A jungle-battle-themed slot with 178 paylines, 96.3% RTP and medium-high variance. A follow up to Bloopers with random wilds where Platooners take on gold-filled snakes in epic bonus rounds. Comes with a top payout of 2,500x.
Platooners Slot RTP and Review (ELK Studios)
ALL ABOUT PLATOONERS SLOT
Whether or not you are a fan of ELK Studios games there is no denying they have a canny knack of inventing some pretty nutty game themes. If you haven’t had a spin on the high-variance cyborg thriller, Kaiju, from earlier in 2018, or the heist-themed Lake’s 5, then you probably should. And ELK are of course the team behind the zany Electric Sam, Taco Brothers and Wild Toro.
If you’re a fan of their Bloopers slot, then you’re going to enjoy Platooners – this is very much a follow-up to that game, featuring a cast of action-heroes locked and loaded with an array of weapons that they use to blast features onto the reels and take out gold-filled snakes in the bonus round.
It’s a lot of fun with some excellent graphics and wonderful animation sequences, particularly in the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune bonus round. There is also some good win potential, and though this is not a top, top high variance game, it can still get the blood pumping as you chase the 2,500x top win.
Let’s find out some more …
Key Facts About Platooners Slot
- Platooners Slot is a 178 payline game with 5 reels and 4 rows. It has an RTP of 96.3% and a medium-high variance.
- The game takes place on a Hollywood film set for an action-packed battle movie set in the jungle. The Platooners are three characters (like Bloopers) who join in randomly during the base game to fire weapons onto the reels, setting off features, then battle the snakes in the bonus rounds.
- The low value symbols in the game are the cards, 10 through to Ace. The premium symbols are the medics bag, knives, plates and binoculars.
- Look out as well for the Wild symbol which can substitute for all others except the bonus ones to create winning lines.
- You can play Platooners Slot from 20p to £100 per spin.
Platooners Slot Features
Platooners Action Spins
During the base game, between your spins, you will sometimes see a Platooner randomly appear to fire weapons onto the reels. When he does, he’ll set off a feature of some sort. There are three Platooners and each has his own weapon and makes things happen in a different way.
Green Rocket Platooner –This little guy fires his rocket at reels one and three. Amid the explosions that follow you’ll see they fill with identical symbols, creating more win opportunities when the other reels come to rest.
Red Grenades Platooner –A bit of a mad monster this one – he’ll start throwing grenades at the reels left, right and center, causing Random Wilds to pitch up on reels 3, 4 and 5 during each spin.
Yellow Bullets Platooner – The little yellow Platooner has a heavy machine gun that he fires off at the middle three reels. This GUARANTEES at least ONE 5 OF A KIND PAYLINE.
With the yellow one it is possible to hit a line of 5 bonus symbols which gets you straight into the bonus round with all Platooners active.
Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune Bonus Round
This is quite bonkers. You’ll need to land three of more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels to kick off the bonus round where our brave Platooners take on the Gold-Filled Snakes.
There are 15 rounds initially, but landing more bonus symbols will add further options for attacks.
It is possible to launch simultaneous attacks on the snake with 2, or even all 3 Platooners, in which case the damage that can be done in one turn is higher. During the game there are opportunities to upgrade your weapons and also set off destructive bombs.
Each time the snake is defeated you move up a level with bigger payouts available.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Well we always feel we can count on ELK studios to do something a bit different. As we said, fans of Bloopers will feel right at home with Platooners. It’s a really attractive slot to play with some fun features and great animations. It will test your patience a little as its medium to high variance, but a game with a 2,500x top payout is always worth a punt and you’ll more than likely have a laugh in the process! Enjoy!