Planet Of The Apes

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Reviewed by: Isabelle Lort Twitter
Last updated: 24/09/2020
It feels like every time NetEnt is poking at a new project, it gets Grand no matter how they do it. But that's probably why they are considered one of the best game manufacturers in the casino industry. This time, Netent has bet on Hollywood. Planet of the Apes to be more specific, and when we heard about the plans that the game provider put in place, our hopes rose in the usual order – Planet of the Apes is not just any movie. How embarrassing would it be if NetEnt totally failed to deliver the same excitement and immersion we're used to, when it comes to a game launch based on 20th Century Fox's past achievements? But you can rest easy. We just sat and gaped when we saw what the new slot machine has to offer. It is a combination of the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes that came out in 2011 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that we saw in 2014. Netent may have outdone themselves!
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Game information
Games 2017
Max profit 60 000$ / 6 000 coins
Reels / paylines 10 reels, 40 bet lines
Theoretical payback-RTP 96.3
Coin value 10 cents-10$
Total effort 2$ - 2 000$
Volatility Funds
Free spins Yes
Bonus features Yes

Planet Of The Apes – new game from NetEnt

Planet of the Apes may be among the coolest we've seen coming from Netent. Not only that the graphics are of the highest possible standard and that the sounds together with this give a real immersion in the theme of the slot machine. They have managed to get very close to both films with real footage being shown and heard at times, monkeys rushing in and out of the game, bonus features for both the Rise and Dawn sides of the reels, and even Gary Oldman has been hanging out from the screen. It also consists of 10 reels, 3 rows and 40 fixed paylines and has the same high RPT rate as NetEnt slots usually have.

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The bonus features in Planet of the Apes are split for each half of the game, one for Rise which is the bright side and Dawn which is the dark one on the right. Both sides each have a bonus feature and free spins round, but they don't work the same way;

Free Spins

Rise Scatter Symbol When 3 or more scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels activates rise Free Spins, provided that it takes place on the bright half of the game. During this game round, only the bright half of the game is rolled. During Rise free spins, every Wild that lands on the reels is also collected in a Wild meter on the screen. For every Wild that lands on the reels, the meter increases by 1.

Before the last spin has come to a stop, all collected Wilds are placed on random positions on the reels and the points are tallied.

Free Spins

Dawn scatter symbol As in Rise free spins, there are 3 Scatters on The Dark Half of the game that activate the Dawn free spins. When this feature is triggered, there are 3 different symbols that each have a meter; multiplier, extra Wilds and Extra free spins.

When such a symbol lands in the game, it fills its respective meter with 1. Each meter needs to be filled with 3 symbols to activate its function. If Extra free spins are activated, you get 3 free spins.

You start Dawn free spins with multiplier 1. The multiplier increases by 1 each time the multiplier meter is filled until it reaches x5. The activated multiplier / Wild symbol will light up on the screen.

The extra Wilds meter turns a human symbol into an extra joker every time it fills up with 3 symbols.

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Rise Bonus Feature

If this bonus symbol lands on the 1st reel, the bonus round for The Rise side is triggered. This is an extra coin win that$is edited for every human or monkey on the screen, except for the Scatter symbol. This is only activated on the bright part of the slot.

Dawn Bonus Feature

This bonus round is activated on the darker half of the game when a dawn bonus symbol lands on the last reel. The Dawn feature turns people and monkeys on the reels into the same symbols. Also, in this bonus feature, the scatter cannot be converted into anything else.

Dawn bonus

Duel function

Before each spin, there is a chance that the duel feature will be triggered. If this happens, then a symbol is selected that will represent the light half of the game, and one for the dark one. The same symbol cannot represent both sides and Scatters / Wild symbols cannot be selected either.

During this game round, no other symbols will appear on the reels. They remain black while the two selected symbols are the only ones visible. If a symbol lands on its own half when the wheel stops, it gets stuck. Should a symbol land in the opposite half of the game, it moves to the right side and occupies the same position. This is provided that the said position on the right side is not already filled.

The duel feature continues until there are no symbols left on the reels and cannot be activated together with the remaining bonus features.

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In addition to the game's lowest paying symbols consisting of custom variants of the letters A, K, Q, J and 10, several of the movie characters are featured on the reels. Needless to say, the Scatter and wild symbols are of the highest value in the game, but even after this, all Ap symbols are worth more than the human ones that are featured on both sides of the game. If you're a fan of planet Of The Apes, you probably recognize them all.

Dreyfus, Ellie and Malcolm are all worth 180 coins at most for the Dawn side and the same goes for Caroline, Charles and Dodge who are featured on The Rise side. Caesar and his army stand for the higher paying symbols for both sides.


Scatter symbols on the rise and Dawn side are seen as two separate symbols and are calculated differently. These can only appear in the game's regular game rounds that have not been triggered by any feature.

3 or more scatter symbols land on both sides of the game in the same spin, so of course both are activated, starting on The Rise side.

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Wild substitutions & stacked Wilds

As is known, these Wilds can take the place of any other symbol, apart from the Scatter and the bonus symbol.

The stacked jokers are activated on the game's Rise side where a reel is completely covered by a wild symbol. The stacked symbol is then duplicated and lands on the game's Dawn Page in the same position.



There is a lot of action packed into one and the same game, so for those who are a real fan of Planet Of The Apes may want to make sure to play with an extra bonus money on the account because there is a lot to get out of NetEnt's latest launch. The fact that instead of releasing two separate slot machines in succession, they have chosen to merge two movie favorites in one and the same slot machine is impressive in itself. But the fact that both sides of the game also have their own bonus features offers even more excitement. When you add it up with the crazy graphics with music, sounds and elements of the movies, you have endless entertainment ahead of you!

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