Do you remember funny pranksters from «Bloopers» video slot, developed by Elk Studios company? The restless characters are back in «Platooners» game by same developer. Now they are brave commandos, armored with shotguns, machine guns and grenade guns. They are heading to the jungles to fight with horrible snakes, protecting gold.
It is easy to guess by the bane and the logo, the source of inspiration for the developers was the iconic «Platoon» movie. As a reminder, the legendary drama by Oliver Stone was dedicated to Vietnamese war.
«Platooners» online slot machine had five reels, four rows of symbols at the main screen and 178 active lines to form paid combinations at.
An amount of the total bet per round is always one hundred coins. So, it is possible to stake from twenty cents to one hundred euro per spin.
Selection of gaming options includes ordinary symbols, a Wild, a Scatter and a thematic bonus feature.
The basic symbols form winning combinations of three, four or five same elements. They have to line up next to each other at any of 175 active lines from left to right. Multiple combinations are possible in result of one spin, but only the longest one at each line is counted.
An amount of the payoff in each case depends on two parameters: current coin value and special indexes, provided by the rules for each of the possible combinations. Multipliers vary from x40 to x1000.
All credits, received in result of a spin, are automatically withdrawn to the balance as soon as reels stop. Gambling feature is not suggested.
Symbols and bonus options of «Platooners» are discussed below in the review.
The gaming symbols, imaged at the reels of this video slot, are identity tags with logo of the game, a huge knife, a binocular, first iAd kit and J, Q, K and A. Same symbols may follow each other at the reels, but no long stacks of same icons are imaged at the screen.
Let’s talk about functions of special symbols:
- Wild (this sign) replaces other elements, except the Scatters, and helps forming more combinations.
- Bonus (a snake mask) is a Scatter. At least there such symbols at any cells of the screen trigger Platooners Vs. Snakes of Fortune feature.
Pay table displays wins in coins according to their actual value.
Now about bonus terms:
- Platooners Vs. Snakes of Fortune – the scene takes place at new screen. Main heroes get to the jungles and fight the «snakes of fortune». The feature has three levels. You pass to new level with every following spin. Characters shoot by snakes, striking golden coins out of them. Coins bring payoffs. The higher the level, the bigger prize you can win. All payoffs are summarized.
- Action Spins! – this is a special mode, which can begin during any basic spin. It lasts for one round.
Action Spins! mode is presented in three varieties:
- Rockets – first and third reels are fully loaded by stacks of same symbols.
- Grenades – third, fourth and fifth reels show more Wilds.
- Bullets – one symbol at the first reel is picked randomly. It forms a combination of five elements.
Prize feature is demonstrated in video review of «Platooners» at Casinoz.club.
Elk Studios doesn't offer a progressive jackpots on «Platooners» slot machine.
The control panel is the same as in all previous models of this brand. Following elements are imaged at the screen:
- Bet – an amount of the bet;
- Auto – switch to automatic mode;
- Settings – user’s settings;
- Rules – terms and conditions;
- Paytable – pay table.
Controlling buttons are imaged in front of the main screen.
You can choose an amount of the bet in new window. Three horizontal lines at the bottom left open the menu with rules, pay table and settings.
As a reminder, all new slots by Elk Studios are provided with integrated betting systems. They are carefully described in the special article at Casinoz.club, so we won’t get into details here.
«Platooners» allows to set up limits of automatic game, size of the screen, speed of the gameplay and sound parameters.
The slot is available in browser. There is no downloadable option.
You can play «Platooners» on your smartphone. Special version of the interface was designed for mobile casinos. It makes almost no difference to the desktop version visually, but all buttons have been adapted for touchscreens. The game loads quickly even if Internet speed is low.
This is an exciting model with funny characters and extremely interesting gameplay.
- Pros: colorful heroes, excellent graphics, diverse bonuses, very convenient interface.
- Cons: no serious disadvantages have been detected.
Levels of payback and dispersion are average.
Where to play for free or real money?
You can test «Platooners» slot machine free at Casinoz.club. Online casinos powered by Elk Studios offer to play for real money. Best of them are presented below.
We are looking forward for your scores, opinions and feedback.
P.S. We would like to remind you, that another popular in the past slot («Platoon»
) is devoted to the movie by Oliver Stone. You can read about it in the article by link.