Based on Oliver Stone’s classic 1986 film, Platoon is a 5 reel, 30 payline video slot from iSoftBet. This Vietnam War themed slot comes with walking wild multiplier re-spins and a free spins feature with win both ways payouts. Join the battle from between 30p and £30 per spin.
The jungles of Vietnam form the backdrop to the Platoon slot – the reels are flanked by a large statue and a silhouette of a gun-toting American soldier. Images on the reels include playing cards, complete with dog tags, as well as 5 of the main characters from the film – Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), Sergeant Bob Barnes (Tom Berenger), Sergeant Elias Grodin (Willem Defoe), King (Keith David) and Big Harold (Forest Whitaker). The Charlie Sheen character is the top payer, awarding 1,000 times your line bet if you land 5 in a line.
The tank symbol is the wild, substituting for everything bar the bonus scatter. Any win that includes a wild will boost your payout with a 3x multiplier. After the spin has been paid, the wild will move 1 position to the left and a re-spin will be awarded. These re-spins keep coming until all of the wilds have dropped off the left hand side of the screen.
The military chopper is the Bonus symbol – land 3, 4 or 5 of them in the base game for a payout of 5, 10 or 15 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Bonus Free Spins feature and be awarded 8, 10 or 12 free spins. During the free spins, winning combinations can be formed from right to left as well as from left to right. The multiplier wild re-spins are also in play during the feature (meaning a 3x multiplier) and if the choppers fly in again during the round, even more free spins are possible.
The original film version of Platoon dazzled critics and picked up 4 Academy Awards. Despite the excellent design, the slot version doesn’t quite reach those exalted heights. Platoon is well designed but just a little lacking on the features front. The wandering wild with re-spin is a nice addition but we’d like to have seen something extra in the free spins round.
Platoon is by no means a bad slot – far from it. It’s just not quite the classic we hoped for given the source material. I recommend you take a look at Rambo and 24 from iSoftBet which are better games.