Welcome to the jungle- the home of the stalking king of this hostile environment, the Epic Ape! Here we are to find the enormous primate of Playtech game’s title, and looking at his scary face I can’t think why? This is pure entertainment on a Halloween Jack slot machine
level. You know- razor sharp graphics and a thumping sound track.
This is a game with a good sense of atmosphere and menace, will we beat the beast or will he make short work of us in his exotic and remote jungle world?
Everything about this game is on the big size whether it’s the monstrous primate, the massive number of ways to win or the bonus game feature- this game is particularly good for those who like a volatile ride!
Look and feel
High quality graphics are the order of the day with a lush tropical scene the setting for the reels, it’s High Definition good looks all the way. Think of Jungle Spirit, the Napoleon slot machine and Asgardian Stones and you’ll be in the right ball park. Here green dangling creepers and trees set us firmly in the middle of a silent and slightly unnerving scene.
The reels are a simple gold frame with creepers growing over.
The background sound to play is dramatic music which isn’t designed to put you at your ease. Here we are feeling pretty tense in the land of the big beasts. The combination of haunting pipes, animal calls and soaring music does put you on the back foot- we know we are out of our depth here!
Epic Ape slot is a mega four rows, six reels and crackers 4,096 ways to win beast of a game that you can play across all devices. Most games we play have 3 rows like the Lost Relics slot, Thunderstruck and Starburst. And then anything between 15 and 20 pay-lines like the Grease slot machine and Tomb Raider. Playtech have turned the volume up on this one!
This is a game where the creatures are king with the high value icons all being the jungle’s natural inhabitants.
The big boy in terms of value is the giant ape himself. If Lady Luck is smiling on you and you can land between 2 and 6 of our hairy pal in a winning combo, you will get between 2 and a supersized 300 coins pay out. Kerching!
Other big ticket icons are a leopard, jaguar, chameleon and tree frog and all these creatures, including the ape, come ready to stack which means more money for you!
The lower value icons are the Ace through 9 of the card deck in bright colours.
Epic Ape’s Wild is an eye-wateringly large diamond and this substitutes for all icons except for the Free Games Scatter.
Unstoppable free spins
Lure between 3 and 6 of the Scatters onto the reels and trigger the free spins mode which will award between 8 and a head spinning 100 free spins- this is a mighty feature for making some mega bucks.
And as if we didn’t find our primate host generous enough already, if you land further Scatters during this mode you can re-trigger more free spins- if you can land 6 more you can get another 100 free spins. It’s this element of the game that can bring on the big cash win.
To add to the free spins fun, it’s during bonus mode that the Wild diamond comes into its own making generous multipliers. If you have between 2 or 5 of these Wilds in your winning combination you can gain a welcome x2 up to a max of a x5 multiplier! These Wilds just being part of your winning line is enough to trigger another free spin- which can just keep on coming and gifting you an endless set of spins if you keep luring those Wilds in! Now we know why diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
Epic Ape can be a very profitable if volatile game to play, with all the slick styling you expect from a Playtech slot. If you are able to land 6 of the Scatters to earn 100 free spins in the bonus game then there are mega buck to be made but this isn’t the easiest and you are likely to win smaller numbers of freebie spins along the way – but these are still good money makers especially with the Wild multiplier keeping the game moving and those coins rolling in. This Epic Ape was definitely a winner for me- I’ll be back to try to catch the king of the jungle again!