Wild Ape slot review (iSoftbet)
The African forest is the big gorilla's habitat, which with its massive chest, deadly teeth and enormous strength, can easily defeat every other animal. Fortunately for you, this gorilla is willing to help you where needed. He can change into extra wilds during the free spin bonus and the mini respins, and that in turn can lead to some handsome payouts.Play Now
With the Wild Ape slot, iSoftbet takes you deep into the dark and dangerous jungle.
He is also stacked and pays out most of all symbols.
So if you spin a screen full of gorillas, you know that a sizeable chunk of money is coming your way.
iSoftbet has produced some amazingly fun slots; however, every once in a while, there is a real dud as well.
Thank goodness that Wild Ape falls into the first category, it has entertaining bonus features, and you can also win enormous amounts of money.
Wild Ape slot gameplay and features
Wild Ape follows the classic unwritten rules of video slots as far as setup goes: 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols and 20 fixed paylines.
Betting starts at $€ 0.20, which goes up to $€ 20 per spin.
The payout rate is 96.01%, and the variance is medium to high.
The design is real quality: the jungle looks fantastic, with a waterfall, fluttering butterflies and stunning lighting.
The animals are designed gorgeously: colourful and with lots of detail.
Symbols and payouts
The snout of the gorilla is wild and replaces all symbols, except for the scatters.
The big gorilla is the highest-paying symbol, appearing in stacks.
Spin 5 of the impressive animals on an active payline for a prize of 500 coins, which comes down to 20 x the total bet.
A screen full of gorillas will earn you 400 x the total bet.
The animals are the medium-paying symbols: a dangerous crocodile, a shy lemur and a proud, dazzlingly coloured toucan.
With a 5-of-a-kind, these are worth between 12.5 x and 20 x the total bet.
If you spin card symbols (10, J, Q, K or A), you will win anywhere from 2.5 x to 10 x the bet.
Did you spin three consecutive reels with just stacked gorillas?
Then you managed to get the mini-feature.
You win three free spins where all gorillas are wild.
This mini-feature is very fickle: just like that, it can deliver a big prize, but you shouldn’t be too surprised when you end up with absolutely nothing.
Free spin bonus
You win the free spin bonus by spinning a scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5.
A giant wheel of fortune now rises from the river that you are allowed to spin once.
Through the wheel, you determine how many free spins you will have (minimum 6 and maximum 20) and how many extra wilds will become part of the game (minimum 10 and maximum 50).
All free spins are played on an oversized playing field with one extra reel and 40 paylines instead of the usual 20.
Our verdict on the Wild Ape video slot
With Wild Ape, iSoftbet delivered a top job.
The slot looks great, has two fun bonus features, and it is possible to win very handsome amounts of money.
Get out your finest loincloth, swat away some annoying mosquitoes and let your hair down: on to the jungle!
3.5 out of 5 stars.