|Min Bet Per Line|
|Bet Range||0.40 - 80|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Epic Ape is an online slot game brought to you by the one and only Playtech. This title has a jungle theme and focuses on a gorilla as the star of the show – and he’s a mean looking bloke, too. Aside from that, he’s also the game’s most lucrative symbol – so you will certainly want to see more of him on the reels as you play. Speaking of which, there is plenty of other wildlife present on the reels, too. You will see black panthers, jaguars, chameleons and deadly poisonous frogs; and accompanying all of this are the regular lower value playing card icons that don’t seem to be styled any different from other slots. Note also the lovely backdrop showing us the depths of the lush jungle.
This brings us to the game’s layout, which boasts a grid that is larger than in most other online slot games. Namely, you will be looking at a whole of 6 reels and 4 rows, and these come with the staggering 4096 ways to win. This is actually the exact setup of several other Playtech offerings, so it may be familiar to you already. In addition, the betting range here starts at a minimum bet of 40p per single spin and rises to a maximum bet of £80 per spin.
Besides the special features mentioned below, something else worth noting is the stacked Gorilla symbols. To be more specific, the Gorilla symbols can appear in full reel stacks on any of the five reels throughout gameplay, and they can significantly boost your winnings. As we pointed out earlier, this is the highest value symbol available, and it will be able to provide you with payouts of up to 300 coins.
Look out for the diamond icon appearing only on reels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 during the game. This is the Wild and it will be able to replace any of the other symbols to help complete winning combos. However, the Wild icon will not be able to substitute for the game’s Scatter symbol. On the bright side, though, the Wild does come with a multiplier, and can randomly multiply any wins it takes part in by 2x, 3x or 5x.
The Scatter, unlike the Wild, can land in any position anywhere on the five reels, and you will need to land at least 3 of these symbols in order to trigger the Freespins Feature. Landing 3 Scatters will award a total of 8 freespins; 4 Scatter icons will give you 15 freespins; if you triggered the bonus round with 5 Scatter symbols then be prepared for a total of 25 freespins; if you land the maximum of 6 Scatters then you will benefit from a whopping 100 freespins.
Furthermore, you even have the chance to gain more freespins along the way. As a matter of fact, you only need to land 2 Scatters to retrigger the feature, which will give you 5 extra freespins. But, naturally, if you land more Scatter symbols then you will enjoy more freespins. You can potentially gain a grand total of up to 200 freespins.
As we made clear, the setup of Epic Ape is by no means a unique one, but it can be pretty rewarding nonetheless. Especially if you manage to trigger it with more Scatters, the Wild multipliers will help bring in some handsome prizes.