Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World is a fantastic video slot pokie based upon Peter Jackson’s 2005 film. The game takes the film’s central theme to heart namely the contrast between the wild and civilisation – by creating two distinct modes of playing, each with a separate look and different bonus features.
Kong: 8th Wonder of the World is a 5-reel, 20 payline game (like Pharaoh’s Tomb) where wins pay to left to right and are multiplied by the amount bet per payline (between $0.01 – $5.00). The maximum bet size can range between $0.20 – $100 whichs offers a very wide range of betting budgets. The game has two distinct modes – Jungle mode and Big City mode, reflecting King Kong’s urban and jungle environments with separate bonus rounds and features for each.
Symbols and Paylines
The two separate modesesign, featuring qualit of play have two distinct looks; in Jungle mode the reels appear dark and overgrown and are accompanied by a soundscape of jungle noises and beating drums. In Big City mode you are transported back to 1930s New York, with art deco reels, colours and a jazz soundtrack. In both modes photographs of the characters from the film are symbols, which become video excerpts on a win. The bonus features are very elaborate in both conception and dy graphics and animation as well as cinematic sound and visual effects.
The maximum jackpot available on Kong: 8th Wonder of the World is $15,000 for hitting 5x Kong character wild symbols during base play. The biggest bonus round jackpot win is $3,000 during the Skull Island bonus feature.
Like the Sopranos Kong offers some interesting bonus features. On Jungle mode there are two separate bonus features, the first Wild Jungle re-spins feature gives you 3 re-spins during which each wild symbol that appears is frozen until the end of the feature. In the second bonus feature, the Scull Island bonus, you are taken to a separate screen where you get to choose from 13 locations on Skull Island. Pick 3 revealed dinosaaurs and you get up to $2000, pick 3 King Kongs and you win up to $3,000
Big city mode also offers two bonus features. Like Jungle mode there’s a re-spins feature offering three re-spins which is triggered by three of more wilds. In City Tower bonus King King needs you need to knock down the three towers with each knock down leafing to a cash prize.
Kong: 8th Wonder of the World is a game that provides players with a wide variety of ways to win and, while the jackpots on offer are not enormous when compared to other similar video pokies, the re-spin features with additional, expanding and sticky wilds mean that there are good opportunities for significant, multi-payline wins.