The misty African jungle is the setting for Gorilla, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Novomatic. Based on the mighty Silverback, it comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 15 free spins with added wilds as well as offering a shot at a payout that awards 1,000 times your total stake. Start your trek from between 50p and £50 per spin.
Set against a backdrop rich in vegetation, the reels in Gorilla have a real jungle flavour. The brightly coloured A to 9 playing cards are joined by a pair of tropical flowers which award up to 8 times your total stake and a pair of birds that pay up to 10 times your bet.
The gorilla is the most lucrative of the normal symbols – land 5 of these on 1 of the game’s 50 paylines and you’ll pocket a payout of 20 times your stake. The gorilla can appear fully stacked and fill the whole reel in which it appears. Land all 5 stacked gorillas to fill the screen and a bumper prize of 1,000 times your total stake is on offer.
There’s also a wild – the totem mask. It doesn’t offer any payouts but replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter. Land 3 of the scatter (the outline of Africa) and you’ll win a prize of 4 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature.
Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins – on each free spin, 1 extra wild is added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. By the end of the free spins, there are plenty of extra wilds in play which can really help your winning chances. You can re-trigger another 5 spins if the scatters land on reels 1, 2 and 3 during the feature.
Visually, Gorilla is rather nicely done with the action playing out to the gentle thrum of the jungle and the occasional burst of frenetic drums. It works rather well. The variance here is in the medium range. The stacked gorillas and the added wilds in the feature are your likeliest route to landing a big payday. Get lucky there and this big beast can deliver jackpots to match. If you like the jungle, I suggest you try Microgaming’s Jungle Jim El Dorado.