Playtech Epic Ape Video Slot Review

Epic Ape: Demo

A video slot with Epic in the title has a lot to live up to. Does the jungle-set Epic Ape match its billing? Powered by Playtech and available on all devices, it’s a 6 reel, 4,096 ways to win game that comes with stacked high value symbols and a feature that offers unlimited free spins with wild multipliers of 2x, 3x and 5x.

The design in Epic Ape is typical of a Playtech title – the reels are set against a verdant, jungle backdrop and include lower value playing cards plus frogs, chameleons, panthers and leopards. The most rewarding standard symbol is the gorilla which can land fully stacked on all 6 reels. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of the Epic Ape and you’ll pocket 40, 150, 200, 250 or 300 coins.

In all cases, winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels. Helping to create those winning combinations is the diamond which is the wild – it doesn’t offer any pays in its own right but it does substitute for all other symbols apart from the free spins scatter.

Land 3, 4, 5 or 6 of that free spins scatter and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature – here you can look forward to 8, 15, 25 or even 100 free spins. The wild diamonds develop some magical properties during the feature too as they can award random multipliers which can send payouts rocketing via 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers.

Re-triggers are possible here too. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters during the feature and you’ll receive an extra 5, 8, 15, 25 or 100 free spins. In fact, there’s an unlimited amount of free spins to be won!

Any video slot that has Epic in its name is something of a hostage to fortune. Playtech has kept things pretty simple here and by and large it works well. The 6 reels, 4,096 ways to win set up offers a steady stream of action. Variance wise, it’s medium to high with the bigger wins obviously coming from the multipliers in the feature.

The game really sparks into life during the bonus round – land a good haul of free spins then get on a roll with the wild multipliers and the big beasts of Epic Ape can deliver pretty epic action too. If you like volatile 6 reel, 4,096 ways to win games, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Rainbow Ryan is worth playing.

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