You don’t need to be a genius to figure out that this game is all about the mighty Kong, the 8th wonder of the world that was kidnapped from Skull Island, brought to New York where he was paraded around in front of audiences, only to cause destruction that finally led to his demise as he was shot from the top of the Empire State Building. This may not be an ‘official’ film slot, but it’s still pretty impressive.
The gorgeously art deco style 5 reels are set in front of a wonderful background where a partly cloudy and starry night is cut through with bright yellow spotlight as they beam down on what appears to be the New York skyline at night.
The symbols are very true to the theme, and don’t include playing card symbols. The lower symbols are represented by a pair of tickets, handcuffs, a skull, a movie camera, a crab and a boat. The higher paying symbols consist of aeroplanes, T-Rexs, the male lead and finally the beauty whom Kong falls in love with.
As well as this, King Kong himself appears on the reels as the wild, and then the King Kong logo is there to represent the scatter.
This game has 5-reels and 3-rows and allows you to pick your bet and then start spinning those reels. The base game plays very impressively, with 25 paylines, but the real beautiful beast of this game is encountered when you manage to hit those bonus rounds. They may not come around too often, but when they do, they’re definitely worth it.
The King Kong Goes Ape Feature
This is the first feature that may well come your way. The King Kong wild symbol only appears on the centre 3 reels, and to trigger this feature, you will need him to land on all 3 of those reels. When this happens, all the positions on the middle reel will be taken up by the expanded wild gorilla, who appears to be trying to punch and fight his way out of your screen. As he fights, the rest of the reels start shaking, which makes other wilds appear on reels 2 and 4. You can hit some mighty payouts with this bad boy.
The King Kong Smash Feature
If you manage to land 3 of the King Kong logo scatter symbols anywhere on the reels then you will activate the bonus feature. Firstly, you get to play a mini game, which sees you as Kong, swiping at the bi-planes. When you miss 3 times, the number you managed to hit before that will be the number of Free Spins you get. You can get a massive 150 Free Spins if you swipe right.
You will be given the option to swap your spins for a cash prize… this is a big risk. You could get more, you could get less… but you won’t get the same amount of fun as playing the spins.
This game has a pretty standard 25 fixed paylines and allows you to place your bets anywhere between $0.25 and $50 per spin, so although the game doesn’t go too high, there is a decent betting range. This game does allow for big wins however, and you can find yourself winning up to a huge 7,500 coins.
The lower paying symbols start off with the tickets and the handcuffs. If you manage to get between 3 and 5 of these on a payline, then you can win 5, 20 or 100 coins. The skull and movie camera are worth more at 10, 25 and 150 coins for 3, 4 and 5 on the reels. Moving up, there’s the crab and the boat. Land between 3 and 5 of these on a payline to get 15, 50 and 100 coins.
Moving up, we have the aeroplane and the T-Rex symbols. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on the reels and you’ll manage to win 2, 20, 100 or 500 coins. This goes up quite substantially with the male character, who awards you 3, 25, 200 or 1,000 coins for 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. It’s the female beauty that offers the most though, as she will give you an impressive 4, 100, 1,500 or 7,500 coins for getting between 2 and 5 on a payline.
The scatter also awards wins on a payline, but these aren’t so high, at 1, 4, 15 or 100 coins for between 2 and 5 on a payline. The real value of these symbols lies in the bonus round it triggers.