Red Tiger aren't monkeying around in Primate King, with their online slot creating a terrifying look at when gorillas go rogue. Crossing the scariest parts of Planet of the Apes and King Kong, this primate clearly isn't happy, and you'll need to tread carefully as you traverse their territory if you want to avoid your skull joining the many others. However, should you manage to escape unscathed, there are real cash prizes to claim, with up to x3800 waiting to be won.
Red Tiger has a reputation for creating games that are visually stunning, but this is their first foray into angry gorilla territory. That's not the case for other studios, and if you're a fan of oversized angry gorillas, you'll be able to take your pick of titles that are already in the market. These include Funky King Kong, King Kong Cash King, Return of Kong Megaways and King Kong Cashpots Jackpot King.
There might be nothing ordinary about a rampaging gorilla but the reels you'll be playing on are pretty standard with a 5x3 configuration. This includes 30 paylines and a betting range of 0.10 to 10.00. With the stakes on the low side, a medium volatility and a top payout of x3800, this is a slot that will work best for casual and social players.
The imagery in Primate King is haunting and warns visitors precisely what lies ahead. If you've ever wondered what Skull Island would look like on a set of reels - Primate King provides the answer. A lush, tropical paradise has been given. Distinctly sinister twist with skulls adorning the greenery and a monstrous cave with bared fangs lurking in the distance. The swirling mist on the horizon just adds to the atmosphere, warning visitors to treat very carefully indeed…
The low pays are the playing card suits, but Red Tiger have gone above and beyond by draping the symbols with unpleasant-looking chains. The premium symbols are no less intimidating, with maps, compasses, snakes and chests of gold, promising riches for those brave enough to continue. Collect five in a row, and you will be treated to a payout of x15-30 - but a special sixth reel can make an appearance, increasing the potential prize to x30 for six.
For a game about wild animals, it would be a travesty if there was no wild symbol, but thankfully that's not the case. A primate steps in as a wild to substitute for other symbols on the reels, helping you to make matches.
The first thing you'll notice about play is that when some of the symbols land, they have a gold coin visible in the corner. The gold coins will be collected and stashed in a meter located above the grid when this happens.
There are three trigger points on the meter, and when you've collected sufficient coins, you'll unlock the following features:
● Stage 1 - wilds turn into fully stacked symbols
● Stage 2 - a random multiplier is added to the stacked wild
● Stage 3 - the stacked wild becomes sticky and remains on the reels until it has delivered a win
When all of these three stages have been unlocked, a sixth reel appears to extend play temporarily.
Back in the base game, if the wild lands but there is no win, the Primate Smash feature may randomly trigger. This involves a gorilla taking out his anger on the reels, beating them his fists and removing the low pays. Any spaces are then filled by cascading premium symbols, and the reels checked for any wins. The good news here is that Primate Smash guarantees a win, so on this occasion, an angry gorilla is what you want!
Primate King from Red Tiger Gaming exhibits all of the stunning designs that you'd expect from this top-notch studio. There's no bonus game that feels like a loss, but the wild features and the extending reels help to make up for what's missing. An online slot that plays out a bit differently, it's executed beautifully, and with the modest sums involved, will suit casual and social players rather than the hardcore gaming fans.