Who knew that monkeying around could be so much fun? In NextGen Gaming's Gorilla Go Wild online slot, you could be swinging your way through the trees on your way to success alongside Gary the Gorilla – the self-proclaimed King of the Jungle.
Other than its loveable theme, what makes this slot particularly exciting is that you make progress through the game with every spin that you take, unlocking new features as you go. This, in turn, means that the more you play Gorilla Go Wild, your chances of winning prizes are increased. The special features include wild substitutions, scatter wins, Gary's Bonus Time, and Gary's Feature Kingdom which lets you choose one of four, fun free games bonuses. There's even a gamble option for those of you who are feeling daring and fancy the chance to double or quadruple your prizes.
More about the Software Provider
NextGen Gaming dates back to 1999 when it was founded under the name "Next Generation Gaming" in Australia. Although it became a part of NYX Gaming in 2011 following a merger between NextGen and NYX Interactive, it still creates online and offline slots as a separate entity.
Just some of the most noteworthy NextGen Gaming slots of the past few years include Shangri-La (an action-packed, fantasy-themed Asian slot which comes with a Trail Map Bonus, a Treasure Chest "Pick Me" Feature, and is also compatible with mobile devices), and Wild Play Super Bet (a game which is inspired by traditional fruit machines and classic slots but also incorporates innovative special features such as Super Bet).
Appearance and Sound Effects
Gorilla Go Wild uses a relaxing jungle setting filled with colourful exotic flowers, palm fronds, vine leaves, and trees. The sounds of tribal drums, tree frogs, and birds are interspersed with bursts of jungle-inspired music to provide an authentic playing experience. But, the highlight has to be Gary the Gorilla – a purple 3D primate – who sits to the left side of the reels wearing a wooden crown, and moving around every few minutes to itch himself or peer at the reels.
Gary also appears as one of the main paytable symbols alongside a toucan, a monkey, a racoon, a gold coin, an Aztec pyramid, and six playing card symbols.
Bonuses and Special Features
Gorilla Go Wild is bursting with exciting and unique bonuses and special features.
Firstly, there's the wild symbol which is represented by Gary himself, and he can replace all other symbols except for the Temple scatter symbol to help you create winning combinations.
Secondly, there's the randomly triggered Gary Bonus Time Feature which can occur after any winning or non-winning spin. It either awards an instant cash prize of 50, 100, 150, 300 or 1,000 times your bet or entry to the Feature Kingdom. The more you play the game, the more bananas Gary eats which means that he'll award his Bonus Time Feature more frequently.
To initiate the Feature Kingdom, you'll need at least three Temple scatters to come into view. Depending on how many levels you have managed to unlock so far, you get to choose which of four special features to play – More Wilds, Mega-Rilla Multiplier, Gorillionaire Win Spins or Stay Wild.
The More Wilds Feature gives you ten free games which can be retriggered. During the bonus, all occurrences of up to three paytable symbols (except the scatter) may turn into wilds.
Gorillionaire Win Spins awards ten free spins with all prizes doubled.
The Mega-Rilla Multiplier Bonus gives you ten free spins, and each time that a wild symbol appears, the multiplier rises by one up to a maximum of ten. The Mega-Rilla Multiplier Bonus can also be re-triggered with further scatters.
The Stay Wild Bonus awards ten free games and holds any wilds that appear in place for the remainder of the feature.
Gorilla Go Wild uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five fixed paylines, and boasts an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 92.06% and 96.51%. The game allows you to create winning combinations from left to right across the screen.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
The unique gameplay in Gorilla Go Wild, which allows you to unlock extra features the more you play, is something we don't see enough of in modern online slots. And, even when you're just starting out, you still get to benefit from special features such as Gary's Bonus Time and Gary Goes Bananas which can be randomly awarded following any given spin. Why not hit the jungle today and see what treasures you can find in Gorilla Go Wild?