Platoon Wild is the second iSoftBet-powered slot to be based on Oliver Stone’s 1986 Vietnam war classic – this one is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot that comes with wilds, a free spins feature, progressive jackpot and fixed jackpots. Available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, play from between 20p and £10 per spin.
The imagery on show in Platoon Wild has a strong military fee – the reels are set against a jungle backdrop and include a selection of bullet shaped bars alongside characters from the film. Look out for King (Keith David), Sgt Barnes (Tom Berenger) and Sgt Elias (Willem Defoe). The top paying symbol is Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) who get you a payout of 1,000 coins if you manage to land 5 on a single payline.
The standard symbols are joined by a wild – as well as substituting for all other symbols bar the free spins and jackpot, it awards 200, 1,000 or 2,500 times your line bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Platoon Wild comes with 2 main feature offerings – land 3 free spins symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature be awarded 8 free spins. Each and every 1 of these free spins is subject to a 2x multiplier with all payouts doubled (apart from jackpots).
Now, Platoon Wild allows you to choose your own destiny and pick 1 of 2 versions – one is the progressive jackpot and the other jackpots with fixed amounts. For the latter, look out for Charlie Sheen’s iconic pose from the movie poster as this is the jackpot symbol – the more of these that land on a single spin, the bigger the payouts on offer.
- 3 awards 1x total bet
- 4 awards 5x total bet
- 5 awards 10x total bet
- 6 awards 50x total bet
- 7 awards 100x total bet
- 8 awards 1,000x total bet
- 9 awards 2,500x total bet
Platoon Wild is a collaboration between iSoftBet and the MGM movie studio and it shows in the sound and visuals. Each spin sounds like a gun being cocked and features the hum of the jungle and approaching helicopters. The visuals are pretty good too, featuring photo images of the movie’s best known actors.
The features are a little bit skinny but what’s on offer is good. Free spins are always a welcome addition, of course, especially when they come with a 2x multiplier. Even if you have to wait a while to trigger them, the jackpot symbols can keep things flowing in the base game.
The original movie is justifiably considered a classic – it’s hard to give the latest slot adaptation similar billing. Platoon Wild does have its attractions though. Well designed and simple to play, it can deliver impressive rewards if the jackpot symbols fall nicely. I also recommend you play the original Platoon slot which is very good.