Since this is a Playtech slot, you might be surprised we’re not dealing with one of the original great apes like King Kong – well, that’s because they already released that game way back in 2011! The brass at Playtech must’ve realised the world was missing some giant ape action, however, and so decided to give us a modern version!
And we’re in for a treat. Epic Ape feels like a modern slot in every sense of the word: the graphics are sharp, the animation is smooth, and the ways to win are many – 4,096 to be exact!
There’s even a cracking bonus round which can award up to 100 free spins before any of your unlimited respins! It’s a game with all the elements built in, and we encourage you to check it out.
Epic Ape is bursting out of the jungle with 6 reels, 25 coins and 4,096 ways to win. The background music is incredibly tense, like that Tarzan vs the leopard scene, and the big drums kick in as soon as you hit “spin” – now if that’s not epic, we don’t know what is.
You can wager anywhere from $0.25 to $250 on every spin, but be careful: Epic Ape is quite a volatile game, offering massive payouts among long draughts of winless spins. There’s definitely the potential for a life-changing victory here, but play with caution as you could go a long time without a decent payout.
The highest-value symbol on offer is the Epic Ape itself, worth 300 coins for 6, closely followed by the leopard and panther on 250. Other symbols worth looking out for are the diamond (wild) and the “free games” scatter: getting 3+ scatters in one spin unlocks the free spins round!
The volatility of the game can get frustrating, but as long as you are playing within your means, you’ll probably find the base play a thrilling experience.
The Free Spins Round
As we’ve already said, you unlock this round by landing 3 or more scatters in a single spin. Here’s the exact breakdown:
- 3 scatters returns you 8 free spins
- 4 scatters returns 15 free spins
- 5 scatters returns 25 free spins
- 6 scatters returns 100 free spins
But the fun doesn’t stop there. You can receive an unlimited number of additional free spins by landing 2+ scatters during this round as follows: , 8, 15, 25 or 100
- 2 scatters = 5 extra free spins
- 3 scatters = 8 extra free spins
- 4 scatters = 15 extra free spins
- 5 scatters = 25 extra free spins
- 6 scatters = 100 extra free spins
The wild (diamond) symbol also offers random multipliers of 2x, 3x and 5x throughout the round. This is one of the most overpowered free spin rounds in the industry (though still very volatile) so if you get lucky, you could go home with a life-changing lump of cash!
Despite being a heavily volatile game, with few wins, Epic Ape is still engaging and exciting. We want to keep playing, and feel emotionally involved when a win does come our way. It’s great fun, and worth trying out if you’re in the market for a new game.