Gorilla Go Wild Slot From NextGen
Join Gary the Gorilla for fun in the jungle with the “Gorilla Go Wild” slot game, developed in partnership by NextGen Gaming and bookmaker William Hill and released in September 2014.
It has since spread to many other online sites besides Will Hill. Free play mode is available although you can, of course, spin with real money. There are both mobile and desktop variants of the software.
Slot Machine Format
The action takes place across 25 paylines, but the total bet is equal to 30 times the coin size, which the player can change to certain preset values. Five reels contain three symbols each, which is bit of a smallish playing field compared with most of the popular video slots offered today.
How to Win
The icons in “Gorilla Go Wild” are Gary the Gorilla himself, a parrot, a monkey, the playing card values 9 through A, a temple and a few other images. Most of the symbols will pay out if you line up three or more of them left to right.
Gary acts as a wild that substitutes for any other icon except the scatter temple. Also, aligning two or more of these Gary the Gorilla symbols will count as a valid combination itself, so you might collect a payout from Gary rather than whatever other winning sequence he completes.
The scatter temple is worth 50 coins if two of them show up at once regardless of their positions on the machine. This rises with each extra temple present up to a max of 2,500 coins when five of them appear simultaneously – the highest possible win in normal play.
Gary’s Feature Kingdom
Three or more scatter temples brings you to Gary’s Feature Kingdom. Here you can choose between the following profitable features:
- Gorillionaire Win Spins: 10 free spins with wins doubled
- Stay Wild: 10 free spins with any wilds that appear staying in position for the remainder of the free spins
- Mega-Rilla Multiplier: 10 free spins wherein any appearance of a wild symbol increments the multiplier that will apply to the total win from all the spins
- More Wilds: 10 free spins during which up to three symbols per spin will change into wilds
There’s a catch to all this excitement: Only the Gorillionaire Win Spins feature is enabled at first. You must unlock the others by visiting Gary’s Feature Kingdom a certain number of times.
Gary Hands Out Unpredictable Perks
After every spin, Gary might randomly treat you to Gary’s Bonus Time. He’ll give you a prize of up to 1,000 times your bet for free, or he may instead transport you to Gary’s Feature Kingdom where you’ll enjoy one of the free spin bonuses described above.
As you keep playing, you’ll notice Gary occasionally grab a banana from the row of them located above his head. Once he consumes all of them, the game moves to another section of the jungle, and a new bunch of bananas appears. Whenever such a move occurs, the frequency of Gary’s Bonus Time increases. The game can advance a total of three times in this manner.
Game Design and Theme
The ambient audio in “Gorilla Go Wild” really sets the mood of a tropical forest with crickets chirping, a slow, percussive rhythm playing out and various animal calls sounding from time to time. The background graphics, while cartoonish, clearly establish the setting. On the reels themselves, the symbols are colorful, and it’s nearly impossible to misunderstand what they represent.
The character of Gary the Gorilla is worthy of particular mention. There’s so much that could have gone wrong with a giant, purple, animated gorilla, but the developers have somehow pulled it off successfully. Gary seems engaged, vivacious and friendly in his role as guide and mysterious benefactor to the player.
Other Game Features
Autoplay is standard in today’s market, and it’s present in “Gorilla Go Wild,” but it’s a no-frills function that only lets you select from seven totals of spins to make. You can gamble your winnings by predicting the color of a playing card or guessing its suit. Gamble up to five times on any winning spin.
Five reels and 25 paylines seems a bit bland for a modern online slot, but “Gorilla Go Wild” packs a deceptively large game-play experience into this routine-looking packaging. Four separate types of free spins, random prizes and a well-fleshed-out theme are sure to keep slot devotees hooked. Try to play long sessions if you can to get more frequent Gary’s Bonus Time awards and access to all the free spin features.