Planet of the Apes Online Slot: Rise and Dawn Sequels Present 2-in-1 Slot Play
Planet of the Apes branded online slot is a NetEnt creation developed for online casinos in collaboration with 20th Century Fox Studios. The game offers 40 paylines in all, presented as two (2) different slot plays. The first set of 3 x 5 symbols on the left is called the Rise Play area and contains pay diagrams from 1 to 20. The second set on the right is the Dawn Play Area in which the remaining 21-40 pay diagrams are configured. Although appearing side by side, the Rise and Dawn Play Areas turn simultaneously but operate independently.
Each grid contains Apes and Characters lifted from a corresponding Planet of the Apes movie sequel. Rise is from the 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes, while Dawn is from the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Although the Wild and Scatters are similar, they are discernible thru their Gold (Rise) and Red (Dawn) color. The Rise Free-Spins Round is different from the Dawn Free-Spins, which may activate disjointedly or simultaneously.
Since this is still a single real-money betting game, two (2) random Main Game features transpire in ways that create similar and connected changes in both playing fields.
Planet of the Apes : Random Dual Feature Respin
This is a respin feature that initializes by arbitrarily designating a regular-paying symbol. One for the Rise Play Area and another for the Dawn Play Area. The feature produces the selected symbols, locking the images in place while all other reel positions blacken. The game proceeds with its respin reward; playing on a frameless grid, in which only the selected icons are visible against a black background.
Now if the reels return with more of the designated symbols, the locking and re-spinning mechanisms continue. The feature ends if no more of the selected symbols come into view. In the event that a featured symbol lands in the opposite Play Area, the image transfers to its appropriate grid.
Planet of the Apes Online Slot: Stacked Wilds Feature
The Gold and Red Wild Symbols are configured as Stacked Symbols in both reel-sets. Some columns though may return with only portions of the Stacked Gold or Red Wilds. Yet when a full-reel Stack of Gold Wilds takes position in the Rise Play Area, the occurrence will be mirrored by the Dawn Play Area. Stacked Red Wilds therefore will appear in the same reel-position.
Gold or Red Wilds when occurring as winning payline arrangements award coin credits of 40, 150, or 600.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Free-Spins Bonus
Three or more Gold Rise of the Planet of the Apes Logo landing simultaneously in the Rise Play Area, activate 10 free-spins. During the Rise Bonus Round, all emerging Wilds are Collectible items accounted by way of a Wild Collection Meter.
After the 10th Free-Spin has been played, all Wild Symbols collected will be placed as Overlay Icons onto the Rise Bonus Reels. Any Gold Wilds produced by the last spin will remain in place. As final bonus reward, the round ends by launching an additional free turn of the super Wild-enriched Rise Reels.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Free-Spins Bonus
Three (3) Red Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Logo simultaneously in view, activate 15 Free-Spins. Here, three (3) Collectible icons are introduced: Multiplier, Extra Wild, and Extra Free-Spin. The occurrence of each Collectible Icon fills a corresponding Collection Meter. At the end of the 15th bonus spin, all features collected will come into play.
Multiplier Meter Each Multiplier Icon that fills up this Meter accounts as a x1 Factor. Accumulating 5 meets the maximum x5 Multiplier. If such is the case, any Multiplier icons appearing as outcomes of remaining free-spins, will instead go to the Free-Spins Meter.
Extra Wild Meter – Every Human Character of the Dawn Play Area will become Extra Wilds. The Extra Wilds Meter collects only one symbol for each Dawn Human icon. Once the Extra Wilds Meter completes the collection, all human images occurring in the remaining spins will also go to the Extra Free-Spins Collection Meter.
The Free-Spins Meter collects all appearing Free-Spins icons plus the excesses of the Multiplier and Extra Wilds Meter. At the end of the 15th Dawn Bonus Spin, the round extends according to the number of Free-Spins collected. The extended round will play on Dawn reels enriched with Extra Wilds and Win-Multiplier.
Gold or Red Bonus Scatter Symbols also award Scatter Pays. Three, four, or five of those symbols award 40, 300, or 1000 Line Bet credits.
In the event, both Gold and Red Scatter Symbols land as winning Scatter Combinations via a single spin, separate Scatter Pays will be awarded. Moreover, both free rounds will play, one after the other.