Inspired by the jungle and set in a rainforest glade, iSoftBet’s Wild Ape Slot is a five-reel slot with three rows and 20 set-in-stone Paylines. It was released in June 2019.
There’s a colourful rainforest background, complete with waterfalls, shafts of sunlight beaming through the trees and insects flitting around. Symbols turn on translucent reels.
So buckle up and go ape!
How to play
Betting range in this mobile-friendly game is from 0.20 to 20, with betting fixed at 20 coins a whirl, although you can alter the coin denomination.
The game features the standard A through 10 playing-card values; as ever, they are your less lucrative payers. These symbols rub shoulders with a set of four jungle creatures, including apes, lemurs, crocodiles and parrots. Of these, the ape is the most rewarding, at 2, 10 or 25x wager for a respective two, three or four in a row. (The ape also swings you the respins feature described below.)
The crocodile, lemur and parrot follow the ape in terms of value, in that order.
Paylines shell out from left to right, kicking off from the reel furthest left, and as usual you’ll need three of a kind to bag a winning combo.
Wild Ape Slot Special features
There’s a Wild in this game, with the word Wild on it in plus an ape’s face in close up, which does its usual thing of replacing all icons bar the bonus symbol, which again just has that word on it.
Bonus features for Wild Ape Slot
There are a couple of bonus rounds in Wild Ape Slot:
Wild Ape respins feature
Fill a hat-trick of neighbouring reels with ape icons to initiate this perk. Your reward? Three respins – once the ape has smashed up the reels and made them bigger. What’s more, any regular ape emblems become Wild as you’re playing the respins.
This round offers the game’s greatest potential. To play it, you’ll need bonus icons on Reels 1, 3 and 5 off a single spin, and you’ll be taken to a new screen. Here you’ll get a whirl of the bonus wheel. Its outer circle decides on your number of free spins, from half a dozen to 20. The inner wheel determines the sum of additional Wilds that will be thrown onto the reels as you play your freebies, and this can be anything between 10 and 50.
Play the free whirls on a larger set of reels, where you will have 40 rather than 20 Paylines, additionally all wins are doubled here.
You won’t find a progressive jackpot; instead the maximum win is 1,000x wager if you fill up the reels with ape icons across 40 Paylines.
Return to Player
Wild Ape Slot has medium-to-high volatility, while RTP or Return to Player is a decent average at 96.01%.
This slot is a good choice if you like to keep things simple with your slots play, and if you enjoy a game with a virtual jungle trek thrown in! It may not have the most dazzling visuals in the world, or the best storyline ever, and the features are good rather than amazing, but you should find it enjoyable nonetheless.
Take it for a spin today and see how you get on. Does it, in the words of The Jungle Book, provide all the bare necessities you’d expect from a slot – or not? Let us know.