As one of the finest software houses around, NetEnt is routinely trusted by big brands to bring out the best in their movie and TV franchises. This is reflected in the number of high-profile licensing deals that it has penned in the past couple of years.
One such agreement has been signed with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, which licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of 20th Century Fox Film, TV and FX Networks.
One of the movie maker's most popular franchises is that of Planet of the Apes, both in its original and contemporary form, and so the latest slot release from NetEnt should appeal to movie buffs and hard-core slot gamers alike.
The title touches on the narratives from two of the most recent additions to the series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with actual video and audio content from those films used by NetEnt in its own end product.
Simon Hammon, who is the chief product officer at NetEnt, said: Planet of the Apes is one of the most popular film franchises ever created and we are confident players around the globe will find our latest title just as immersive and exciting as the films.
“The game studio has worked on the title for months and the industry’s top experts have been involved in its creation. We can’t wait to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience as players discover Planet of the Apes.”
About the Planet of the Apes slot
One of the most intriguing aspects of the new release is that it features not one but two game areas: NetEnt has utilised the content of both 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to deliver two reel sets to players, which combined offer a tasty 40 paylines to explore.
The story focuses on Caesar, who leads the Ape Army, as he journeys between the two game worlds simultaneously to create an incredibly immersive environment for players to enjoy.
Playable from 20p per spin on desktop and mobile devices, Planet of the Apes slot incorporates a wealth of special symbols and bonus features into the action. Stacked wilds help to accumulate some handsome winnings, as does the ‘Dual’ feature; here, one symbol is chosen from each side of the gameboard to transfer over to the other side, with any winning lines created paying out accordingly.
As if that weren't enough there are three (yep, that's right) separate free spins features, too. The first, Rise Free Spins, hands players ten freebies with any wilds accumulated all added to your final free spin with the aim of creating some huge winning opportunities.
The second is the Dawn Free Spins featurette, which awards players 15 free turns with multipliers, wilds and free spins symbols added to the reels. This multiplier can reach up to five-times per spin.
And then finally we have the Multiple Free Spins game, where both the Rise and Dawn reels collide in a stunning special feature. Even greater wins await players here, including the title's jackpot: some 3,000 times your original stake.
With all of the above taken into consideration, it's fair to say that discerning slot gamers are going to go ape for this new release from NetEnt, which is available to play at your favourite online casinos right now.
New Year, Same High-Quality Gaming
The year 2017 has been another good one for NetEnt, with some outstanding new releases helping the brand to another trophy-laden 12 months.
Not one to rest on its laurels, the firm has already released its slate of fresh games coming in the first quarter of 2018, and the new year looks set to get off to a cracking start.
The most eye-catching title on the list is Twin Spin Deluxe, a keenly anticipated sequel to the original Twin Spin game. Expect plenty more high-octane action when this one goes live on January 10.
Fans of mystery will be delighted with the upcoming Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse and Asgardian Stones, both of which feature NetEnt’s unrivalled graphics and stacks of bonus games to get stuck into.
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