Based on the famous 1986 movie, Platoon Wild is a war themed slot game developed by iSoftBet midway through 2016.
The well known software provider has done a very good job in terms of graphics and the overall visual appearance, meaning that even online gamers who are not big fans of war movies could really enjoy the five reel, twenty payline game that hides numerous surprises in store.
What We Love
Obtaining a license from Orion Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, iSoftBet has ensured to incorporate original characters from the classic motion picture, meaning that you will see the likes of Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Keith David and Tom Barenger in the Asian jungle environment, which definitely enhances the overall gaming experience.
We also like how iSoftBet has gone about designing the main game screen, with bullets showing payline numbers and the game options panel also looking quite impressive. The Asian jungle background is another nice touch, so we can safely say that the game design works.
You will also enjoy seeing all Free Spins wins doubled, although it is important to note that the main bonus round is not that easy to trigger. Five or more Jackpots symbols showing anywhere on the screen award an instant credit payout that can go up to 50,000, while three and four of these pay 1x and 5x total bet respectively.
As far as the betting range is concerned, fixed 20 paylines are active at all times, but that is unlikely to be a problem considering that coin value can be anywhere from $0.01 to $0.50.
What We Do Not Like
Even if the game has been nicely executed and is quite easy on the eye, war is definitely not the most popular of themes and we can definitely see a significant portion of online gamers having problems with Platoon Wild.
The game does not impress in the extra features department either, even though all Free Spins wins are doubled and there are some fixed coin jackpots to be won for getting anywhere from five to nine matching symbols anywhere on the game screen.
Having said that, we would have liked to see a second-screen bonus round where the action would intensify and the player would get further involved in the storyline.
We have to admit that Platoon Wild might rub some players the wrong way and make them stop playing shortly after they give the game a try, but we believe you should still spin for a while and see whether you can unlock either the Free Spins or fixed coin jackpots.
The war theme will not appeal to everyone, but the visuals are quite impressive and the gameplay is fast, while there are few more surprises in store.