Welcome to Skull Island with sunny beaches, but extremely unfriendly inhabitants. This slot is based on the epic but underrated film by Peter Jackson, a remake of the “King Kong” of the 1930s. He takes you from Skull Island to Manhattan, where you will continue your search in the hope of catching the powerful Kong again, and at the same time, with luck, make money. The creators of video slots have always taken inspiration from popular blockbusters, and the decoration of King Kong with impenetrable jungle, wild animals and the legendary battle of a monster with a biplane is a great example of this.
King Kong Graphics, sounds and animations
Therefore, it is strange that visually this slot seems dull. The animation is smooth and with a touch of gloss, and the soundtrack is restrained and creates the effect of presence (you will hear unobtrusive drum roll during spins and an additional musical accent when winning). For some reason, despite all the variety of flora and fauna of Skull Island, the designers decided not to include giant spiders and tyrannosaurs. Moreover, they also prefer to ignore the frightening local Aboriginal people, whose painted faces and piercings would add a twist to the visual design of the slot that he so needs. Instead, the characters depict some of the main actors (Adrian Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black), symbols from ace to tens stylized as ancient artifacts, and, of course, King Kong himself, who occasionally acts as a wild.
King Kong Gameplay
The gameplay is pretty monotonous. King Kong is a slot with five reels and 20 paylines. It differs from other slots by the presence of two game modes. When the “Skull Island” bonus falls out (more about the bonuses below) in the jungle and a cash prize is won, the background of the game changes to urban, transferring the player to New York. The transition of the game to the city mode does not affect payments but changes the bonus game to the “Tower” bonus. In general, judging by the gameplay, the weak imagination of the creators did not allow them to fully reveal the chosen topic.
King Kong Wilds, bonuses and free spins
Both bonuses have their own characteristics in each game mode (jungle and city). Kong's head acts as a wild and triggers the re-spin function. In jungle mode, the player receives three free spins. When you re-spin in the jungle mode, all dropped wilds are fixed for subsequent spins. The repeated spin function in city mode produces whole columns of wilds for each of the repeated free spins (1 + 5 for the first repeated spin, 2 + 4 for the second repeated spin, and 1 + 3 + 5 for the third repeated spin). There is also a Scatter symbol: the symbol "Kong is the 8th wonder of the world." When three or more of such symbols appear in a spin, a bonus round is activated. If the game takes place in the jungle, then in the bonus game you select locations and try to get three matching creatures to win a prize. When playing in city mode, the loss of three or more Scatter symbols launches the bonus game "Tower". In it, the player wins prizes depending on the three aircraft that he will be able to bring down, being Kong. When playing in the bonus round, the background automatically changes to the previous one. The game always starts with the jungle mode.
King Kong Bets, RTP and Variance
King Kong has a payout percentage of 95.50%, which makes it a very ordinary slot. This value is at the lower limit of acceptable values for slots of this type, but in any case this is not a bad indicator. This slot has relatively high dispersion, and very large gains are quite rare, but it’s definitely worth the risk. The selection of paylines allows you to significantly influence the level of variance. The ability to choose from 1 to 20 winning lines allows you to adjust both the size of bets and the level of dispersion with high accuracy. The site on which we tested the slot allowed betting from € / £ / $ 0.01 to € / £ / $ 20.00, which may not seem to fans of high stakes, but other sites can give players more freedom in terms of the size of bets.
Despite the fact that the topic of the film about Kong is not fully disclosed, in general, this slot has interesting gameplay, provided that you have the patience to hold out long enough to activate bonus features that add a twist to this otherwise standard slot machine.