Cryptologic’s online slot is based on the film King Kong first released in 1933 and has been remade twice in 1976 and again in 2005. The film tells the story of a giant ape, Kong, who falls in love with a beautiful woman.
King Kong has 5 reels and 25 paylines and is set against the New York City skyline. A dramatic soundtrack plays in the background. The symbols featured are taken from the film and include the 2 main characters, the man and woman, the dinosaur and plane, the ship and the crab, the movie camera and skull and the handcuffs and movie tickets. To view the payouts for these symbols players can click on the paytable or information button.
King Kong is the wild symbol and will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and will substitute for all of the symbols except for the scatters to create winning combinations. The scatter symbol is the King Kong logo and has a payout of 2500 coins for 5, 375 coins for 4, 100 coins for 3 and 25 coins for 2.
King Kong Goes Ape
The King Kong goes Ape bonus feature is activated when the wild symbol appears on reel 3. All of the positions on the reel will become wild. King Kong will expand across the reels as he tries to climb out of the screen. While this is happening, more wild symbols will appear on reel 2 and 4 after which the payouts are calculated and paid out. This feature cannot be activated during the free spins round.
King Kong Smash Feature
The King Kong Smash feature is activated when 3 or more scatter symbols appear from left to right. During this round players must attempt to hit passing planes. If players miss 3 times the amount of planes that are hit will be given to players in the form of free spins. Players can win up to a maximum of 150 free spins.
If players can hit 1 plane they will receive 15 free spins, 2 planes are 25 free spins, 3 planes are 50 free spins, 4 planes are 75 free spins, 5 planes are 100 free spins and 6 planes will reward players with 150 free spins. Players will be given the option of swapping the free spins option for a mystery prize. If players choose the free spins option all their wins will be doubled.
King Kong has an autoplay option that players can activate if they would like to spin the reels continuously for a certain amount of uninterrupted spins. They can choose to spin 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 times. To stop this option players can click the stop spin button.
For King Kong fans this game is a must play and it offers good wins in the way of free spins and expanding wilds and the added chance to win with the gamble option.
When there is a win on the reels players will be given the option to bet. Here players can try to correctly guess the colour or suit of the face down playing card. For correctly guessing the colour of the card, players can double their win and for correctly guessing the suit of the card they can quadruple their win. Guessing incorrectly however will mean that players will lose what they have just won.