Ape King Slots
You'll certainly meet the King in this new slot game, complete with many of his friends in the jungle. Or is it a forest? We're unsure, but either way you get the feeling there are lots of creatures lurking in the background of this game.
If you're curious to learn more about the Ape King online slot, sit tight. Make sure you have a drink handy and settle in to read our review before you play.
Who is the game developer?
This is the next in a long line of solid releases to come from the RTG brand. You might also know them by their long name, Realtime Gaming.
It comes with a demo too
We know lots of players like to try games before doing anything else with them. Otherwise how can you tell whether you're going to like it? You can do that with this slot too.
What's the theme?
Upon closer inspection of the paytable (more about that in a moment), we can see the game is set in the jungle. Coupled with a selection of monkeys leaping onto the reels, you can see we are in the realm of the apes here.
A detailed and appealing design
We rather like the design of this one. There are five high-paying apes on the reels and five lower-paying icons - all shown as letters and numbers. They've been given a different spin on the usual formulaic design though, with a stone-like appearance complete with colored cracks in each one.
The detail in the jungle beyond the reels is good too. It seems to go on for miles into the mist and beyond.
How to play Ape King slots
The slot game uses the typical 5 x 3 format, so that means five reels are ready to spin when you start to play. There are no progressive jackpot prizes to be found here though.
Unusually, the roles of the wild and scatter symbols are taken on by the same icon. This is an overflowing pot of gold and jewels, bearing two handles. This will only show up on reels two, three, and four.
It's important to remember that during the base game, this symbol only stands in for the highest-paying ape. Nothing else is replaced by it in the base game. If you can reach the free spins, it replaces everything, though.
How many paylines are there?
There are none in the game as it works using All Ways Pays. To save you figuring it out, that means there are 243 potential ways to find prizes on each spin.
A good range of bets
With the All Ways Pays format, a single wager is required each time you want to spin the reels. The smallest option is 30 cents, but you can go through various other values too, reaching $150 at most. That should suit most budgets.
Check out the paytable before you play
This is hidden behind the three lines in the square icon that looks like a chunk of rock. You'll find it at the far right of the line of controls underneath the reels.
Is there a bonus involved in the Ape King slot?
No, but there is another feature to look for that doesn't play out quite as you might think it would.
How to find some free spins in the jungle
Look out for the wild scatter, as four of these are needed to unlock the free games. However, having said that, you can also randomly trigger these after a paid spin of the reels, so you might get to them sooner than you think.
You cannot trigger the games to occur again while you are playing them, so to get there again you'd need to return to the main game and hope for the best.
The free games play out differently to a regular round. Before the games start, you'll see each of the five apes take a position on top of the reels. Each one shows a payout amount.
You need to find one or more of the highest-paying apes anywhere in view to unlock the Jungle Battle Feature. The idea is that the remaining four apes must try and beat the main ape, or the main ape beats the rest of them. The feature - and the free games - would end when one of these two outcomes occurs.
Depending on what happens, the outcome would reward the player with between 10x and 50,000x their wager. The paytable shows the symbols removed and what the corresponding payout would be.
RTP unknown at present
It seems that few RTG games - if any - are released together with their appropriate RTP (return to player) value. The same applies to this one.
Our rating for the Ape King slot game
The free game feature elevates this to a territory we doubt it would otherwise occupy. It's a good game, sure, but the free games are where the action lies. It is difficult to explain just how that special feature works during the freebies, so the best way to understand it is to play the demo until you trigger it, so you can see what happens from there. Either way, we rate this as a 7.5 out of 10 game.
Potential winners are going to hope for the big payout
And in this game, that would amount to 50,000x your bet if you could trigger the best outcome from the Jungle Battle Feature. It certainly makes the usual free spin feature far more interesting to play.
Play the demo to learn more
This is one of those games where the demo really is a good starting point. Even if themes like this are your favorites, we recommend you get things underway with the free version of Ape King.
Would you play for real?
This game has plenty of appeal, so if you like the idea of the theme and features in it, make sure you get the most out of the real version at as little as 30 cents a time. All good RTG casinos should have this one ready to play.
You can access the game on Android and iOS devices too if you'd rather play with some freedom.