Primate King Review
We humans like to think of ourselves as being at the top of the food chain. The reason why is obvious: technology. It has allowed us to conquer the world and bend nature to our will.
However, the same rules do not apply when we are separated from our technology. In those moments, we remember there are things far bigger and more dangerous than us. Things such as the Primate King. Do you have what it takes to survive his onslaught?
- Medium variance with a 3800x jackpot
- Upgradable Wilds can make them stacked, sticky, and appear with a multiplier
- Top-notch visuals and Red Tiger polish
Everyone knows about the Planet of the Apes movie. However, the online slot is not going in that direction. No, our scary gorilla friend is all too willing to show his dominance through force instead of brains.
If you want to beat him and take home a 3,800x jackpot, you will need to use some brains of your own. Take advantage of the game’s special features: coin collection, primate upgrades, primate smash, and an extra reel.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
Picking a theme is one thing, but making it look this good takes effort. Red Tiger does a great job when it comes to designing their background images.
We see a sprawling jungle with several human skulls impaled on trees. In the distance, we see what looks like a temple, designed to look like a gorilla’s skull.
It perfectly sells you on a very important fact about this island: you are not safe here.
You play this release on a five-reel, four-row board with thirty paylines. You unlock the sixth reel using a special feature.
Wins are awarded for finding three or more matching symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel.
Winning combinations have to follow an active payline, or the associated cash prize will not be paid.
Players will occasionally spot golden coins sitting in the bottom right corner of icons. These coins will be added to the primate Wild progress bar if they land on the same spin as a primate Wild.
As the bar is filled out, it will start unlocking one of three primate Wild upgrades.
- Upgrade 1 turns primate Wilds into a stacked 1×4 symbol.
- Upgrade 2 adds a random multiplier to the Wild.
- Upgrade 3 makes primate Wilds sticky.
The sticky Wilds stay on the reels until it participates in at least one winning combination. If it participates in multiple wins consecutively, its win multiplier increases.
Once all three upgrades have been unlocked, the primate Wild progress bar will be removed from the board. This unlocks a sixth reel, where only high-paying icons can land.
The extra reel is only unlocked for that wager. Playing on a different bet level will require you to grind the whole thing out again.
If a primate Wild symbol lands on the board but no win occurs, Primate Smash has a chance of activating.
This bonus removes all low-paying icons, allowing higher-value symbols to fall down and take their place. Primate Smash triggers a guaranteed win.
Where To Play Primate King?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for Primate King is 95.66%. This is slightly below the current industry average of 96% but is nothing new for Red Tiger fans. Do not let the slightly lower house edge keep you from enjoying this awesome slot.
You can bet between $0.20 and $20 on each spin.
The top prize you can win in this medium variance release is 3,800x your total stake.
It requires a bit of luck and using the special features, but it is possible to land this prize. Of course, possible does not mean easy.
We always know we can rely on Red Tiger to deliver quality releases. Once again, they meet our expectations and even go beyond them!
The special features are the driving force behind Primate King. The title would not be half as fun if they were not as frequent as they are.
Once you unlock the sixth reel, you get to keep it. Provided you do not try to change your bet, that is!
We rate this game 4 out of 5 stars.