On the back of the latest addition to its live casino vertical, Boom City, and multi-product content provider Pragmatic Play has now transported players to the dense forests of East Africa for its new Gorilla Mayhem slot. With help from valuable random multipliers and scatters, the jungle-themed title offers possible wins of up to 5,000x the bet.

Here’s an interesting fact. According to primatologists, Rwanda is one of the best places to see these great apes in the wild and is home to about 30 percent of the remaining population of mountain gorillas.

On to Pragmatic‘s primate, which is the star of this 5-reel, 4-row video slot with 1,024 ways to win. Highly volatile, the provider’s latest spinner is playable on any device and has three return to player (RTP) models – 96.5 percent, 95.5 percent, or 94.5 percent – depending on the jurisdiction, while the accepted stakes range is from 20 p/c up to £/€100 for all the high rollers out there.

Game Symbols & Value:

There are 11 pay symbols and wins are created by landing three or more of the same one on adjacent reels starting from the far left side. The one exception is the highest paying symbol, the gorilla, which pays for two or more of a kind. As for the remainder of the symbols, there are 10 – A card ranks as the low pays and worth 1-1.5x the bet for five-of-a-kind, followed by a snake, macaw, hippo, crocodile, leopard, as the high pays. Landing five of the latter the same way pays 1.5-4x the stake.

As for wild symbols, there are two in the game. The standard “WILD” appears on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5 and substitutes for everything except for the scatter crystals. The other wild symbol is a Golden Gorilla(s) which can also appear randomly on reels 2-5 in the base game, however, it only substitutes for the standard gorilla symbol. The number of these golden gorilla head symbols, from one to three, corresponds to a 1x, 2x, or 3x multiplier and applies to all winning combinations with a regular gorilla.

Regarding the Scatter Crystal, it appears on all reels, and hitting three, four, or five of them triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15, or 20 spins, respectively.

Free Spins:

When any of the gorilla symbols land, either standard or golden, they are collected, initiating progressive wins. Slightly creepy, collecting 40 gorilla heads sees the level on the meter to the right of the screen increase. At level 1, golden gorilla symbols can hit as 1x, 2x, or 3x randomly,  while at level 2, these Golden Gorilla symbols can only hit as 2x or 3x randomly. Lastly, in level 3, golden gorilla symbols only hit as x3. Every time level 2 or 3 is achieved, an additional 3 free spins are awarded.

And as per the norm, depending on the jurisdiction, players who don’t want to wait for the free spins round to trigger organically are able to instantly activate the bonus round from the base game by clicking on the Buy Free Spins button on the left of the screen. The cost for opting in and landing 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols in is 80x the current total bet.

Popular Theme:

Explaining via company news that their “animal and jungle-themed games always resonate with players,” Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said they expect Gorilla Mayhem to “unleash its powerful gameplay in a similar fashion.”

Barzely said the “animations, features and overall feel is yet another example of the attention to detail” that their development team “pays to each game, resulting in another fantastic title.”

All of this jungle action follows other recent releases Magic Money Maze, Tropical Tiki and the four-game Shining Hot series, each of which reside in Pragmatic Play’s rapidly-growing online slots vertical of more than 250 games.

Just after the weekend, fans can look forward to the provider’s next title, Greedy Wolf, dropping on August 4th.