Scratch Gorilla Go Wild
Popular cultures like films or books have usually portrayed gorillas as big and mean animals. These creatures usually made life difficult for humans they came into contact with. The casino game Scratch Gorilla Go Wild from NextGen, though, is different. Here you will see the gorilla portrayed as a seemingly friendly character. The game is played over 25 available paylines, and there are 5 reels in it. With 2 random bonus features and a bouquet of free spin features, this game is popular both with newbies and old hands. Our review team played this game across several devices and came up with a balanced review for you.
Scratch Gorilla Go Wild – RTP and Maximum Win
The minimum bet amount for Scratch Gorilla Go Wild is 25p per spin, which is reasonable enough. The maximum bet amount of £50 is sure to get the big rolling players salivating, though. The interesting thing about this game is that it works on the principle of Evolving Gameplay. This dynamic feature means that the more you play, the more interesting the game becomes. A good example of this is the average return to player (RTP) rate. The RTP rate of any game is the stated probability and quantum of wins for the player, and most games have a single number as their RTP. But this game gives you an RTP rate of 92.5% initially, which increases to 96.5% as you continue playing. The bonus rounds have great attractions, but the base game isn’t too bad either, in terms of returns. The paytable provides details of the returns from different combinations of symbols. Let us take a quick look at those symbols first.
Scratch Gorilla Go Wild Symbols
The overall theme for Scratch Gorilla Go Wild is animals and jungles. As expected, all the symbols are created with this theme, with Gary the Gorilla at the center of things. Also, the symbols, including Gary, are all created in a cartoon style, which makes things quite pleasant. The funky disco beat playing in the background is a welcome supplement to the graphics. Here are some of the symbols of this game:
- Baby monkey – lower value
- Toucan bird – lower value
- Lemur – lower value
- Banana – lower value (but it holds special significance which we will come to shortly)
- Smiling Gary (the gorilla) – higher value
- Crown – medium to high value
- Coin – medium to high value
This game has the two special symbols every gamer usually expects to see – the Wild and the Scatter. The Wild symbol for Scratch Gorilla Go Wild is Gary the Gorilla, of course. This Wild symbol can be used to replace any other symbol in order to make a winning combination of symbols. The only symbol the Wild can’t replace is the Scatter. In this game, the image of the Temple serves as the Scatter. The Wild (Gary the Gorilla) keeps on gobbling the bananas it finds. The more bananas he is fed, the higher the player advances. Additionally, a well-fed Gary rewards players with Bonus Time. The Scatter also triggers different bonus features of the game, which we will talk about in the next section.
Scratch Gorilla Go Wild Bonus
Like we said earlier, the Wild Symbol of Gary the Gorilla triggers different bonus features in Scratch Gorilla Go Wild Bonus. For example, in Gary’s Bonus Time, you could get cash rewards of 40x your stake amount. It could also provide you an entry into Gary the Gorilla’s Feature Kingdom. 3 or more Scatters are needed to progress you in this Kingdom. You could get the Gorillonaire Win Spins feature triggered. This gives you 10 free spins which all come with a 2x multiplier for wins. There is a Stay Wild feature as well. This also gives you 10 free spins, but with sticky Wilds. This means that the Wild symbols on your reel stay where they are during those 10 free spins. This feature can also be re-triggered if you wish. After this, there is another feature called the Mega-Rilla Multiplier. This too provides you 10 free spins. You begin with a standard 1x multiplier during this round. But every time you get a Wild, the multiplier increases. This could go up to a maximum of 10x. All of the above features which are part of the Gorilla’s Feature Kingdom become available after a certain number of triggers. There is also the Gary Goes Bananas feature. In it, Gary eats a banana and advances further into the jungle. And whenever this happens, you get the Bonus Time feature at higher frequencies.
The game has a medium to high variance. You will take some time getting used to the multiple free spins and other bonus features. So we suggest you start off with the minimum bet and work your way higher as your grasp of the game grows. It won’t take long for you to get hooked.