King Kong – Never before has it been so much fun to track down King Kong across the jungles of Skull Island and the urban jungles of New York. King Kong is a good-looking slot machine with several interesting bonus features and a simple design. The monotonous core gameplay and dreary visuals do a little to detract from the experience.
King Kong RTP 95.5%
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|Features:||Configurable winlines, Bonus feature, Free spins, Autoplay, Quickspin feature|
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|Available on:||Mobile, Desktop|
Review of the film King Kong
Theme and plot of the story
You’ve arrived to Skull Island, a tropical paradise where the water is warm but the people are extremely unpleasant.
As you pursue and attempt to capture the mighty Kong, this slot transports you from Skull Island to the Island of Manhattan in the process – and hopefully, along the way – earning you some money. The slot is based on the epic and underappreciated Peter Jackson remake of the 1930s classic King Kong, and it takes you from Skull Island to the Island of Manhattan.
The iconography of King Kong, with its jungle surroundings, wild monsters, and famous aircraft versus beast ending, provides enough of images with which to use when creating slot machine games.
Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.
Because of this, it is puzzling that the slot is so aesthetically underwhelming.
Despite the fact that the animation is slick and smooth, and the audio is subtle and immersive, the game is nevertheless enjoyable (just drums when you spin and a little musical sting when you win).
However, despite having access to the whole spectrum of Skull Island’s flora and wildlife, the slot designers have chosen to exclude the huge spiders and T-rexes from the game’s imagery for some inexplicable reason. They even neglect the ferocious indigenous people, whose tattooed faces and piercings provide the type of eye-catching imagery that a slot machine requires in order to be successful.
To the contrary, the symbols consist of of key characters (Adrian Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black), various archaeology-themed Ace to Ten symbols, and of course the titular character who appears only in passing as a Wild symbol.
The gameplay is rather basic in its design. King Kong is a five-reel slot with a total of 20 paylines.
Its most significant innovation is the inclusion of two modes in which the setting may be changed. When you complete the Skull Island bonus (see below for more information on the bonus systems) in the jungle setting and earn a monetary award, the backdrop switches to the city and you are placed in the new City Mode, where you may continue playing.
However, although City Mode does not alter the payouts, it does alter the bonus game, which is now known as the Tower bonus. Overall, the gameplay lacks inventiveness and makes insufficient use of the theme that was chosen.
Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.
Each of the modes (Jungle and City) has a somewhat different take on the two extra modes, which are described below.
Kong’s visage serves as a Wild symbol and also activates a respin function when it appears on the screen. Three free spins are awarded while playing in Jungle mode.
If any Wild symbols appear during the respin feature in Jungle mode, the game will keep them in place for any following spins. While the City mode respin feature turns whole columns wild for each of the three free respins (1+5 in respin one, 2+4 in respin two, and 1+3+5 in respin three), the Free Spins feature does not.
In addition, there is a Scatter sign, which is the Kong 8th Wonder of the World emblem. If you land three or more of them on a single spin, you’ll be sent to a Bonus game.
If you do this during the Jungle phase, it will activate a bonus game in which you must choose places and match three animals in order to earn rewards.
The Tower Bonus game is activated during the city phase if you strike three or more Scatters in City mode. In this game, you will earn random rewards depending on which of three planes you knock down as Kong during the city phase.
When you complete a Bonus game, the game’s settings are immediately reset to their prior state.
Jungle mode is the default setting when you begin the game.
Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance
With a dividend of 95.50 percent, King Kong offers a rather ordinary return on investment. It is at the lower end of what we estimate to be the usual payout for slots like this, but it is still a respectable return.
It is a slot machine with a high degree of variation, with regular extremely big jackpots occurring only seldom. When they do, it will be well worth the wait.
When it comes to the amount of winlines, it does enable you to have some control over the volatility. By letting you to place bets on any number of winlines between one and twenty, you can fine-tune both your bet amounts and your volatility to an extremely fine degree.
The site we tested had payment choices ranging from €/£/$0.01 to €/£/$20.00, which didn’t provide much in the way of possibilities for heavy spenders, but various sites may offer you more payout options.
Despite the fact that King Kong fails to make the most of its selected environment, the gameplay is ultimately pretty enjoyable.
That is, of course, provided you can maintain your focus long enough to trigger the extra features, which give a welcome twist to an otherwise extremely polished, but generally quite typical slot machine.