In 1933 King Kong the epic movie about a giant gorilla made its debut, since then it has captivated the imagination of movie makers and the general public. The pioneering 1933 movie was remade in 1976 and 2005 and soon a number of sequels of the first two films followed. In the first movie made, the character's name is Kong; a name given to him by “Skull Island’s” natives situated in the Pacific Ocean, where Kong co-inhabits it with animals the likes of plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and dinosaurs.
Carl Denham who is the leader of an American film crew succeeds in capturing Kong and takes him back to New York City to be exhibited as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Kong manages to escape and climbs the Empire State Building where aircraft shoot and kill him.
King Kong one of the world's most famous movie icons has been immortalised in other works of art apart from films; in cartoon series, books, comics, various commodities and of late in Playtech’s new video slot game aptly named King Kong. His role in the different narratives differs, ranging from rampaging monster to heart-rending anti-hero. This new slot game brings to the fore the characters that appeared in the 2005 “King Kong” Hollywood blockbuster, they are: Jack Black (Carl Denham), Adrian Brody (Jack Driscoll), Naomi Watts (Ann Darrow) and a number of other Hollywood actors. It has a wild symbol, scatter symbol and $15,000 is the maximum jackpot.
King Kong is an extraordinary 5-reel, 20-payline video slot game. Its creativity steals the show, particularly its cinematic bonus rounds. King Kong has the usual “bells and whistles” such as wilds and scatters as well as two playing modes Jungle and Big City mode. Unfortunately free spins and multipliers are absent, however the loads of features in the two modes more than compensates for this. Card symbols from Ace to Ten are present too.
In “King Kong” the coin denomination ranges from $0.01 to $5 and players can play up to 20 lines, offering a great assortment of betting amounts tailor made for any budget.
We briefly touched upon the two playing modes; each offers a set of unique features. The game kicks-off in “Jungle Mode” the mode changes every time a player completes a scatter-triggered special feature
Two distinct features are offered by The Jungle Mode: The first is activated by three or more wilds personified in King Kong and the second is activated the moment three or more scattered Kong symbols are showcased any place on the reels. In the first Wild Jungle Respins Feature, players are awarded three respins; each wild showcased on the reels remains static until the features ends, simultaneously keeping its original role as a substitute. In the second is the Scull Island Bonus Feature, players will find themselves in the jungle; here they must choose from 1 to 13 locations on the Skull Island map. Every location hides one animal or King Kong. The idea here is to choose three identical animals or King Kong; it offers the best pay outs.
Each animal has a different Bonus Prize multiplier value
Similar to the same pattern The Big City Mode offers two additional features. The first, the moment three or more wilds appear anywhere on the reels it activates the Wild Kong Respins feature, in turn it awards three respins. This time round, on various positions the wild symbol is stacked in every respin-for instance, in the first respin reels 1 and 5 are wild and so forth. The second feature in this mode is the City Tower Bonus, it could be activated by three or more scatters, in this section King Kong must destroy three aircraft attacking him. A cash prize is given for every aircraft destroyed/knocked down.
King Kong video slot game remains true to the original 2005 movie blockbuster, those who enjoyed the movie will most certainly enjoy this slot game too. The cinematic effects in conjunction with visually appealing graphics and sound track lay the foundation for a very enjoyable gaming experience.