Delve deep into a tropical jungle on the slot from iSoftBet for an encounter with the wild ape, one of the most iconic mammals on our planet. Watch him smash the reels to extended in the Wild Ape Respins and the free spins round to hit wins of up to 1,000 times your bet on every single spin.
Wild Ape is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 pay lines, which will extend to four rows and 40 pay lines during the features. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Encounter the ape on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.01%.
Set in a lush jungle scene with vibrant colours and sunlight protruding through the dense greenery, the bamboo-framed game window impresses with bold colours and crisp graphics. Impressive animation of the ape when the respins are triggered add a dramatic effect to the gameplay. A soundtrack with jungle drums rounds off a well-designed slot.
Open the game to find the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end, paying 2.5x to 10x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by hornbills, lemurs, crocodiles and apes. Hit five on a line to win 12.5x to 25x your stake. A close-up of the ape marked by the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. An icon with the word “Bonus” acts as the scatter symbol.
Two features are the key to big wins on this slot. First up are the Wild Ape Respins which are triggered in the base game when you land three stacked ape symbols on adjacent reels. The ape will smash the reels to extend them to four rows and 40 pay lines. Three respins are awarded with all ape symbols turning into wild symbols.
Your reel quest into the dense jungle comes to a climax in the Wild Ape free spins as you could have up to 50 wilds added to the reels. Hitting scatters on reel one, three and five will trigger the bonus wheel with two rings, each with six segments. The outer ring awards 6 to 20 free spins while the inner ring awards 10 to 50 extra wilds. You will get one spin on the bonus wheel to determine the number of free spins and the amount of wilds added to the reels for the duration of the feature. The free spins are played on the extended game window with 40 pay lines, however, they cannot be retriggered.
Was it worth trying to tame the wild ape? Not sure whether yes or now, so it is a definite maybe. The game looks well-designed with bold graphics and elaborate animations and even plays quite well. It just at times dozens and dozens of spins to trigger just the respin feature, let alone the free spins. Because much of the RTP is centred on the two features, the rest of the base game won’t hold a balance for long. However, it sure gets interesting once the ape starts going wild.