Travel to the African continent for an encounter with one of mankind’s closest primate relative on the slot from NetEnt. Gorilla Kingdom is taking you on a high volatility ride through the dense jungle on a 5×4 reel set featuring stacked premium symbols and a free spins round with progressive symbol transformation and retriggers that can lead to wins of up to 2,857 times your bet.
Gorilla Kingdom is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 1,024 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to five matching symbol on adjacent reels, starting from the left. Your encounter with the mighty primates on desktop or mobile starts at just 0.10 credits and peaks a rather huge 350 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.03%.
A dense tropical forest scene is opening up when you load the game with the gorilla dominating the reels with some shattering roars when he lands on a winning spin. The frameless game window seems to be floating in the stuffy and humid tropical air and features only thing separation lines to keep the reels apart. Tribal drums sound throughout the gameplay as the main audio.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A, all appearing with a slight patina and awarding 1x to 1.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by four jungle creatures – pangolin, okapi, hornbill and leopard. Hit five across the reels to win 2.5x to 3x your stake. The mighty gorilla is the only symbol appearing stacked at all times and also the top payer with 4x your stake when five land.
The game has no wild symbol but comes with a scatter represented by a shiny diamond. A gorilla mask is the special symbol, appearing during the free spins only.
Gorilla Kingdom Slot Features
With the release of Gorilla Kingdom, Netent seems to intrude into a niche that so far has been dominated by its smaller competitor Thunderkick. Although the symbol transformation mechanic was introduced much earlier on Eye of Horus by Merkur Gaming, it was Thunderkick who turned it into their signature feature. Pink Elephants and Dragon Horn are just two of their latest releases based on the mechanic. Reason enough to take a closer look as to how NetEnt’s creation is comparing to its competitors.
The mechanic will come into play in the only bonus feature on Gorilla Kingdom. Hitting three, four or five diamond scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively. During the round, two to five scatters will add +3 to +20 free spins, no limits.
Before the start of the bonus feature, a totem pole appears to the right displaying four collection meters, one for each of the four animal symbols. On any free spin, the gorilla can appear as a mask which will then be added to the counters. Filling up the counter for an animal symbol will award +2 free spins and transform the respective symbol into gorillas for the remainder of the free spins.
- 6 gorilla masks collected: The leopard transforms into gorilla symbols
- 12 gorilla masks collected: The hornbill transforms into gorilla symbols
- 18 gorilla masks collected: The okapi transforms into gorilla symbols
- 24 gorilla masks collected: The pangolin transforms into gorilla symbols
The mask symbol will disappear from the reels once all animal symbols have been transformed. In the lucky event that you manage to have them indeed all turned into gorillas, you will be playing the remaining free spins with only card royals, scatters and gorillas present on the reels.
Talk of Goliath taking inspiration from David as that reflects the size of the two game studios. Over the years, NetEnt has given us countless original pay mechanics developed by their own creative designers, during which time they rarely stepped sideways to copy or clone existing slots. That is clearly the case with Gorilla Kingdom, although in a strange twist the symbol transformation starts with the best pay symbol first which adds an extra layer of difficulty to transform all before the round ends and further increases the volatility of the game. The overall win potential has been noted with 2,857x bet, happening on average ever 2 billion spins, hence, we can safely say that the game won’t deliver monster wins that often but should be good for regular hits in the 100x to 750x range.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £100|
|Extras||+10% Cashback on cash deposits|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Operator||L&L Europe Ltd|
|Max bet size||£5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||35 X Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|