NetEnt’s Gorilla Kingdom Slot Review

Gorilla Kingdom: Demo

A lush jungle kingdom ruled by mighty apes is the setting for the Gorilla Kingdom slot. Created by NetEnt it’s a 5 reel, 1,024 ways to win video slot that combines stunning design with a cracking Free Spins feature. Once triggered, you can get up to 20 free spins initially. Collect gorilla mask symbols during this round to upgrade the wild animal symbols into the top paying gorilla which can really boost your winning chances. Will you be the king of this particular jungle? Find out more in the Gorilla Kingdom review.

Gorilla Kingdom Bonus Features

There are 2 bonus features in Gorilla Kingdom which both come in the Free Spins feature. A first glance it looks a pretty standard one too. Dig a little deeper into the jungle undergrowth and you’ll find some potentially exciting extras waiting to be discovered.

Free Spins feature

Gorilla Kingdom’s Free Spins feature is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the blue diamond scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin:

  • 3 diamonds = 10 free spins
  • 4 diamonds = 15 free spins
  • 5 diamonds = 20 free spins

You can further enhance your winning opportunities by getting a retrigger or 2. This is done by landing 2 or more diamond scatter symbols on the same free spin. Just 2 diamonds will get you an extra 3 free spins. A full retrigger of 10, 15 or 20 free spins is awarded if you land 3, 4 or 5 diamonds. So far, so standard. There’s a funky little extra hiding in the foliage which can really spice up the action.

Symbol Transform feature

The gorilla symbol can gain some magical powers during the free spins though. Any gorilla symbol could magically turn into a gorilla mask.

When these masks appear, they are added to the animal meters to the right of the reels. When you have filled up an animal’s meter, that symbol transforms into a wild for the rest of the round. Each time a symbol transforms, 2 more free spins are added to your tally.

There are 4 animal meters to fill. If you managed to fill all 4 of them, you can expect to see loads of extras gorilla symbols which can lead to some massive winning clusters and potentially massive awards.

Gorilla Kingdom Slot RTP & Info

Rather than using paylines, Gorilla Kingdom uses a bet ways game engine – it has 5 reels and 4 rows. To create a winning combination, you need to land matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from reel 1 on the left-hand side. Each matching symbol on each reel counts towards a winner so it’s possible to create some big clusters of combinations. There are 1,024 ways to win here so there are plenty of chances to form a winner.

As this is a NetEnt slot, you can vary your coin size from between 1p and £35 per spin. That makes the minimum bet 10p and the maximum bet a whopping £350 per spin. That latter figure really is just for the jungle VIPs. Click on the button next to the spin button for autoplay. You can set 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 spins. You can also set win and loss limits, bring the autoplay to a close if you trigger the Free Spins feature or if you land a big win.

The Return to Player rate (RTP) is 96.03%. That not a spectacular number, neither overly stingy nor excessively generous. It’s about par for a NetEnt game. The variance is just north of medium with top payouts of 4,096 x your bet available on each spin or free spin.

Gorilla Kingdom Theme – lush trip to the wild jungle

Like most slot in the NetEnt slots portfolio, the design in Gorilla Kingdom is terrific. A verdant rainforest, packed full of colourful vegetation forms the backdrop to the reels. On those reels you’ll find standard A to 9 wild animals as well as higher paying animal symbols. These aren’t your average animals though.

There aren’t many slots where you’ll see leopard, hornbill (a tropical bird), okapi (forest zebra giraffe) and pangolin (anteater) symbols. The gorilla is the most rewarding symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and your reward is 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 or 4x your total bet.

The super-sharp visuals are matched by a rhythmical, drum-heavy backing track which is an ideal complement for the wild jungle theme. NetEnt has come up trumps once again with the design of Gorilla Kingdom.

The developer’s standard interface is in play here. Click on the three lines tab in the bottom left-hand corner to open up the settings. From here you can consult the paytable, look at a more in-depth help guide, set up quick spin, adjust the sound or have a look at your game history. It’s all straightforward enough.

The transition from the desktop to Gorilla Kingdom mobile is seamless. The high spec visuals are easy on the eye and very simple to follow on the smaller screen. The simple gameplay is easy to follow on tablet or mobile too. It all works rather nicely.

Gorilla Kingdom Thoughts/Opinion – jungle habitat well worth exploring

At first glance, the Gorilla Kingdom slot looks like a rather vanilla jungle adventure. The transforming symbols liven up a game that could have been rather dull.  If you manage to transform multiple symbols into the top-paying gorilla, then the Free Spins feature can be well worth hitting as it makes it easier to achieve the max 4,096 x bet win per spin.

There’s nothing to grumble about the sound and visuals which are up to NetEnt’s usual high standards. The theme isn’t especially original but Gorilla Kingdom is one jungle habitat well worth exploring. It’s quite similar to Thunderkick’s Pink Elephants in the way the free spins work (with transforming symbols) but the wins are bigger in the latter with 8,200 x bet payouts on every free spin.

Gorilla Kingdom FAQs

What is the Gorilla Kingdom RTP?

The RTP in Gorilla Kingdom is 96.03%. That’s a pretty standard number and not too hot or too cold. For every £100 you bet, you will get back £96.03 on average.

 🥇 Can you play Gorilla Kingdom on tablet or mobile?

Yes. Gorilla Kingdom is available if you’re using a handheld device. The slick design and simple gameplay comes together nicely, even if you’re playing on a small screen.

 🎰 What is the Gorilla Kingdom top payout?

You can win up to 4,096 x your total bet on each spin – you have a higher chance of winning big amounts in the Free Spins feature due to the symbols transforming into high value gorilla symbols.

Which bonus features does Gorilla Kingdom offer?

The highlight is the Free Spins feature which awards an initial 10, 15 or 20 free spins. Gorilla symbols can morph into masks which in turn fill meters which can turn animal symbols into the most lucrative gorilla. You can also win additional free spins.

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