They say that the lion is the king of the jungle but when was the last time you saw a lion in a jungle? No, the true kings of the jungle are the apes.
The struggle to become king is never usually an easy one, especially in the jungle. You’ve got to make sure you stand your ground and not get intimidated by anyone else. In Ape King that struggle is realised, yet if you’re able, you’ll be walking away with the crown and some bountiful riches!
In this video slot by RealTime Gaming (RTG) you’ll be battling it out against the apes of the jungle to secure your throne and your winnings.
Theme and Symbols
By the name of the game you most likely assumed this title takes place in a jungle and you’d be correct. Set to the lush green backdrop of a beautiful jungle with mist rising near the back. The background of this game, albeit slightly basic, does a good job setting the tone and feel for this title.
The soundtrack uses some animal calls laced into a beat that fits the theme of the game quite well, the backtrack adds to the feeling of immersion nicely. RTG has done a nice job throwing this track together.
Certain icons have their own sound effects which is a nice touch, other sound effects present in the game come from spinning the reels, winning spins and triggering bonus features. None of those effects are distracting and all of them add to the overall ambiance of the game.
Animations are smooth and crisp, nothing lags behind anything else.
As mentioned before, you’ll be battling it out against the other apes of the jungle, so symbols to look out for are those other apes.
There is a Wild / Scatter symbol in the form of a pot filled with golden riches that can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. During standard play, this symbol can only substitute the main Ape King symbol and during bonus games it can substitute for any other icon.
Betting Options and Features
Ape King is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot with an impressive 243 ways to win.
Bonus games are awarded if 4 or more riches pot Scatters appear on their specific reels. They also have a random chance to trigger randomly at the end of a main spin. Unfortunately, bonus spins cannot be retriggered.
This title includes a system called the ‘Jungle Battle Feature’ in which, during bonus spins, the 5 ape symbols are placed atop the reels with different amounts displayed above each symbol, these represent payouts according to specific values.
To trigger a Jungle Battle, one or more Ape King symbols need to appear on the reels.
During the battle, each ape icon is accounted for and removed. The battle ends when either all other ape icons are gone except for the Ape King (Ape King wins the battle) or the number of other apes reaches 16 or more (Ape King loses the battle).
Bonus games are played until the battle comes to an end.
Experience the jungle like never before!