Ape King Review
Forget King Kong or any of the other kings of the jungles, it’s all about the Ape King and his jungle kingdom. The only problem is that most of his kingdom has turned against him and you must help him to retain control. Of course, he’ll reward you handsomely for helping him out.
Developed by RealTime Gaming, this animal slot plays on 5-reels and 243 ways to win. The main draw to this slot has to be the free spins feature and the Jungle Battle. See if you can win against the animals in the jungle and win up to 1,666x stake.
Naturally, the background is a jungle filled with different trees and animals. Thankfully, it’s animated with mist, animals flying and the trees swaying. It adds a lot more to the slot and makes it feel more exciting throughout spins.
All the symbols are designed to fit in with the jungle theme. The typical playing card symbols of A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 are all rustic with vines growing throughout them. Other symbols include the mandrill, bonobo, chimp, orangutan and the Ape King.
Ambient music and sounds are lacking within this slot as there is nothing continuously playing. When you spin, you’ll hear the sound of the reels and animals, but no jungle inspired music. That is until you get the Jungle Battle feature and they’ll be jungle music playing throughout the feature.
The gameplay of Ape King is similar to most other RealTime Gaming slots, but with the added feature of the Jungle Battle. Throughout the battle, all you have to do is spin and the slot will sort out the rest for you.
You’ll find the spin button centred underneath the reels and highlighted in green. To the right of the spin button, you’ll notice the autospin and turbo button (if your territory allows it). The far left has the bet level and the boost bet feature.
Unfortunately, RealTime Gaming have not stated any RTP for this slot, so there’s no telling what the theoretical return is. As a high volatility slot, you’d expect a higher maximum payout but sadly the top win on a single spin 1,666x your stake.
The big win comes from winning the Jungle Battle feature and winning as the Ape King. During our playthrough, it took almost 200 autospins on the demo mode just to activate the free spins feature - so be aware of this.
It’s clear that the design of Ape King is fantastic and full of creative choices that just brings the slot to life. The addition of the Jungle Battle feature is entertaining and full of suspenseful moments. Sadly, Ape King disappoints with its win potential.
According to the developers, the maximum win is 1,666x your stake - which isn’t a lot for a high volatility slot. Players won’t even be able to know the RTP as it just isn’t stated. Ape King could’ve been one of the great animal slots with loads of fun, but falls at the final hurdle.
Definitely worth a try for the Jungle Battle, but not worthy of becoming your next favourite slot. For a slot with better win potential, check out King Kong Cash or Gorilla Gold Megaways.