Gorilla Go Wild, first released in 2015, is a unique slot from NextGen Gaming featuring the very cute and lovably Gary the Gorilla. Gary sits at the side of the reels, eating bananas as you play. But he’s not just there for moral support: Gary is the key to unlocking some of the game’s biggest wins.
On top of this, there’s also a scatter symbol which unlocks four different features: the more you play, the better the bonuses you’ll unlock. There’s a lot going on in Gorilla Go Wild, which makes this a great slot for players looking for a fast-paced game.
Gorilla Go Wild is a simple slot at heart with 25 paylines in play. Players line up matching symbols across paylines to win, with coin prizes awarded for a minimum of two matching symbols, although in most cases players will need three.
The game’s highest paying symbol is the gold coin, which pays out between 5x and 1000x the bet for two to five symbols, while the purple monkey pays between 25x and 500x for three to five symbols. Lower paying symbols include Q and J, both of which pay out between 5x and 75x the bet.
There are almost too many bonus features at play in Gorilla Go Wild to list. To begin, while players spin the reels Gary the Gorilla will occasionally lean up and grab a banana to eat. Once he’s eaten all of the bananas in the bunch, Gary will move on to another part of the jungle. The deeper into the jungle Gary gets, the more frequently Gary’s Bonus Time occurs.
Gary’s Bonus Time is a bonus which awards players their bet multiplied by 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, or 1000x or entry into Gary’s Feature Kingdom. This is triggered at random while playing and it makes base gameplay great fun.
Gary’s Feature Kingdom is unlocked when players land three or more temple scatter symbols. This feature comprises four separate bonuses, each one triggered after the last. Bonuses won from here all award free spins, but later triggers will involve sticky wilds and more bonus features.
One aspect of the game which might put some players off is the RTP, which stands at around 92%. This is a little on the low side compared to many online slots, although players who enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is Gorilla Go Wild should still enjoy spinning the reels, particularly if they play enough to make it through to the game’s more lucrative later stages.
Gorilla Go Wild is a unique slot which offers bags of features. It’s misleadingly cute: while Gary the Gorilla might appear to signal that this slot offers a bit of light gaming, actually this slot is pretty hardcore. The way the features build up in stages means that the best wins are had after playing for some time, so Gorilla Go Wild is recommended to those players who plan to stay the course.