Wild Ape – Online Slot Review

Producer: iSoft Bet

Structure: 5 reels x 3 rows

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Wild Ape is a colourful jungle-themed slot from world-renowned developers iSoftBet, developers that have brought forth to us games like Royal Cash, Robo Smash, Red Dragon Wild, The Love Guru, Mona Lisa Jewels, Gold Mine, Gold Rush, Golden Moon, Diamond Wild, Happy Birds, Fruit Boxes, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, Paranormal Activity, Lucky 3, Lucky Clover,  Skulls of Legend, Shaolin Spin, Super Tricolor, Naughty Nurse, well-known crowd-pleasers that everybody enjoys, no matter if they are complete beginners or seasoned veterans. Using a very well-known, but still fresh  5 reels, 20 pay-line game engine, it comes with great re-spins coupled with extra wilds. All you have to do in order to win big is to trigger the bonus round and you’ll receive up to 20 free spins, at which point no less than 50 wilds and additional scatters are added. These free spins are played on an extra screen that has way more pay lines, approximately 40. As with most of iSfotBet’s great instant classics, you can actually play on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin. This means that you’ll have the option of scalability when it comes to choosing your options and it primarily means that this is a game in which everybody has the option of playing. This is a game that does not discriminate nor does it favor the seasoned veteran, as countless complete beginners have earned quite a lot playing the right combinations at the right price.

Set against a great and popular rainforest backdrop, you’ll see A to 10 royal values spinning around the reels alongside a quartet of higher value animals. The leading ‘’ man’’, so to speak, the complete king of the group is the ape which will get you 2, 10 or 25 times your stake if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination. There’s also a wild that you’ll have to chase if you’re serious about winning big.

Wild Ape Re-spins feature – fill 3 adjacent reels with the ape symbol to trigger this round. You’ll then be awarded 3 re-spins. The ape will first smash the reels and extend them in size. Any standard ape symbols turn into a wild during the re-spins.

Free Spins feature – land the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin to trigger the other feature. You’ll then get a spin of the Bonus Wheel. The outer wheel determines whether you receive 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 or 20 free spins. Then spin the inner wheel. This will decide how many extra wilds are added to the reels during those free spins. This ranges from 10 extra wilds right up to 50. The free spins then play out on an expanded set of reels where the number of pay lines doubles from 20 to 40.

iSoftBet has kept things relatively simple here. The visuals aren’t the sharpest you’ll see but are decent enough. The features are familiar too, albeit with the odd twist or 2 thrown in. Both the re-spins and the free spin rounds can be well worth hitting though thanks to the potential from the extra wilds.

Medium variance, the most you can win 1,000 times your stake if you fill the reels with the ape symbol across 40 pay lines. This wild adventure is a simple but enjoyable one. If you like the jungle theme, then it’s a virtual trek worth making. I would also try Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild from NetEnt which offers much bigger potential wins.