Immerse yourself in the jungle battle set of ”Platooners” – a great new action movie, showing the progress of a team of dynamic recruits battling through an awesome bonus game where they do their utmost to defeat three gold-filled snakes, and unlock their hidden treasures.
The stars of the show stumble and fumble, impossible to control, but always eager to please. Watch them as they fire rockets and heavy machine guns and throw grenades to give the player an additional level of entertainment value never seen before in a slot game.
Platooners is 5-reel, 4-row video slot by ELK Studios with 178 paylines. It’s playable on all devices with a bet level between 0.20-100 EUR and comes with 3 different randomly triggered Action Spins in the main game as well as the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune bonus game.
Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 as well as medic bags, binoculars, knives, and plates premium symbols, with the latter one being the most valueable giving 10x for 5 across a line.
Action Spins! are randomly triggered features in-between normal spins. At any time after a spin, a Platooner might turn up and fire weapons as the reels start spinning again. All 3 Platooners have their individual way of interacting with the reels:
- The green Rockets Platooner launches rockets at reels 1 and 3, filling them with identical symbols resulting in great chances of winning on many paylines as the remaining reels come to a stop.
- The red Grenades Platooner is totally uncontrollable and throws grenades in all directions resulting in random wilds on reels 3, 4 and 5 during reel spin.
- The yellow Bullets Platooner fires his heavy machine gun at reel 2 to 5 after the first reel stops, generating at least one 5 of a kind payline. A really lucky spin will generate a payline of 5 bonus symbols resulting in an immediate entrance to the bonus game with all three Platooners active in every round.
Three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels trigger the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune bonus game, which starts off with 15 rounds. The Platooners will take turns in attacking the snake for the duration of the rounds. But for every extra bonus symbol you managed to hit, you will activate additional attacks already from the start.
Going in with two Platooners doubles the damage, and going in with three triples the damage! The aim of the game is to defeat the snake completely. Upon achieving this the Platooners’ weapons will be upgraded resulting in additional damage. Activation of additional attacking Platooners and more ammunition can be awarded during the bonus game. Really lucky hits release bombs which in turn damage bigger segments of the snake.
Defeating a snake takes the player to the next level, which also means considerable higher payouts.
Platooners is a medium variance slot with a max win of 2500x and a 96.3% RTP. This is basically Bloopers II with improved graphics, new features added, and with increased potential. If you’re a fan of the old Blooper slot you will definitely enjoy this one.
In general, this is your typical ELK slot and doesn’t really come with any major surprises, neither in terms of visuals or mechanics. We’d say it’s an average slot that is likely to keep most players entertained for at least a few sessions before moving on. During our test sessions we played over 50 bonuses and did not manage to land a single 100x+ win, which made us lose interest quite fast.