Epic Ape is a fantastic online video slot developed by the game makers at Playtech. Their latest release is already becoming as popular with online gamblers as other top-rated Playtech slot games like Goblin’s Cave, Ugga Bugga, and Desert Treasure. As you can imagine the Epic Ape main character is a King Kong-sized gorilla and the game is set deep into an imaginary jungle.
This epic video slot is set on a 6×4 reel structure with 4096 ways to win. Gamblers can start betting from as little as £0.40 per spin up to a maximum of £80 per spin for anyone looking to maximise their returns. What makes this game so special is the chance to trigger up to 100 free spins and the lucrative diamond wild multipliers that will help you to pocket some big winnings. I almost forgot; you will have the chance to win the progressive jackpot which tops out at 300x your bet! There’s plenty to play for in this new video slot from Playtech, read the rest of the review for more details.
Graphics and Theme
The backdrop to the reels is a vibrant jungle setting. Vines covered in moss hang low from the tall trees and thick jungle brush covers the floor. There is a mystical blue fog that covers the top half of the screen. This, paired with the background shifting in and out of focus, gives the game an eery feeling. The reels themselves are bordered in a gold box with a jungle vine creeping its way around it. The playing card symbols are pretty standard; however, the character symbols make up for it and follow the jungle theme perfectly.
The soundtrack is an otherworldly symphony of noises. It mixes insect and bird noises with jungle drums and the occasional panpipe. It feels a bit spooky. However, it’s very relaxing at the same time. When you hit spin, you’ll hear a quick drum beat that continues until the reels stop spinning. If you land a winning combination, you’ll hear the clinking of coins as your winning total is calculated. Finally, if you’re lucky enough to land six of a kinda dramatic Hollywood action movie voice will let you know you’ve won something big.
The low paying symbols are made up of the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K & A. You can get a maximum of 150x your bet for 6 of a kind aces. The high paying character symbols are all jungle animals and include a colourful frog, a chameleon, a jaguar, a panther and of course, the epic ape himself. The gorilla is the key to the highest paying combo in the game, with six of a kind getting you 300x your stake.
The diamond symbol is the wild, and there is also a free games symbol which acts as the scatter.
Free Spins feature
Anyone who takes a spin in this exciting online video slot has the chance to trigger up to 100 free spins. All you need to do is land six of the free games symbol anywhere on the reels. Don’t worry if you don’t land all six; you’ll still unlock lots of free spins if you land at least three free games symbols. You can also trigger more free spins during the free games by landing more free games symbols.
Three free games symbols = eight free spins
Four free games symbols = 15 free spins
Five free games symbols = 25 free spins
Six free games symbols = 100 free spins
Wild symbol multipliers
During the base game, the wild symbol can replace any symbol except for the free games symbol, helping you to make more winning combos. During the free spins feature, if a diamond wild symbol is on the reels at the same time as a winning combination, it will randomly multiply your win by 2x, 3x, or 5x your bet.
Game How to Play
The first thing you need to do is decide on your betting value which can be between £0.40 and £80 per spin. Then you can either hit spin yourself or take advantage of the auto spin feature that will spin the reels up to 99 times for you. Epic Ape is played across a 6×4 set of reels with 4096 ways to win. This means you need to land any combination of symbols on adjacent reels from left to right to win the cash prizes.
Epic Ape on Mobile
Playtech’s Epic Ape online video slot game is available on all mobile and tablet devices. You’ll get access to the same quality gameplay no matter what device you’re playing from. This includes all iOS and Android devices.