King Kong is a NextGen Gaming video slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Originally produced by Cryptologic, the game is based on the fictional monster which has starred in various films throughout the years. Playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 25p to £50 a spin, it has an epic/grand feel to it which captures the essence of the 2005 blockbuster movie.
With a big orchestral soundtrack playing as you spin the reels, symbols on the reels include dinosaurs, classic movie cameras, ships, cinema tickets, skulls, handcuffs, old fashioned planes and the 2 lead characters from the classic movies. The infamous lady is the most valuable symbol as she rewards you with 7,500 times your line stake if you manage to find 5 on a payline. Oh, King Kong is the wild symbol.
When it comes to bonus features, you have the King Kong Goes Ape feature which is triggered when the King Kong wild symbol lands anywhere on the middle reel. King Kong then literally goes ape with all positions on reel 3 becoming wild. Look out too for extra wilds on reels 2 and 4 to further enhance your winning potential.
This game, however, is all about the King Kong Smash feature which is played when 3 or more King Kong logo scatters appear anywhere on the reels. You will see King Kong climb to the top of the Empire State Building – you then select planes for King Kong to smash. You need to select for King Kong to swipe left or right with 3 misses ending this part of the feature.
The number of planes hit determines how many free spins you will receive – 1 plane will get you 15 free spins, 2 gives you 25 free spins, 3 gives you 50 free spins, 4 gives you 75 free spins, 5 gives you 100 free spins and all 6 planes gives you a whopping 150 free spins. Furthermore, all wins from the free spins are subject to a 2x multiplier and doubled!
Before you start your free spins, you will be offered 3 Mystery Cash Prizes – I would steer clear of these if you get 50 or more free spins. I found King Kong to be a medium to high variance offering – this means you will not win much most of the time.
Triggering the free spins feature won’t be easy and getting 50 or more free spins is very hit and miss (excuse the pun) – saying that, I’ve managed to win over 400 times my stake a couple of times now. So patience is definitely needed. If you like the game, I also recommend you play Playtech’s King Kong slot which is the official game of the 2005 blockbuster film.