King Kong Slot review
Playtech’s King Kong was released in 2011, and is based on the 2005 Universal Studios blockbuster. This game may be based on the movie, but the fun and excitement you will derive from playing this game will be far greater.
A beautifully rendered game, King Kong takes you on a journey with the characters from the movie. Travel with them first to Skull Island and then all the way to the Big City, and watch the Great Ape fighting dinosaurs along the way! But before you begin this perilous journey, it would be a good idea to find out what to look out for and how you can win treasures along the way.
King kong Gameplay
Playtech’s King Kong is a slots game that has 5 reels and 20 adjustable paylines. The game has a 95.5% RTP, which is lower than average, so the payouts won’t be as high as some of the other slots games in the market. However, don’t let that dishearten you. The medium-to-low-variance of this game means that you win more frequently than you would in other slots games. And over a period of time those wins can add up.
To start this game, set your bet first. You can do so by adjusting the number of paylines you wish to activate and the coin size per line. The total bet amount will appear in the slot at the bottom centre of the game screen.
Once you have set your bet, you can begin the game by clicking on the Spin button.
The symbols in this game are low and high value. The lower symbols are the usual but beautifully designed 10, J, Q, K and A. The high-value symbols are the characters from the movie, with the beautiful damsel in distress being the highest value symbol. You also have the special symbols that activate the additional game features, about which we will talk in the next section of our review.
Additional Game Features
Visual appeal isn’t the only thing that this game has going. The additional game features in King Kong will keep you playing this slots machine for hours on end!
King Kong slot Game Modes
The first thing that is unique about this game are the two different modes it has. The game starts off in the Jungle Mode, and you will find yourself on Skull Island.
The second mode is the Big City Mode, which has the same payouts, but different visuals. To move to the Big City, you first need to activate the Skull Island Bonus! At the end of the Bonus round, you will move from the jungle to the city.
- Jungle Mode: Here are the additional game features while you are in Jungle Mode:
- Skull Island Bonus
Once you have activated the Skull Island Bonus game (can only be done in Jungle Mode), you will be taken to a map of the island. There are glowing dots spread out on that map. Each dot is the location of a creature. The objective is to match 3 identical creatures. However, if you manage to locate King Kong himself, then you win the biggest prize. Once this bonus game is completed, you will travel to the Big City.
- Wild Jungle Respins
When you land 3 or more Wilds (King Kong himself) anywhere on the reels, you will win 3 extra spins. In this mode, the Wild becomes sticky, so that increases your chances of extra spins and prolonging this bonus game – and increasing your wins.
- Big City Mode: Once you enter Big City Mode, there are the extra features you can activate:
- City Tower Bonus
Just like the Skull Island Bonus, you activate this bonus game when you land 3 or more Scatters. Once you do, you are taken to a game screen which shows King Kong being attacked stop the City’s tower. You will need to click on the points to reveal planes. 3 small planes will get you prizes and the biggest prize will be the 1 big plane you find.
- Wild Kong Respins
This bonus round is activated when you land 3 or more King Kongs on the reels. You get 3 free re-spins in which you get expanding wilds.
King Kong is by far one of Playtech’s most beautiful slots games. The background of the game starts with the forests of Skull Island – dark, misty and slightly sinister. And when the game mode changes to the big city, you will see the bright city lights in the background. The reels also change depending on whether you’re in the jungles or the city, as do the symbols. And when you land a winning combination, the paylines on either side of the reel-scape light up.
The animations are stupendous, especially as you transition from one location to the other. And the bonus games are equally beautiful.
The music and sounds in the game will keep you on the edge of your seat! All in all, you could watch this game endlessly just on the basis of the beauty of its design!
King Kong Slot Summary
King Kong is one of the best slots games that Playtech has developed. Most of the time, the movie-based slots games do not even compare to the movie. However, in this case, the game outshines the movie! While the game’s RTP is lower than normal, its variance means you will get a larger number of wins, which means that you can actually end up making a nice sum!