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Gorilla Go Wilder

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Gorilla Go Wilder

That’s more like it,  a tropical island with calypso rhythms and a friendly gorilla called Gary. NextGen Gaming’s next installment of primate capers in the Gorilla Go Wilder slot.

And to think I have just got off the Return of Kong slot – another game full of primates.


The Basics

Some of you will already have met the charming blue gorilla (Gary to his chums) in Gorilla Go Wild, the original slot from NextGen. And guess what? He’s back in play in this sequel: the next slice of good times from the second perkiest primate on the planet (on a good day, I like to think I won top spot, don’t you know?).

In this game, you’ll discover a series of reward-packed islands that will hopefully help you collect some nice shiny coins.

The Graphics

The Gorilla Go Wilder slot goes the whole hog when it comes to creating a relaxing spot for a spot of reel spinning. Hang out with a waft of calypso rhythms on the warm breeze in the tropics: you can almost feel the sun shining on the sand in this game. Ahhh, the gentle lapping of the waves against the reels. It rather reminds me of my trips to the Caribbean, but it can’t be anywhere near the islands, there are no Garys there. This game is brighter than the Turning Totems slot and that is a colourful game.

Gary and his pals are the stuff of good times and sharp graphics. The game has a very high quality feel and the animations of Gary are tip-top.
To the left of the reels is Gary; he’s ready to help net you some wins. What a friendly chap.

Gorilla Go Wilder Slot Game Play

Spin the 3 rows, 5 reels and 25 pay-lines and try to unlock your own buried treasure.

Let’s take a look at the game in more detail, I’ll just pull out the blueprint. Trumping the symbol scoreboard is a golden coin bearing, smiling gorilla Gary, of course. Not only is this hairy chap a cheerful fellow, but he’s worth his weight in gold too. 5 on an active pay-line will boost your coffers by 1,000 coins.

Other big value icons include a purple monkey, a toucan and a skunk. I thought gorillas came from Africa and Toucans came from South America? Some of these animals have been flying cargo! NextGen are pretty famous for their toon animal characters. In the Dolphin Gold Stellar Jackpots slot, for example, the main characters end up in space.

The lower portion of the icons is covered by the bright coloured Ace through 9 of the card deck.

The Wild is the old boy again, but this time he’s popping his head thorough the reels and will substitute for all icons except the Scatter. A palm covered island is the game’s Bonus Scatter.

The Bonuses

Shell Re-Spins
At random in the base game a Shell Re-spin may trigger, gifting you a free spin. And landing any of those tiny shell icons on the reels will give you a further free game. As long as you can land shells, you can trigger a spin. This feature only stops when you’ve covered the reels in shells or if you’ve failed to land any. And what’s more, at the end of the feature, the number of shells you landed will be totted up to reward you with a further cash prize. Genius!

Bonus Island Feature
gorilla go wilder scatterA trio of palm Scatters will take you to the Bonus Island Feature. This slice of paradise has a very well-kept secret, an archipelago of 8 islands for you to visit for cash prizes and modifiers. It’s Island time at Monkey Casino if you net this one.

Each island will give you 10 free spins, and that’s before you get your hands on those lucrative extras. But, there’s a catch: to gain access to the different and increasingly rewarding locations you need to trigger the feature a certain number of times. The big money is on islands 6-8 which takes at least 6 triggers of the feature.

Anyway, join me in the Tiki Bar if you’ve triggered the island feature for the first time. During this little escape, the reel values are boosted. This increase is down to a nifty device called the Power Pay table.

4 feature triggers will lead you to the Crystal Cave where a beneficial Mystery icon is at work.

Activate the feature 7 times and you will head into the Green Jungle where there are Expanding Wilds at play.

Then 10 feature activations will take you to the Waterfall where all the icons can transform into Expanding Wilds for more chance of wins.

The 15th trigger will have you hot-footing it to the Volcano for a boosted pay-table.

And after 20 triggers you enter the Scary Jungle;: watch out for Hidden Wilds.

If you’ve got the energy saved up, trigger the feature 25 time and saunter into the Purple Jungle where there are a pair of wandering Wilds on the loose. Heeello!

And finally, rest easy on Sunset Beach, which takes 30 visits to the feature to enter. A special Multiplier Zone marks out a part of the reels where wins fall with a x25 your wager payout.

Gary’s Gift

Being the nice chap that he is, Gary may randomly give you access to the Bonus Island feature. Now that’s what I’d call sporting!

Monkey Verdict

The Gorilla Go Wilder slot is a slick and cheerful slice of game action and let’s face it, there’s a wealth of extras with all of those shell re-spins, Gary’s access to the bonus game and all of those 8 islands to explore. The Multiplier Zone Bonus found in Sunset Beach is the stuff of slot fantasies.

Score: 4.5 out of 5 bananas

This game isn’t available to UK players. Why not try Gorilla Kingdom slot from NetEnt instead?