King Kong has filled movie-lovers' hearts with fear since the gigantic gorilla first appeared on the silver screen in 1933 – but slot players shouldn't be running scared from the equally monstrous prizes you can win in Playtech's innovative slot version.
Based on the updated 2005 film, which was directed by Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame), the in-love actress Anne Darrow and aspiring screenwriter Jack Driscoll have embarked on a journey to the mysterious Skull Island where crazy director Carl Denham is about to shoot his latest movie – however none of them are prepared for meeting the island's most fearsome inhabitant King Kong.
Join in the adventure in two separate game modes, which are the Wild Jungle Mode and the Dramatic Big City Bonus Mode, which depict the two main scenes of the film.
You'll be able to win the same pay-table prizes in either, but the bonus games are different. You'll need to line-up 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols, and lining-up Captain Englehorn symbols will win you up to 300 coins. It's then 500 coins for Carl Denham (as played by Jack Black), 600 coins for Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and 1,000 coins for Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts).
You can also look forward to Wild Kong who has the power to manhandle other symbols out of the way if he needs to replace a symbol to make a winning combo, whilst lining him up on all 5 reels will win you 3,000 coins. There's also Scattered Kong and, when this symbol appears 3 to 5 times anywhere on the reels, you will win between 5x and 100x your total-bet. However, both Wild and Scatter Symbols have more interesting functions.
There are two great bonus games that can be triggered whilst in jungle Mode, the Wild Jungle Re-spin Feature and the Skull Island Bonus. Wild Jungle Re-spins are triggered by 3 or more Wilds and 3 re-pins are awarded in which all wilds remain frozen throughout. The Skull Island Bonus is triggered by 3 or more Scatters, and is a Pick-Me Bonus in the heart of King Kong territory. You must carefully select locations which will reveal 1 of 4 characters, one of which is Kong, and the biggest win is when only 1 Kong is selected.
The Wild Kong Re-Spin Feature and the City Tower Bonus await you in the Big City Mode, and are respectively triggered by 3 or more Wild Symbols and 3 or more Scatter Symbols. The Kong Re-spin Feature offers 3 different spins. Your first spin will be with Expanded Wilds on reels 1 and 5. Your second spin will be with Expanded Wilds on reels 2 and 4, and your final spin will be with Expanded Wilds on reels 1, 3 and 5 – offering loads of chances of winning! Meanwhile, in true keeping with the climactic end of this timeless love story, in the City Tower Bonus Kong finds himself under attack from planes - and you must pick 1 of 3 planes to reveal a cash prize.
KIng Kong climbing to the top of the Empire State Building is something of an iconic moment and if they keep creating games like this, it won't be long before Playtech climbs to the top of the online slots pile. With tons of features, bountiful bonuses and graphics fit for the silver screen, there's little doubt this game will remain to be top of the online slots Box Office. Give it a spin yourself at Ladbrokes online casino.