Those of you who haven’t seen it should know that Oliver Stone wrote and directed the 1986 military film Platoon. Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen, it kicks off Stone’s trilogy about the Vietnam War. In addition to Best Director, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing, it also took home the Oscar for Best Picture of 1986. Naturally, it’s necessary for you to have a slot game to play based on such a film, and iSoftBet has stepped up to the plate to do just that with its Platoon Wild slot machine. If you’re itching to put on your khakis and load your rifle, this one will thrust you squarely into the action and have you ready for battle in no time. In addition to the amazing visuals and engaging game play that you’ve come to expect from this studio, you’ll also be treated to a militaristic, adventuring soundtrack.
Ready, Aim, Fire!
The interface of this game is pretty similar to that of other slot machines, with its five reels and three rows of icons. There are a total of 20 fixed pay lines that iSoftBet has included, meaning that your wagers will always be placed along those lines. The game’s many icons are displayed on these reels, starting with single-, double-, and triple-BAR symbols. The ‘ANY BAR’ symbol provides the lowest payout of any regular icon. There are four remaining icons, each representing a different movie character. Charlie Sheen plays Chris Taylor, a Private First Class, Tom Berenger plays Bob Barnes, Willem Dafoe plays Sergeant Elias, and Keith David plays King.
Changes to the coin value are the only means by which this aspect of the game can be modified before the time arrives to make a wager. The available options here go from €0.01 to €0.50. This means that you can risk up to €10 every spin. You may also use the ‘Auto Spin’ button, which can be used to automatically spin the reels up to a total of 1,000 times.
Stake Your Nation’s Claim to the Win!
Heading into war without the right tools may be disastrous, so it’s important to be well-prepared. Thankfully, the developer has considered this as well, and the feature has been built in. The army insignia with the word ‘WILD’ printed on it serves as the game’s wild symbol, the first of its special features. If a wild appears on the reels, it will substitute for any other icon save the free spins and jackpot icons to help you construct a winning combination.
The icon for free spins is a silver disc with the words “Free Spins” engraved onto it. These operate as scatter icons, appearing anywhere on the reels to trigger the free spins bonus round, which awards eight free games once three are in play. Except for jackpot winnings, all prizes won during the free spins round will be multiplied by two.
If the soldier icon (with his arms raised) appears five times in any position, regardless of where you are playing, you will win the jackpot. If you get five of them, you’ll get 200 coins; if you get six, you’ll get 1,000; if you get seven, you’ll get 2,000; if you get eight, you’ll get 20,000; and if you get nine, you’ll get the chance to win 50,000.
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The excitement and awe of the film are faithfully recreated in Platoon Wild. It has some cool extras, but a bonus round would really put it over the top. However, there is a wide variety of high-quality visuals, and the inclusion of wilds, free spins, and jackpot offerings makes the game highly interesting overall.