Gorilla Kingdom Online Slot Review

Provider
NetEnt
Type
5 Reels
Min / Max Bet
0.10 / 350.00
Volatility
Medium
RTP
96.30%
Release Date
23 April 2020

Gorilla Kingdom online slot by NetEnt transports you to an untamed jungle scene with a pristine waterfall and fiercely detailed animal symbols. The visuals are stunningly executed, as to be expected of NetEnt, with smooth animations and an enjoyable, drumming soundtrack to complete the experience. The game has a singular free spins bonus feature, accompanied by a dramatic transforming symbols sub-feature that create a highly lucrative bonus game.

Game Symbols:

  • 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A card suit icons are the lower-paying symbols.
  • The higher paying symbols are lifelike leopards, hornbills, okapis, pangolins, and the titular gorillas.
  • The scatter is a large, rough diamond and triggers the free spins mode.

Bonus Features

Free Spins

If 3 or more scatter symbols land on the reels, the game’s free spins mode will be activated. You will receive a minimum of 10 free spins for 3 scatters while 4 or 5 scatters will give you 15 and 20 free spins. The transforming symbols sub-feature comes into play here as the gorilla symbol can randomly change into a gorilla mask symbol. The game’s animal symbols are stacked in ascending order to the right of the reels with six small circular gaps beneath each symbol and each special gorilla mask symbol that appears will fill one of these gaps. Once the gaps are filled you will receive an extra 2 free spins and additionally, all of that particular animal symbol on the reels will be transformed into gorilla symbols, boosting your winning potential. You can also get more free spins by landing additional scatter symbols with up to 20 extra free spins being awarded for 5 scatter symbols.

Our Verdict

Gorilla Kingdom slot ticks all the boxes; it has solid mechanics, an impressive win potential and it looks and plays great. The game will invariably draw criticism for ‘borrowing’ it’s transforming symbols feature from Thuderkick’s Pink Elephants but this is not a factor that negatively affects your gameplay experience in any way. Adding this enhancement to the free spins mode was a good move by NetEnt, as it makes up for a mostly pedestrian base game experience. 

The potential of the bonus game is the most compelling reason to give this title a go as you could clear well over a million with a single spin. As usual, NetEnt’s audiovisual treatment of the theme is extremely hard to fault with every detail geared towards your enjoyment. Lack of originality aside, this is a highly enjoyable title that could land you a life-altering jackpot if you can fill the reels with gorilla symbols during the bonus game. Gorilla Kingdom is definitely worth a spin and will appeal to most tastes out there.