Primate King Slot
Red Tiger is no stranger to good looking, innovative slots and so it’s no surprise to see the likes of Primate king added to their ranks. The slot does away with the usual bonus features found in most contemporary slots, choosing to focus more on the main game instead.
But does this bold move ultimately pay off? Read the full review below to find out more.
- Betways: 30
- RTP: 94.68%
- Volatility: High
- Features: Wilds, Multiplier Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Collectable Symbols, Unlockable Reel, Reel Modifier
Primate King Features
Where other online slots make you play the waiting game until you finally make it to the bonus feature, Primate King takes a step in the opposite direction. It focuses its efforts on the base game, introducing a tiered Wild system that combines various slot elements into its structure to keep every spin feeling fresh and exciting.
As the main focus of the game, the Primate Wild is represented by the Primate King himself. It originally lands as a 1×1 symbol that simply substitutes itself for any paying symbol that can achieve a winning combination, although a few tweaks and upgrades along the way turn it into a force to be reckoned with.
The upgrades come courtesy of Primate Tokens that randomly accompany symbols landing on the reels. Whenever they land, these tokens are collected and added to a meter on the rightmost side of the reels. The aim here is to gather as many tokens as possible and unlock all three upgrades available:
- Tier 1: The Primate Wild turns into a fully stacked symbol covering 1×4 tiles.
- Tier 2: A Random Multiplier value is added to the Primate Wild whenever it lands.
- Tier 3: The Primate Wild turns sticky and stays on the reels until it forms part of both a winning and non-winning spin. From now on, the multiplier value increases with each sticky spin, although it becomes non-sticky after the first non-winning spin.
After reaching the third tier, the upgrade meter will turn into a 6th reel that only includes high paying symbols. This stays in place, together with a fully upgraded Primate Wild as long as you keep playing the game at the same casino and at the same stake.
Primate Smash Feature
If the Primate Wild lands without forming part of a winning combination, there is a chance of the Primate Smash feature triggering. When this happens, the Primate King will smash the reels, removing all low paying symbols in the process. In turn, the empty spaces will be filled with high paying symbols and a win is guaranteed to come out of it.
Primate King Free Spins and Bonus
In this case, Red Tiger decided to make a bold choice and removed any generic bonus features from Primate king. Sure, the Primate Smash offers something similar to a re-spin but nothing really quite like a proper free spins or re-spins bonus game.
Primate King Theme and Symbols
As always, Red Tiger aims to impress with their presentation, and they certainly manage to hit a home run with Primate King. The game is stunning, with a theme that is very reminiscent of King Kong and his lair on Skull Island. Its high quality visuals are matched with an epic soundscape, immersing you in the dense jungles and the secrets that lie within.
Primate King RTP & Volatility
A highly volatile game, Primate King has a return to player rate of 94.68%. It’s quite low when compared to the average found in other contemporary slots, although the high maximum win amount gives you quite a bit to look forward to anyway.
How to Play Primate King
The base game is played on 5 reels and 4 rows, although eventually a 6th reel can come into play. The game also features a total of 30 betways to win from. To play, simply you’re your stake and press the spin button. Be sure to stick to the same stake amount throughout the game though, as any progress on the upgrade meter will not be kept if you decide to change it halfway through.
Primate King is a great entry from Red Tiger. Stunning visuals and a set of features that elevate the base game to another level make it a winner. Still, the low RTP setting might serve as a deterrent for those who prefer a higher value.
Pros and cons
High max. win
Upgradable Wild symbol with progression saving is a great addition
Below average RTP