet of the Apes Touch®. Both have the exact same function and value and substitute for other symbols. They will be visible in the two different play areas, Rise and Dawn.
The list of slot features is led by the Dual feature, another innovative slot feature invented by NetEnt. The two play areas have an important role to play.
If triggered just before each spin, it’ll select one symbol for each play area. The aim is to collect as many of the same symbols in order to win big. The selected symbol will differ for each area. If a symbol belongs to the other play area, it might transfer to the other play area.
Rise and Dawn Bonus symbols
A Rise Bonus symbol can land on the first reel. If it does, it will be responsible for the activation of the Rise Bonus feature. This results in an additional coin win for every human and ape symbol displayed on the reels in the Rise area.
If the Dawn Bonus symbol, on the other hand, ends up on the last reel, it triggers the Dawn Bonus feature. This time ape and human symbols transform into the same symbol in the Dawn play area.
Stacked Wild feature
When a reel is fully covered by Wilds, it triggers the Stacked Wilds feature. This duplicates Stacked Wilds onto the Dawn play area in the corresponding position.
2 Free Spins features
There are two Free Spins features of which I’m sure you’ll be truly excited when either one of them, or both, will be activated. Activate the Rise Free Spins (10 free spins) and Dawn Free Spins (15 free spins) with 3 or more Scatter symbols.
During the Rise Free Spins, the number of Wild symbols that land on each reel end up in a Wild Meter. Each Wild symbol will add to the meter by 1 and after the reels stop, all collected Wild symbols are randomly placed on the reels.
In the Dawn Free Spins feature, you’ll be able to collect 3 different symbols that activate a corresponding meter: Multiplier, Extra Wild, and Extra Free Spins. You need three symbols to fill up the meters in order to activate an x3 Multiplier, an Extra Wild and/or 3 Extra Free Spins.