Wild Ape is a colourful jungle-themed slot from iSoftBet. Played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine, it comes with re-spins with extra wilds. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll receive up to 20 free spins where up to 50 extra wilds are added. These free spins are played on an expanded 40 payline reel set. Play on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin.
Set against a rainforest backdrop, you’ll see A to 10 royal values spinning around the reels alongside a quartet of higher value animals. The best of the group is the ape which will get you 2, 10 or 25 times your stake if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination. There’s also a wild. This doesn’t offer any pays in its own right but it substitutes for all symbols apart from the Bonus. Wild Ape comes with a pair of features.
Wild Ape Re-spins feature - fill 3 adjacent reels with the ape symbol to trigger this round. You’ll then be awarded 3 re-spins. The ape will first smash the reels and extend them in size. Any standard ape symbols turns into a wild during the re-spins.
Free Spins feature - land the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin to trigger the other feature. You’ll then get a spin of the Bonus Wheel. The outer wheel determines whether you receive 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 or 20 free spins. Then spin the inner wheel. This will decide how many extra wilds are added to the reels during those free spins. This ranges from 10 extra wilds right up to 50. The free spins then play out on an expanded set of reels where the number of paylines doubles from 20 to 40.
iSoftBet has kept things relatively simple here. The visuals aren’t the sharpest you’ll see but are decent enough. The features are familiar too, albeit with the odd twist or 2 thrown in. Both the re-spins and the free spin rounds can be well worth hitting though thanks to the potential from the extra wilds.
Medium variance, the most you can win 1,000 times your stake if you fill the reels with the ape symbol across 40 paylines. This wild adventure is a simple but enjoyable one. If you like the jungle theme, then it’s a virtual trek worth making. I would also try Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild from NetEnt which offers much bigger potential wins.