Platoon Wild Slot Review
Released: July 2016
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 1
So many interesting themes for developers to pick out from and some of the most fruitful are themes drawn out of movies, popular events or music. iSoftBet made no mistake choosing a classic war flick Platoon that is still considered a cult film even though it was released back in 1986. They successfully implemented it into their 2016 release, an online slot machine by the name of Platoon Wild. It turned out to be a five-reel game with three rows and 20 winning lines packed with excellent graphics and celebrated cinematic music with some worthy action on them reels.
MGM Interactive issued a license for iSoftBet to develop Platoon Wild, so there won’t be any reimagining the whole theme in a particular style – everything is authentic, from icons to the supporting sound effects and music, it’s all true to the film. Fans will love it, and those who aren’t familiar with the movie will rush and watch it as soon as humanly possible after spinning a few reels at Platoon Wild.
Graphics and Symbols
Like we said, graphics are top notch, clean and disciplined – like in the army. The background is set in a hostile, jungle-like environment, much like where the events in the film take place. There are war related animations, such as explosions and helicopters rotors. Reels are decorated with four character symbols depicting most important members of the movie cast – first and foremost we have Private First Class Chris Taylor played by the young and vital Charlie Sheen, then Sergeant Elias, brought to life by Willem Dafoe, and remaining characters of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes and King, played by Tom Berenger and Keith David, respectively. The icons are head shots, meaning actual stills from the Oliver Stone’s motion picture.
Other symbols fall inside the range from badges and bullet icons to jackpot and free spin icons. The wild symbol is a war tank, substituting any given symbol but a scatter (free spin symbol) or a jackpot symbol.
How could there be a thrilling slot machine without the appropriate bonus rounds? Platoon Wild does not feature that many bonuses, though, but the free spin round that is available matches the excitement of at least a few of them combined.
As it is customary, three scatter symbols at the least trigger the free spins feature, giving the player a chance to win 8 free spins. Four scatters equal ten free spins and five of them let the player spin the reels twelve times for free. Every payout gets doubled, so does the excitement!
Once you get accepted into the platoon you are given a choice between a chance to win a progressive jackpot prize or play to win fixed jackpots that can multiply your bet from 5 to 2,500 times. The jackpot symbol is the movie poster featuring the Charlie Sheen character, so be very attentive when it comes to meeting him eye to eye because if you land a combo of five symbols you win the progressive jackpot. If, on the other hand, you select to play hoping to obtain any of the fixed jackpot prizes you still benefit most from collecting as many posters as you can.
Platoon Wild is a game of sheer tension, so don’t get into it expecting something jolly and colourful. The borrowed movie score fragments really build up to the jittery sensation that can only be deflated by potential big wins, providing some relief and ease from sweating in anticipation. The free spins feature and the jackpot symbols lead the gameplay right into the trenches and set an example how war gaming and online gambling should be pieced together into a genuinely good slot machine.