Gorilla is, as the name implies, a slot themed around gorillas. This Novomatic offering may look a little dated in the graphics department but the game itself is exciting and interesting, so players might forgive this a little and in fact find that it adds a certain charm to the proceedings. Gorilla is a standard five reel slot that offers up fifty paylines. Set in the jungle, there are stunning flowers and large trees against a rather misty background, reminiscent of the Sigourney Weaver film and her time with the gorillas. The symbols that are used in play also follow this jungle theme and are represented by a variety of colourful and exotic looking flowers and strange birds. Lower values are represented by the standard playing card values and range from nine through to Ace. All of these icons are brightly coloured and feature an African tribal pattern throughout. There are, of course, bonus symbols and these come in the form of a gorilla, an African mask wild and the scatter represented by the African continent.
Before players get immersed in following a silverback through the game, there are a few simple rules to understand and follow. First, there is a minimum of one coin per line with a huge maximum of two hundred coins on a single line. Minimum and maximum coin size however is set at just one. There is a decent jackpot on offer though it isn’t a progressive and is set at one thousand coins. Lastly there is an excellent
available for players and this is at a very nice 95.09%, allowing for some good winning opportunities.
There are a few bonus features in this game. The first occurs when five gorilla icons appear on the reels with the player playing at the maximum bet level. This offers a payout of 50,000 coins. The gorilla is the highest value of the symbols. Next up is the free spins bonus. This is activated when a minimum of three African continent scatters land on the reels. This offers players ten free games. However, in order for this to be achieved the scatters must land on reels one to three. When the free spins are in play, an extra five free spins can be won if three or more scatters land on the reels. This allows players to win a potential of fifteen extra free spins. It is at this point that the game can pay out some pretty decent winnings to players. When extra wilds land at the same time as a free spin on any reel except reel one, players can win some serious money.
Overall, whilst a little old fashioned in the way it is set up and the way it looks with its slightly dated graphics, it more than makes up for this with its excellent winning opportunities. Even without the free spins bonus section of the game, the base game pays out at a really high rate.