Platoon Wild is iSoftbet’s second online slot inspired by the 1986 film Platoon which tells the story of young soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. Main characters from the film such as Sargent Elias, Chris Taylor, Sargent Barnes and King are implemented as slot symbols. Unlike its strictly Non-progressive predecessor, Platoon Wild is designed to be played either as a Progressive or Non-progressive Jackpot slot. Additional Bonus Features such as Wild Substitutions and Free Spins with Double Wins keep things interesting while players wait to hit 1 of 5 Jackpots. Play online for the chance to win up to 50,000 coins in the Non-Progressive version or an ever growing prize in the Progressive version.
Enter the Jungle Battlefield of Platoon Wild
Platoon Wild is a 3-row, 5-reel, 20-fixed payline, online slot set against a Vietnam jungle background. Fans of war themed slots will really enjoy the overall effect of the combined graphics and soundtrack. During gameplay players can hear bird calls, rustling leaves, chopper blades and rapid gunfire blended together with tense music that fades in and out at key moments.
Platoon Wild shows values for Bet, Win and Balance beneath the reels. While the Coin Bet remains fixed at 20, the Cash Bet ranges from 20p-£20 at Slots Million and can be selected by adjusting the Coin Value (0.01-1.00). Platoon Wild’s Paytable values are listed in coins and remain fixed despite changes made to the Bet.
Platoon Wild has 11 symbols total with 3 special and 8 regular. The special symbols include a Free Spins Scatter, Wild and Jackpot Scatter. The Wild and Free Spins Scatter resemble military medals. The Wild can replace any other symbol except for special symbols and can form its own winning combos. The Jackpot Scatter symbol can either award a Jackpot or form its own winning combination awarding 1x/Total Bet for 3 Scatters and 5x/Total Bet for 4 Scatters. The regular symbols feature either a character from the movie Platoon or bullets lodged in a clip. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, the regular symbols include: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Triple BAR, Double BAR, BAR, Keith David, Tom Berenger and ANY.
Platoon Wild gameplay is left to right with the exception of the Scatter symbols. So, get 3+ symbols starting from reel 1 to form a winning combination. Wins are normally calculated by multiplying the Pay by the Coin Value. For example, a win of 3 Dafoe symbols along payline 1 pays 50 coins. For a Coin Value selection of 0.01, that amounts to a 50p win. The exception is the Jackpot Scatter symbol which awards a multiplier of 1x or 5x to the Total Bet. 3 Jackpot Scatters award 20 coins and 4 award 100 coins. For a CV of 0.01, that amounts to 20p and £1 respectively.
To profit with regular symbols along a single payline, get 3+ Triple BARs – Sheens, 4+ Berengers – Sheens or 5+ of any symbol. The highest paying slot symbol is the Wild which pays (2500, 1000, 200). This gives the Main game the potential to award up to 125x/Total Bet along a single payline and 2500x/Total Bet along all 20 paylines each spin. Of course, that potential doubles with Free Spins to 5000x/Total Bet!
Platoon Wild’s Autoplay ranges from 5-1000 consecutive spins. Advanced settings allow players set it to stop when: a set loss limit is reached, a set win limit is reached or if a Jackpot is won.
iSoftBet slots offer Game Settings such as: full screen, adjust music, adjust sound effects, general volume and stop the reels quickly by pressing ‘stop’ during both regular and Autoplay.
Platoon Wild Bonus Features
Free Spins: The appearance of 3 Free Spins Scatter symbols activates a round of 8 Free Spins. The background changes to a fiery, mid-explosion scene with a chopper to the left and despairing soldier to the right. Every Free Spin win that occurs is awarded a 2x Multiplier for DOUBLE WINS (with the noted exception of a Jackpot Scatter/Jackpot win which cannot be doubled).
Jackpots: Platoon Wild is designed to offer either 5 Fixed or 5 Progressive Jackpots. When playing the Non-progressive version: get 5+ Jackpot symbols anywhere across the reels to win 1 of 5 Fixed Jackpots. 5 Jackpot symbols award 200 coins, 6 award 1000 coins, 7 award 2000 coins, 8 award 20.000 coins and 9 Jackpot symbols award 50.000 coins! When playing the Progressive Jackpot version, the Jackpots are won the same way. However, instead of fixed coin amounts, there are 5 Progressive Jackpot amounts that continuously grow until someone wins.
Summary table Platoon Wild
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||Unknown|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Low|
|Features (?)||Free Spins, Jackpots, Wild and Scatter symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 20|
|Coin value||£0.01 up to £1.00|
|Min. / Max. bet||£0.20 up to £20|
|Max. prize||5.000x your bet|
No matter which version of Platoon Wild you play, there is the chance to win 1 of 5 Jackpots which is exciting. While testing the demo version on the developer’s website, the Jackpot Scatter symbol definitely earned MVP of Platoon Wild. Out of 100 test spins, the Jackpot Scatter was responsible for 12 wins. Overall, this online slot paid relatively frequently when compared to other slots with about 4.4 wins every 10 spins. 15 of our total wins for the session were profitable. Free Spins activated once awarding 40 coins. Fans of slots that offer multiple Progressive Jackpots will also enjoy Microgaming’s Mega Moolah.
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