Epic Ape Review
There are many dangerous animals in the world. Cheetahs, panthers, poisonous frogs… the list is huge and ever-expanding. However, only one species has come close to challenging humans in intelligence: apes.
Most of us have heard of Koko the Gorilla and her ability to communicate using sign language. This raises a question. What might happen if one of these apes was able to breach the barrier and start rivaling human intellect? We aim to find out in this Playtech slot.
- High variance with a 49,152x jackpot
- 4096 ways to win
- Bonuses include Wilds with multipliers and free spins
Epic Ape has us wandering through the thick jungle, searching for this hyper-intelligent gorilla. However, he will not let himself be caught easily. To throw us off his trail, he has prepared two simple but effective distractions.
Multiplier Wilds and free spins! Ultimately, players can look forward to a fantastic 49,152x top prize if they get lucky playing this online slot. However, you should budget carefully due to the high volatility this release offers.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
We do not have that much to say about the theme. If you like dense jungles and exotic animals, then Epic Ape will be right up your alley.
Playtech went all out in bringing this slot to life. You can see plenty of effort went into making this jungle look like its real-world counterpart.
The inclusion of little fireflies that zoom from one end of the screen to the other was also a nice touch. Great work by the art team all around!
You play this game on a six-reel, four-row board with 4096 ways to win. No method exists with which we can turn off paylines, meaning there is no way to lower our total bet further.
Wins are granted by landing at least three identical symbols next to one another. Winning combinations have to start with the leftmost reel, or the associated cash prize will not be granted.
Wilds can appear at any time, on reels two, three, four, five, and six. They can substitute for all icons except for Scatters. When free spins are active, Wilds can appear with 2x, 3x, or 5x multipliers. What multiplier is awarded is determined randomly.
Epic Ape Free Spins
Three, four, five, or six Scatters awards eight, fifteen, twenty-five, or one hundred free spins. During free spins, Wilds can appear on all reels except the first with attached multipliers.
If a Wild is part of a winning combination, the relevant multiplier is applied to the payout.
You can win additional free spins by landing extra Scatters during the bonus. Two Scatters will grant five free spins. Three, four, five, or six Scatters will unlock the same number of free spins as they did initially.
Where To Play Epic Ape?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for Epic Ape is 95.96%, which is slightly below the current industry average of 96%. However, this is a rather minute difference. As such, it should not stop you from checking this slot out.
You can bet between $0.40 and $80 on each spin. The largest win you can score in this game is 49,152x your total stake.
A mouth-watering prize, but one that very rarely appears. If you are hoping to win it, you will have to beat the high variance this release offers first.
While we enjoyed our time with Epic Ape, it felt a little too familiar to us. That is because all the special features and most of the math model are borrowed from Buffalo Blitz.
The only thing different about this slot is a higher variance and a bigger top prize. We rate this game 4 out of 5 stars.
It could easily have gotten perfect marks if it added something new of its own. As it stands, it is a slightly more volatile reskin of Buffalo Blitz with better visuals.